National Science Education Standards addressed in New High School Science Series

December 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Walch Publishing has just released the four-volume series Real-Life Science: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science. These four books give high school students a real-world context for key science concepts.

What questions do students ask about science? How can science relate to everyday life? Each title in this engaging series addresses 25 questions that uncover real-life science applications, relating academic material to personal experiences. The topics were chosen by science educators, based on their students’ real questions. Examples include the following:

Real-Life Science: Physics
• Why don’t they use normal air in racecar tires?
• How does a microwave oven heat food?
• What if you fell out of an airplane without a parachute?

Real-Life Science: Biology
• Why are most horses put to sleep if they break a leg?
• How does a seedless watermelon reproduce?
• What causes an ice-cream headache?

Real-Life Science: Chemistry
• Why does dynamite explode?
• How does antiperspirant stop me from sweating?
• What do drain cleaners do?

Real-Life Science: Earth Science
• Why are waves on the West Coast larger than on the East Coast?
• How close are we to making hydrogen power a reality?
• What are green buildings?

Each book has a correlations chart indicating the National Science Education Standards addressed by each of the 25 lessons. Every lesson responds to a question, providing background information and a thorough explanation of the science involved.

About Walch Publishing
Real-Life Science continues Walch Publishing’s reputation for extending and enhancing learning, with flexible solutions for middle school, high school, and beyond, addressing national and state standards as appropriate. Founded 80 years ago, Walch Publishing’s accessible and affordable products are developed by experts and an in-house educational team, in partnership with leading schools and districts nationwide.