The Story of Science Overview
In the three-book The Story of Science
series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world’s greatest scientists and encourages a similar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books—Aristotle Leads the Way, Newton at the Center,
and Einstein Adds a New Dimension
—include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists. Author of the prize-winning series A History of US, Joy Hakim
is the recipient of the NSTA/CBC’s Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, James Michener Award in Writing, and the Gold and Silver Parents’ Choice Awards in Writing.
Each book in The Story of Science
series has its own comprehensive Teacher’s Quest Guide
and Student’s Quest Guide
developed by The Talent Development Program at The Johns Hopkins University by researchers, educators, and experienced curriculum writers in collaboration with middle- and high-school practitioners. The Teacher’s Quest Guide
divides the course of study into units. Each unit includes an introduction (with background information, a materials list, and relevant standards), multiple class sessions, preparation for assessment activities, and several assessments. The Student’s Quest Guide
includes important vocabulary, instructions for experiments and activities, student sheets, and embedded reading strategies to help students comprehend and organize material.
The curriculum is ideal for traditional physical science classes, enrichment programs, multidisciplinary teaching, and home schooling. Published in association with the National Science Teachers Association
, an organization committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, these books will lead to greater comprehension by readers due to Joy’s unique and engaging narrative.
Watch Joy Hakim on Book TV’s In Depth program here.