History of Science
The Basics of Science
What is Science?
What is science, and what does it study?
What can science teach us?
Branches of Science
What subjects does science cover?
What are the Applied and Social Sciences?
The History of Science
What does the history of science teach us?
Why is it important to study the history of science?
Science in Ancient Times
What is the Stonehenge?
Why are the origins of Stonehenge such a mystery?
What did the Maya discover about astronomy?
What mathematical concepts did the Maya invent?
How did the discovery of an ancient tablet change mathematical history?
How is Babylonian trigonometry different from modern math?
What is the Pythagorean Theorem?
How has the theorem been proven throughout history?
What is alchemy?
How is alchemy related to modern chemistry?
The Creation of Numbers
How have people counted things throughout history?
Who created the modern numerical system?
The History of Philosophy
What is philosophy, and how is related to science?
How has philosophy changed over time?
The Golden Ages
The Golden Age of Islam
What was the Golden Age of Islam?
What scientific advancements occurred during this time?
Paper and Printing
What did the first paper look like?
When were the first printing presses invented?
The Italian Renaissance
When did the Italian Renaissance occur?
What ideas were produced during the Renaissance?
Leonardo da Vinci
Who was Leonardo da Vinci?
How was Leonardo da Vinci a scientist?
Who was Nicolaus Copernicus?
How did he change the study of Astronomy?
Who was Galileo Galilei?
Why is he called "The Father of Modern Physics?"
The Scientific Revolution
What was the Scientific Revolution?
How is it different from the Enlightenment?
History of the Scientific Method
What is the Scientific Method?
How has it changed over time, and what are its limitations?
The Laws of Planetary Motion
Who was Johannes Kepler?
What did Kepler discover about the planets?
Who was Isaac Newton?
What were some of Newton's major discoveries?
Who created the mathematics of Calculus?
What major ideas formed the foundation for Calculus?
What is the cell theory?
Who first coined the term "the cell"?
What ideas about blood did early physicians have?
When was the first human blood transfusion conducted?
The Industrial Revolution
What was the Industrial Revolution?
What changes occured during this period?
When was the steam engine invented?
How did the steam engine change the world?
How did the concept of electricity evolve over time?
What role did Thomas Edison play in the use of electricity?
Conservation of Mass
What is the Law of the Conservation of Mass?
Who was Antoine Lavoisier?
The Origin of Vaccines
When was the first vaccine used?
How can vaccines help eradicate deadly diseases?
When were the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales first created?
What do 0°C and 0°F correspond to?
Darwin and Evolution
Who was Charles Darwin?
How did he come up with the theory of natural selection?
What did people of the 18th century think caused diseases?
What is the Germ Theory, and how did it change medicine?
Who came up with the concept of the mole?
What is Avogadro's Number?
The Turn of the 20th Century
The History of Anthropology
What is anthropology, and what does it study?
How did the study of anthropology change over time?
Who was Gregor Mendel?
How did his experiments lay the foundations for genetics?
The Atomic Theory
How did the theory of the atom develop over time?
What were Rutherford's, Bohr's, and Chadwick's theories of the atom?
The History of Eugenics
What is eugenics?
What motivated eugenics scientists?
The Discovery of Antibiotics
How was the first antibiotic discovered?
How were antibiotics introduced into medicine?
The Expanding Universe
Who was Edwin Hubble?
What did he discover about the universe?
The Big Bang Theory
When was the Big Bang Theory first theorized?
Who was Georges Lemaître?
Who was Albert Einstein, and what challenges did he face during his career?
What theories did Einstein formulate?
The Atom Bomb
What was the Manhattan Project?
How did the creation of the atom bomb change the world?
The Structure of DNA
How was the structure of DNA discovered?
What scientists were involved in the discovery?
A Modern World
The Birth of Psychology
What is psychology, and what does it study?
Who were the important early psychologists?
Freud & The Science of Psychoanalysis
Who was Sigmund Freud?
How did he create the science of psychoanalysis?
History of the DSM
What is the DSM?
How has it changed over time?
In Vitro Fertilization
Who was the first IVF baby?
How does IVF work?
Lucy the Australopithecus
When was Lucy's skeleton first discovered?
What did she teach us about the first hominids?
Human Genome Project
What was the Human Genome Project?
When was it completed?
What is a Higgs Boson particle?
Why is this discovery important to science?
The Age of Information
What is a Jacquard loom?
How did this invention influence technological science?
The Analytical Engine
Who were Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace?
How did they create one of the first computers?
How did computer programming evolve over time?
What role did punch cards play in early computers?
What did early computers look like?
When was the first personal computer created?
What precursors laid the foundation for the internet?
When was our modern internet first created?
What did the first cell phones look like?
How have mobile phones evolved over time?
The Future of Science
How are computer models used in climate science?
How can climate science predict the future?
The Future of Medicine
How is medical research changing right now?
What does the future of medicine look like?
The Future of Technology
What technologies will we potentially see in the future?
How is technology changing right now?
The Image of a Black Hole
How did scientists create the first image of a black hole?
Why is the image so important for science?