Historical scientist Galileo Galilei

This biography text for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic Earth and Space, explains how important Galileo Galilei’s contributions to science were. He pioneered the scientific revolution and popularised scientific debate. Our understanding of the Universe was advanced through Galileo’s observations, methods and use of applied mathematics. He made many advances in the study of physics and promoted Copernican theory and the relativity of motion.

The downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 5
Earth and space
Historical scientist Galileo Galilei

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