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Natural Science - Year I

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11:00am-12:30p ET/8:00a-9:30a PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

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Scholars Online Natural Science
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Scholars Online Natural Science Year I Syllabus
Chat Sessions, Lecture Topics, Lab Exercises

This syllabus is for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. The syllabus for 2024-2025 will be available June 1, 2024

19/9/20220Preparing for chatDoing written assignmentsLab reports
29/16/20221What is ScienceThe divisio scientiarumBasic Observation
39/23/20222Scientific Observation and the Experimental MethodWeather: The Movement of AirWeather Observations
49/30/20223Requirements for ScienceWeather: Fronts and StormsHumidity
510/7/20224Creation Stories and NatureNaked-Eye Astronomy 1: Days, Years, SeasonsThe Motions of the Sun
610/14/20225Ancient ObservationsNaked-Eye Astronomy 2: Sun, Moon, PlanetsPlanetary Observations
710/21/20226Basic Algebra, NumeralsCounting, Measuring, AccuracyMeasurement and Error
810/28/20227Greek Mathematics: Pythagoras, Euclid, ApolloniusProportion and PeriodicitySound
911/4/20228Ionian and Eleatic Monistic MaterialistsMatter: Volume, Density, and other basic characteristicsMeasuring Density
1011/11/20229Greek Theories of MotionDisplacement, Velocity, and AccelerationMeasuring Velocity and Acceleration
1111/18/202210Eudoxus and Aristotle: Model of the UniversePtolemy: Model of the UniverseNaked Eye Observations of the Planets
1312/2/202211Aristotle and ClassificationClassification Systems and Vertebrate Life FormsField Lab #2A
1412/9/202212Aristotle and Invertebrate LifeThe Classification of InvertebratesField Lab #2B
1512/16/202213Theophrastus and Plant LifeThe Classification of PlantsField Lab #3
1712/30/2022New Year's
181/6/202314Archimedes and HeroMachinesBuilding a Simple Machine
191/13/202315Roman EngineeringStatic EquilibriumResisting Forces
201/20/202316Thinking about HistoryThinking about ScienceScientific Methods
211/27/202317Review: The End of the Ancient WorldReview Review
222/3/202318Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance History of ScienceHistory: a timeline of events, 400AD - 1700 ADTBD
232/10/202319Early Christian Fathers and ScienceSound and MusicVibrating Strings
242/17/202320Arab ScienceOpticsLenses
252/24/202321Medieval CosmosMathematics of MotionTBD
263/3/202322Leonardo and Scientific IllustrationHuman Anatomy 1: Bones and MusclesDissection of an Earthworm
273/10/202323Andreas VesaliusHuman Anatomy 2: The Nervous System Taste
283/17/202324William HarveyHuman Anatomy 3: CirculationCapillaries
293/24/202325Robert Hook and the MicroscopeHuman Anatomy 4: CellsMicroscope Basics
303/31/202335Francis BaconThe Idea of NatureInduction and Deduction in experiments
314/7/2023Holy Week
324/14/202326The Copernican RevolutionThe Solar SystemObserving Planets
334/21/202327Brahe, Kepler, and the Early Followers of CopernicusIndividual PlanetsGalilean Observations of Venus and Jupiter
344/28/202328Galileo Galilei and Heliocentric TheoriesParallax and Pendulum EvidenceGalilean Observations of the Sun and Moon
355/5/202329Galileo Galilei and MechanicsFalling Bodies: Under constant accelerationGalilean Pendulum Experiment
365/12/202330Isaac Newton and the Laws of MotionNewton's Laws of MotionFalling Bodies II
375/19/202331William GilbertMagnetismMapping Magnetic Fields
385/26/202332Isaac Newton and Universal LawsThe Law of GravityTBD
396/2/202333The Accomplishments of the Scientific RevolutionThe Renaissance World ModelNone