Kevin J. Cox is currently the Science Department Head at Burncoat High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. Over the past twenty plus years Mr. Cox has taught A.P. Physics and Engineering. He is well known for his “hands-on” approach to teaching science. He is also the author of 100 Great Moments of Science which received the 2012 Silver Medal from the Young Voices of America for books that Inspire – Mentor and Educate. Mr. Cox is an avid supporter of FIRST Robotics and has served as the faculty advisor to the Team 1735 The Green Reapers.
About Kevin J. Cox
Scorton Creek Publishing
123 1/2 Weird Wacky or Otherwise Interesting Moments of Science
In this sequel to Mr. Cox’s Award winning 100 Great Moments of Science, 123½ Weird Wacky Moments of Science picks up where the last book left off. In Mr. Cox’s own words “While researching the first book I came across so many weird, wacky or otherwise interesting moments of science that I felt that there had to be a sequel.” As always, Mr. Cox’s writing is completely non-technical and uniquely understandable, garnered during 20 plus years of teaching science in the Worcester Public Schools. If you enjoyed Mr. Cox’s 100 Great Moments of Science which thousands have, you will love 123½ Weird Wacky Moments or Otherwise Interesting Moments of Science. Did You Know …. • Einstein’s brain was stolen and missing for 30 years? • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark? • Someone taped over the original Apollo 11 Moon Landing Tapes? • Jimmy Carter sent the nuclear launch codes to the cleaners? • Thomas Edison invented a machine to contact ghosts? • Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s name was Moon? • Alexander Graham Bell refused to answer the phone with “Hello?”
100 Great Moments of Science
** Winner of the 2011 Young Voices Silver Award for Excellence in Youth Non-Fiction. ** Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell beat Elisha Gray by just two hours in the patent of the telephone? ........ Did you know that Neil Armstrong was only fifteen seconds of fuel away from aborting the Apollo 11 moon landing? ..........Did you know that Alexander Fleming only discovered penicillin because he forgot to do the dishes before going away on vacation? ........Did you know that Nicholas Copernicus didn't publish his sun-centered universe until he was on his deathbed? ..........These are just a few tidbits amongst hundreds buried in 100 Great Moments of Science: A Look at Scientific Discovery from Archimedes to Einstein. Told in a concise two-page format these events are uniquely understandable and garnered during 20 years of teaching science in the Worcester Public Schools. Whether you are a serious science student or just a history buff in search of a good book, Mr. Cox's award winning book 100 Great Moments of Science is a must on every book shelf.