Wednesday, April 30, 2014

STS in Ancient Times Discussion & Activity - April 21, 2014

NOTE: Hi everyone! Here's an edited/enhanced version, thanks to the group. :)

STS in Ancient Times Discussion & Activity - April 21, 2014
Notes Prepared by Group 2 (Team Ina)

Quiz Bee

  1. I-Am-Hotep ("he who comes in peace") is an Egyptian physician. Elevated as one of the gods because of his renown in medicine.
  2. Geology was the cornerstone of the Persian empire. They used hydrogeology to locate water thus uniting diff tribes.
  3. Ships(triremes), the unity of the city-states, and trickery were used to defeat the Persians in the Naval Battle of Salamis
  4. Pythagorean is a school of thought in Greece that brought about the idea of numbers. Pythagorean theorem, spherical earth. More mystic than the Ionans and Atomists
  5. What we know of the Greeks was because of Herodotus(Father of History), Hecateus, Thacydides who were historians.
  6. Hippocrates is the father of Greek medicine.
  7. Socrates was not Aristotle's and Thucydides' teacher. (Though Socrates was indeed Plato's teacher.)
  8. Aristotle is the mentor of Alexander the Great
  9. Aristotle's interests lay largely on living objects and experimentation
  10. Zhang Heng is the inventor of the Bronze Seismic Indicator.
  11. Hero of Alexandria is the inventor of the steam engine. It was not used because labor is cheap.
  12. Al-Jazari is the inventor of the Elephant Clock.
  13. Su Song is the inventor of the Celestial Engine.
  14. Syracuse is where Archimedes was born and where he died.
  15. Al-Mamun & Haroud Al-Raschid are the founders of Bayt Al-Hikma, a major intellectual center in Islamic Golden Age.
  16. Sumerian Education is comprised of Religion and Math based on what is written on their clay tablets.
  17. The Spanish missionaries and the Inquisition destroyed the historical Mayan records.
  18. The Ptolemiac Kings did not build the pyramids of Kufu.
  19. The Early Christians deemed Aristotle's work controversial due to his methods using living objects and experimentation
  20. Mayans have the concept of zero.
  21. Movement of Venus is the basis of Mayan astronomy.
  22. El Caracol is a Mayan observatory.
  23. El Castillo acts as a Mayan calendar.
  24. According to Scholasticism proposedby Thomas Aquinas, all [teachings of science and religion] are sources of knowledge except "it is important to understand in order to believe]
  25. Osiander wrote the introduction for De Revolutionibus Orbitum Celestium[1543] by Nicholas Kopernigki stating that it was an aid to mathematical simplicity
  26. The geocentric belief of Ptolemy according to Aquinas is a working theory.
  27. Science progressed further in Europe due to the fall of Byzantium, the Reformation, the printing press, and politics during that time.
  • Nag-enjoy kami habang nanonood
  • Sometimes GC lang katapat in terms of motivation
  • Lessons were not just in STS, but for (love) life as well, e.g. kailangan making-unahan para makuha yung gusto mo #hugot
  • Game corrected our misconceptions 
  • Religion was a hindrance to science
  • We learned much about everyday inventions that we otherwise wouldn't really give a second glance at
  • "Sundan ang group 6."
  • "Ako ang nagpaparaya."
  • "Masakit madapa."
  • Informative game, and it built our sense of teamwork
  • The game showed us a timeline of technology
  • It also showed a perspective that wasn't just Euro-centric, as opposed to what is usually taught
  • New way of learning
  • Unpredictable game, we appreciated it
  • We had fun while learning
  • Religion and science were heavily involved with one another during those times
  • "Buwis buhay"
  • "You can't go wrong with Aristotle."

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