Educator Resources for Galileo Galilei

Let’s hear it for Galileo! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the amazing career of Galileo Galilei, the Italian mathematician, scientist and philosopher who revolutionized our understanding of the universe. You'll find out which famous Greek philosopher Galileo tried to disprove, and why that got him kicked from job to job. You'll also see what he discovered about the moon, the Milky Way galaxy, and Jupiter, as well as why he got in so much trouble for supporting a guy named Copernicus. Plus, you'll find out what happened to Galileo for insisting that the earth revolved around the sun — and see what his biggest contribution to science was!

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