“Physics Lab in a Hardware Store”
Posted July 16, 2008on:
I decided I need to add a book review section to this blog. I have a pile of books that I steal ideas from. This one was on my list to purchase, but I found it in the Juvenile section of our local library. It is written for a budding scientist, but I don’t think it really hits its target. As a teacher, the stuff is almost obvious, so while I got a couple of ideas from the book, mostly it was a quick skim and return to the library. I’m glad I didn’t purchase the book.
Far too much of the book is used to describe examples of simple machines. I spend very little time on machines, so the book isn’t one for my library.
Having said that, I will be looking for his other books at the library in hope of gathering another one or two ideas.
Summary: Worthy of borrowing, not one to purchase. Rated 2/5 Einsteins.