You’ve probably hold the old saying that the only thing constant in life is change. The science fiction author, Isaac Asimov, said it even better, “It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”
And so it is with science. That’s one of the thing so exciting about this discipline; it’s never static – there are always new discoveries to make and new theories to test. Recently the speed of light was challenged and yet many scientists are stubbornly digging in their heels and refusing to believe that Albert Einstein’s constant could be toppled. They are resisting change.
Here at Gravitas Publications, things are also changing. Not only do we strive to update our textbooks with the latest information, but we also do our best to provide the best science curriculum possible in response to your feedback. That’s one of the reasons we’ve decided to produce our new Building Blocks books, which will be available next year for a full year of homeschooling at every grade level, and we’re relabeling our Level books as the Focus series of unit studies.
As Thanksgiving approaches and we take a moment to reflect on those things that make our life better, we can’t forget to embrace the changes sure to be appearing on tomorrow’s horizon. We hope you’ll be just as excited as we are about constantly changing science and how it improves our world – and how sometimes science fiction becomes science fact.