Date: Mon Oct 6 16:05:06 2008

Author: George Collison

Subject: Re: request for books for HS kids

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tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu writes:
>Greetings,
>
Love it.
Thanks Dick.
>
>
>One outstanding book is: “To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in
>Successful Design by Henry Petroski
>

>
>A must read for all teachers.
>

>
>Click on title to find sources and prices.
>

>
>Dick
>
>
>
>

>
>Helping teachers who facilitate, motivating students who learn.
>
>Dick Heckathorn¬ 14665 Pawnee Trail¬ Middleburg Hts, OH¬ 44130¬
>440-826-0834
>
>http://web.cvcaroyals.org/~rheckathorn/
>
>Adjunct Physics Teacher - Baldwin Wallace College
>
>Physics is learning how to communicate with ones environment so that it
>will talk back.
>
>
>
>

>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
>Behalf Of George Collison
>Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 12:22 AM
>To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>Subject: [tap-l] request for books for HS kids
>

>
>Hi,
>

>
>I'm looking for some good reads _about_ physics or engineering, not
>"teaching" books about physics concepts or study guides.
>
>I want to engage kids in the process of viewing the world as a physicist
>or engineer. ¬ Primarily I'm looking to spark imagination.
>
>HS kids cannot, rather will not, wade through long, detailed biographies.
>¬ I'm looking for materials that have the gems lying closer to the
>surface.
>

>
>References to good online lists gratefully accepted.
>

>
>Physics:
>
>Einstein's autobiography is one that fits this bill, ¬ There is a
>collection of his letters/correspondence also.
>

>
>Brief history of time is another.
>

>
>Feynman has some texts.
>

>
>Kagu has some neat volumes.
>

>
>There is a "physics of NASCAR"
>

>
>Got recs for physics of any sport?
>

>
>Anything readable by a HS student on Oppenheimer?
>

>
>Engineering? ¬ I'm coming up totally flat.
>

>
>There is a new book on the building of the dome of the cathedral in
>Florence.
>

>
>Any books by engineers you might recommend? ¬ ¬ "Existential pleasures of
>Engineering" seems a bit dated but it has the right tone.
>

>
>Any readable books on biomedical engineering, rather the insights or
>experiences of a biomedical engineer?
>

>
>Anything readable on physics and architecture?
>

>
>Any books that may be attractive to female students?
>

>
>Galileo's Daughter is a tad too cerebral - one needs too much context to
>read it. ¬ That is my opinion; ¬ perhaps I'm wrong. ¬ Educate me.
>

>
>Most materials on Lisa Meitner are really tough going.
>

>
>Materials on Marie Curie, the ones that I read, did not really engage the
>reader. ¬ Any suggestions?
>

>
>Thanks,
>

>
>George
>

>



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Greetings,

Love it.
Thanks Dick.


One outstanding book is: =E2=80=9CTo Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in=
Successful Design by Henry Petroski

=C2=A0

A must read for all teachers.

=C2=A0

Click on title to find sources and prices.

=C2=A0

Dick




=C2=A0

Helping teachers who facilitate, motiv=
ating students who learn.

Dick Heckathorn=C2=A0 14665 Pawnee Trail=
=C2=A0 Middleburg Hts, OH=C2=A0 44130=C2=A0 440-826-0834

http://web.cvcaroyals.org/=7Erhe=
ckathorn/

Adjunct Physics Teacher - Baldwin Wallace=
College

Physics is learning how to communicate wi=
th ones environment so that it will talk back.




=C2=A0

-----Original Message-----
From: t=
ap-l-owner=40lists.ncsu.edu =5Bmailto:tap-l-owner=40lists.ncsu.edu<=
/a>=5D On Behalf Of George Collison
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 12:22 AM
To: tap-l=40l=
ists.ncsu.edu
Subject: =5Btap-l=5D request for books for HS kids

=C2=A0

Hi,

=C2=A0

I'm looking for some good reads _about_ physics or engineering, no=
t "teaching" books about physics concepts or study guides.=


I want to engage kids in the process of viewing the world as a phy=
sicist or engineer. =C2=A0Primarily I'm looking to spark imagination.

HS kids cannot, rather will not, wade through long, detailed biogr=
aphies. =C2=A0I'm looking for materials that have the gems lying closer to =
the surface.

=C2=A0

References to good online lists gratefully accepted.=


=C2=A0

Physics:

Einstein's autobiography is one that fits this bill, =C2=A0There i=
s a collection of his letters/correspondence also.

=C2=A0

Brief history of time is another.

=C2=A0

Feynman has some texts.

=C2=A0

Kagu has some neat volumes.

=C2=A0

There is a "physics of NASCAR"

=C2=A0

Got recs for physics of any sport?

=C2=A0

Anything readable by a HS student on Oppenheimer?

=C2=A0

Engineering? =C2=A0I'm coming up totally flat.

=C2=A0

There is a new book on the building of the dome of the cathedral i=
n Florence.

=C2=A0

Any books by engineers you might recommend? =C2=A0=C2=A0"Exis=
tential pleasures of Engineering" seems a bit dated but it has the rig=
ht tone.

=C2=A0

Any readable books on biomedical engineering, rather the insights =
or experiences of a biomedical engineer?

=C2=A0

Anything readable on physics and architecture?

=C2=A0

Any books that may be attractive to female students?=


=C2=A0

Galileo's Daughter is a tad too cerebral - one needs too mu=
ch context to read it. =C2=A0That is my opinion; =C2=A0perhaps I'm wrong. =
=C2=A0Educate me.

=C2=A0

Most materials on Lisa Meitner are really tough going.

=C2=A0

Materials on Marie Curie, the ones that I read, did not really eng=
age the reader. =C2=A0Any suggestions?

=C2=A0

Thanks,

=C2=A0

George

=C2=A0





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