Sensible Physics Teaching

For Grades Six to Eight

Michael D'Aleo and Stephen Edelglass

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Quick Look

  • Shows that the most effective way for children to learn about science is through hands-on experience
  • Includes step-by-step experiments
  • Tried and tested by experienced teachers

An essential book for any science or class teacher who wants to bring interactive, experiential science into their classroom.

234 x 156 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
108 pages
Publication date:
27 Jul 2017


The most effective way for children to learn about science is through hands-on experience, not through memorising theory. That principle is at the heart of Waldorf science teaching, and is the basis for this invaluable book.

The authors explore the nature of 'phenomenological' -- experiential -- science' and how it can help middle-school students engage with physics, and stimulate observation and wonder.

The book has step-by-step experiments that demonstrate how to approach science in this lively, real-life way. It is an essential book for any teacher who wants to bring this kind of fulfilling interaction into their classroom.


Michael D'Aleo is an engineer and a science teacher. His years of teaching in Waldorf schools and training Waldorf teachers has given him unusual depth in presentation of this unique approach to teaching the sciences. He lives and works in New York. He is principal teacher in the Teaching Sensible Science program of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education.

Stephen Edelglass was a Waldorf teacher and a trained scientist. His untimely death in 1998 left an enormous gap in the Waldorf community where he had become a role model for excellence in science teaching.

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