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  1. Registration for Spring 2019 classes is open! Spring classes begin on Monday, January 21st. Sign up now for: New! Lifeways in Different Cultures (High School Anthropology/Sociology Elective) New! Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics New! Shakespeare Literature Elective High School Science Labs: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Anatomy & Physiology Counting and Probability Math Elective (AoPS) Creative Writing for the Logic Stage Creative Writing for the Rhetoric Stage I & II Kinesiology & Nutrition II Grammar--Foundational through Advanced Astronomy for the Logic Stage Study Skills for the Logic Stage Many of our full-year courses are open to transfer students. Click here to see all Spring 2019 course offerings. Try our classes at no risk--receive a full tuition refund on Spring enrollments if you decide to drop before February 15th. Don’t forget that we offer interest-free payment plans and that currently enrolled students pay no additional registration fees when they sign up for Spring courses. Email any questions to info@wtmacademy.com We can't wait to see you in class!
  2. I'm looking for some BTDT advice from people whose kids have been accepted to college with something other than the standard 3 credits w/ lab - Biology, Chemistry,Physics - on their transcripts. How have colleges reacted to students having other science w/ lab credits besides the "big 3?" My dd is not a stem student, but she's always loved Astronomy and she'd like to take the Astronomy class at the local CC as one of her science credits. They offer two options, Stellar Astronomy and Astronomy of the Solar System. They both are lab courses, transferable to the states 4-year unis (CSU & UC) and AA-degree applicable. Could she take this instead of taking Physics as one of her 3 science credits without adversely affecting her college application? I know you are supposed to look at colleges dc are interested in to make this decision, but that's not really helping me. She's in 9th so doesn't really know where she wants to go. Option 1 is doing 2 years of DE at the CC then transferring to a state school. Astronomy will work for that. But if she wants to go directly to a 4-year college: Some say specifically that you need Bio, Chem & Physics. How rigid is that? It seems like I read about kids all the time who have taken alternative sequences and still gotten into college. Is this right, or am I wishful thinking? Other colleges say "2 science required (3 preferred); one life science and one physical science required." It seems like Astronomy works in that case. What says the Hive?
  3. Please let me know what your recommendations are for a good star projector and planet model. My boy is finally interested in something other than computer games - or maybe there's a good computer simulation? TIA
  4. I finally finished our Earth Science and Astronomy Curriculum for next year! Here it is http://wateronthefloor.wordpress.com/earth-scienceastronomy/. It is based on WTM with some added extras:) Enjoy!
  5. Long time no see! My baby is currently a junior in software engineering, and I am an empty nester, so I don't visit these boards like I use to. :D With my love of astronomy, I decided to take an astronomy class at the local university this semester--I know my way around the night sky and am working my way through the Herschell 400 with my telescope, but I have never studied the physics side of this hobby of mine. The textbook we are using is good: In Quest of the Universe by Theo Koupelis We have the 6th edition. Comes with a Starry Night DVD http://books.google.com/books/about/In_Quest_of_the_Universe.html?id=GVlpKZ67DscC My prof use to work with the author--and my prof is a really nice, down-to-earth, night-sky-loving sort of guy. We are about a third of the way through the book--I can give you more info later if you want it. I have read through most of Astronomy Today--a textbook often recommended on these boards. When I am looking for information and read both textbooks to compare them, I find In Quest's vocabulary and explanations easier to understand. So....if you are looking, this is another option. Jean
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