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A YOUNG WOMAN'S QUEST TO UNRAVEL THE UNIVERSE The future. In response to environmental degradation, the Eco-community sect eschews science and technology, returning an austere agricultural life of nature-worship. But one young member, Fizz, struggles to reconcile these doctrines with her own burning curiosity. Risking life and social standing, Fizz embarks on a quest that brings her face-to-face with the often-eccentric giants of physics, from Aristotle and Galileo to Einstein and Hawking. One encounter at a time, Fizz pieces together the intricate workings of our universe, while struggling with the resulting intellectual, moral, and personal challenges. Returning as a changed person from her epic quest, Fizz faces the decision that will change her world forever. _______ In the genre of the highly successful Sophie's World, Fizz weaves the bizarre and inspiring history of physics into the touching, dramatic, personal story of a young woman named Fizz who comes of age while voyaging across the centuries. ___________ All proceeds are used to support the Student Fund!
This second edition of Charles Camp and John J. Clement's book, Preconceptions in Mechanics: Lessons for Dealing with Students' Conceptual Difficulties, Second Edition, contains a set of 24 innovative lessons and laboratories in mechanics for high school physics classrooms that was developed by a team of teachers and science education researchers. Research has shown that certain student preconceptions conflict with current physical theories and seem to resist change when using traditional instructional techniques. This book provides a set of lessons that are aimed specifically at these particularly troublesome areas: Normal Forces, Friction, Newton's Third Law, Relative Motion, Gravity, Inertia, and Tension. The lessons can be used to supplement any course that includes mechanics. Each unit contains detailed step by step lesson plans, homework and test problems, as well as background information on common student misconceptions, an overall integrated teaching strategy, and key aspects of the targeted core concepts. This edition has a number of substantial changes based on teacher input. A number of the lessons are adaptable for college level courses as well. Evaluations using pre and post tests have shown large gain differences over control groups. Product Code OP - 72
Completely updated, Amusement Park Physics, 2nd ed. gives teachers a gamut of subjects ranging from ways to incorporate amusement parks in classroom work to practical suggestions for taking a class to Physics Day. In between are methods of collecting data--many using modern technologies--and approaches to analyzing it. Many resources are included, as well as suggestions of useful Internet sites. OP-73