The Galileo Experiments http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/galileo/
Who was Galileo? Born February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy Physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher Oldest of six children Many of Galileo’s inventions were built in an effort to earn more money to support his family.
Discoveries/Inventions “Galileo did not take statements at face value and investigated the causal effects of different variables. In effect, Galileo designed how experimentation would be carried out in the future.” Geometric Compass (1597)- Cannonball Mathematics and Motion (1602) Pendulum- Time intervals, time measurement Speed, distance, acceleration, incline plane (Tower of Pisa) Heavier objects do not fall faster
Discoveries/Inventions Thermometer (1603) The telescope (1609) Milky Way, Mountains & Craters of the Moon, 4 moons orbiting Jupiter(1610) Discovered Sun spots (1611) Eventually went blind from staring into the Sun Astronomy Copernicus Model
Galileo and Us Study of the Universe Scientific theories and experiments Modern mathematics and motion
Backlash Proved that the Earth revolved around the Sun. Published his findings Went against accepted Aristotle wisdom Inquisition, Rome 1624 Told to stop researching
Backlash (continued) Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems Risked his life Pled guilty and convicted of heresy, Rome 1633 Sentenced to life imprisonment at his home near Florence Died January 8, 1642
Class Blog Prompt: What would you do if you were in Galileo’s place? Would you stick to your beliefs or would you back down? Explain your reasoning through a diary entry as Galileo Galilei. Each partner must contribute their thoughts and ideas to the assignment. All posts must be password protected: decatur203
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