Friday, December 3, 2010

Physics !

My teen started a new book this morning." The Physics of Super Heroes, second edition by James Kakalios."  I thought this would be a great introduction to a subject he is going to be working on in greater depth.

Author James Kaklios is a professor in the school of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Minnesota.  He has also written another book entitled " The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics" that you can read more about from the link provided.
While reading the first chapter he had a few questions and had done some oral narrating with me - we looked up F=MA because he had not learned yet about Newton's three laws of motion.  We found this neat site:  Motorsport Mathematics

Some other sites you might be interested in that I will be exploring further regarding physics:
Physics World
Newton's Three Laws of Motion

As we move further into the book, I will be sharing more resources and ideas for what we will be doing~


Sweet said...

This looks like a great book for a boy! Its definitely going on my 10 year old son's school list. Thanks for sharing!

Learners at Home said...

your welcome! I really can't take all the credit for finding this great book to introduce physics. I heard about it from two science email groups I belong to: At Home Science and Living Science also. They are both great help to me! If you don't belong be sure and check them out.
I also wanted to mention that some of the concepts (especially for the age of 10) could or may be more difficult like Newtons Laws of Motion.. BUT I am having my son circle things he doesn't understand and we are working through it that way and it is really good. :)


Fatcat said...

My teen checked the Quantum Mechanics one out of the library today!

Learners at Home said...

Great ~ if you can be sure and share how your teen liked it! My son plans on getting this one after he reads the Superheroes one ~ :)


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