|Type of Product:||NSTA Press Book
based on 2 reviews
|Grade Level:||Elementary School, High School, Middle School
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The Story of Science offers a comprehensive trek into the history of physical science. In her book, Joy Hakim, provides thoughtful correlations between science and technology and the ramifications that they have had on society. This book highlights the works of such notable scientists as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton.
The Scientific Quest…and This Book
1. Off-Center? It Can’t Be!
2. A New Age: Bringing New Ways of Seeing
• What’s To Be Made of Leonard?
3. On Revolutions and Fools
4. Tycho Brahe: Taking Heaven’s Measure
• Holding A Ruler To the Sky
5. Renaissance Men
6. Gazing at a Star Names Galileo
7. Moving Relatively or Relatively Moving?
8. Are Novas Really “New’ Stars? As to Supernovas—Wow!
• About Suns and Stuff (Galileo Didn’t Know Any of This)
9. Moving the Sun and the Earth
• Who Did Invent the Telescope?
10. Do You Think You Have Troubles?
• Getting Along by Staying Apart: Religion and Science
11. Poor Kepler
• Those Eccentric Ellipses
12. Descartes and His Coordinates
• At Last, Proof of the Last
13. What’s the Big Attraction
14. Gravity—How Absurd!
• Calculus? Who Done It?
15. Newton Sees the Light
16. Newton Moves
17. Fame Finds Newton
• Edmond Halley, Mr. Comet
18. A Dane Lights the Way
• Clocking Time (and Speed) With Io: Here’s the Math
19. What’s the Matter? (About Elements and Alchemy)
• An Elemental Tale
20. Robert Boyle, Skeptic—Or Airhead?
• Is Air Something—Or Nothing?
21. Daniel and the Old Lion Hunter
22. Brains and Beauty Squared
23. It’s a Gas! Take Its Temperature!
• Turning on The Heat
24. Weighing the World
25. The Right Man for the Job
26. A Man with a Powerful Head
• France Sings a Metric Tune
27. Dalton Takes Us Back to Greece—and Atoms
28. A Molecule-and-Number Man
• Chemical Bondage
29. Putting Things in Order
• The Periodic Table: A Chemical Family Tree
30. The Heated Story of an American Spy
31. A Shocking Science
• A Pendulum’s Proof
32. Michael Faraday Has a Field Day
• Turning on the Light
33. Maxwell’s Charges
• Again and Again and Again—That’s Frequency
34. Bulldog Boltzmann
• How Fast it Gas?
• Inside The Atom
35. Wake Up! This is about Work, Which Takes Energy
• Information-Age Thinking in the Industrial Era
36. A Number-One Law, Thermodynamically Speaking
37. Obeying the (Second) Law
38. Tying Down a Demon
39. Nothing to Do?
40. Wrapping Up and Getting Ready
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||Great Book for Many Levels of Learners
||Reviewed by: Jane Hunn (North Manchester, IN) on July 24, 2008
||This book is a good cover to cover read for students who are really into science and want to learn more. The pictures help bring in readers who may not have as high a reading level. It is a great resource book for students who just want to look up a particular person or topic. As a teacher, I have learned a lot about historical events and people. I appreciate the connection between history and science events, because they are not separate from one another. This helps give students a connection between the history class and science class that puts it all in perspective.
||The Story of Science: Newton at the Center
||Reviewed by: Susan Anthony (Miami, FL) on July 15, 2008
||Easy to read and provides clear insight into how different scientists at the time of Newton viewed the coming changes of thought
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