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  1. 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. Happy reading! :) updates provided by MarkT December 2017 from MarkT : This is a pinned thread for information to the Hive please ask specific questions on: http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/forum/5-high-school-and-self-education-board/ Please DO add new material / sites and reviews as posts here - thank you ================================== Index Conceptual Physics http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153671 Regular Algebra-based Physics Courses http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153673 Honours Physics Courses (Honours Physics) http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153674 Advanced Placement AP Physics 1 & 2 Courses http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153675 Advanced Placement AP AP Physics C courses http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153676 Calculus-Based Physics (not specifically AP Physics C) http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153677 Other Physics Resources http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153697 Teaching Physics at Home http://www.home-school.com/Articles/teaching-physics-at-home.php
  2. I'm looking for a physics course (text and/or free online videos like Coursera or MIT/OCW – I'd love to have video "labs," for example) to accompany a precalculus math course (specifically, using Foerster's Precalculus text, which has quite a few physics word problems). Religious content is ok but not assuming a 6000 year earth. From the pinned thread on this board, the texts by Knight College Physics, Giancoli Physics: Principles with Applications, and Singapore Physics Matters seemed like they might work, but I'm open to others; I'm leaning toward Knight (which edition?). I've copied the details, including accompanying problems and videos, from the pinned thread for those three texts in the next post. I don't really know how long it will take to go through the Foerster Precalculus text – it could be a month and a half to a year and a half, so might it be better to wrap up the first high school physics course early and go to a calculus-based physics if the student is very gung ho about the math and physics? Thanks!!
  3. Planning for next year and I'd really like to hear from a BTDT mom whose child took the AP Physics 'C' test(s). Could you share how your child prepared for the AP Physics C tests. Did dc take both the parts of the 'C' test? What texts did you use? Any online sources that were helpful? How intense was the prep? Thanks, Carole
  4. I'm planning ahead. :D I'm planning on an integrated science course with physics spread out over three years. He'll have algebra done by the time we start. I have Conceptual Physics, but I'd like to explore algebra based programs. Giancoli? Can I use an older edition? What teacher supports are available? Kinetic books? I've not looked at them. Is it online? Can you buy a printed text? What other options exist?
  5. I've read tons of threads on high school science order, and the types of science within each area. Now my questions (my head is spinning from all that reading). - Why is there a split between studying physics or chemistry conceptually vs. mathematically? - Why does it seem that studying them mathematically is "better" for high school? - Is there anything wrong with just studying them conceptually and calling that a high school course? - Would doing a mostly conceptual course in physics or chemistry be detrimental to even a science/math oriented child? As in, for later university entrance? (yes, I'll have a look at some admissions requirements, but just wondering about recent experiences out there) - Why, exactly, do some recommend going physics->chemistry->biology? - Could a mostly conceptual/optional mathematical physics course (the STG, to be specific, along with the WTM rec'd. lab manual and WTM rec'd. source reading, library reading, and writing/sketching/timelining, if you are familiar) be studied alongside Dolciani Algebra II/Trig without problems? - Are there different levels of high school mathematical physics courses? As in, some only require algebra, some require algebra and trig, some absolutely could not be done without pre-cal, etc.? - How are these mathematical physics course levels important in the consideration of future science/math study in university? I tried to find in-depth threads on the bio/chem/phys vs. phys/chem/bio debate, but couldn't find them - I know I read some good ones here within the last few years - if you could point me to some, I'd appreciate it. The reason I'm asking all this is because here in NS, high school is only grades 10-12, so I will probably do earth/space science in grade 9, and the other three after that, but am trying to work out the best order. We do WTM recs for grades 5-8 science, so I'm not sure we'll need to do this "physical science" that I see talked about here a lot (why do people do this, anyway? Is it because they haven't done chem or phys in middle grades?). My goal is to do another four-year round of those four areas, not to do a bit of something in 9th, and then repeat it more deeply in 12th. A possible plan would be: grade 8: 60s Dolciani algebra I, middle grade physics or chemistry grade 9: 60s Dolciani geometry, high school level earth/science (WTM rec'd.) high school: grade 10: 60s Dolciani algebra II/trigonometry, WTM rec'd high school physics plan (STG, lab manual, extra reading, writing) grade 11: 60s Dolciani Modern Intro. Analysis (which I'm told is pre-cal), WTM rec'd high school chemistry plan (STG, lab manual, extra reading, writing) grade 12: Calculus?, WTM rec'd. high school biology plan (STG, lab manual, extra reading, writing) What sparked all this searching and thinking is that I am trying to figure out what to do for chemistry for ds for grade 7 next year. The lab set rec'd. in my 2004 WTM is not sold anymore, and I believe the new WTM recs several labs-in-boxes, but I can't afford to buy a bunch of those. So.....I've been researching what to do - I've seen that some people use Conceptual Chemistry and Conceptual Physics in 7th and 8th grades, but I'm not crazy about doing what seems to be an in-depth textbook for middle grades - I really, really like the WTM idea of using a basic overview spine (and I'm starting to get an idea of what an overview would include - any input there would be appreciated), and supplementing with experiments, more reading, and writing. Also, I think CC and CP are too expensive for us. So, anyway, I'm researching about that (if you have any middle grade area-encompassing "spine" and lab book ideas for me - not RS4Kids - expensive, again, and I don't think chemistry is done? I would really appreciate help there, too!), and then started thinking, "If I can't come up with a chemistry plan for this year, why not do the WTM middle grade physics plan, which I already have (Reader's Digest books, create experiments from that)?" which led me down the road of researching the high school science order. Thanks for any input you can give!
  6. Help...my son enjoys math and we want to launch into physics. I would have to use a tutor and really want him to understand the material. I think he will love it if he works hard. so Is Apologia the best? What other texts have people used? Has anyone done the SAT subject test along with working in a particular text? Which is the easiest for self study? Which is best using a tutor ? Thanks so much
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