Although I haven’t been posting much over the holidays, I have managed to keep up with the teacher blogs that I read. John Hellman recently posted on his blog “So you want to be a science teacher” about Project Physics, a book that:
“arose out of the desire to develop “a humanistically oriented physics course” that would get more students excited about physics and to present the influence of science on society, and vice-versa. It’s really a wonderful text- each major topic is introduced with historical background of how the discoveries were made. The book takes the reader through a course of discovery that mirrors that of the original researchers, and really builds (for me, at least) excitement in the reader.” – from www.sciteacher.com
He also offers suggestions on how to find a copy of this book for yourself.