A Brief History of Science

Gribbin, John Publication date: 1998 Publisher: New York, Barnes and Noble Books. Flesch–Kincaid 15.7 Description Rationale: This text which reviews the history of science could be used in my Physics classes to review a variety of topics, in particular for this text set, it has a section dedicated to the “Complete Theory of Light” in which […]

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Isaac Newton: Inventor, Scientist, and Teacher

Tiner, John Hudson Publication date: 1981 Publisher: Mott Media Flesch–Kincaid Description Rationale: This book in an illustrated biography of Isaac Newton. Many students are familiar with Newton’s law of motion and his famous equation: F = m*a (net force equals mass times acceleration), however, must of the time they know little about the man. This is […]

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The Ultimate Guide To The Scientific Method

Fandon, John Publication date: 2009 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books; Spi Flesch–Kincaid 9.0 Description Rationale: This book has four sections that relate to this text set: 1) Electromagnetic spectrum, 2) Visible light, 3) Light sources, 4) Moving light, 5) Light and atoms, and 6) Color, 7) Spectrum, and 8) Mixing color. It can be used to complement […]

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Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum 3rd Edition

Butcher, Ginger Publication date: 2011 Publisher: Pearson Education Inc. U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Flesch–Kincaid Description Rationale: This text is a scientific book recommended to a wide variety of readers: Appropriate for grades 5-12, undergraduates and adults. It is an interesting complement that reviews the history of the discoveries that lead to our modern knowledge […]

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Electromagnetic Radiation Survival Guide: Step by Step Solutions -Protect Yourself and your Family NOW!

Halpern, Jonathan Publication date: 2013 Publisher: Halpern Jonathan Flesch–Kincaid 9.1 Description Rationale: This is an interesting text that addresses and important question: how dangerous is the electromagnetic radiation in our technologically advanced world? According to our Physics class, low energy radiation such as visible, infrared, microwaves and radio waves <strong>is not able to ionize humans</strong> (that is: […]

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Light at Work.

Kukla, Lauren Publication date: 2017 Publisher: Minnesota: Adbo Publishing Flesch–Kincaid 2.60 Description Rationale: Having a variety of texts some with simple levels could be useful to complement my lectures. This is a book with lots of pictures that address an important topic: light at work. How can we use light for our benefit? How can we […]

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The Science of COLOR Investigating Light

Kennery, Karen Latchana Publication date: 2016 Publisher: Minnesota: Adbo Consulting. Flesch–Kincaid 4.57 Description Rationale: Having students with variable interest for science makes teaching electromagnetic radiation and in general physics challenging. Texts like this book are a great resource to introduce concepts and increase students’ interest in science. In my experience, the main problem when teaching hard […]

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Physics Classroom

Classroom, Physics Publication date: Retrieved November 07, 2017 from Publisher: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/light/Lesson-2/The-Electromagnetic-and-Visible-Spectra http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives/Light-and-Color/Electromagnetic-Spectrum Flesch–Kincaid 12.8 Description Rationale:  Given the technology age in which we live, students benefit from receiving content in online resources.  In addition to the textbook which does not always present content in a visual way which would engage all students, having online content together […]

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LIGHT The Visible Spectrum and Beyond

Arcand, K Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid 10.60 Description Rationale:  Light illuminates our world and allows us to see everything around us. But humans can see only a sliver of the full spectrum of light known as the electromagnetic spectrum. In this highly visual, original exploration, the authors present the object of light as never before. […]

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em song

Yann, Emerson & Wong Publication date: Accessed on Nov. 7, 2017 Publisher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjOGNVH3D4Y Flesch–Kincaid Description Rationale:  The concept of electromagnetic radiation is central for the study of the interaction of the different types of light with matter. This covers a range of wavelengths or frequencies over which electromagnetic radiation extends. In my experience, students have difficulties when […]

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