Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (For Kids series #17) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 17 in the For Kids series series.
- #2: World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series #2) (Paperback): $18.99
- #12: American Folk Art for Kids: With 21 Activities (For Kids series #12) (Paperback): $16.95
- #13: Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past, 25 Activities (For Kids series #13) (Paperback): $18.99
- #20: Our Supreme Court: A History with 14 Activities (For Kids series #20) (Paperback): $18.95
- #24: Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series #24) (Paperback): $14.95
- #36: Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities (For Kids series #36) (Paperback): $18.95
- #44: New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities (For Kids series #44) (Paperback): $18.99
- #53: Baseball History for Kids: America at Bat from 1900 to Today, with 19 Activities (For Kids series #53) (Paperback): $16.95
- #58: Washington, DC, History for Kids: The Making of a Capital City, with 21 Activities (For Kids series #58) (Paperback): $16.99
- #67: Boston History for Kids: From Red Coats to Red Sox, with 21 Activities (For Kids series #67) (Paperback): $16.99
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 Galileo's life and work. Activities allow children to try some of his theories on their own, with experiments that include playing with gravity and motion, making a pendulum, observing the moon, and painting with light and shadow. Along with the scientific aspects of Galileo's life, his passion for music and art are discussed and exemplified by period engravings, maps, and prints. A time line, glossary, and listings of major science museums, planetariums, and web sites for further exploration complement this activity book.
About the Author
Richard Panchyk is the author of American Folk Art for Kids, World War II for Kids, and Archaeology for Kids, and the coauthor of Engineering the City. Buzz Aldrin Ph. D. was one of the first two humans to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 landing of 1969. Since retiring from NASA, he has devoted himself to ensuring the continuation of manned space exploration.
"Fascinating . . . full of useful and insightful information. A good read." —Science Books & Films
"A must-have." —Kliatt
"Delightful and engaging as readers learn to appreciate Galileo’s genius and integrity." —NSTA Recommends
"The drawings and photos are beautiful and my overall impression of the book was very good." —Yes Mag: The Science Magazine for Adventurous Kids