Science in the Early Years: Module 3

James, T. (Timothy)

Learning Object

In the last unit, we discussed science in the Middle Ages. In the course of our discussion, you saw how formal attempt to understand science started gradually and by the mid-13th century, a lot of people had started embracing science. In this unit, we shall continue with how science became fully embraced by the society. This started in Italy in 14th century and got to its peak in the 16th century. The historians of science calls the period the age of rebirth of science otherwise called the “Renaissance.” At the end of the unit, you should be able to: • define the term Renaissance • identify the factors that led to Renaissance • explain the contribution of Renaissance to the development of modern science and technology.

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National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

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