Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment

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Charlesbridge, Feb 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When the great scientist and professor Galileo meets a bright farm boy, Massimo, the teacher becomes the student. On an ordinary day, Galileo encounters Massimo dropping food from a bridge to his uncle passing below in his boat. This simple action makes Galileo rethink Aristotle?s teachings. Galileo takes an interest in Massimo?s cleverness, and together, in a series of experiments, the two investigate the science of motion. Kids will love this lively reimagining of Galileo?s Leaning Tower experiment and be encouraged by Massimo?s eagerness to learn. With curiosity and a willing teacher, anyone can be a scientist.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Who cares that much of the plot, and the second main character, are invented? There's so much good in the history, the art, the science, and the story that this book is a marvel. Should definitely be ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A Milanese illustrator gives this fictionalized version of Galileo's famous demonstration a period feel with honey-toned scenes of Renaissance Pisan streets and smiling residents, all viewed from a ... Read full review

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Wendy Macdonald is the author of THE CASTAWAY CONVICT (University of Western Australia Press) and THE JUNKYARD DOG (Rigby). She lives in Victoria, Australia.

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