Thursday, June 25, 2009

Galileo’s Leaning Tower Experiment by Wendy Macdonald

Macdonald, Wendy Galileo’s Leaning Tower Experiment, illustrated by Paolo Rui. Charlesbridge, 2009. $7.95. PICTURE BOOK. A young boy who is dropping his uncle’s lunch to him from a bridge, catches Galileo’s attention and leads the two to experiment. Based on a legend (never documented) of Galileo throwing things from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in order to disprove Aristotle’s teachings about falling objects. Share this one with your science teachers, but be careful – if you read this one to your students, they will probably start dropping all manner of things from all manner of heights! EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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