Along Came Galileo

Along Came Galileo

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Item #: 049573
ISBN: 9781893103016
Grades: 4-6

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In Galileo's time, people didn't study with the purpose of learning new things. Instead, they studied what people before them had believed, like Aristotle and Ptolemy, two of the ancient Greek thinkers who had lived years before. It was not popular to have new ideas, but that didn't stop Galileo. Practically from the time he began school, Galileo was learning new things and challenging the old ideas through experiments and tests. This book shares the story of the man who had the courage and determination to ask questions and prove that he was right to a world that was not ready for his methods. Students will learn much about the world of Galileo as well as his scientific ideas through this interesting, readable book. 95 pages.

Publisher Description:

A terrific book to introduce children to a great scientist, some of his scientific forebears, and his significant scientific ideas and discoveries. - Cathy Duffy Reviews

One of the most important figures to come out of the awakening world of the Renaissance was Galileo Galelei. Galileo was forever asking questions. Is it possible to measure heat? Can you weigh air? Does the earth stand still or does it move? How fast do objects fall to the earth? These questions, and his answers to them, led to some of the most important discoveries ever in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and the natural world.

Among his many accomplishments Galileo advanced the astronomical telescope and invented the compound microscope. He measured the rotation of the sun, invented the thermometer, a geometrical compass, and the pendulum clock. He was a man of faith, a lover of art and an accomplished artist. He played the lute and enjoyed working in his garden. He was the first to see, through the lens of the telescope, the sights and wonders of our galaxy that moved him to profound gratitude to God. He was so ahead of his time that his discoveries caused him to be the object of persecution and injustice.

Through her whimsical illustrations and her bright and engaging text Jeanne Bendick has provided the middle reader with Galileo's inspiring story.

Category Description for Resources Used in History of Science:

Category Description for History of Science Instructional:

Materials that cover scientific developments through history, famous scientists, inventors and inventions.

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Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
9 to 13
Jeanne Bendick (Illustrator)
Jeanne Bendick
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Beautiful Feet Books
0.35 (lbs.)
8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
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Needed for Threads of Ames class
Holly A on Jun 23, 2022
I am adding this to our Exploring Creation with Astronomy book reading assignments.
Carmen on Aug 9, 2021
Needed for Threads of Ames class
Holly A on Jun 23, 2022
homeschool curriculum
Emily R on Feb 26, 2022
I am adding this to our Exploring Creation with Astronomy book reading assignments.
Carmen on Aug 9, 2021
for a homeschool co-op class
Maya T on Aug 5, 2021
Bought this for my 7th grader's homeschool science lessons.
Rebecca S on Mar 14, 2021
School required
Erin R on Aug 12, 2020
required by school
Bethany B on Aug 8, 2020
To accompany our astronomy unit
Kirsten S on Jul 29, 2020
This is on our curriculum's book list for Early Modern history.
Rodney S on Jun 20, 2020
Required Text
Kristi C on May 27, 2020
Homeschool history program
Jessica S on May 21, 2020
Homeschool curriculum
Jeanniekay on Dec 30, 2019
part of required booklist for A Gentle Feast curriculum!
Kileah M on May 2, 2019
We chose this book to accompany our 4th grader's astronomy curriculum.
Jennifer N on Apr 14, 2019
I've used other books by Jeanne Bendick in our homeschool, and we love them. They are well written and very informative. This year, we are studying Medieval History and astronomy, and this will complement it nicely.
Alicia R on Nov 1, 2018
Heart of Dakota, 6th grade science
Tatiana N on Sep 10, 2018
Seemed a suitable replacement for Ambleside recommendation of Galileo and the Magic Numbers. Also, this was the best price anywhere for ACG.
Liz T on Aug 7, 2018
Seems to be used and recommended by many science programs. We will be using it with Elemental Science Earth Science and Astronomy.
Lillian S on Aug 11, 2017
I've read other books by this author and learned so much.
Robert H on Feb 3, 2016
Comes very well reviewed and I'm particularly interested to see the illustrations - I've heard they are lovely.
shelley o on Nov 29, 2015
focusing on science this year
Shama R on Oct 14, 2015
homeschool curriculum
Emily R on Feb 26, 2022
for a homeschool co-op class
Maya T on Aug 5, 2021
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