This ebook has been created by students for students and it is intended to make them aware of the importance of some scientific discoveries and their impact in their current lives. They have researched on some European scientists’ lives, how and why they reached some important conclusions and also they have situated the discoveries in a specific historical and cultural context. They have used different programmes and tools such as genial.ly, padlet, prezzy, sutori, recording and video editing and powtoon video editing.
Each country has chosen a scientist
Dmitrij Mendeleev Marie Curie Alfred Wegener Galileo Galilei
Different teams from different countries have worked collaboratively on each scientist
I was a hugely influential Italian astronomer, physicist and philosopher.
During the time I was a Maths professor at university I worked on a variety of experiments, including the speed at which different objects fall, mechanics and pendulums.
I heard about the invention of the telescope in Holland.
Without having seen an example, I constructed a superior version and made many astronomical discoveries.
Unfortunately, I was accused of heresy for my support of the Copernican theory that the sun was at the centre of the solar system. This was revolutionary at a time when most people believed the Earth was in this central position.
I was convicted of heresy and spent my final years under house arrest.