A simple question asked on a basketball field sparks a discussion on gravity that carries on into the classroom. Coupled with demonstrations, which can be easily duplicated at home or in the classroom, "'Why Can't I Jump Very High?' - A Book About Gravity" starts the reader on a path to the discovery of the most prevalent force in the universe.
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Kamal Prasad has a bachelor's degree in Physics from University of California at Santa Cruz with minors in Education and Astronomy. He has taught science at a public school and has several years experience in tutoring children of all ages. While attending Chabot Junior College, he wrote for the college newspaper.
Besides promoting his book, he is currently preparing a workshop that he will be presenting at this year's California Science Teacher Association 2004 California Science Education Conference in October.Review:
Prasad’s clear prose gives a good explanation of gravity as well as examples of how it works. -- Phil Plait, Author of “Bad Astronomy” and Education Resource Director for the NASA E/PO at Sonoma State University
This is an excellent book in applying language arts skills for reading comprehension and writing applications through creative storytelling. -- Sharon Janulaw, Director of the North Bay Science Project
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