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Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities

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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 Galil ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Chicago Review Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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Asa Jacobs
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographies
This book tell the story of Galileo's life. The book starts by giving background information about the great minds of the time, before Galileo was born in 1564. Copernicus and Tycho Brahe were the two great minds of astronomy before Galileo. Galileo's father was a brilliant man and soon it was apparent that this gift was being passed onto his son as well. Galileo loved to tinker and play instruments. He attended a monastery where he learned logic and was urged toward a career as a physician. Whe ...more
Karen L.
Mar 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: home-school families
Due to my time constraints as a busy part-time working home-school mom, I skimmed this one. Still, this was a good book. I found it interesting. It went into quite a lot of detail about his personal and professional life. The picture and visuals were helpful. I thought the experiments for school students looked good. My son who usually hates text book reading enjoyed this one. It is NOT a science text book, but certainly could be used as one. We are studying a combination of cosmology and basic ...more
Barbara
Dec 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read many kids science books but I loved this. It had some good ideas of things to do with kids. We will tr them probably this summer.
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Richard Panchyk is the author or editor of 14 books on a diverse range of topics, including children's nonfiction (science, history, art, politics/government) and adult nonfiction (history and folklore). His works have been translated into four languages.

Among his books are the award-winning and bestselling World War II for Kids, which is available at bookstores and museum gift shops across the na
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