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Earth

http://www.nineplanets.org/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a excellent University of Arizona overview of information about the planet Earth from a physical perspective. There are hotlinks to vocabulary, astronomers, and other sources. This is excellent background for Standard 7.10.2

Comments: National Geography Standard 18: Understands global development and environmental issues.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1022

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/galileo/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This NOVA site has an illustated chronlogy of Galileo, an illustrated essay about Galileo's place in science, a picture and decription of his telescope, and infomation about his experiments on falling objects, inclined planes, projectives, and pendulums. Standard 7.10.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1327

Inventors and Inventions

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Search for inventors and inventions by name, historical era, country, or field. Under A you will find everything from adhesive tape to Archimedes with a working level demontrated. Each entry is a brief encyclopedic description, many enhanced by pictures. Standards 2.5, 7.10.1, and 8.12.9

Comments: This site was written for young children but people of all ages will find it fascinating. It is a good place for older students to begin resarch. It is weak on astronomy information since it leans more toward science and industry.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1763

Nine Planets

http://dept.physics.upenn.edu/nineplanets/intro.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Nine Planets is a collection of information about our Solar System intended for a general audience with little technical background. No special expertise or knowledge is needed; all technical and astronomical terms and proper names are defined in the glossary.

Comments: This is an excellent resource for information and pictures of the Solar System.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2318

Trial of Galileo

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/galileo/galileo.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site puts the trial of Galileo into historical context showing the key figures, the history of astronomy, and the Scriptural references used by the Church. Then it gives the Pope's 1616 admonition warning Galileo, Galileo's 1633 defense, the Pope's condemnation, and Galileo's responding recant. Primary source letters and selected images of key figures and events support the site. Standard 7.10.2

Comments: This is part of the Famous Trials page by Doug Linder of the School of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3216

Aristotle

http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/aris.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Aristotle was the most notable student of Plato. When Plato died, Aristotle returned to his native Macedonia, where he is supposed to have participated in the education of Philip's son, Alexander (the Great). Although the surviving works of Aristotle probably represent only a fragment of all he wrote, they include his investigations of an amazing range of subjects, from logic, philosophy, and ethics to physics, biology, psychology, politics, and rhetoric. His work was a basis for much of the scientific thought of medieval Europe. Standards 6.4.8, 7.10.1, 10.1.2, and 12.1.1

Comments: This Philosophy Pages site has clear writing designed for students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 299

Copernican System

http://es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/Things/copernican_system.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a clear but fairly sophisticated rendering of the Copernican Theory and its importance to the development of science. Paintings from the era and copies of the origical drawings enhance understanding of the text. Standard 7.10.2

Comments: The thumbnail pictures of the solar system may be made large enough for classroom projection.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 818

Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/tycho/catfm.htm?intro

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Epact is an electronic catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance scientific instruments from four European museums: the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford; the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence ; the British Museum, London; and the Museum Boerhaave, Leiden. Incredible pictures and descriptions of globes, navigational equipment, and other antique scientific insturments are available. The easiest way to find them is through the search feature. Standards 7.8.5 and 7.10.2

Comments: This site by Oxford University has wonderful material but it is diffcult to navigate.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1109

Galileo Galilei

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Galileo.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This biography site has a great portrait of Galileo and hotlinks to doucments and images about Galileo and his trial. Standard 7.10.2 and 7.10.3

Comments: This site is part of the Mathematics Archive and was written by J J O'Connor and E F Robertson.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1325

IMA Hero: Galileo Galilei

http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/galileo_herohistory.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This website explores the life of Galileo Galilei. It contains a brief biography, a timeline, a bookstore, photos, and URL links. "Bear" in mind that this site is produced by a stuffed animal company. Standard 7.10.2

Comments: The site is readable and interesting.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1675

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