Science in Our Lives
Science in Our Lives
A rich, personable approach to physical science that captures students' imaginations from a place of interest to a foundation of deeper academic understanding with a passion to learn more.
Science In Our Lives is a college-freshman level physical science text that beautifully connects difficult concepts to familiar everyday experiences. It includes physics, chemistry, cosmology, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. Each chapter begins with an opening story that involves some interesting and familiar phenomena that result from the scientific principles discussed in the chapter.
Science in Our Lives succeeds by taking students, in a friendly narrative style that resonates with them, on a journey of discovery that accelerates learning and enables any student to fully grasp even complex concepts. Students receive a solid foundation in science that they can draw from throughout their academic and professional careers, and a desirable base of understanding to advance from for those enticed to major in the physical sciences.
Science in Our Lives can easily be tailored for a perfect fit.
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