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Introduction: Physics in Our Lives Chapter 1: Forces Chapter 2: Motion Chapter 3: Newton's Laws Chapter 4: Gravity Chapter 5: Electricity Chapter 6: Magnetism Chapter 7: Light and Optics Chapter 8: Sound Glossary Resources Index
Jane P. Gardner has worked in publishing as a writer and editor of educational material for the K-12+ market for over a decade. With master's degrees in geology and education, Jane brings her unique combination of skills in science and education to each project. Jane lives in Melrose, MA. Sam Carbaugh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked with many colleges and companies to create informational comics and illustrations. Sam lives in Grand Rapids, MI.
Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature Publishers Weekly "Part of the Inquire and Investigate series, this interactive introduction to physics aims to give readers a working understanding of such topics as motion, electricity, and magnetism, presented through comics-style panels, allusions, and experiments... Physics computations are kept to a minimum, with the focus instead on providing a general familiarity with overarching ideas and sparking interest through hands-on methods." Swon Libraries Recommends "this an excellent choice for students interested in or studying physics in middle grade science." National Science Teachers Association Recommends "... The investigations will make 'physics come alive' for students with the real life applications. The projects would be perfect for science fairs, classroom projects, and for parents to complete at home with children. There is a complete glossary and resource guide including websites, books, and periodicals. The content supports the NGSS Standards...This book is a well--written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents." Daniel Michael, M.Ed., PMP, Manager, Learning Design and Development "I really enjoyed the approach the book takes to introducing physics concepts to middle school students. The book is relational, engaging, and promotes scientific investigation." Marla Conn, Educational Consultant "A+++! This title was very well thought out, with a great flow and sequence and amazing text features. With QR codes that are engaging and relevant, Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature offers real-world critical thinking and application. I love this title!" Andy Marquis, High School Physics and Chemistry Teacher "Both a valuable supplemental text for mid-level educators and a call to curiosity for kids who wonder where their interests intersect with the world of physics." Praise for Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound by Donna Latham School Library Journal "This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight. ...an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music." "Incredibly written, (The Everything Kids' Geography Book) is not only educational, but entertaining. Jane P. Gardner, with a degree in geology, uses her knowledge to put together an amazing tool for parents and educators to buy for their children." -- Kristina Nelson, Helium