[nobe-l] Fwd: NBP-Announce: Inspire budding scientists with 'Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment!'

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri Jan 6 08:46:51 UTC 2012

>January 2012 Book Club Selection
>Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment
>By Wendy Macdonald
>Print/braille edition, $7.95
>In contracted braille
>Ages 7 and up
>In this lively retelling of Galileo's leaning tower experiment,
>kids will learn that anyone can aspire to become 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 a loaf of
>bread and wheel of cheese just in time for them to land safely
>in the boat. Professor Galileo observes the boy's lunch-time
>ritual several times before realizing that the heavier
>cheese and the lighter bread both land at exactly the same
>time - disproving the old rules 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.'
>- Kirkus Reviews
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