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The Galileo Project

The Galileo Project

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For All the World to See : Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights : Sports Heroes Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as professional sports became more integrated, images of African American athletes entered the culture at large through newspapers, picture magazines, newsreels, movies, television, and sports memorabilia, such as baseball cards, clothing, and toys. The mainstream media, concerned with the racial anxieties of white readers, typically portrayed black athletes as apolitical and unthreatening—their decency and gentleness away from the field emphasized. It perpetuated an unthreatening and uncomplicated view of black sports figures—wresting them from the reality of prejudice, its continued effect on their lives, and their own reactions to it. Overall, black periodicals enthusiastically followed the careers and personal lives of African American athletes, earlier and with far greater frequency than mainstream publications.

After 350 Years, Vatican Says Galileo Was Right - It Moves ROME, Oct. 30— More than 350 years after the Roman Catholic Church condemned Galileo, Pope John Paul II is poised to rectify one of the Church's most infamous wrongs -- the persecution of the Italian astronomer and physicist for proving the Earth moves around the Sun. With a formal statement at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Saturday, Vatican officials said the Pope will formally close a 13-year investigation into the Church's condemnation of Galileo in 1633. The condemnation, which forced the astronomer and physicist to recant his discoveries, led to Galileo's house arrest for eight years before his death in 1642 at the age of 77. Inclined Plane - Simple Machines for Kids! An inclined plane is any slope or ramp, like a wheelchair ramp or a slide. It makes it easier to lift something heavy, like a rock. Instead of lifting the rock straight up, you can push it a greater distance, but with less force. The amount of work remains the same.

Science Journals Skip to main content Journals Science 10 March 2017 Vol. 355, No. 6329 Jim Crow Museum: Home The new Jim Crow Museum is now open and is FREE to the public. The Museum features six exhibit areas -- Who and What is Jim Crow, Jim Crow Violence, Jim Crow and Anti-Black Imagery, Battling Jim Crow Imagery, Attacking Jim Crow Segregation, and Beyond Jim Crow. The Museum also offers a comprehensive timeline of the African American experience in the United States. The timeline is divided into six sections: Africa Before Slavery, Slavery in America, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights and Post Civil Rights.

Vatican Rewrites History On Galileo Galileo Galilei is going from heretic to hero. The Vatican is recasting the most famous victim of its Inquisition as a man of faith, just in time for the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope and the U.N.-designated International Year of Astronomy next year. Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to the Italian astronomer and physicist Sunday, saying he and other scientists had helped the faithful better understand and "contemplate with gratitude the Lord's works."

50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. Share this periodic table with your class for an easy to use tool with information on each of the specific elements.GPS Activities and Lesson Plans. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, With 12 Topical Essays, 250 Images, 350 Text Documents, 13 Songs, 13 Maps, a Timeline, and a Glossary. Explore Browse Search About This Site 2698: Galileo, the Church, and the Vatican Library No. 2698 GALILEO, THE CHURCH, AND THE VATICAN LIBRARYby Andrew Boyd Today, of science and scripture. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. Galileo’s dealings with the Roman Catholic Church are well documented. The man hailed as the father of modern science believed the earth went around the sun. To the Church this was heresy. Galileo was ultimately forced to publicly renounce his belief in a sun-centered system, and spent the last decade of his life under house arrest.

Projectiles. From Physclips: Mechanics with animations and film. Five masses are attached to a string: one at the end, and one each at 15, 60, 135 and 240 cm. In other words they are at 12.L, 22.L, 32.L, and 42.L So, in the experiment shown, their initial heights are proportional to the squares of the integers. The analysis below shows that, when they are dropped simultaneously by releasing the string, the constant acceleration hypothesis predicts equal intervals between their arrivals. This makes a for a good, quantitative lecture demonstration. Here the room is carpeted, so we add a surface that makes a short clear sound on impact. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Rose O'Neal Greenhow Papers Rose O'Neal Greenhow was born in Montgomery County, Maryland in 1817. "Wild Rose", as she was called from a young age, was a leader in Washington society, a passionate secessionist, and one of the most renowned spies in the Civil War. The collection is mostly correspondence with Rose Greenhow related to her activities on behalf of the Confederate States of America, and contains both scanned images and transcripts of her letters. Alice Williamson Diary

Galileo biography Born: 15 February 1564 in Pisa (now in Italy) Died: 8 January 1642 in Arcetri (near Florence) (now in Italy) Click the picture aboveto see ten larger pictures Show birthplace location Galileo Galilei's parents were Vincenzo Galilei and Guilia Ammannati. Vincenzo, who was born in Florence in 1520, was a teacher of music and a fine lute player. After studying music in Venice he carried out experiments on strings to support his musical theories.

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