OUR CLASS FOR THIS PROJECT
Galilei has been charged as a heretic by the church
authorities. His views on the movement in the skies are
a direct contradiction to the views of the church, who believes that the sun moves around a stationary earth.
To defend his viewpoints, Galileo needs 21st century
knowledge to prove his 17th century breakthrough
thinking. You are summoned back to the seventeenth
century to help him do this.
assignment is to prepare a case to clear Galileo of
these charges and save him from house arrest, and certain
humiliation. To do so you will need to
We View Constellations
with your new understanding you will return to 1633 with
enough evidence to clear Galileo's name. You will
collaborate with his defense team to help present the
truth regarding Galileo's findings of the solar system.
effectively you do this has the potential to rewrite
JOIN OUR CLASS!
This is an online collaborative project for middle
school students from around the globe. The focus of
our project is learning about Space (the movement in
the skies) and using what we've learned in a
simulation experience surrounding the 1633 trial of
Galileo. The Starry Messenger Project will teach
curriculum content and provide an engaging way to
Classes may complete as many parts of this project as
they choose to. Each class will be encouraged to
submit their project work for posting on The Starry
Messenger Project web site.
Those interested in joining "The Starry Messenger
project" should contact project coordinator, Brenda
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago
Kingstown, Rhode Island
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CREATED BY BYRON
AND BRENDA DYCK
MASTER'S ACADEMY AND COLLEGE