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2. Sponsor’s Spot: If You Know the Right Sites
3. Weekly Topic: Galileo Galilei
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. February 23, 2005
The Valentine’s Day etiquette votes are in ( http://blog.surfnetkids.com/valentines_day_etiquette.html ) and my readers overwhelmingly agree that Valentine’s Day is egalitarian. In addition to the votes, here are some comments:
“You are SOOOOOOOOO lucky! I wish I had a website to publicize my husband’s ‘faux pas!’ ” A.B.
“If you’re his mother, why didn’t YOU buy something for your son?” G.B.
“The polling results so far left me a little shocked! Surely boys need to be shown love just as much as girls, and Valentines Day is the time to show it.” J.F.
J.F., I think you misinterpreted the poll results. Perhaps you should take another look.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. If You Know the Right Sites
Finally, an end to tedious Internet searches!
If you know the right sites, the Internet can be a powerful
blessing that sparks a passion for self-directed learning.
But which sites do you recommend? How do you find them?
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#3. Galileo Galilei
by Barbara J. Feldman
Galileo Galilei Printable (** for premium members only)
Called the father of modern experimental science, Galileo Galilei was a seventeenth-century Italian astronomer and physicist. He is known for discovering the law of pendulums, using a telescope to view the moons of Jupiter, supporting a Copernican view of the universe, and a famous, but perhaps fictional, gravity experiment from the top of the Tower of Pisa.
The Galileo Project
The comprehensive Galileo Project from Rice University is an excellent resource for school projects. It includes a biography, a time line, and a gallery of portraits. If you are ready to move beyond the basics, try Science (articles about the scientists and scientific instruments of Galileo’s time) and Christianity (an introduction to the inquisition and important church figures.) For links to lesson plans, look in the Library.
IMHS: Galileo Galilei
The Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence provides a rather quirky online exhibit that includes the middle finger of Galileo’s right hand. I’m not kidding. “This item exemplifies the celebration of Galileo as a hero and martyr of science. The finger was detached from the body by Anton Francesco Gori on March 12, 1737, when Galileo’s remains were moved from the original grave to the monumental tomb built on the initiative of Vincenzo Viviani.”
NOVA: Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens
This PBS site is my Galileo pick of the day because it’s got both style and substance. Visit for the great articles (such as the biography and a exploration of Galileo’s telescope) but stay for the fun interactives, which include animated recreations of several of Galileo’s most famous experiments. “A young Galileo is perched atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa. He is in the middle of his famous experiment the one in which he shows, by dropping cannonballs of different weights, that all objects fall at the same rate. It’s the kind of story that’s easy to imagine, easy to remember, but whether he ever performed the experiment at the tower is debatable.”
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#4. Note from a Subscriber
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#5. Related Games
Planet Word Search
Printable Planet Word Search
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#6. Quote of the Week
“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” ~~ Dudley Field Malone (1882-1950) American lawyer, part of the defense in the 1925 Scopes trial
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