Want your kids to grow up to make a difference in the world? Science is a fantastic place to start. We’ve all heard the reports that the U.S. needs to focus more on the sciences. If we want to see real change take place, whether it’s alternative fuels or alternative medicines, our kids need to grow up buddy-buddy with science, to learn what’s so fascinating about it. Head First Physics is an excellent way to start that relationship on the right foot.
One of the most valuable lessons I have learned in life is that some of the best education you can receive is what you dig into on your own time. As the world changes and grows, even the very best of school systems don’t have enough time to cover all the subjects our kids may need or take an interest in. That’s why the Head First Physics book published by O’Reilly really grabbed me. Kids can really learn; and this is not a boring old school textbook either! They’ll be performing experiments, enjoying funny graphics, and putting pencil to paper in the most creative of ways. And all those questions they ask you about how stuff works? They’ll learn first-hand! Not just print on paper, but they’ll learn how to try it for themselves. A valuable learning tool indeed.
I’d say this book is probably best for at least 12 and up, but it’s always good to have the books laying around ready for curious eyes whenever they find an interest well up. Who knows? Your 7-year-old may just astound you. And if they’re not ready to read it, you might find yourself hardpressed to stay out of the book yourself. I keep going back to the thing and playing around with it, ’cause mama needs a refresher course! But don’t worry – I won’t keep all the fun to myself. I have an extra copy here!
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