Take an engrossing journey to explore the awesome ideas of science, with Dr. Art as your guide. Travel through atoms, energy forces, and the universe-and discover that it is all more amazing than you could imagine! Venture beyond the Milky Way with Dr. Art to discover the vastness of space, the depths of time, and how ancient explosions in our galaxy generated stardust that infuses our planet-and even our bodies-to this day. You'll learn why there is no such thing as empty space, how energy and matter are related, and the meaning of Einstein's famous equation!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Science? Chapter 2: Two Plus Two Equals Hip-Hop. Chapter 3: What's the Matter. Chapter 4: Energy and Dr. Art's 50th Anniversary Ball. Chapter 5: Forces Be with Us. Chapter 6: Putting the You in Universe. Chapter 7: Home Sweet Home. Chapter 8: Energy on Earth. Chapter 9: Life on Earth. Chapter 10: Who We Are. Chapter 11: The Famous E Word. Chapter 12: Midnight December 26. Chapter 13: Where Are We Going? GlIndex (Glossary + Index).
ART SUSSMAN, Ph.D., is a science educator and author of the acclaimed and award-winning book, Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth (over 70,000 copies sold). Sussman directs WestEd's Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Science and Mathematics Education, based in San Francisco and serving science and math educators throughout the West. He directs California's Building a Presence for Science, a project for NSTA involving 4,800 science educators statewide. In 2000 he received the Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award from the California Science Teachers Association. In addition, Sussman is active nationally with the Council of State Science Supervisors and has assisted Nevada, Utah, Georgia and California in developing their science standards. Aside from his professional responsibilities, Sussman is best known for conducting "Dr. Art's Planet Earth Show," a theatrical science performance pitched to kids and adults and performed at education conferences and science centers nationally. As part of his intensive performance circuit planned for 2006, he's scheduled as keynote presentor at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference.