Exploring the World of Physics: Simple Machines to Nuclear Energy by John Tiner is an excellent introduction to physics! The book is part of the Exploring the World of… series aimed at middle school ages and published by New Leaf Press.
Exploring the World of Physics covers:
- The laws of motion.
- Simple machines.
- States of matter.
- Nuclear energy.
There is also a chapter devoted to the future of physics and topics such as cold fusion, faster-than-light communication, matter transmission and replication, nanotechnology, and cryogenic research.
Sidebars go into some subjects (and people) more in depth. A bibliography offers ideas for further reading.
The author obviously understands and enjoys science and that comes through his writing, making these books very approachable.
Each chapter includes three problem questions to start a student thinking, three problem solutions at the end, and a series of questions at the end for review. (We recommend using these as oral or written narration prompts.) Answers are in the back of the book.
In addition to written narrations for each chapter, we also suggest creating a notebook to hold:
We love this series and used it as the base for our middle school science. Exploring the World of Physics is a great science option.
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