Norman Herr

I could never decide which science I liked best, so I ended up studying them all. My job as a professor of science education unites my love for physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science with my love for teaching and research. I love to write books for science teachers and hope that others can be as enthusiastic about learning about the world around them as I am.I love to spend time outdoors, whether skiing, mountain climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, or hiking. My wife and three children love the outdoors as well, and our favorite past time is to go camping in the mountains. "For myself, faith begins with a realization that a supreme intelligence brought the universe into being and created man. It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence--an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered--'In the beginning God.'" --- Dr. Arthur Compton Dr. Compton won the Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery and explanation of the change in the wavelength of X rays when they collide with electrons. The Compton effect confirmed the dual nature of electromagnetic radiation as both a wave and a particle. "No sciences are better attested to than the science of the Bible." "This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.... This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God." --- Isaac Newton; Principles.

My Life

Friends describe me

Mountain Man

My hobbies

Mountain climbing, backpacking, alpine skiing, x-country skiing, Bible study

Fantasy dinner guests

John Muir, Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell

My undergrad alma mater

University of California, Irvine

In college I drove

1964 Rambler American

Favorite books


My latest accomplishment

I finished writing the Sourcebook for Teaching Science, the third book in 2000 page series