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Galileo: How We Got the “S” in STEM

'According to Stephen Hawking, Galileo probably bears more of the responsibility for the birth of modern science than anybody else, and Albert Einstein called him the father of modern science. Born in the midst of the Age of Discovery, Galileo was a man of many interests in science, math, and engineering. In this event learners will examine Galileo's astronomical discoveries, his conflict with the Catholic Church, and his insights into the nature of falling bodies. Emphasis will be placed on how Galileo made observations, recorded what he observed, drew conclusions, and then published his results – a process that scientists follow today. Through demonstrations, graphing, and math, older students will learn that acceleration in gravity fields is constant.' This site is a classroom activity... Show More


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