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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.
|Title||Exploring the World of Physics|
|Subtitle||From Simple Machines to Nuclear Energy|
|Contributors||John Hudson Tiner|
|Publisher||New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc.|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$14.99|
|Dimensions (in inches)||8 1/2 x 11 x 1/2|
perfect start to physics Review by Lisa
What did you think of this book?
As a homeschooling parent that hasn't taken physics in high school I worried about jumping in. Thankfully I got this book in hand and I have been able to read it and assign it to my highschooler to get his feet wet with physics. This is an easy to read but full of information book that has been a hit in our household. (Posted on 4/20/2016)
Physics just got a bit easier Review by Heather
What did you think of this book?
Physics can be an extremely complicated and difficult subject. How do I know? Because I had a love/hate relationship with physics in high school. While I did well in physics in high school, there were concepts that were not clearly explained or taught which made the subject matter difficult to truly grasp. This meant that I needed to work very hard to try to work through the concepts being taught in order to do well in the class. If I had a book like Exploring The World of Physics back then, I believe things would have been at least a little bit easier.
Knowing that one day I will be helping my daughter with her study of physics, I jumped at the chance to review Exploring The World of Physics. Having never read any of Mr. Tiner's previous books, I honestly didn't know what to expect. The book description stated that Mr. Tiner "explains the fascinating world of physics in a way that students from elementary to high school can comprehend." After reading just the first chapter, I started to believe that this may just be true.
Upon delving deeper into the book, I found that Exploring The World of Physics is more than just your ordinary physics book. It breaks concepts down in more manageable chunks of information. Students will find themselves learning science and history through the lives of great men such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Archimedes.... Hands-on experiments as well as review questions (answers given at end of book) help the students grasp the concepts being studied. The "for more study" section offer more challenging options for older students or students who want/need to dig a bit deeper. The black and white images and illustrations allow students to gain a better understanding of the topics being covered without being overly distracting.
Exploring the World of Physics is a valuable introductory guide into the scientific discipline of physics. Whether students are learning about physics for the first time or they need a refresher course, they are sure to walk away with a better understanding of physics as well as a deeper knowledge of some of the history of physics. This book is sure to be a valuable resource for homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from MasterBooks/New Leaf Publishing to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 10/20/2015)