Darwin, Curie, Einstein, Newton. These are names we all have heard at some point or another, but why? Throughout the ages, scientists like these have endeavored to find answers to the questions of the natural world and, in so doing, have helped advance science and technology to help create the modern world we live in today.
After you watch the video and read the article in learning block 5-3, consider what scientist and milestone scientific discovery helped pave the way for the natural-science topic you identified in your news story in Theme: Understanding the Scientific Process. Provide a response to the following questions in your initial post:
Identify the major historical scientific discovery that is the foundation for the natural science news story you have examined throughout the course. You may find the background information for this in the course materials in previous learning blocks. If you find that you need to conduct your own research, you can do so using the resources provided in Theme: Understanding the Scientific Process.
Provide a brief (2- to 3-sentence) summary of the scientist who made the historical scientific discovery you identified in the first question. Use examples from your news story to show how this historical scientific discovery impacts our world today.
When responding to your peers’ posts, consider how the work of the scientists they chose has influenced the modern world. Why does their research matter to us as individuals? Are there any connections to the natural-science topic you identified in your news article?