This is my favorite way to learn science and mathematics! This narrative style biography takes the reader through the scientist’s life and discovery processes. Learning scientific/mathematic principles within the context that they were discovered, understanding the sacrifices and determination of the scientist, helps me remember the concepts forevermore. My kids have had similar experiences with this genre of literature. I’m so glad The Good and the Beautiful brought this great little biography back!
I rather enjoyed learning about Galileo and his achievements. It was interesting to think of the world without the knowledge that he helped bring to light and how difficult it was to spread new ideas. I admire his dedication and hard work.
Galileo is a wonderful biographical read for anyone who is interested in astronomy. My 12-year-old daughter instantly grabbed it after it arrived, and she was hooked. Such great information.
I never knew so much about Galileo until reading this book. What an avant-garde mathematician and scientist! Middle- and high schoolers will benefit from reading this well-written and interesting book.
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.”
by Rebecca B. Marcus, 118 pages, full-color, 5.5″X8.5″
This book is suggested to accompany our Space Science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.
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