A Phenomena-Based Physics: Sound, Light & Heat, Vol. 2
Volume 2, for Grade 7, concerns itself with further studies in acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, and mechanics.
Many experiments are included with each section.
These books were written for class teachers in Waldorf schools. At the same time, however, they can serve as an introduction to a phenomena-centered study of physics for anyone interested in pursuing this approach. Each of the three volumes begins with the same basic general introduction to the teaching methodology. Then the various fields of physics appropriate to the age group are introduced. A discussion of the main topics in the particular field is followed by detailed descriptions of a series of simple experiments.
All three volumes are newly edited and reformatted in a handy workbook size for ease of teacher reference in preparing main lesson presentations and experiments. Illustrated.
About the Author
Manfred von Makensen was a Waldorf science teacher for decades, teaching both students and aspiring teachers in Germany. After many years of Waldorf science teaching in elementary grades and high school, Manfred von Makensen developed skilled techniques for preparing teachers for science teaching. He has written books about Waldorf science teaching and his passing in 2015 marked a significant loss for the Waldorf school movement worldwide. Von Mackensen developed a new quality of language for pursuing keen observation as a basis for good scientific comprehension. His work has unlocked creativity for many teachers.