Our Galileo Galilei lesson plan introduces students to Galileo Galilei and his life. His accomplishments, discoveries, and inventions for astronomy are explored, as well as the influence they had on science. In addition, Galileo laid the foundation for the scientific method which is used by scientists everywhere. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to follow instructions to do some of Galileo’s experiments and make observations based on them. Students are also asked to place significant events in Galileo’s life in chronological order.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify Galileo Galilei, list significant contributions, and explain his influence on the world and science.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2