Leon Foucault

By: Isa Blasdel

Who was he?

Leon Foucault was born on September 18, 1819 in Paris, France. He became a French physicist after he quite majoring in medicine. Leon Foucault is 194 years old today and is mainly remembered for his creation of the Foucault Pendulum.

The Foucault Pendulum

This pendulum shows how the earth rotates on its axis while orbiting the sun. A pendulum is a hanging object that is pulled in a downward swinging motion by gravity. The pendulum helped science understand the orbital motion of our Solar System.