|Encourage budding scientists with Out-of-Sight Science Experiments.
January 2012 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille
Ages 7 and up
In this lively reimagining of Galileo's Leaning Tower experiment, kids will learn that anyone can be a scientist - all it takes is curiosity, determination, and a little imagination.
Every day, Massimo takes his uncle's lunch to a bridge and -as his uncle's boat passes underneath - drops the loaf of bread and wheel of cheese just in time for them to land safely in the boat. Professor Galileo observes the bright farm boy's lunch-time ritual several times before realizing that the heavier cheese and the lighter bread are landing at exactly the same time - disproving the old, accepted rules and understanding of how gravity works! Together, the two begin to investigate the science of motion, gravity and weight, eventually proving Aristotle wrong by dropping weights from the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Drop this on young scientists to give a glimpse of one of the most renowned experiments ever and a methodology for their future research too.
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