About the Galileo Galilei Lesson
This lesson introduces students to Galileo Galilei.
• To be able to describe the life of Galileo.
• To be able to list Galileo?s discoveries through the telescope.
• To be able to understand the reason that Galileo was tried and sentenced to house arrest.
Galileo was born in February 1564 and died in January 1642. He was born in Pisa, Italy, and came from a poor noble family. He is regarded as a great scientist, physicist, mathematician, and astronomer. He is known as the Father of Modern Science and is said to have been a pioneer in the experimental scientific method.
In 1581, Galileo went to the Pisa University to study medicine. It is said that after overhearing a geometry lesson, he decided he wanted to study geometry and mathematics instead of medicine.