Galileo Galilei

Our Hero

Great accomplishments

  • Constructed the military compass.
  • Law of the Pendulum, which he discovered by watching a lamp swing and checking his pulse, that each swing was the same amount of time.
  • Built a telescope so he can observe many different things.
  • Climbed up Leaning tower of Pisa and dropped balls that varied in size and weight, found out they all landed at the same time
  • He spread his finding about his solar system, that the sun was the center of the solar system and not the Earth.

How it Helped us

  • Compass helps people know where they are at.
  • The Law of Pendulum helped regulate clocks.
  • With the telescope he discovered that there were craters on the moon, he discovered sun spots, and discovered the four massive moons of Jupiter.
  • The leaning tower of Pisa helped us realize that all of the balls had the same acceleration even though their masses was different.
  • When he spread his finding he helped us realize the way we were getting taught was wrong.