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Interactive
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Galileo Galilei

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, learners respond to 48 multiple choice questions about Galileo Galilei. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Interactive
Curated OER

Galileo Galilei Questions for Study

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Galileo's contributions to science. 
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Galileo and His Telescope

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Learn about Galileo Galilei's contribution to modern science with a reading passage that focuses on reading comprehension. After kids read several paragraphs about his life, they answer five questions about the information they have just...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Galileo and the Inevitability of Ideas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research Galileo's work and contributions to science. They make a timeline of Galileo's life, discuss the historical context for his book "Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems" and examine his trial by the Inquisition for...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Galileo: Revealing the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To gain an understanding of the significance of Galileo Galilei's revolutionary ideas, class members watch the short video "Stargazing Before Galileo," and conduct a close reading of Galileo's Sidereal Messsenger. They then compare...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Writing Exercises: The Scientific Revolution III

For Students 7th - 8th
In need of a writing prompt to accent your next lesson on the scientific revolution? This handout includes three short-answer questions that ask learners to describe the effect of the revolution on religion, what they would do if they...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Galileo's Dialogue

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore how Galileo's controversial theory raised objections in his time. In this physical science activity, learners research about current controversial issues. They role play both sides of the issue, and decide which one has a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Galileo: His Times & Beliefs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study Galileo and his scientific discoveries. They complete a series of experiments/model constructions, using 17th century equipment and procedures, to "recreate," demonstrate and explore the various discoveries of Galileo.
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Curated OER

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students view a video about Galileo's discoveries. They work together to create graphs showing the current sunspot cycle. They discuss how sunspots can cause communication devices problems.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Leading Scientist of the Scientific Revolution

For Students 6th - 8th
Quiz your class on how well they know the leading scientist of the scientific revolution. They answer seven multiple choice questions that require them to know each major contribution of each of the following scientists: Galileo, Newton,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Writing Exercises: The Scientific Revolution II

For Students 6th - 10th
Get to the point with the Scientific Revolution using this simple short-answer instructional activity! Three writing prompts have scholars detail the period, explain Galileo's contributions, and outline the scientific method. There is no...
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Curated OER

Astronomer Research

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils discover the contributions of early astronomers and scientists. In this research skills lesson, students research electronic and print sources about Galileo Galilei, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Claudius Ptolemy, Nicholas Copernicus,...
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PPT
Curated OER

The Scientific Revolution: 1500-1700

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Discover the key players involved in reshaping scientific thought during the scientific revolution. Basic information regarding major contributions of Brahe, Copernicus, Galileo, Bacon, Kepler, Descartes, and Newton are covered in this...
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PPT
Curated OER

Astronomy - Ancient Philosophies

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Combine science and social studies with this collection of notes on ancient astronomy. Ideas propagated by early scientists influenced the way people viewed life and our place in the universe. Examine the philosophies of Aristotle,...
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K12 Reader

Galileo and His Telescope

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Readers are asked to identify how a key detail reveals the main idea of a paragraph about Galileo.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Solar System

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this solar system learning exercise, students will name the two models of the solar system and compare their differences. Students will state the hypothesis behind the formation of the sun and planets. Students will compare and...
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Curated OER

Worksheet 8: Functions and Falling Bodies

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
In this math worksheet, students answer 6 questions having to do with continuous and differentiable functions, falling bodies, and derivatives.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Astronomy and Me: Moons Over New Haven

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the features of different moons orbiting the planets. For this astronomy lesson, 3rd graders explore the different phases of the moon using an interactive online website. They compare and contrast the features of the...
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PPT
Mr. E. Science

Our Solar System

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The presentation starts with the scientists who made discoveries about our solar system: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, and Newton. It also covers the planets, inner, outer, and Pluto, satellites, and an in-depth discussion...
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Space Awareness

Where on Earth Am I?

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Almost every phone has GPS installed, but a large number of teens don't know how the technology works. An initial activity illustrates how GPS determines a location on Earth. Scholars then apply trilateration procedures to a...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Concept of Energy

For Students 7th - 10th
In this energy worksheet, learners read about the discoveries of Galileo and how different philosophers contributed to our understanding of energy. Then students complete 4 short answer questions.
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Curated OER

Observations From the Past

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore direct and indirect evidence. In this astronomy lesson plan, 9th graders investigate the contribution of early astronomers to their field. They create a model of the solar system.
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Curated OER

I'm Falling For You!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to the concept of gravity by observing different objects being dropped from a high point. In groups, they complete the same activities Galileo did and record their observations. To end the lesson, they...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Roller Coaster Simulator for the Magnetic Chalkboard: Construction Plans

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students watch a demonstration that allows the teacher to show Galileo's inertia experiment and how and why the hills on roller coasters are designed as they are. The roller coaster simulator can be mounted on a magnetic chalkboard;...