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                                                   GALILEO GALILEI

                                              Astronomer, Physicist

                                                                 1564 – 1642

As we continue our homeschooling Middle Ages/Renaissance unit studies, we will be adding Galileo to our lessons. Not only will we be focusing on his inventions and discoveries, but also his character.   He showed great respect for those he disagreed with.  His willingness to speak out for his beliefs when such beliefs were considered heresy, is inspiring.  It’s going to be an interesting study.   I found fantastic links and want to share them with you.

Short Biography, quiz, and printables (for younger students) –   http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdgalil.htm

Galileo Biography, Discoveries, and Inventions (for older students)  [Parental Warning!  There was an inappropriate ad in the middle of the biography!  I was able to close it.  It may be a smart idea to check the page before handing it over to you kids to read.]  https://www.famousscientists.org/galileo-galilei/

Galileo quotes –   http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Galileo_Galilei/

Galileo notebooking pages  (3rd down on the pdf list)  –   http://jimmiescollage.com/downloads/science/

A re-creation of Galileo’s “falling bodies” experiment at Pisa  –   (This physics professor goes all out for this one!)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kv-U5tjNCY

Galileo Experiments Interactive  –  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/galileo-experiments.html

“What Galileo Saw With His Telescope” documentary video  –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCIEYUeXll8

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use”.  Galileo

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