2PROFILE Name: Galileo Galilei Born: Feb. 15, 1564 Birth Place: Pisa, ItalyDied: January 8, 1642Father: Vincenzo Galilei, a musicianMother: Giulia AmmannatiSiblings: Galileo was the eldest of the six kids.Children: He had two daughters and one sonInteresting Fact: Father of modern science, he made major contributions to the fields of math and science.
3BACKGROUNDIn 1581, he went to the University of Pisa to become a doctor, but decided to study math instead.In 1583, he described the rules that control the movement of pendulums.In 1610, he built an improved telescope and used it to study planets and stars. He discovered four moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus, sunspots and the rugged surface of the moon.He proved that the Sun is the center of the solar system, and not the Earth.He proved that objects dropped from the same point fall at the same speed even if one is heavier than the other.Two of his published books: Starry Messenger, The Assayer, etc.
4STRENGTHS He was courageous. He had perseverance. He never guessed and liked to prove using math and science.He said that one should have desire to learn and that is the beginning of genius.
5PROBLEMSWhen he proved that the sun was the center of the solar system, the church disagreed with his theory, and forbid him to write or teach. Galileo did not listen. He was put under house arrest. He could not invite people over, and could not send his writings out. But Galileo continued to work and study. He did not just do experiments, but also measured the results and used math to compare them. That way, he could tell which experiments had better results than others.Galileo lacked funds. He used his income to support his three kids, his mother, and helped take care of his brother and his family. He was a kind and giving man.
6SELF-REGULATIONGalileo was courageous and determined to prove the facts as he did not believe in guesses.He proved with the help of math and science that the sun was the center of the solar system.The church disagreed with his theory, and forbid him to write or teach about his work. Galileo did not listen.He was put under house arrest. But Galileo continued to work, study and do experiments.
7INSPIRATION TO OTHERSEven though his father wanted him to be a doctor, he did not give up on his dream to become a mathematician.Even though he was house arrested by the church and forbidden to write, he continued to research.Even though he was short of funds, he used his income to support his three kids, his mother, and helped take care of his brother and his family. He was a kind and giving man.
8To have the desire to learn. To be self – motivated. To be determined. LESSONS LEARNTTo have the desire to learn.To be self – motivated.To be determined.To be kind.
9MOTTO We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.Passion is the genesis of genius