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Nine 2-minute stories from Galileo’s World

by Kerry Magruder Seeking an easy way to enhance a lesson plan or activity with a historical dimension? 2-minute stories may help. This brochure relays nine 2-minute stories from Galileo’s World related to mathematics, music, art, astronomy, engineering, natural history, … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Galleries: Galileo, Engineer (2/2)

 As I mentioned in the first post on Galileo, Engineer, part of the benefit of Galileo’s compass and corresponding manual is that it contributed to his financial gain. By becoming a mathematician, Galileo had chosen a field of study that was … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Galleries: “Galileo, Engineer” (1/2)

You have likely heard of Galileo’s more popular scientific achievements, such as the telescope, observations of the surface of the Moon, and the inclined plane. However, did you know that Galileo also designed an engineering compass? This was a special … Continue reading

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