Ancient and Medieval Science
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Ancient and Medieval Science

Islamic astronomers
Islamic astronomers

Science means "knowing" in Latin. It is the process of learning things about the world. People have always wanted to learn more about their world, and they have tried a lot of different ways to find things out. Some of the ways they tried might seem silly to you, others are at the root of all modern science. But it all comes from the same desire to find out how things work.

Observation
Logic and the Scientific Method
Practical Engineering
Where does God fit in?

Bibliography and further reading about ancient and medieval science:

Greek Science
Islamic Science
Indian Science
Science Projects
Teachers' guides on ancient science
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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