Galileo Galilei was born February 15th, 1534. We like celebrating birthdays of famous scientists, or at least making a worthy mention of them, because putting science and technology into a historical context helps to reinforce the scaffolding for practical and theoretical understanding in STEM fields. This practice also puts forth role models who have made a significant contribution to society; I'm not sure one can say that of most role models from pop culture and media.
Celebrate Galileo's contributions with a quick youtube video:
For young kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buL3h-ofloA
For upper primary kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMM8vx9vDiE&t=1s
For everyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E43-CfukEgs&t=108s
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