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Sound, Light, Heat

Manfred von Mackensen



Volume 2 for Grade 7 concerns itself with further studies in acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, and mechanics. Many experiments are included with each section.

Sound, Light, Heat

Manfred von Mackensen

edited by John Petering




All new, updated edition!!

All three volumes are newly edited and reformatted in a handy workbook size for ease of teacher reference in preparing main lesson presentations and experiments.

First a series of three volumes on physics for the middle school science teacher, Volume 1 for Grade 6 deals with the basic pedagogical and epistemological principles of acoustics, optics, heat, magnetism and electricity. Written especially for class teachers in Waldorf schools, but accessible to the homeschooling parent, each volume begins with a basic introduction and strives to create familiarity with the phenomena. After rich experience is gathered, age-appropriate discussions and theoretical concepts are introduced. The text includes many examples of demonstration experiments for the main lesson.

Volume 2 for Grade 7 includes further studies in the areas presented this first book and adds a section on mechanics. Volume 3 for Grade 8 continues the explorations in sound, light, and heat plus hydraulics, hydrostatics, and aeromechanics.

7″ x 10″, 130pp., 2017.

Poems collected by Heather Thomas



A Journey through Time is a resource book to treasure, an invaluable collection of poetry for use by teachers at every stage of elementary school. The poems are arranged by age group from 6 to 14 and support the subject matter of lessons, from botany and physics to history and astronomy, and, of course, English. Works by Shakespeare, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning appear along with the refreshingly unfamiliar. Also included are meditative verses for teachers. It is wonderful to see A Journey through Time beautifully hardbound at long last – and a joy to see it back in print.

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman


Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman’s terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 7 – Grade 7 are:

  • Introduction – The Thirteen Year Old; Geometry – Ancient Greece, Thales, Pythagoras, Secrets of the Brotherhood, Measure of Gold;
  • Chemistry – Introduction, Alchemy to Chemistry, Combustion, Acids and Bases, Salts, Aqua Vitae, The Four Elements, Additional Combustion Experiments;
  • Physiology – The Miracle of Life, Reproductive System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System, Nerve/Sense System, Metabolic System, Drugs and Addictions;
  • Physics – Introduction, Acoustics, Optics, Heat, Electricity, Mechanics, Equipment Required;
  • Verse and poems;
  • Children’s Reading List;
  • Bibliography;
  • The Morse Code;
  • Physiology Assessment;
  • Physics Assessment.

A Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman


Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman’s terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 6: Grade 6 are:

  • Introduction, The Curriculum – An Overview;
  • Mathematics – Percentages, Interest and Discount; Algebra; Science –
  • Physics, Acoustics, Light and Color, Heat, Magnetism, Electrostatics, Current Electricity;
  • Poems and Verses;
  • Children’s Reading List;
  • Bibliography;
  • Math Quiz;
  • Physics Quiz;
  • Annual Lesson Schedule

Psyche and Soma

Edward C. Whitmont, MD



This book is a wonderful example of what can happen when a deep, unified view of the human being is brought to bear on the basic questions of health and life. Whitmont is both a Jungian psychiatrist with a deep knowledge of the weavings of myth in the human psyche and an experienced homeopath with years of working with disease.

In 1993 he brought all his expertise together in this landmark work that clearly articulates the esoteric role of the physician in the dram of life and death. Taking a daring plunge into the paradoxes of homeopathic medicine, psychoanalytic transference, quantum physics, and the Gaia Hypothesis, Whitmont deftly explores such subjects as Jungian synchronicity, alchemy, the I Ching and the Law of Similars. He hints at the unknown principles fusing organism, planet, and cosmos and at a healing principle so profound it is written in both the stars and the submolecular traces of molecules.

Whitmont provides a forum for one of the most neglected voices of Western Civilization – that of disease – revealing how it is our own abandoned and depreciated voice. In challenging the myth of mechanical medicine he provides a clue as to how we might yet heal ourselves and our planet.

Absolutely fascinating and richly rewarding reading!

Jamie York

Spiral Bound


The beginning of abstract thinking. Seventh grade is an important year academically. This is the year when the students start to develop abstract thinking (through algebra, physics, essay writing, etc.), and when study habits are developed. Getting homework done regularly (even in small amounts), and keeping a well-organized notebook, are both very important. It is relatively common for a student to enter seventh grade weak in math, but then to “wake-up” during seventh grade, and, in the end, to enter high school quite strong in math. This Teacher’s Edition contains answer keys!

What is the intention of this workbook? The sheets found in this workbook are designed for use as homework assignments during the 7th grade year. The whole thing emerges from a carefully thought out, developmentally-based math curriculum, which is fully described in my book, Making Math Meaningful – A Middle School Math Curriculum for Teachers and Parents, a book that makes available the material I have discovered and developed while teaching middle school math for several years in a Waldorf school. This material is both exciting and age-appropriate for developing the minds of this age group. It is an alternative to the normal “they-need-all-this-stuff-in-order-to-stay-ahead” approach.

Required reading. It is necessary to read Making Math Meaningful – A Middle School Math Curriculum for Teachers and Parents in order to fully understand the material in this workbook. Teacher’s Guides and Student Workbooks are also available for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

Who can use this workbook? While most of my teaching experience is within the Waldorf school system, this workbook, as well as my whole math curriculum, can be effectively used by any teacher wishing to bring meaningful, age-appropriate material to their students.

Jamie York Press, 132 pages, 8 1/2″ x 11″

Spiritual Syllabus Science Curriculum Guide for Grades 7 & 8

Alan Whitehead


Astronomy, Australian Botany, Anatomy, Animal Physiology, Electrical Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Botanical Classification, The Petrosphere, Ecology, Timber Technology

First Course in Natural Science: Light, Color, Sound - Mass, Electricity, Magnetism

Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Raoul Cansino



Rudolf Steiner’s course on light, which includes explorations of color, sound, mass, electricity, and magnetism, presages the dawn of a new worldview in the natural sciences that will stand your notion of the physical world on its head.

This “first course” in natural science, given to the teachers of the new Stuttgart Waldorf School as an inspiration for developing the physics curriculum, is based on Goethe’s approach to the study of nature.

Acknowledging that modern physicists had come to regard Goethe’s ideas on physics as a kind of “nonsense,” Steiner contrasts the traditional scientific approach, which treats phenomena as evidence of natural laws, with Goethean science, which rejects the idea of an abstract law behind natural phenomena and instead seeks to be a rational description of nature.

Steiner also refutes the mechanistic reductionism practiced by scientific positivists. He emphasizes the validity of human experience, pointing toward the revolution in scientific paradigms going on today that reclaims ground for the subject – the human being – in the study of nature.