Then, in the early 1800s, an
English school teacher named John Dalton took
the old idea of atoms and made it into something
useful to modern science. How did this happen?
Why did Dalton's idea catch on, while
The fundamental principle behind
what we call science today is the idea that we
gain knowledge from evidence. We know something
scientifically if we can point to some
experience that proves it. What evidence did
scientists of Dalton's time have that made it
easier to accept Dalton's ideas? That's what
we're going to find out in this WebQuest.
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