Galileo wasone of thefirst modernscientists. Hewas born inPisa, Italy, in 1564.
Galileo was one of thefirst modern scientists. He was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1564.
At first he studiedphilosophy, but later hestudied mathematics andastronomy.
He was interested in theway the earth and otherplanets move around thesun.
He found out several important factsabout our world. He also started anew way of working in science.Before Galileo, scientists did not doexperiments. They just guessed howsomething happened. Galileo wasdifferent. He did not just makeguesses. He did experiments andwatched to see what happened.
Galileo was famous for his studyof gravity (how and why things fall). He was the first person to do experiments about thisproblem. Before, people thought that heavy things always fell faster than light things.
He took a heavy ball and a light ball, and dropped them both from a high space.They fell at thesamespeed.
This meant that weightwas not important. Thisis the law of fallingbodies. It is an importantlaw for understandingour world.
What was this paragraph about?a. Galileo’s trouble because ofhis scientific ideas.b. The life and work of Galileo.c. Science in the 1500’s
What was this paragraph about?a. Galileo’s trouble because ofhis scientific ideas. This is toospecific.b. The life and work of Galileo.This is correct.c. Science in the 1500’s This istoo general.
The life of a scientist was notalways easy in the 1500’s. Infact, Galileo got into troublebecause of his scientific ideas.His ideas were not the same asreligious ideas of the time. Manyreligious people disagreed withhim.
During his whole life,he had to worry aboutthis. He even went to prison for a while.