Who was Galileo Galilei? What was your contribution to the story? We bring you an exciting biography for children with which you can discover this astronomer, who was also a philosopher, engineer and mathematician. Do not miss the tale about the exciting life of Galileo. We have accompanied it with some reading comprehension questions and very fun and educational activities about space. Shall we take a ride among the stars with this tale?
Galileo was a happy, restless, imaginative child who, from a very young age, had shown great curiosity about the universe. He liked to wait for nightfall to discover the brightness of the stars, he imagined that he flew between them and traveled to the moon.
- Look how they shine, Mom! Are they not precious? - He said pointing to the sky with his finger.
- One, two, three, four ... - he sang counting them.
- Why don't you do your homework? - His mother said without giving him an answer.
When evening came, Galileo's friends would go to the town square and sit around him to listen to his fantastic stories.
And so he spent the days of his childhood, happy, imagining, looking at the sky and living a thousand adventures in the universe with all his friends. He grew, as did his passion for the stars and his curiosity, and he became a teacher.
One day in town, he overheard two men talking near the university.
- They say it is true, it is a device with which you can bring the stars closer to see them better.
- Excuse me! Where can I find that gadget? - Galileo said to the men totally beside themselves.
The men looked at him with amusement, and seeing his curiosity they gave him all kinds of signs to find him.
Galileo wanted to see if what they said was true, and when he had the telescope in his hands, which was the name of the device, he pointed it quickly to the sky, excited.
- Ohhhhh! It really works! - She exclaimed with tears in her eyes.
Since that day, Galileo could not sleep thinking of doing something better to bring him even closer to the universe. And he built his own telescope!
He was so successful with his discovery that he became very famous.
- How much beauty! - He said observing the stars every night, now much more closely.
He had so much passion for the universe and so many hours he devoted to observing it, that he confirmed that Nicholas Copernicus, a very famous astronomer who died a century earlier, was right: Earth and the other planets revolved around the sun and, although they were both taken for crazy, time proved them right.
The first thing we propose are some reading comprehension questions with which you will be able to know if your child has been paying attention while you were reading the story. Ask yourself them and, if you don't know the answer to any of the questions, reread the story.
1. What was it that most attracted Galileo's attention?
2. What was the name of the device you were told about and what was it used for?
3. What did Galileo discover?
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Is your child passionate about space? We are not surprised because it is fascinating! In order for you to continue discovering it in the most fun way, below we propose some varied and fun activities.
- Story about the formation of the Solar System
How did the solar system form? What are the planets that compose it called? This story tends to be very popular with children because it reveals to them in the most entertaining way how our system of planets works.
- Teach children to look at the stars
Do you know the name of the stars that crown our sky every night? How can they be seen with a telescope? Learn first and then teach your children to look at the stars.
- See a meteor shower
Taking an excursion to see the Perseids is an experience that is never forgotten. Meteor showers are one of those wonderful phenomena that nature gives us. Don't miss the next one!
- Your own solar system, at home
Can you imagine having your own solar system at home? It is a very simple craft to do but it is very attractive. Your children can use it as a school project or you can simply place it in the room as a decorative element.
- Explain the concept of the universe to the children
And last but not least, we have to explain to children the concept of the universe, a difficult idea to understand for everyone, children and adults. In the earliest childhood it is impossible to conceive the idea of 'infinity', but as they grow older we must teach our children to understand the most abstract terms.
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