Physics is a branch of science that many people consider to be too complicated to understand. In this exciting addition to the 'Exploring' series, John Hudson Tiner puts this myth to rest as he explains the fascinating world of physics in a way that students from elementary to high school can comprehend.
Did you know that a feather and a lump of lead will fall at the same rate in a vacuum? Learn about the history of physics from Aristotle to Galileo to Isaac Newton to the latest advances. Discover how the laws of motion and gravity affect everything from the normal activities of everyday life to launching rockets into space. Learn about the effects of inertia firsthand during fun and informative experiments.
Exploring the World of Physics is a great tool for students of all ages who want to have a deeper understanding of the important and interesting ways that physics affects our lives and is complete with illustrations, chapter questions, and an index.
John Hudson Tiner
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What I like about this book is that it presents many physics concepts in real-world concepts. It would actually be an interesting "reading exercise" with a summary about the math concepts as the culmination of a classroom exercise. It could be used to motivate children to enter engineering. Caution: It is not a book full of worksheets or exercises for students, although there are some examples to illustrate the physics ideas and where they originated. The origins of formulas do leave out some important inventor names, but it is a quick read.
This is a concept book written for children in grades 6-12+, of how things "work." Not a book of problem sets. The concepts include: motion, laws of motion, gravity, simple machines (like levers and pulleys), energy, heat, states of matter, wave motion, light, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, nuclear energy and future physics.
What I did find, is that there was no discussion about how...
Purchased for a school child to help with his studies. I don't think he ever read it. It looks to be well written and interesting, if you're into Physics.
My son used The History of Medicine by John Hudson Tiner in his 5th grade homeschool year and it was very interesting. He looked forward to reading that book together every day so when I got him a physics course for 7th grade I was really interested in using this text also. Just from quickly perusing the book, it looks a little more involved than The History of Medicine and has experiments also. Should be a good 7th grade text.
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