The focus of this book is on the transfer of energy. The reader is encouraged to make predictions, perform purpose-driven research, and creatively solve problems presented about the transfer of energy.
Does the universe circle around Earth? Do creatures live on the sun? Can you tell the future by looking at the stars? At one time, science supported wild notions like these! But later studies proved these ideas were nonsense. Discover science's biggest mistakes and oddest assumptions about physics and astronomy, and see how scientific thought changed over time.
"Take a look into the fascinating world of mathematics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the amazing work scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years"--Publisher's website.
Humans are born with basic math abilities, but complex math involves study and abstract thinking. Zuchora-Walske shows readers how mathematics-- and math education-- have changed over the years ... and are still changing.