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The Story of Science Classroom Companion is a boon for teachers who choose master storyteller Joy Hakim’s Einstein Adds a New Dimension as a primary or supplemental physics text. Hakim’s newest title in The Story of Science series brings to life the history of Albert Einstein and his fellow scientists as they lay the groundwork for concepts of particle physics and quantum mechanics. The Classroom Companion, which includes editions for both teachers and students, follows Hakim’s text chapter by chapter and provides teaching tips, lists of key vocabulary words, activities, writing prompts, additional online and print resources, and more. Free to NSTA members, this easily downloaded e-book will help classroom teachers and parents of homeschoolers use Hakim’s outstanding Einstein Adds a New Dimension to integrate science process with science literacy.
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Scientists and inventors
Conservation of energy
Newton’s laws of motion
Kinetic molecular theory
Nature of science and technology
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, High-School Educator, Informal Educator, Learner, Middle-Level Educator, New Teacher, Parent, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Assessment of students, Classroom management, Curriculum, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Interdisciplinary, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
Chapter 1: A Boy With Something on His Mind
Chapter 2: Time on Replay
Chapter 3: Electrifying Thoughts and Magnetic Reasoning
Chapter 4: The M. and M.’s of Science
Chapter 5: Invisible Bits of Electricity
Chapter 6: Smaller than Atoms? Subatomic? Is This a Joke?
Chapter 7: Nobel Marie
Chapter 8: Mysterious Rays
Chapter 9: Making Waves
Chapter 10: Five Papers
Chapter 11: Seeing the (Photon) Light
Chapter 12: Molecules Move
Chapter 13: Getting the Picture Right
Chapter 14: Getting Atom
Chapter 15: Still Shooting Alpha Particles
Chapter 16: Bohr Taking Quantum Leaps
Chapter 17: An American Tracks Photons; A Frenchman Nails Matter
Chapter 18: What’s Uncertain? Everything, Says Heisenberg
Chapter 19: A Cat, Quarks, and Other Quantum Critters
Chapter 20: Smashing Atoms
Chapter 21: Chemistry, Charisma, and Peace
Chapter 22: Energy Equals Mass Times the Square of the Speed of Light or E=mc2
Chapter 23: On the Way to War (a List of Happenings)
Chapter 24: The Fission Vision
Chapter 25: Presidential Power
Chapter 26: Manhattan on a Mesa
Chapter 27: Quantum Electrodynamics? Surely You’re Joking
Chapter 28: Those Relatives: Galileo and Albert
Chapter 29: Relativity: It’s About Time
Chapter 30: An Event? To a Physicist It’s Not a Party
Chapter 31: Timely Dimensions
Chapter 32: A Man in a Red Hat
Chapter 33: The Paradox of the Twins
Chapter 34: Relative Gravity
Chapter 35: Warps in Spacetime
Chapter 36: Does It Change? Or Is It Changeless?
Chapter 37: Expanding Times
Chapter 38: An Expanding Universe
Chapter 39: A Luminous Indian
Chapter 40: Explosive? And How!
Chapter 41: Singular Black Holes
Chapter 42: Gravity Waves?
Chapter 43: A Singular BANG With a Background
Chapter 44: Inflation? This Chapter Is Not About Economics
Chapter 45: Entanglement?
Locality? Are We Talking Science?
Chapter 46: Super Stars?
Chapter 47: A Surprising Information-Age Universe
Chapter 48: Is Anyone Out There?
Chapter 49: This Is the Last Chapter, but It’s Not the End
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 31 correlations with the National Standards.
- Physical Science
- Structure and properties of matter
- The interactions among molecules are determined by the structure of the molecule, including the constituent atoms and the distances and angles between them. (9-12)
- Structure of atoms
- Fission is the splitting of a large nucleus into smaller pieces. (9-12)
- Fusion is the joining of two nuclei at extremely high temperature and pressure, and is the process responsible for the energy of the sun and other stars. (9-12)
- Position and motion of objects
- An object's motion can be described by tracing and measuring its position over time. (velocity) (K-4)
- Transfer of Energy
- Energy is a property of many substances and is associated with heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, sound, nuclei, and the nature of a chemical. (5-8)
- Energy is transferred in many ways. (5-8)
- Light interacts with matter by transmission (including refraction), absorption, or scattering (including reflection). To see an object, light from that object—emitted by or scattered from it—must enter the eye. (5-8) (5-8)
- In most chemical and nuclear reactions, energy is transferred into or out of a system. (5-8)
- The sun's energy arrives as light with a range of wavelengths, consisting of visible light, infrared, and ultraviolet radiation. (5-8)
- Motion and Forces
- Objects change their motion only when a net force is applied. Laws of motion are used to calculate precisely the effects of forces on the motion of objects. (9-12)
- Electricity and magnetism are two aspects of a single electromagnetic force. (9-12)
- Unbalanced forces will cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion. (Acceleration) (5-8)
- The motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion, and speed. (5-8)
- Conservation of energy and increase in disorder
- Energy can be transferred by collisions in chemical and nuclear reactions, by light waves and other radiations, and in many other ways. (9-12)
- Energy can never be destroyed. (9-12)
- All energy can be considered to be either kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion; potential energy, which depends on relative position; or energy contained by a field, such as electromagnetic waves. (9-12)
- The higher the temperature, the greater the atomic or molecular motion. (9-12)
- Everything tends to become less organized and less orderly over time. (9-12)
- In all energy transfers, the overall effect is that the energy is spread out uniformly. Examples are the transfer of energy from hotter to cooler objects by conduction, radiation, or convection and the warming of our surroundings when we burn fuels. (9-12)
- Interactions of energy and matter
- Waves, including sound and seismic waves, waves on water, and light waves, have energy and can transfer energy when they interact with matter. (9-12)
- Electromagnetic waves result when a charged object is accelerated or decelerated. (9-12)
- The energy of electromagnetic waves is carried in packets whose magnitude is inversely proportional to the wavelength. (9-12)
- Each kind of atom or molecule can gain or lose energy only in particular discrete amounts and thus can absorb and emit light only at wavelengths corresponding to these amounts. (9-12)
- Earth Science
- Origin and evolution of the universe
- The "big bang" theory places the origin between 10 and 20 billion years ago, when the universe began in a hot dense state; according to this theory, the universe has been expanding ever since. (9-12)
- Billions of galaxies, each of which is a gravitationally bound cluster of billions of stars, now form most of the visible mass in the universe. (9-12)
- Stars produce energy from nuclear reactions, primarily the fusion of hydrogen to form helium. (9-12)
- Science and Technology
- Understanding about science and technology
- Many different people in different cultures have made and continue to make contributions to science and technology. (5-8)
- Science and technology are reciprocal. (5-8)
- Process Standards for Professional Development
- Introduce teachers to scientific literature, media, and technological resources that expand their science knowledge and their ability to access further knowledge. (NSES)
- Uses learning strategies appropriate to the intended goal. (NSDC)
- Teaching Standards
- Teachers provide students with the time, space, and resources needed to learn science.
- Make the available science tools, materials, media, and technological resources accessible to students.
||Making Connections with Scientists' Discoveries
||Reviewed by: Carolyn M (Buffalo Grove, IL) on July 13, 2011
||What a great find! I can't wait to purchase the book that this companion eBook accompanies. The companion book stands alone as a great resource. There are many ideas for teaching the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) included. Also, various scientists are highlighted with their 'claims to fame' explained. The Online Learning Tools sections include additional resources for interactive activities to use with students.
||Great Resource for the Science Classroom
||Reviewed by: Maureen Stover (Seaside, CA) on April 12, 2011
||This book is a great companion to the Story of Science text. By stepping through some of the major themes of science, this book help teachers lead students through the achievements of some of the great contributors of science. Each lesson gives a brief background, introduces vocabulary, and includes hands-on activities to reinforce concepts. This is an excellent reference tool for any science teacher!
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