Galileo for kids His life and ideas

Richard Panchyk

Book - 2005

Biography of the man who invented the telescope and proved the earth revolves around the sun. Includes activities.

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Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press c2005.
Main Author
Richard Panchyk (-)
1st ed
Item Description
"25 activities."
Physical Description
xv, 166 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 22 x 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163) and index.
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Review by School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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