Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This illuminating activity book introduces youngsters to Galileo's revolutionary discoveries in astronomy and physics. Activities include playing with gravity and motion, making a pendulum, observing the moon, and painting with light and shadow. Includes

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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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Grade 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
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