Archimedes and the Door of Scienceby Jeanne Bendick
135 pages, Biography/History
Reviewed by Jenny
A good combination of history, science, and math for homeschoolers.
PlotArchimedes was Greek, and the Greeks were born asking questions. And with his questions and his sharp mind, with his innovated calculations, discoveries, and inventions, Archimedes managed to move the world of science and impact every generation after him.
MoralityMorality is never an issue.
Spiritual ContentSpirituality is also never an issue. Greek thinkers did not often adhere to the old gods.
ViolenceSome of Archimedes’ inventions were war-machines used to protect his home island of Sicily from attackers.
Drug and Alcohol ContentNone.
Sexual ContentNone, except that Archimedes does fly down a street in a fit of excitement, forgetting his clothing.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentNone.
ConclusionFor those to whom science and mathematics do not come easily, Archimedes and the Door of Science is an excellent read. Not only does the author explain the history of Archimedes’ time, she integrates his mathematics, his scientific work, and his own life. This book contains history, math, and science all in one, and is written and illustrated in such a way as to make it enjoyable and understandable for those to whom these subjects do not come readily. Archimedes and the Door of Science will make you laugh and learn.
|Written for Age:||8-10|
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