Science for Every Teacher Volume 1: Physics is a great reference book for those teaching elementary and middle school grades (K-8). It contains foundational principles of physics, so those teachers who don’t have a strong background in physics concepts but find themselves teaching a physics class (That’s you, homeschoolers!) can brush up on the material and be ready to answer questions that may arise. Of course, you don’t have to read the whole book in one sitting, but you can be familiar with the its material so that you can find the specific information you need to prepare for class.
Science for Every Teacher Volume 1: Physics covers wide array of topics:
- The Nature of Scientific Knowledge
- Scientific Methods
- Motion on earth and In the Heavens
- Newton’s Laws of Motion
- Simple Machines
- Atoms and Atomic Spectra
- Heat and Temperature
- Waves, Sound, and Light
- Pressure and Buoyancy
- Fields and Magnetism
- Geometric Optics
Each chapter is crammed full of information, but it is written in a fun, easy-to-understand format— you won’t be struggling to say awake! The text is accompanied with beautiful full color pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples that support the material being discussed. The beginning of each chapter has a list of goals. You can glance through this list to see if the information you are covering in class is indeed explained in the chapter. Also, there is an “About This Chapter” section that give some further details and extension you can find in the chapter. Throughout the book, you will find small boxes that ask and answer a specific question.
My favorite part of the Science for Every Teacher Volume 1: Physics is the ‘Ideas for Your Classroom’ at the end of each chapter. Here you will find ideas on how to support and extend your student’s learning of the chapter material. Ideas include experiments that demonstrate the concepts learned or that help further explore them, conversation starters, illustrations, craft ideas, visual displays, and charts, to name a few.
Overall, I am very pleased to have Novare Science & Math’s Science for Every Teacher Volume 1: Physics on my shelf. I intend to use it often over the course of the next several years. I can’t wait to see what other volumes come out because they will be on my priority list of homeschool necessities. This and many other of their products are now a part of Memoria Press, whose materials I have come to have a high expectation of quality, and this doesn’t disappoint.
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Till Next Time,
Till Next Time,