Author Bill Robertson uses humor to teach complex science concepts in the third book in the popular Stop Faking It! series. Light is an excellent resource for teachers who want to deepen their own understanding of light, reflection, refraction, lenses, polarization, and photons.
The content is organized in a learning cycle: “Things to Do before You Read the Science Stuff” and then “The Science Stuff.” Chapter summaries allow readers to check their understanding. Readers can explore on their own with the colored filters, a rainbow peephole (diffraction grating), and polarized filters included with the book. The "Application" sections provide examples of the relevance of light in everyday objects and experiences such as glow-in-the-dark stickers or "floaters" in our field of vision. The glossary provides easily understood definitions for the terms introduced, and SciLinks help readers find more information on the Internet.
The content, experiments, illustrations, and the author's generous use of humor all make Stop Faking It! Light a must-read for teachers who want to be sure they are teaching the concepts correctly and in an engaging way.