Pedagogical Section – Publications (Books & Essays)

 

Phenomenological Organic Chemistry, an Introduction Based on the Inner Nature of Substance in the Plant World, Class 9 Chemistry by Manfred van Mackensen, Translated by Peter Glasby

Main Lesson Demonstration with Classroom Material and Laboratory Projects. Through the stellar efforts of Peter Glasby from Australia we now have an English version of Manfred von Mackensen’s Phenomenological Organic Chemistry, a must have for any ninth grade chemistry teacher.

Included are experimental descriptions, discussion of deeper themes and methodology for carrying out a student laboratory project in home-medicine making. Contents include: Deeper thoughts on the intent of the curriculum, Stages of Refinement, Combustion, Fragrances, Petroleum, Essential Oils, Anasthetis, and much more.

Softbound, 134 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, illustrated

Published by the Pedagogical Section of the School of Spiritual Science, Anthroposophical Society in Australia

Phenomenological-Organic-Chemistry-by-Dr-Manfred-von-Mackensen

For more information and ordering: email Jennifer West click here

or www.awsnabooks.org (AWSNA Association of Waldorf Schools of North America)

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Astronomy under the Southern Skies: Sun, Moon, Stars & Planets for teachers of 9-14 year olds by Neil Carter

Neil Carter, well known NZ Steiner educator, received a sabbatical leave grant from the NZ Ministry of Education to produce a Southern Hemisphere Astronomy teaching resource for teachers of class 3 to 8 (9 to 14 year olds). The accuracy of this resource has been checked by several experts, including two astrophysicists,as well as the education and public programmes manager at Carter’s Observatory in Wellington, NZ.

Astronomy-under-the-Southern-Skies-by-Neil-Carter

For more information and ordering: email Neil Carter  click here

or www.angusrobertson.com.au

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Geometry in Nature: Exploring the Morphology of the Natural World through Projective Geometry

by John Blackwood ISBN:9780863159213 Floris Books

From the simplest observations in nature to detailed measuring of intricate forms, we find geometry everywhere in the world around us. In this magnificent book, John Blackwood explores various kinds of symmetry in diverse realms of nature. He considers the fundamental forms of minerals, plants, animals, and humans, before looking at spirals, vortices, buds, and other complex shapes. Using projective geometry as a basis, he shows how many forms in nature are generated by the same basic geometrical process, but significant disparities lead to the wondrous variety found in our universe. Fully illustrated more than five hundred photographs, drawings, and diagrams, this book is both beautiful and inspirational.

Geometry-in-Nature-by-John-Blackwood

For more information and ordering:

www.florisbooks.co.uk

www.bookdepository.co

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Mathematics in Nature, Space and Time

by John Blackwood ISBN: 9780863158186 Floris Books

A teachers’ book for maths covering ‘Mathematics in Nature’, ‘Pythagoras and Numbers’,’Platonic Solids’ and ‘Rhythm and Cycles’. Includes full colour illustrations and diagrams throughout. A resource for Steiner-Waldorf teachers for maths for Class 7 (age 12-13) and Class 8 (age 13-14). This book is a combined edition of Mathematics Around Us (for Class 7) and Mathematics in Space and Time (for Class 8).

Mathematics-in-Nature-Space-and-Time-by-John-Blackwood

For more information and ordering:

www.florisbooks.co.uk

www.bookdepository.co

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Mathematics in Space and Time

by John Blackwood ISBN: 9780863155604 Floris Books

A teachers’ book for mathematics covering ‘Platonic Solids’ and ‘Rhythm and Cycles’ which includes full colour illustrations and diagrams throughout.

A resource for Steiner-Waldorf teachers for maths for Class 8 (age 13-14).

Mathematics-in-Space-and-Time-by-John-Blackwood

For more information and ordering:

www.florisbooks.co.uk

www.bookdepository.co

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Making a 4-bit Adder using Electromagnetic Relay Switches in Class 10 – a path into the “black box” – with additional background to the integration of Information Technology into the Curriculum of the Waldorf/Steiner Schools Adaptation

Translation by Peter Glasby and David Bowden from the original by Peter Wenger

Published by the Pedagogical Section of the School of Spiritual Science, Anthroposophical Society in Australia

Making a 4-bit Adder using Electromagnetic Relay Switches in Class 10

For more information and ordering: email Jennifer West click here

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