Great news! We now stock a new range of rechargeable stopwatches and speed trackers!
Designed specifically for school/classroom use, the new Rechargeable Stopwatches, Rechargeable Ultimate Stopwatches and Rechargeable Speed Tracker sets are an excellent way to get groups of school children familiar with the basic principles of timing and the calculation of average speed. Ideal for use in mathematics, science and PE lessons.
In today’s blog post, we’ve decided to take a trip through time and look back at perhaps the father of time himself – Galileo – and his magnificent contribution to the measurement and our understanding of time.
Galileo Galilei – Father of Time?
Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher.
At just 20 years of age, while studying medicine, Galileo noticed a lamp swinging overhead while he was in a cathedral. He was curious to know how long it took the lamp to swing back and forth – so he used his pulse to time the swings.