Galileo Galilei

Let’s hear it for Galileo! In this BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the amazing career of Galileo Galilei, the Italian mathematician and philosopher who revolutionised our understanding of the universe. You’ll learn when and where he was born, what his first job entailed and his use of the scientific method. You’ll also find out what Aristotelian theories Galileo tried to disprove, and why that got him fired, job after job. You’ll find out his astronomical discoveries about the moon, the Milky Way galaxy, and Jupiter, as well as why he got into so much trouble for supporting a guy named Copernicus. Find out, too, what happened to Galileo for insisting that the Earth revolved around the sun — and discover what his biggest contribution to science was!

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Galileo Galilei