Galileo Galilei Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 22 questions based on the History.com website and an educational YouTube video.
Students will first be introduced to Galileo by watching an animated educational video regrading his life. The video primarily focuses on his astronomical achievements and how they helped lead to the established belief in the heliocentric model of the solar system. His conflict with the Catholic Church is also discussed in the video. Students will also learn about how Galileo disproved many aspects of Aristotelian theory that was widely held as true during his lifetime. Following the video, student will proceed to the history.com website where they will watch a second video and read an article about the life of Galileo. His early years, conflict with the church, and life under house arrest are all covered.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.