At age 17, Aristotle becomes a student of Plato at the Academy. Aristotle did very well at the Academy. But never got to be among its leaders. Though a brilliant pupil, Aristotle had opposed some of Plato's teaching techniques. Soon afterwards, Aristotle left Athens and went to Macedon to be the tutor of the young prince Alexander, who grew up to be Alexander the Great. Aristotle was a very important fighure in our scientific lives today. He is truly the father of todays Scientific Method.