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Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy
Galileo's famous quotes
Galileo Galilei was know for making the telescope, pendulum clock, and military compass, but he was know for many other things.
For example...
Galileo Galilei's accomplishments
Interesting facts
Back then Everybody thought that the Sun and all the planets revolved around the Earth.
Required Questions
This was also the year Issac Newton was born!
He believed that all the planets revolved around the sun.
But Galileo had other thoughts...
He died on January 8, 1642
Basic information
Galileo was a physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher.
Galileo's father was Vincenzo Galilei and his mother was Giulia degli Ammannati. He also had five siblings. His two brothers were Michelangelo and Benedetto. His three sisters were Livia, Virginia, and one whose name is not recorded.
Important family members
Vincenzo Galilei
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it themselves.

Galileo Galilei
Quote #1
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Galileo Galilei
Quote #2
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei
Quote #3
Galileo Galilei
By: Aditya Munagapati
What Galileo said was a crime because back then what ever the church said was law and the church said that "the sun and all the planets revolve around the Earth."
Galileo was a man with extraordinary courage and stood up to the church. He believed that he was right. People teased him and said he was crazy but he did not give up!
He stood up to the church many more times
like when he said that the moon was not smooth and he proved it by showing them the moon through his telescope.
His most famous one was when he dropped two different sized cannon balls from the tower of Pisa.
Galileo conducted lots of experiments.
If you were to drop two different sized cannon balls from a height you would think that the bigger heavier one would drop first, but you are actually wrong. Believe me I thought the same and so did Galileo.
When he dropped two different sized cannon balls he discovered that they both hit the ground at virtually the same time.
Galileo's father (Vincenzo Galilei) was a composer and music theorist and his brother Michelangelo was a famous artist.
Interesting Fact #1
He discovered the four biggest satellites of Jupiter and called them Lo, Callisto, Europa and Ganymede.
Interesting Fact #2
Did he or she overcome obstacles? Take risks? Get lucky?
Required Question #1
Galileo Galilei took a risk by disobeying the church, saying that the moon is not smooth, but rough and many other facts. This was a crime in his time.
Required Question #1
Would the world be better or worse if this person hadn't lived? How and why?
Required Question #2
The world would be a worse place if Galileo had not lived because many scientific theories and statements like "all objects fall at virtually the same time" and "the milky way was made up of separate stars" would not be discovered. People would still believe in theories of Aristotle unlike scientific method of proving facts.
Required Question #2
How did this person change or impact the world/society/people/history?
Required Question #3
Galileo Galilei impacted the world by conducting many experiments to prove the correctness of facts and statements. He made a telescope and proved that the moon was not smooth but had craters. He also discovered satellites of Jupiter. He dropped two cannon balls from the leaning tower of Pisa to prove that all objects virtually fall at the same time. He made the military compass which is used to calculate how much gun powder to put in gun and aim it precisely at a target. He was also a math professor.
Required Question #3
Additional Questions
What human qualities were most influential in shaping the way this person lived and influenced his or her times?
Additional Question #1
The most influential human qualities that Galileo Galilei expressed to us is to be brave, stand up for what is right even if it has consequences, and follow your dreams. He is a famous renaissance leader who changed the way people think about the world and the universe in his times. Galileo used the scientific method to prove facts, statements, and theories which is followed to the modern day.
Additional Question #1
 What are the two or three most important lessons you or any other young person might learn from the way this person lived?
Additional Question #2
The three most important lessons that I or any other young person could learn from Galileo Galilei is to be dedicated in your work, do not be afraid to do what is right, and to never give up!
Additional Question #2
Many people act out of a "code" or a set of beliefs which dictate choices. It may be religion or politics or a personal philosophy. To what extent did your person act by a code or act independently of any set of beliefs? Were there times when the code was challenged and impossible to follow?
Additional Question #3
Galileo Galilei acted independently on a set of his beliefs. He was persistent in his beliefs like the moon was not smooth and the planets revolve around the sun. He tried hard to make others believe his words, but it was impossible to follow his beliefs because the church accused him of crime.
Additional Question #3
You must vote for Galileo Galilei to be the unforgettable personality in Mrs. Morton's Class!
Galileo was also the first scientist to use the scientific method to prove his facts, unlike Aristotle a Greek philosopher who thought what he said was true without conducting experiments. This is why he is the father of science. The scientific method is is a series of steps you follow to come to a solution. It is the key to science, without it your data, theories or statements would be inaccurate or wrong. Einstein, Newton and other famous scientists also used scientific method to prove their theories.
The father of science

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The scientific Method
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