Physics: Modeling Nature addresses the complaints teachers typically have with many of the current offerings. It is especially suited to STEM programs with a college-preparatory mission. Students who aspire to a technical career will find it to be the best text available with fresh, elucidating illustrations, and a narrative that explains concepts with attention to detail.
Teachers will appreciate the book as a solid reference and lecturing tool. Each chapter includes plenty of exercises and clearly defined learning objectives. And Novare’s trademark integration of the essential historical background enhances awareness of the legacy and present day community of scientists.
Finally, Modeling Nature employs vector calculations and assumes students have completed trigonometry as a prerequisite. Problems in the text are not calculus-based. But since many students will take calculus concurrently with advanced physics, connections between the two are frequently highlighted. Modeling Nature is written with Novare priorities—supporting a mastery-learning paradigm, integrating related subjects, and a Kingdom perspective that inspires wonder in the beauty and complexity of God’s great world.
Memoria Press’ science program has two goals prior to high school science. First, we teach students the world of nature by studying the things its makeup—birds, insects, trees, mammals, and the heavenly bodies. Second, students also learn a narrative account of the development of the sciences. They learn science in a story form, in a way they can best understand it. They are then ready to study high school science using the excellent Novare Science Series. Check out all that Memoria Press has to offer with science here.