Philosophy & History of Science: A Survey of Scientific Thought

Full-year course. A historical journey through the development of scientific thinking, beginning with the Greeks. Also covers the content of major scientific theories such as continental drift, Darwinian evolution, the "Big Bang," chaos theory, and quantum physics. 

*Not offered during the 2023-2024 school year.

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  • Example Syllabus
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    • The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, Susan Wise Bauer
    • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe, Lisa Randall
    • The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars, Jo Marchant
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 20 students.
  • Designed for grades 9-12.
  • High school students may be awarded 1 HistoryHumanities, or Non-Lab Science credit upon completion of this course.
  1. Well-Trained Mind Academy

    "This was such a fascinating class! It was both philosophical and deeply applicable, and it really changed the way I see science as a human endeavor. I thought about what I was learning here so much outside of class."
    - Student Course Evaluation 2020-2021

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