By Rebecca B. Marcus
Level 7

Born in 1564 in Italy, Galileo Galilei spent his life asking, “Why?” It was not enough for him to be told a fact—he had to investigate it and prove it for himself. Would Galileo become a great musician? An inventor? A mathematician? A teacher? An author? Actually, he became all of these! More than anything else, he was a dedicated scientist and is now known as the father of modern experimental science. Even though some individuals were slow to accept Galileo and his research, he never gave up “finding the truth and proclaiming it.”

This is an extension book for grades 7-8 for The Good and the Beautiful Space Science unit.

Region Europe
Period late 1500s to mid 1600s
Genre Biography, Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library Yes
  • In The Good and the Beautiful Library
  • Top Picks
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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