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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

Done. :)  I think I'm cross-eyed from staring at the computer for so long and, as before, I'm sure I've missed many curricula, books, and resources.  Also as before, please feel free to add to the thread and also to correct any of the information I post.  I'll be taking up the first 7 posts with the different categories of physics.

 

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

Conceptual Physics

 

Name: Physics Power Basics

Publisher: Walch Publishing

Where to buy: http://www.rainbowre...1&category=2736

Level: Basic Reg Physics (almost Junior High level)

Type: Worktext

Additional Materials: Student workbook and tests

Teacher Resources: Teacher's Guide, Answer key for text, answer keys for tests

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Very basic ones

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Basic Algebra

Comments: From Rainbow Resource description: "Targeting a student audience that is typically daunted by the length and complexity of traditional textbooks, this series provides the essentials of a junior or senior high curriculum (on-level content) with below-level readability (4th grade)."

 

Name: Fascinating Physics

Publisher: Fascinating Education

Where to buy: http://fascinatinged...m/registration/

Level: Basic Reg Physics (almost Junior High)

Type: Online provider

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Basic Algebra

 

Name: Conceptual Physics by Paul Hewitt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Where to buy: Both older and newer editions can be found on Amazon

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Free online videos

http://conceptualaca...ceptual-physics

http://www.conceptua...s.com/1-10.html

Past thread with lots of additional resources:

http://forums.welltr...s/#entry4921535

Teacher Resources: See above (past thread link)

Lesson Plans: Yes – see above (past thread link)

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Basic Algebra

 

*From MarkT

Name: Active Physics 
Publisher: It's About Time
Where to buy: http://www.iat.com/c...pe=introduction
Level: Basic Reg Physics 
Type: 
Additional Materials: 
Teacher Resources: 
Lesson Plans
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Project Based Learning (PBL) focused around labs
Lab kit available: 
Math background needed: Basic Algebra
Comments:


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

Regular Algebra-based Physics Courses

 

Name: Clover Creek Science

Publisher: Clover Creek Science (our very own Jetta! :) ) using Hewitt's Conceptual Physics with added algebra-based problem-solving

Where to buy: http://www.clovercre...ce.com/physics/

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Asynchronous Online Course

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Not required – labs use materials from home

Math background needed: Algebra 1 (at least a B average)

Comments: The course includes full support...written lectures, problem-solving, discussion forum, tests, quizzes, labs, quarterly projects, and optional live class meetings.

 

*With help from quark:

Name: Derek Owens Physics

Publisher: Derek Owens

Where to buy: http://www.derekowen...nfo_physics.php

Level: Reg Physics or Honours Physics depending on whether the student completes the challenge problems on homework sheets and on tests

Type: Online (video lectures and workbook) but you scan and send completed work to Derek for grading. He maintains an online gradebook for each student.

Additional Materials: Physics by Douglas Giancoli, 5th edition, published by Prentice Hall can be used as an additional reference source

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: Syllabus with weekly schedule is available here.

Secular/Christian: Secular with some slightly religious discussion in chapters 9 and 10 (but easy to leave this aside if learner wants to)

Program includes labs: Yes (about 9-10 labs in total, not every chapter requires a lab)

Lab kit available: Not for all labs. Some harder to find materials for specific labs may be purchased ($34 with shipping) or borrowed ($6 for shipping) from Derek.

http://www.lucideduc...om/Physics1.php

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

Name: Kinetic Physics: First Person Physics

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Where to buy: http://www.perfectio...-person-physics

Level: Algebra-based

Type: Digital Text

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: None

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes – virtual labs

http://www.perfectio...cs-virtual-labs

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

Name: Kolbe Physics

Publisher: Kinetics Principles of Physics with Kolbe Academy course plan

Where to buy: http://books.kolbe.o...80-Physics.html

Level: Reg Physics option

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Virtual labs, tests

Teacher Resources: Course plans, text key, answer keys for tests

Lesson Plans: Yes

Secular/Christian: Christian (Catholic)

Program includes labs: Yes - virtual

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 and Geometry

 

Name: Holt McDougal Physics

Publisher: Holt McDougal

Where to buy: http://www.rainbowre... Package/017789

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Online resources

Teacher Resources: Online resources

Lesson Plans: Yes – should be included with online resources

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

Comments: Here's a link to a post with info on contacting the publisher:

http://forums.welltr...s/#entry5887845

 

Name: Physics Matters
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Education (Singapore)
Where to buy: http://www.singapore...t_p/maphytx.htm
Level: Reg Physics
Type: Textbook
Additional Materials: Workbook (includes tests), Practical (Lab) Book
Teacher Resources: Teacher's Edition for Workbook
Lesson Plans: No
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Yes
Lab kit available: No
Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig
Comments:
Units used for liquid volume are dm³ instead of litres (takes some getting used to for North American students), no answer key for textbook, labs included with program are not easily duplicated at home
 

Name: LIFEPAC Grade 12 Physics

Publisher: Alpha Omega

Where to buy: https://www.aophomes...de/physics.html

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Worktext

Additional Materials: Tests and labs included

Teacher Resources: Teacher's Guide

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrain...t/p/AO-KIT1200/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Switched On Schoolhouse Physics (Grade 12)

Publisher: Alpha Omega

Where to buy: https://www.aophomes...rade/12sos1200s

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Computer based CD-ROM

Additional Materials: Tests and labs included

Teacher Resources: Student-directed

Lesson Plans: Student-directed

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrain...t/p/AO-KITSS12/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Monarch Physics (Grade 12)

Publisher: Alpha Omega

Where to buy: https://www.aophomes...-grade/mon1200s

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Online

Additional Materials: Tests and labs included

Teacher Resources: Student-directed

Lesson Plans: Student-directed

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrain...t/p/AO-KITSS12/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Physics: The Foundational Science

Publisher: A Beka Book

Where to buy: http://www.abeka.com....aspx?sbn=66532

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Lab manual, quizzes, tests, lab demonstration DVD

Teacher Resources: Teacher's guide, answer keys for quizzes and tests, teacher's edition for lab manual

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrain...kit/p/AB-KIT12/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Christian Light Education Physics (Grade 12)

Publisher: Christian Light Publications

Where to buy: https://www.clp.org/store/by_course/70

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Worktext/Units

Additional Materials: None

Teacher Resources: Answer keys

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Exploring Creation with Physics

Publisher: Apologia

Where to buy: http://shop.apologia.com/7-physics

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: CD-ROM with extras (animations, etc.), tests, instructional DVD

Teacher Resources: Answer key to text, answer key to tests

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrain...it/p/AM-KTPHYS/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Physics PACEs

Publisher: ACE Ministries / School of Tomorrow

Where to buy: http://www.christian...rade-12-physics

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Worktext

Additional Materials: DVDs and Lab DVDs

https://aceweb.schoo...ite_subject=476

https://aceweb.schoo...lite_subject=34

Teacher Resources: Answer keys

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes but only video labs

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 1

Comments: See Cathy Duffy's site for a longer review:

http://cathyduffyrev...physics-sot.htm

 

*From JanetC:

Name: Georgia Public Broadcasting
Where to access:
Via Georgia Public Broadcasting: http://www.gpb.org/c...tudents/physics
Via Georgia Virtual Learning: http://www.gavirtual...redPhysics.aspx
Level: Algebra Based High School Physics
Type: Videos and Worksheets
Additional Materials: GVL and GPB have the same videos, but GVL version has transcripts of videos (handy if you want to "skim" a video without watching the whole thing).  Also on GVL, some of the PDFs are turned into web pages, there are some additional links to other websites, etc.  The GPB website is simpler to navigate, no sub-pages and sub-pages.
Teacher Resources: Order by phone from Georgia Public Broadcasting.  Teacher CD includes scope and sequence, keys, and tests.  Both GPB Physics and GPB Chemistry are on one CD.
Lesson Plans: On Teacher CD
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Labs demonstrated on videos, some online labs on GVL website as well
Lab kit available: No
Math background needed: Algebra
 
*From JanetC:
Name: APlus Physics
Publisher: Dan Fullerton
Level: From courses at top level, chose "Regents", "Honors", or AP options
Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks
Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube....user/FizziksGuy
Teacher Resources: N/A
Lesson Plans: N/A
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Not that I can tell
Lab kit available: N/A
Math background needed: Depends on course chosen
Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks
 
*From LisaK in VA:

Name: Time4Learning Physics

Publisher: Time4Learning

Where to buy: http://www.time4lear...ol_physics.html

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Online

Additional Materials: multimedia lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests and both online and offline projects

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Not that I could tell

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

*Suggested by RoadRunner:

Name: Physics: A First Course by Tom Hsu

Publisher: CPO

Where to buy: http://www.cposcienc...28/Default.aspx

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Investigation Manual (click on "Investigation Manual" tab)

http://www.cposcienc...28/Default.aspx

Teacher Resources: Teacher's Guide, Resource CD-ROM, ExamView Test Bank, Lesson Organizer

Other Teacher Resources:

http://www.cposcienc...69/Default.aspx

http://www.cposcienc...81/Default.aspx

Lesson Plans: Yes (I'm assuming in the Lesson Organizer)

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes (click on "Equipment Kit" tab)

http://www.cposcienc...28/Default.aspx

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

Honours Physics Courses (Honours Physics)

 

*With help from quark:

Name: Derek Owens Physics

Publisher: Derek Owens

Where to buy: http://www.derekowen...nfo_physics.php

Level: Reg Physics or Honours Physics depending on whether the student completes the challenge problems on homework sheets and on tests

Type: Online (video lectures and workbook) but you scan and send completed work to Derek for grading. He maintains an online gradebook for each student.

Additional Materials: Physics by Douglas Giancoli, 5th edition, published by Prentice Hall can be used as an additional reference source

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: Syllabus with weekly schedule is available here.

Secular/Christian: Secular with some slightly religious discussion in chapters 9 and 10 (but easy to leave this aside if learner wants to)

Program includes labs: Yes (about 9-10 labs in total, not every chapter requires a lab)

Lab kit available: Not for all labs. Some harder to find materials for specific labs may be purchased ($34 with shipping) or borrowed ($6 for shipping) from Derek.

http://www.lucideduc...om/Physics1.php

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

Name: BJU Physics

Publisher: Bob Jones University

Where to buy: https://www.bjupress.../product/259069

Level: Honours Physics

Type: Textbook but also a distance learning option

http://www.bjupress....ses/physics.php

Additional Materials: Lab manual, tests

Teacher Resources: Teacher's edition text, answer keys for tests

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrain...kit/p/BJ-KIT12/

Math background needed: Algebra 2

 

Name: DIVE Physics

Publisher: Digital Interactive Video Education

Where to buy: http://www.diveintom...ics-12th-grade/

Level: Honours Physics or AP Physics 1 & 2

Type: Instructional CD-ROM to be used along with a Saxon Physics text

Additional Materials: Student Workbook

Teacher Resources: Video solutions on CD-ROM

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes – video labs included

Math background needed: Pre-calculus

 

Name: Kolbe Physics

Publisher: Kinetics Principles of Physics with Kolbe Academy course plan

Where to buy: http://books.kolbe.o...80-Physics.html

Level: Honours Physics option

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Virtual labs, tests

Teacher Resources: Course plans, text key, answer keys for tests

Lesson Plans: Yes

Secular/Christian: Christian (Catholic)

Program includes labs: Yes - virtual

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 and Geometry

 

Name: Oak Meadow Physics Course (uses Saxon text)

Publisher: Saxon with Oak Meadow course plan (doesn't cover the entire Saxon book)

Where to buy: http://www.oakmeadow...kage-p2087.html

Level: Honours Physics

Type: Textbook with living book supplement

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: Teacher manuals, syllabus

Lesson Plans: Yes

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

Name: The Potter's School Physics (enrollment only)

Publisher: The Potter's School course using Physics: Principles and Problems by Paul W. Zitzewitz and others (2013 edition)

Where to buy: http://www.potterssc...ist/#/?cid=1481

Level: Honours Physics

Type: Online provider

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No but (from the website):

“The laboratory content for this course will include narrated videos of experiments conducted by the instructor using quality laboratory apparatus and Vernier data collection equipment, online computer simulations of experiments, and at-home experiments conducted by the students using common objects and materials. Formal lab reports will be required.”

Math background needed: Advanced Algebra

 

Name: Physics: Principles with Applications by Douglas Giancoli

Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.co...6200?pldnSite=1

Level: Algebra-based College Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Yes

Student Study Guide

http://www.amazon.co...DSFX1BCTQPJD7BT

http://www.amazon.co...DSFX1BCTQPJD7BT

Companion Website:

http://wps.prenhall....i_physicsppa_6/

Answers (Note: This is a subscription site – I have no idea how legit it is. Use at your own risk.):

https://www.giancolianswers.com/

Teacher Resources: Yes

Test Item File:

http://www.amazon.co...physics teacher

Instructor's Resource Manual:

http://www.amazon.co...physics teacher

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: College Physics: A Strategic Approach by Knight, Jones, and Field

Publisher: Addison Wesley

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.co...sics knight 1st

Level: Algebra-based College Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Yes

Student Study Guides (Volumes 1 & 2)

http://www.amazon.co...d_bxgy_b_text_y

http://www.amazon.co...d_bxgy_b_text_z

Teacher Resources: Depends – sometimes you can find teacher's editions used

Thread with links to Regentrude's lesson plans:

http://forums.welltr...t/#entry4061922

And tests:

http://forums.welltr...t/#entry4208643

Lesson Plans: Yes – see above

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: PhilFour Physics

Publisher: PhilFour (Dr. Christian Seberino does the Physics classes)

Where to buy: https://philfour.com/classes/

Pricing and Enrollment: https://philfour.com...erino_payments/

Level: Algebra-based Physics (Honours, maybe?)

Type: Online class

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: ? Seems to be secular

Program includes labs: Not that I can tell

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 2 (Trig needed)

Comments: Here is a course syllabus:

https://philfour.com...cs_syllabus.pdf

Entry-preparedness exam:

https://philfour.com...trance_exam.pdf

Solutions:

https://philfour.com...m_solutions.pdf

Description from the website:

“Physics - This is an introduction to physics. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, Newton's Laws, circular motion, gravity, simple harmonic motion, impulse, momentum, work, energy, rotational motion, torque, angular momentum and waves. The curriculum is a custom web based system that is compatible with several excellent textbooks. You can use one of several textbooks of your choosing. You can also use an optional freely available textbook provided with the curriculum if desired. This class will include video lectures in addition to optional weekly drop in tutoring hours. Although there is a fixed schedule, students can start at any time during the year of their choosing. The prerequisite for this class are Geometry and Algebra 2. Concurrent enrollent in Algebra 2 is acceptable. Neither trigonometry nor calculus are requirements. Grades will be based on several graded exams and weekly graded homework.”

 

*From JanetC:
Name: APlus Physics
Publisher: Dan Fullerton
Level: From courses at top level, chose "Regents", "Honors", or AP options
Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks
Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube....user/FizziksGuy
Teacher Resources: N/A
Lesson Plans: N/A
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Not that I can tell
Lab kit available: N/A
Math background needed: Depends on course chosen
Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks
 

*Suggested by RoadRunner:

Name: Foundations of Physics by Tom Hsu

Publisher: CPO

Where to buy: http://www.cposcienc...52/Default.aspx

Level: Honours Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Investigation Manual (click on "Investigation Manual" tab)

http://www.cposcienc...52/Default.aspx

Teacher Resources: Teacher's Guide, Resource CD-ROM, ExamView Test Bank, Lesson Organizer

Other Teacher Resources:

http://www.cposcienc...72/Default.aspx

http://www.cposcienc...53/Default.aspx

Lesson Plans: Yes (I'm assuming in the Lesson Organizer)

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes (click on "Equipment Kit" tab)

http://www.cposcienc...52/Default.aspx

Math background needed: Algebra 2

 


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

Advanced Placement Physics Courses (AP Physics including AP Physics 1 & 2 and both AP Physics C courses)

 

NOTE: You CANNOT label your student's physics course as “AP Physics” on his/her transcript unless he/she is taking it from a provider with a College Board approved syllabus or you have had your own personal homeschool course approved by the College Board. The College Board website has more information on this process. Here are some links to the College Board website's AP Physics pages:

AP Physics 1: http://apcentral.col...orner/2262.html

AP Physics 2: http://apcentral.col...ner/225113.html

AP Physics C: Mechanics: http://apcentral.col...orner/2264.html

AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism:  http://apcentral.col...orner/2263.html

ALSO NOTE: I can't guarantee that the providers listed below will have kept their courses up to date. Please check with whichever provider you are considering to ensure that your student is receiving proper instruction.

 

Name: DIVE Physics (covers all the topics normally found in AP Physics 1 & 2)

Publisher: Digital Interactive Video Education

Where to buy: http://www.diveintom...ics-12th-grade/

Level: Honours Physics or AP Physics 1 & 2 with a specific test prep book

Type: Instructional CD-ROM to be used along with a Saxon Physics text

Additional Materials: Student Workbook

Teacher Resources: Video solutions on CD-ROM

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes – video labs included

Math background needed: Pre-calculus

 

Name: Advanced Physics in Creation (Equivalent to AP Physics 1 & 2)

Publisher: Apologia

Where to buy: http://www.rainbowre...1&category=2710 or

http://shop.apologia...dvanced-physics

Level: AP Physics 1 & 2 but would require a test-specific prep book

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Tests

Teacher Resources: Answer key to text, answer key to tests

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No – publisher states that household items are used in the labs

Math background needed: Trigonometry and a first course in Physics

 

Name: Kinetic Physics: Principles of Physics

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Where to buy: http://www.perfectio...ples-of-physics

Level: Can be used for AP Physics 1 & 2

Type: Digital Text

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: None

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes – virtual labs

http://www.perfectio...cs-virtual-labs

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 2

 

Name: PhilFour AP Physics 1 *College Board approved syllabus

Publisher: PhilFour (Dr. Christian Seberino does the Physics classes)

Where to buy: https://philfour.com/classes/

Pricing and Enrollment: https://philfour.com...erino_payments/

Level: AP Physics 1

Type: Online class

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: ? Seems to be secular

Program includes labs: Not that I can tell

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 2

Comments: Here is a course syllabus:

https://philfour.com..._1_syllabus.pdf

Entry-preparedness exam:

https://philfour.com...trance_exam.pdf

Solutions:

https://philfour.com...m_solutions.pdf

Description from the website:

“AP Physics 1 - This is an introduction to physics. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, Newton's Laws, circular motion, gravity, simple harmonic motion, impulse, momentum, work, energy, rotational motion, torque, angular momentum and waves. This course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 test for college credit. The AP test is optional and not required. (This course has been audited by the College Board and approved.) The curriculum is a custom web based system that is compatible with several excellent textbooks. You can use one of several textbooks of your choosing. You can also use an optional freely available textbook provided with the curriculum if desired. This class will include video lectures in addition to optional weekly drop in tutoring hours. Although there is a fixed schedule, students can start at any time during the year of their choosing. The prerequisite for this class are Geometry and Algebra 2. Concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 is acceptable. Neither trigonometry nor calculus are requirements. Grades will be based on several graded exams and weekly graded homeworks.”

 

Name: PA Homeschoolers Online AP Physics C (Mechanics only or Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism) (enrollment only) *College Board approved syllabus

Publisher: Uses Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Vol 1 and 2), 4th edition by Giancoli

Where to buy: http://www.aphomesch...?class=physicsb

Level: AP Physics C

Type: Online provider

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: (from the website)

“The detailed materials list and source vendor(s) will be emailed to students in mid-July (approximately $180 independent of which physics course you enroll).”

Math background needed: (from the website)

“Math is a significant component of both courses, so students must have completed Algebra 2 with a thorough understanding of and confidence with algebraic (equation) manipulation and trigonometry through radian measure and periodic functions and must have completed or must be concurrently enrolled in a calculus course (not necessarily AP calculus). Mastery of these mathematical prerequisites is essential in allowing students to focus on necessary physics concepts.”

 

Name: Kinetic Physics: Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Where to buy: http://www.perfectio...s-and-engineers

Level: Can be used for AP Physics C but would require a specific test prep book

Type: Digital Text

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: None

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes – virtual labs

http://www.perfectio...cs-virtual-labs

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Calculus 1

 

*From JanetC:
Name: APlus Physics
Publisher: Dan Fullerton
Level: From courses at top level, chose "Regents", "Honors", or AP options
Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks
Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube....user/FizziksGuy
Teacher Resources: N/A
Lesson Plans: N/A
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Not that I can tell
Lab kit available: N/A
Math background needed: Depends on course chosen
Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks
 

*AP Practice Exams (Note: I can't vouch for the integrity of this site – some of these types of sites aren't exactly on the up-and-up.):

AP Physics 1 & 2:

http://www.appractic...om/ap-physics-b

AP Physics C:

http://www.appractic...om/ap-physics-c


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

Calculus-Based Physics (not specifically AP Physics C)

 

Name: Thinkwell College Physics 1

Publisher: Thinkwell

Where to buy: http://www.thinkwell...ducts/physics-1

Level: Could be used for AP Physics C but would require a specific test prep book

Type: Online provider

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Calculus 1

 

Name: Calculus-based engineering physics course (2 semesters) taught at Missouri University of Science and Technology *FREE! :)

Publisher: N/A

Where to access:

Physics I: http://web.mst.edu/~...hys1/index.html

Physics II: http://physics.mst.e...ss24/index.html

Level: Calculus-based College Physics

Type: Website links - the website contains the complete set of video lectures from the asynchronous online section of the class which can be accessed freely without an account or login

Additional Materials:

Required textbook: Textbook: University Physics (13th edition) by H.D. Young & R.A. Freedman, Vol. 1 (Ch. 1-20) for the first semester and Vol. 2 for the second semester

Teacher Resources: See website links

Lesson Plans: See website links

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: N/A

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Calculus 1 but some segments do not require Calculus and could be used as an enhancement for an algebra-based class

 

Name: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Douglas Giancoli

Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.co...5089?pldnSite=1

Level: Calculus-based College Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Yes

Student Study Guides

Volume 1: http://www.amazon.co...G58NNPKJW9KCJ3K

Volumes 2 & 3: http://www.amazon.co...NCRZ6FW9ER76C13

Teacher Resources: No

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Calculus 1

 

Name: Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics by Randall D. Knight

Publisher: Addison Wesley

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.co...s and engineers

Level: Calculus-based College Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Yes

Student Workbook:

http://www.amazon.co...s and engineers

Student Solution Manuals:

Volume 1: http://www.amazon.co...s and engineers

Volume 2: http://www.amazon.co...s and engineers

Companion website:

http://wps.aw.com/aw...123672-,00.html

Teacher Resources: Depends – sometimes you can find teacher's editions used

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Calculus 1


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:35 AM

Other Physics Resources

 

*Courtesy of quark :)

MODERN PHYSICS LIVING BOOKS/ MASS MARKET BOOKS:

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0387914951/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0387950710/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0387948007/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0387955666/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/B00D821IQ2/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0465023312/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/1107604680/

 

*Lewelma's Physics for Poets thread - http://forums.welltr...s/?fromsearch=1

 

*Khan Academy has physics videos:

https://www.khanacad...science/physics

 

*FREE conceptual physics textbook with student guide and instructor guide by Cassidy, Holton, & Rutherford

*Note from SilverMoon: "The free Cassidy book, Understanding Physics, only gives the first portion of the instructor materials for free, and the publisher will not sell the complete IG to homeschoolers. You can buy the student text on Amazon too. "

http://www.dcassidybooks.com/up.html

 

*How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life by Louis A. Bloomfield (conceptual physics text)

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=1118237765

 

*K12 offers Comprehensive and Honours Physics courses:

http://www.k12.com/c...se-list#science

 

*Quality Science Labs also sells a Physics lab kit and lab manual:

http://www.qualitysc...m/physics-labs/

Curricula Co-ordination:

http://www.qualitysc...la-coordination(physics is right at the top)

 

*The Physics Classroom

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

 

*Physics Bowl

http://www.aapt.org/...ms/PhysicsBowl/

 

*HippoCampus has physics videos:

http://www.hippocamp...oCampus/Physics

 

*Labpaq (Hands On Learning) offers physics lab kits for sale. You can fill out the form at the following link for more information:

http://holscience.co.../homeschoolers/

List of the experiments:

http://holscience.co...ptions/physics/

 

*The Great Courses has physics courses:

http://www.thegreatc...sult/?q=Physics

 

*A homeschool mom (I believe she is on this forum!) has done high school honours physics at home and made a website sharing her entire course. She uses Foundations of Physics, 1st ed., CPO Science (Tom Hsu, PhD), GCE ‘O’ Level Physics Matters Practical Book (Charles Chew, PhD), and Hands on Physics Activities With Real-Life Applications (James Cunningham and Normal Herr). Her site includes a week-by-week schedule with readings, text questions to complete, additional websites to check out for each topic, and the correlation of labs to the text. She gives tests and might even be willing to share them if you e-mail her and ask nicely. Here's the site:

https://donttouchthe....wordpress.com/

Here are the resources needed:

https://donttouchthe....com/resources/

Here's a link to the CPO page:

http://www.cpo.com/h...72/Default.aspx

Pretty awesome!

 

*Junior High Physics Curricula

I know that sometimes these courses are considered to be high school level (and some are labeled as such) but without a math component, I don't think they can be honestly called "high school physics". If a math component is added in from elsewhere, that could bump them up to high school level.

*Noeo Science: Physics III

http://www.logospres...om/physics-iii/

*Queen's Homeschool Physics

https://www.queensho...94a8fbc93dc8ab2

 

*The Physics videos from Georgia Public Broadcasting at http://www.gpb.org/are high school level. You can buy the teachers material for them pretty cheap too.

 

*Virtual labs:

https://phet.colorad...ategory/physics

 

*Thread with links to study materials for the SAT Physics subject test:

http://forums.welltr...s-subject-test/

 

*PhysClips physics animations:

http://www.animation...cs.unsw.edu.au/

 

*Education Portal physics courses:

http://education-por...urse/index.html

 

*Life of Fred Elementary Physics (not really high school but would be a fun supplement for conceptual physics):

http://www.ztwistbooks.com/node/35

 

*From JanetC:

AReader.1's reviews of physics textbooks:

High School part 1: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

High School part 2: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

Calculus Based: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

 

LoriD's physics lab list:

http://forums.welltr...e/#entry3306269

 

Flipping Physics: Fun videos. As with Dan's stuff above, taught by an experienced teacher who understands where kids get mixed up.  Spends an incredible amount of time on the demos and has a great sense of humor.  Only covers mechanics so far, with algebra and calculus based options.

http://www.flippingphysics.com/

 

Low Cost Physics Activities: http://jabryan.iweb....lowcostphysics/

 

Mechanical Universe: http://learner.org/r...s/series42.html

Filmed at CalTech.  Honors high school or calculus based level.  See AReader1's book reviews above for links to high school and college level textbooks to go with this.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:58 AM

Wow wow wow! Thanks to all who contributed and to Dicentra for pulling this together!

 

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:35 AM

You're welcome. :)

 

I was thinking that, after my eyes uncrossed, I should go back to the chem and bio threads and fix any broken links and update them a bit.  We'll see how much energy I have in the next few days... ;)


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:01 AM

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:49 AM

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:02 AM

I know what I'll be doing tonight!!  Thank you, thank you! :grouphug:


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:29 AM

WOW!  Thank you so much, Dicentra!  I really, really appreciate all the effort you put into this project.

 

 

 


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:46 AM

You're awesome. :D

Two notes. You might add Lewelma's Physics for Poets thread to the extras ~ http://forums.welltr...s/?fromsearch=1

The free Cassidy book, Understanding Physics, only gives the first portion of the instructor materials for free, and the publisher will not sell the complete IG to homeschoolers. You can buy the student text on Amazon too.
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:21 AM

:hurray:    Wish I could buy you a cup of coffee, tea, bottle of hard cider, or whatever is your preference!  THANK YOU SO MUCH ! ! !


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:38 PM

More to add:

Curricula:

Georgia Public Broadcasting:

Where to access:

Via Georgia Public Broadcasting: http://www.gpb.org/c...tudents/physics
Via Georgia Virtual Learning: http://www.gavirtual...redPhysics.aspx

Level: Algebra Based High School Physics

Type: Videos and Worksheets

Additional Materials: GVL and GPB have the same videos, but GVL version has transcripts of videos (handy if you want to "skim" a video without watching the whole thing).  Also on GVL, some of the PDFs are turned into web pages, there are some additional links to other websites, etc.  The GPB website is simpler to navigate, no sub-pages and sub-pages.

Teacher Resources: Order by phone from Georgia Public Broadcasting.  Teacher CD includes scope and sequence, keys, and tests.  Both GPB Physics and GPB Chemistry are on one CD.

Lesson Plans: On Teacher CD

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Labs demonstrated on videos, some online labs on GVL website as well

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra

 

Name: APlus Physics

Publisher: Dan Fullerton

Where to buy: aplusphysics.com

Level: From courses at top level, chose "Regents", "Honors", or AP options

Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks

Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube....user/FizziksGuy

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Not that I can tell

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Depends on course chosen

Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks

 

 

Useful web links:

 

AReader.1's reviews of physics textbooks:

 

High School part 1: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

High School part 2: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

Calculus Based: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

 

LoriD's physics lab list:

http://forums.welltr...e/#entry3306269

 

Flipping Physics: Fun videos. As with Dan's stuff above, taught by an experienced teacher who understands where kids get mixed up.  Spends an incredible amount of time on the demos and has a great sense of humor.  Only covers mechanics so far, with algebra and calculus based options.

flippingphysics.com

 

Low Cost Physics Activities: http://jabryan.iweb....lowcostphysics/

 

Mechanical Universe: http://learner.org/r...s/series42.html

Filmed at CalTech.  Honors high school or calculus based level.  See AReader1's book reviews above for links to high school and college level textbooks to go with this.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:40 PM

To add:

Time4Learning Physics (not sure where it fits)

 

Also regarding Phil4 Physics, they use the on-line version of College Physics.  Trigonometry is needed.  The course says you can take Algebra 2 concurrently, but we have not found that to be true.  


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for the adds and corrections, folks! :)  I'm at work right now but I'll fix things when I get home tonight.



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

Thank you.  This has been very helpful.

I am a little confused now between physics and AP physics. I know I was looking at an AP physics course that required regular/honors physics as a pre-requisite, but I don't know where I was looking now.  Other AP Physics courses seem to expect it to be the first physics course.  What would you do with an 11th grader who planned to major in physics?  regular physics 11th, and AP Physics 12th?  or would that be mostly the same content?  or AP Physics 11th?  and then what in 12th? 


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

Thank you.  This has been very helpful.

I am a little confused now between physics and AP physics. I know I was looking at an AP physics course that required regular/honors physics as a pre-requisite, but I don't know where I was looking now.  Other AP Physics courses seem to expect it to be the first physics course.  What would you do with an 11th grader who planned to major in physics?  regular physics 11th, and AP Physics 12th?  or would that be mostly the same content?  or AP Physics 11th?  and then what in 12th? 

 

There are two different levels of AP Physics.

AP Physics 1 and 2 are algebra based. A student intending to major in physics would not receive college credit for this that counts towards his major since he will be required to take calculus based physics.

AP Physics C is calculus based. It can give a physics major college credit, except at schools that do not accept any outside credit and use AP solely for placement purposes.

 

It is perfectly fine to take algebra based AP physics as a first physics course, with no prior physics. It is, in fact, possible to take calc based physics as first physics course as well, but I would recommend this only for very strong students; I consider an algebra based course a good introduction and useful preparation.

 

What to do with your student will depend largely on his math preparation. If he did not take calculus yet, a rigorous calc based physics course would not work as first physics, unless the course is designed specifically to teach calc concurrently.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 05:04 PM

Can someone help me figure out if this course exists?

On Level (as opposed to honors)

 

Requires Algebra 1, and uses Algebra 1, but does not require Algebra 2

 

Asynchronous

 

Online

 

Regionally accredited

 

Ideally Secular

 

High Quality

 

I'm looking at the Derek Owens course, which seems to have everything on my list besides accreditation.   We may do that, but since DS hopes to transition to PS, I'd love accreditation too.

 

 



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 05:07 PM

Connie, you are amazing! :001_wub: I have made some changes to Derek's course below in bold blue, based on our experience. Hope it's okay to suggest these changes!

Regular Algebra-based Physics Courses

 

Name: Derek Owens Physics

Publisher: Derek Owens

Where to buy: http://www.derekowen...nfo_physics.php

Level: Reg Physics or Honors Physics depending on whether the student completes the extra problems and the challenge problems on tests and homework sheets

Type: Online (video lectures and workbook), scan and send completed work to Derek for grading. He maintains an online gradebook for each student.

Additional Materials: Physics by Douglas Giancoli, 5th edition, published by Prentice Hall can be used as an additional reference source

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A Syllabus with weekly schedule is available here

Secular/Christian: Secular with some slightly religious discussion in chapters 9 and 10 (but easy to leave this aside if learner wants to)

Program includes labs: Yes (about 9-10 labs in total, not every chapter requires a lab)

Lab kit available: Not for all labs. Some harder to find materials for specific labs may be purchased ($34 with shipping) or borrowed ($6 for shipping) from Derek.

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 05:10 PM

Can someone help me figure out if this course exists?

On Level (as opposed to honors)

 

Requires Algebra 1, and uses Algebra 1, but does not require Algebra 2

 

Asynchronous

 

Online

 

Regionally accredited

 

Ideally Secular

 

High Quality

 

I'm looking at the Derek Owens course, which seems to have everything on my list besides accreditation.   We may do that, but since DS hopes to transition to PS, I'd love accreditation too.

 

I'm not able to help with the accreditation but if validation with a SAT subject test is an option, email Derek and he will send you a list of content that his course does and does not cover for the SAT subject test. You will need to prep for those areas separately (but there isn't a lot that he doesn't cover).

 


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 05:40 PM

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 07:16 PM

I'm not able to help with the accreditation but if validation with a SAT subject test is an option, email Derek and he will send you a list of content that his course does and does not cover for the SAT subject test. You will need to prep for those areas separately (but there isn't a lot that he doesn't cover).

 

 

 

Unfortunately, our district is ridiculously picky.  I like everything else that I see about this course, and since I'm planning it as an elective (they require 4 sciences, this would be his third plus one more senior year) I might just go with it anyway.  


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:05 PM

My son is a reasonably strong student, and he'll be taking pre-calc next year as a junior. We are looking for a two-year progression in physics for 11th and 12th grade. Any suggestions? He has taken Derek Owens before, for Algeba 1 and geometry, and he did well with both. If he took Derek Owens' Honors Physics next year, can anyone suggest an follow up class (perhaps AP) for his senior year? Something he can take concurrently with Calculus? Thanks!



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

My son is a reasonably strong student, and he'll be taking pre-calc next year as a junior. We are looking for a two-year progression in physics for 11th and 12th grade. Any suggestions? He has taken Derek Owens before, for Algeba 1 and geometry, and he did well with both. If he took Derek Owens' Honors Physics next year, can anyone suggest an follow up class (perhaps AP) for his senior year? Something he can take concurrently with Calculus? Thanks!

 

:bigear: We're looking for the exact same thing here!!


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:20 PM

One option might be to DE (this was our choice for lab experience). Our local community college's calculus-based mechanics and wave motion sections mostly use the Giancoli Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics textbook. ETA: our CC has calculus 1 (first semester calc) as a prerequisite and calculus 2 (second semester calc) as a co-requisite.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:25 PM

What about CPO foundations of physics? Did I miss it?
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:19 PM

I think I've made all the additions and corrections that have been suggested so far. :)


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:28 PM

Thanks so much for the list and all the work!

 

Now I'd like to see some reviews and feedback on these from those who have used them :)

 

Edited to remove quoted broken link.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:36 PM

Fixed. :)


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:33 AM

I think I've made all the additions and corrections that have been suggested so far. :)

 

Thank you so much. I am so, so sorry to be nitpicky...there's a mention of Derek's course in post #4 too (the very first one). At your convenience, of course, Connie. Just thought I should mention it. Thank you again (please imagine a bouquet of roses smiley here!).
 


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 08:33 AM

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:24 AM

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! :) Thank you!


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:02 PM

Thank you so much. I am so, so sorry to be nitpicky...there's a mention of Derek's course in post #4 too (the very first one). At your convenience, of course, Connie. Just thought I should mention it. Thank you again (please imagine a bouquet of roses smiley here!).
 

 

No need to apologize, quark! :)  I'm firmly in the camp of "If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it right." :D  I've fixed the second Derek Owen's mention.

 

Hope this thread helps a few people.  Full disclosure - I'm planning physics for my dd for next year so the timing of me finally getting this thread finished was somewhat motivated by self-interest.  :leaving:  :laugh:


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:09 PM

I do not know how to request it, but hopefully this link can get pinned to the top of the boards as well!
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:55 PM

Couple corrections to the AP section:  You write "NOTE: You CANNOT label your student's chemistry course as “AP Physics”...

I think you meant physics course  :-)

Also, for "ACCREDITED", did you mean "accredited" or I think you might mean "college board approved syllabus."?

 

 


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 12:15 AM

Couple corrections to the AP section:  You write "NOTE: You CANNOT label your student's chemistry course as “AP Physics”...

I think you meant physics course  :-)

Also, for "ACCREDITED", did you mean "accredited" or I think you might mean "college board approved syllabus."?

 

Oops. :D  I did mean physics.  I was doing quite a bit of cutting and pasting to save myself some typing time.  I'll fix that. :)

 

Yes - that's what I meant by "accredited".  I noticed that one of the sites used that term to describe the AP course it offered so I thought that was the correct term.  I can change it to "College Board-approved syllabus" if that would be better, though.



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

Oops. :D I did mean physics. I was doing quite a bit of cutting and pasting to save myself some typing time. I'll fix that. :)

Yes - that's what I meant by "accredited". I noticed that one of the sites used that term to describe the AP course it offered so I thought that was the correct term. I can change it to "College Board-approved syllabus" if that would be better, though.


IMHO, college board approved syllabus is clearer. Accredited can mean many things Such as NCAA approved so their DC can play sports in college, accreditation agency approved so credits transfer to another school if needed, etc.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:02 PM

Fixed.  I also fixed the College Board links for AP Physics - I realized I had linked the student pages for the courses and not the teacher pages.



#42 MarkT

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 07:46 AM

for the Conceptual category

 

Name: Active Physics 
Publisher: It's About Time
Where to buy: http://www.iat.com/c...pe=introduction
Level: Basic Reg Physics 
Type: 
Additional Materials: 
Teacher Resources: 
Lesson Plans: 
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Problem Based Learning (PBL) focused around labs
Lab kit available: 
Math background needed: Basic Algebra
Comments:

 

 

 

 


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 02:49 PM

for the Conceptual category

 

Name: Active Physics 
Publisher: It's About Time
Where to buy: http://www.iat.com/c...pe=introduction
Level: Basic Reg Physics 
Type: 
Additional Materials: 
Teacher Resources: 
Lesson Plans: 
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Problem Based Learning (PBL) focused around labs
Lab kit available: 
Math background needed: Basic Algebra
Comments:

 

Done. :)  Thanks, Mark!



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 09:46 AM

I haven't spent much time on the forum recently, so didn't see this thread until now.

 

My dd14 is taking the Clover Creek Physics class with Jetta this year and we are extremely pleased with it. The class is very well organised and expectations are clearly stated. They move along at a good clip and dd has to put the work in to do well. There is a lot of support available from Jetta, the teacher, and a very telling thing for me was when dd said that she really likes the fact that she can ask a question and doesn't feel stupid for doing so. Jetta is an excellent teacher. Her explanations in the morning messages she writes each day, and in the weekly live classes are very good. My dd wasn't really enthusiastic about physics before taking this class but she is really enjoying it and learning a huge amount. I am enjoying seeing her apply what she's learning to other things too, like robotics. I've even been subjected to a lecture from her on the physics of ballet lol!

 

I can answer other questions about the class if anyone has them.

 

Trenna


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#45 foxbridgeacademy

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:10 PM

Remind me how we get threads pinned?



#46 Dicentra

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 10:47 PM

Remind me how we get threads pinned?

 

By asking how to get a thread pinned, apparently. :)

 

Thanks, SWB, for pinning the science curriculum threads.  I hope that they can help people to more easily find what they are looking for and help to drive some traffic to the forum and to the Academy. :)



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 01:44 PM

Nvm


Edited by Aretemama, 28 December 2015 - 07:13 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 10:11 PM

My son is a reasonably strong student, and he'll be taking pre-calc next year as a junior. We are looking for a two-year progression in physics for 11th and 12th grade. Any suggestions? He has taken Derek Owens before, for Algeba 1 and geometry, and he did well with both. If he took Derek Owens' Honors Physics next year, can anyone suggest an follow up class (perhaps AP) for his senior year? Something he can take concurrently with Calculus? Thanks!

 

 

Have you looked at Novare Physics: Modeling Nature for advanced students?

 

http://novarescience...atalog/physics/


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:20 PM

 

Honours Physics Courses (Honours Physics)

 

*With help from quark:

Name: Derek Owens Physics

Publisher: Derek Owens

Where to buy: http://www.derekowen...nfo_physics.php

Level: Reg Physics or Honours Physics depending on whether the student completes the challenge problems on homework sheets and on tests

Type: Online (video lectures and workbook) but you scan and send completed work to Derek for grading. He maintains an online gradebook for each student.

Additional Materials: Physics by Douglas Giancoli, 5th edition, published by Prentice Hall can be used as an additional reference source

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: Syllabus with weekly schedule is available here.

Secular/Christian: Secular with some slightly religious discussion in chapters 9 and 10 (but easy to leave this aside if learner wants to)

Program includes labs: Yes (about 9-10 labs in total, not every chapter requires a lab)

Lab kit available: Not for all labs. Some harder to find materials for specific labs may be purchased ($34 with shipping) or borrowed ($6 for shipping) from Derek.

http://www.lucideduc...om/Physics1.php

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

 

DD#1 is almost done with this course & I realized today, as she was working an honors refraction problem that she was leaning heavily on her knowledge from this year's geometry course when solving it. While she's used trig, she hasn't really done anything else that her Algebra 1 background didn't cover. DH confirmed that DO expects the kids to know some geometry (or at least the idea of geometric proofs) when they get to this chapter (11 of 13?). So, taking it concurrently with Geometry at the very least might be a really good recommendation to add. I'm not sure she would have been able to solve this particular problem without the geometry she learned this year.

 

(Oh, and I forgot about the religious-y content in Chapter 10 until she was already past it. It is so out of place & not necessary. Blerg.)


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:38 PM

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