Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities [NOOK Book]

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Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists as they discover Galileo's life and work. Activities allow children to try some of his theories on their own, with experiments that include playing with gravity and ...
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Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities

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Overview

Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists as they discover Galileo's life and work. Activities allow children to try some of his theories on their own, with experiments that include playing with gravity and motion, making a pendulum, observing the moon, and painting with light and shadow. Along with the scientific aspects of Galileo's life, his passion for music and art are discussed and exemplified by period engravings, maps, and prints. A time line, glossary, and listings of major science museums, planetariums, and web sites for further exploration complement this activity book.
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Editorial Reviews

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Panchyk's survey of Galileo's contributions to science opens minds to the challenges of the unknown. In seven chapters, the text covers lunar observation, gravity, shadows, telescopy, and motion as well as the attitude of the Catholic hierarchy toward a major shift in cosmic knowledge. The text, map, genealogy, drawings, and photos invite young readers to imagine the difficult task of enlightening a conservative world on the wonders of physics. Interspersed with narrative are student projects, such as cooking a Renaissance meal, viewing stars, and studying the permutations of the roll of dice. Back matter lists popes and dukes of the era and includes a three-page glossary of vital terms, websites to explore, and planetaria to visit. This reasonably priced book is a must-have for home-schoolers and for junior high, high school, and public libraries. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Chicago Review Press, 166p. illus. map. bibliog. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Mary Ellen Snodgrass
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-Clear, sometimes dry, writing places Galileo squarely within the historical context of the turbulent Italian Renaissance. His scientific discoveries challenged the ideas held by the Catholic Church and he was tried for heresy. Sidebars give additional information about individuals and events that influenced Galileo's life. In an author's note, Panchyk mentions his use of Galileo's correspondences throughout, and they are referenced within the text (rather than footnoted), usually with such introductions as, "Galileo wrote-" or "one letter explained-." The text is illustrated with good-quality reproductions of historical artwork and scientific diagrams. As with other titles in the series, the history is accompanied by suggestions for learning activities. Most of them are interesting experiments that demonstrate scientific principles discovered by Galileo and require only common household materials. James MacLachlan's Galileo Galilei: First Physicist (Oxford, 1997) is more technical and does not contain any suggestions for activities. Panchyk's title is a good choice for those interested in integrating history and science curriculums.-Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613741887
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Series: For Kids Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 324,136
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Panchyk is the author of American Folk Art for Kids, World War II for Kids, and Archaeology for Kids, and the coauthor of Engineering the City. Buzz Aldrin Ph. D. was one of the first two humans to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 landing of 1969. Since retiring from NASA, he has devoted himself to ensuring the continuation of manned space exploration.

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