The Awesome Physics in Your Home

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Albatros Media
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9.06 X 11.5 X 0.47 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

The Amazing Theatre of Physics is an entertainment and educational group that performs science experiments in order to show people how the world around us works in a way that is fun and exciting. They're like magicians, only they explain how their tricks work. Having started performing in 2008, they travel around the world with their show, performing in a wide range of venues, from theaters, town squares, and schools to churches, synagogues, and retirement homes.

Vojta Hanak, a graduate teacher of mathematics and physics, has dedicated nearly two decades to bringing the wonders of science and the laws of nature to people of all ages and professions. Over the years, he has performed experiments in theaters, on camera, at the altar, and in synagogues. In addition to his passion for the natural sciences and their history, he is also an avid musician.

Bara Mikulecka is a graduate teacher of mathematics and physics, and also holds a degree in astrophysics. She has been an integral part of The Amazing Theatre of Physics for many years, and it has become her second family. Bara is also the founder of the ULeT camp and the KrTeK club. She actively teaches at an elementary school, conducts seminars for teachers, and produces popularization videos. Her ultimate goal is to convey the beauty of physics and science, aiming not only to make physics enjoyable but, more importantly, to inspire people to contemplate the world around them. Beyond her educational outreach, Bara is an enthusiastic rock, mountain, and glacier climber.

Karolina Liskova studied condensed matter physics and physics education. Rather than focusing solely on physics in the laboratory or on computer screens, she was increasingly drawn to the idea of imparting her knowledge to others. At The Amazing Theatre of Physics, she takes pleasure in sharing the excitement of how fascinating the world around us can be. In addition to her role as a scout leader, you're most likely to find her exploring the world of rocks and mountaintops.

Jakub Pise, a teacher of mathematics and physics, has been performing science experiments in schools and kindergartens for several years. In addition to his passion for science, he is known for his skill in card magic, and he used to perform in evening cafes and tea rooms. The desire to explore the laws of nature and push their boundaries has therefore always been an inherent part of him.

Tomas Kopecky is an illustrator of children's books and computer games, working as part of a creative duo with his wife Tereza. He began his career as a pixel art mobile game designer in Prague, and in 2019, he illustrated his first book, A Bug Hotel. In his free time, Tomas enjoys the countryside, mountain biking, skateboarding, board games, and - above all - spending time with his family, including his two daughters and his dog Karlik.


Selected for The Children's Book Council's June 2024 "Hot Off The Press" Reading List

"Authored by the Amazing Theatre of Physics, renowned for their entertaining and educational science experiments, "The Awesome Physics in Your Home" guarantees an engaging and enlightening journey into the realm of physics. Whether you're a young science enthusiast or a parent looking to inspire a love for learning and the sciences, "The Awesome Physics in Your Home" is the perfect tool to spark curiosity and exploration. Effectively illustrated throughout by Tomas Kopecky, this large format ( 9.06 x 0.47 x 11.5 inches, 1.25 pounds) hardcover edition of "The Awesome Physics in Your Home" from Albatross Media will prove a welcome and highly prized addition to family, elementary school, middle school, and community library science collections for young readers." --Midwest Book Review

"Each chapter is filled with a ton of information! There is a short section on energy conservation, as well as the five senses. The illustrations are well done. They are brightly colored and do a fantastic job of showing different elements on physics, such as water molecules, snowflakes, and static electricity! Included in the back matter is a fun glossary! This book makes a great introduction for budding scientist! Perfect for the classroom or library, as well as homeschool settings!" --Cherokee Crum, YA Books Central

"The Awesome Physics in Your Home was -- awesome! The book has many excellent and relevant examples to help the viewer grasp the science concepts. The structure and layout of text and graphics are easy to follow and engaging." --Joan H., NetGalley-Educator

"The Awesome Physics in Your Home" is a delightful book for introducing children to Physics. By using items and experiences around the home (Static electricity while combing hair is a favorite!) Physics concepts are easily understood. Physics stops being scary and difficult and becomes a way to describe the world. I'd put "The Awesome Physics in Your Home" on holiday and birthday gift lists as well as "just because" lists!" --Laurie S., NetGalley-Librarian

"The Principles of Physics are everywhere and in everything you do and most of the things you use! This book helps us to know the how and why of special things and those that we take for granted. The illustrations by Tomas Kopecky are fun, simple, colorful, and meaningful. Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school, church library, or your local public library!" --NetGalley-Reviewer

"This easy-to-digest nonfiction picture book breaks down the basics of physics behind everyday features of our homes. It included simple experiments for the reader to follow along and practice identifying features of physics. I thought it was a great primer for budding scientists and could be very appropriate for a classroom or school library." --Kiss the Book Jr

"From the simple act of boiling water to the complexities of electricity, readers will discover that physics permeates every corner of our existence. If you have a science-loving daughter or son, consider this book a must-have addition to their collection. And I wholeheartedly recommend it for school classrooms and libraries." --Kayckay bookreviews, IG

"The Awesome Physics in Your House takes on the subject that absolutely baffled me and m high school. What I would have given for a book that made the concepts more understandable for me! Another one that's better for older kids, or kids who are very science minded." --Picturebook Playdate, IG