Ideas For Use
The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way uses a gripping narrative style to tell of the centuries-long quest to answer an important question: What is this universe of ours all about? In between the narratives, you and your students can browse colorful sidebars, test hands-on experiments, examine chars, maps, and diagrams and enjoy the humor of author Joy Hakim.
A Writer’s Reason
There’s more to This Story
1. Birthing a Universe
2. Telling It Like they Thought It Was: Myths of Creation
3. Making Days: Were the Calendar Makers Lunatics or Just Moonstruck
• Why Does The Moon Dazzle, Then Disappear?
• Take A Number, Then Write It Down
4. Ionia? What’s Ionia?
• Measuring With the Mind
5. The “A” Team
• More on Numerals, Geometry, and Math’s Origins
6. Elementary Matters: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, Says Empedocles
7. Being at Sea
• Why Do Polestars Take Turns?
8. Worshiping Numbers
• Chewing on Pi—or Tasting One of Math’s Mysteries
9. Pythagoras Know It’s Round
• There’s Gold in Those Irrationals
10. Getting Atom
• Ode to An Atom
11. Aristotle and His Teacher
• Plato, Math, and Perfect Numbers
12. Does it Change? No way, Says A
• Why Mars Is a Little Loopy
13. Aristarchus Got it Right—Well, Almost!
• How Far the Moon? It’s About Time
14. Alexander’s City
• Smoke and Mirrors
15. What’s a Hero
• Hero, An Airhead
16. Euclid in His Elements
• Numbers: In their Prime
17. Archimedes’ Claw
• Is It a Claw or a Flaw?
18. Measuring the Earth
• How did Eratosthenes Come So Close?
19. Rome Rules
20. Longitude and Latitude plus Two Greek Mapmakers
• What’s the Point?
21. The Greatest
22. A Saint Who Was No Scientist
• Do You Believe the Polyhistor? Well, Lost of People Did
23. No Joke—the Earth Is Pancake Flat!
24. Don’t Worry—the Round Earth Is Back!
25. Absolute Zero
• Mr. Fibonacci’s Numbers
26. An “Ox” Who Bellowed
• Roger Bacon Predicts
27. Books Will do it
28. The Antipodes: Discovering Down Under
29. Cosmic Voyagers: Is It Fiction, or Could It be True?
30. Finally! How Science Works
• The Prime Number Sieve of Eratosthenes