The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Create a Telescope
Create a version of a telescope made out of everyday household objects. What is its magnification power? Is it a useful tool?
2. Learn about Astronomy
Learn about the stars, constellations, and planets. Imagine what it was like in Galileo's day to be one of the first to discover the depths of the galaxy.
3. Start a Science Club
Start a science club that is in some way inspired by Galileo.
4. Keep a Journal
Keep a journal of your discoveries in the science club...
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