Popular Science Books

Courtesy: Pantaneto Forum

The use of popular science (PS) books is a long neglected tool in teaching. The characteristics of PS books are pointed out. A painless way to incorporate PS books in our regular physics teaching has been tried in the last five years. The method is to offer extra credit to the students for writing a book report based on PS books. The experience is reported here, which is also applicable to other science courses as taught in colleges or high schools. The idea is to help the students to broaden their scientific knowledge base as demanded by the real world out there, to foster a lifelong habit of buying and reading PS books, and become a science-informed citizen.

Related Links:

The Best Pop Sci Books (according to Popular Science UK)

Recommended books (Amazon.co.uk)

100 All-Time Greatest Pop Sci Books (Online Education Database)

Best Pop Sci Books (Discover Magazine)

Popular Science Books Category (Wikipedia)

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