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  1. SYNC 2014 returns! Our summer program gives away 2 FREE audiobook downloads each week for the summer starting May 15and ending August 14. Have you checked out the complete title list, including James Patterson's CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT and its pair partner, Agatha Christie's THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE?
  2. I think most if not all Cyberchase episodes can be found on You Tube.
  3. The Stop Faking It books are very hands-on, with excellent explanations. There are 2 chemistry books. You could also try some of the GEMS chemistry books or even TOPS Analysis.
  4. We enjoyed The Brain too and found that The GEMS guide, Learning about Learning (http://lhsgems.org/GEMSLearning.html) went fantastically well with it.
  5. There is one activity book in the Stop Faking It! series. It is for Forces.We used it in conjunction with the actual book, but it isn't really necessary. Books by Bryce Hixon are excellent too http://www.seriouslyfunnyscience.com/ And there are some great books by AIMS as well http://www.aimsedu.org/category/activity-books_science-69/Activity-Books/Science-Activity-Books-6-9/1.html (we've used Machine Shop). Don't forget TOPS! http://www.topscience.org/ Lots of great physics there.
  6. Thw "Stop faking It" series is excellent. I've used the Forces book as well as the Light book. Also books by Bryce Hixon are great. http://www.teachersource.com/product/photon-u-by-bryce-hixson/books-music-software
  7. The first free books to download are as follows May 30 – June 5, 2013 Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, read by Rebecca Gibel (AudioGO) The Tempest by William Shakespeare, read by a Full Cast (AudioGO)
  8. Yes you have to read the books in order and yes you can read them as a read aloud; that's what we did. We started them in grade 6.
  9. It took us 2 years to do each of the first two bks, but we added a lot to the reading + Quest Guide. We've used the Quest guides like scrap books, taping in everything that we did that was related. In the Quest Guide there are cartoons, quotes, who, what, where and when vocab and famous people with speech bubbles just waiting for you to give them thoughts. Here is a rundown on the chapters. We also added docs when we could find applicable ones. Vol 1 Aristotle leads the way chap 1 and 2 myths vs science chap 3 calendars, graphing high tides chap 4 and 5 Ionians and other ancient Greeks (we started GEMS Earth, Moon and Stars at this point) chap 6 and 7 more early Greeks chap 8 same, a look at pi chap 9 pythagorean theorum chap 10 Democritus, atoms chap 11 and 12 Plato and Aristotle, cosmologies, retrograde motion chap 13 Aristarchus vs Aristotle, cosmologies chap 14 Athens and Alexandria chap 15 Hero/simple machines (we started AIMS Machine shop here), Brainpop chap 16 Euclid, axioms, Eratosthenes sieve chap 17 Archimedes, more Brainpop, density and buoyancy chap 18 angles chap 19 Rome vs Classical Greece chap 20, 21 Latitude and Longitude chap 22 Augustine chap 23, 24 Middle Ages chap 25, absolute zero, fibonacci numbers chap 26 The Causes, form and matter, philosophy chap 27 time line of printing chap 28Magellan Vol 2 Newton at the Centre chap 1, 2 Renaissance ( we started Interact Renaissance at this time), Leonardo, chap 3 Aristotle, Copernicus chap 4 Tycho Brahe, parallax chap 11 Kepler chap 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10Galileo, pendulum, water clock, gravity exp, mass and speed exp, motion, Jupiter ( we started GEMS Moons of Jupiter ), moon craters, heresey chap 12 Rene Descartes, brainpop chap 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Newton, mass, weight, G, exp, calculus, light, laws of motion (we did Stop Faking it Forces, Stop Faking it Light) chap 18 Roemer, light chap 19 alchemy, acids, bases, brainpop, adaptive curiculum exp chap 20 air, Robert Boyle, Boyle's law, cartisian diver, brainpop, adaptive curriculum resources chap 21 Bernouilli, adap curr, brainpop chap 23 heat and temperature, states of matter, brainpop and adap curr chap 22 emilie de chatelet, square roots, brainpop chap 24 cavendish, density and volume chap 25, 26 Lavoisier, conservation of mass, adap curric, brainpop, metric chap 27 Dalton, atoms, brainpop chap 28 Avogadro, brainpop, neosci atom kit chap 29 Mendeleyev, periodic table chap 30 thermodynamics, adap curr chap 31 + several science sessions included in the guide electricity, exp, electromagnets chap 32 Faraday, magnetism chap 33 energy brainpop, EM spectrum, chap 34-40 heat and temp, inside the atom, work, energy, thermodynamics Hope this helps. I could probably figure put what docs we watched if anyone is interested...
  10. I agree with everything Laura says. Chemistry is great, the others only so-so.
  11. You might like The Story of Science by Joy Hakim (3 volumes). It is great with the Student Quest books and you can add related docs and more experiments from Adaptive Curriculum.
  12. SYNC YA Literature into Your Earphones From May 30 - August 15, 2013, SYNC will offer a weekly Young Adult title paired with a Classic/Required Reading title as a free audiobook download. The title list for SYNC's fourth summer of listening will be announced by 4/15/13. Stay tuned for the email announcement! Listening to Lit,, Kirsten Cappy SYNC Manager AudioFile Magazine sync@audiofilemagazine.com www.AudiobookSync.com
  13. topdocumentaries.com documentarystorm documentarytube watchknowlearn neok12 all have great docs. If you can't find what you are looking for, you can always look at You Tube
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