ERIC Number: ED496411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Electricity & Magnetism. Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It
Robertson, William C.
National Science Teachers Association (NJ3)
Shocked by static? Mixed up about magnets? Curious about currents? Teachers can get past memorizing all those electricity-related formulas, rules, and procedures so they can understand the subject at a level deep enough to teach it with confidence and comfort. Here to help is "Electricity and Magnetism," the fifth title in the award-winning NSTA Press Stop Faking It! series. By covering the basics of static electricity, current electricity, and magnetism, the book develops a scientific model showing that electricity and magnetism are really the same phenomenon in different forms. The book includes access to interactive software that readers can download from the NSTA web site to help them investigate electrical circuits--from simple to complex--without having to buy a lot of expensive materials. (Author Bill Robertson points out two advantages to the free download: "Electrocution is a remote possibility at best... and you get a genuinely cool piece of software that is just plain a fun toy.") Like all of the other lighthearted but scientifically accurate and best-selling Stop Faking It! books, "Electricity and Magnetism" was written specifically for science teachers, home-schoolers, and parents who want to help their kids with homework but lack the necessary scientific background. The book will serve as a friendly guide to electricity--one with a comforting knack for anticipating your fears, meeting information needs, and entertaining as it edifies.
Descriptors: Computer Software, Science Teachers, Information Needs, Energy, Physics, Models, Magnets, Educational Resources, Science Instruction
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