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  1. Time Left: 7 days and 20 hours

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    Apologia Physical Science 2nd edition 2008: student book, teacher book with solutions & tests test booklet c2007 audio book mp3 cd non-smoking home


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  2. How frequently do you have your middle school students do lab reports? I'm thinking I did them rarely, if at all in middle school. I remember doing some in high school, but I'm a little hazy on how many. As a Chemistry major in college, I did them every week. If you have used Apologia, how often did you have your kids do complete lab reports? What do they do in public school these days? My daughter been taking Apologia science classes at an enrichment center two times a week for the last few years. This is the first time that she'll be doing science completely at home. I'm not a huge Apologia fan, but she loves the curriculum and requested that she use their Physical Science curriculum this year. For fun, she has also asked to read the Master Books Applied Engineering books (so no written work for Applied Engineering or the digging deeper research questions - the reading takes her about five minutes a day). I may cut some of the Apologia work in 2nd semester to work in Applied Engineering activities, but for now I'm trying to decide how many lab reports I should have her complete. There were three labs the first week, and after coaching her to fill out three lab reports, that seems like a bit much. It looks like there are about 50 experiments for the whole year for Physical Science. She loves science (and has expressed some interest in pursuing engineering), but doesn't love the lab reports. Who does? ? Someone suggested just doing the purpose, the data, and the conclusion for most of them, and occasionally asking for a full lab report. This person thought it was silly to usually request a hypothesis, because the expected results were given right after the experiment in the text. I do know that my daughter retains information much better if she writes it out, but I want to keep middle school science as fun as possible.
  3. Any recommendations for Physical Science with an 8th grader and advanced 5th grader? I would probably have them read separately, but do experiments as a family. My kids have been taking Apologia science at a homeschool enrichment center the last few years, but we will most likely be doing science at home this next year. I really don't want to do three different sciences, but I'm not sure how I want to combine the kids this coming year. My oldest is finishing up Apologia's General Science and will be ready for Apologia's Physical Science in 8th grade. My middle child is finishing Zoology 3: Land Animals and was going to take Chem/Physics next year for 5th grade. My youngest is taking Zoology 2: Swimming Creature and was going to take Astronomy next year for 3rd grade. I think my focus needs to be on my 8th grader and something related to Physical Science. The Apologia topics for Physical Science are some of what she is weakest in and make a good fit, I'm just not sold on Apologia (but my kids seem to enjoy it and never complain about it). She keeps talking about wanting to take Physics, but doesn't have the math to jump into it yet. The topics for Apologia Physical Science: Measurement and Units, The Earth, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Lithosphere, Weather, Introduction to Physics to understand the mechanics of motion, forces, and energy, Newton’s Laws and the Forces in Creation to understand friction, static and kinetic energy, gravity, electromagnetic forces, and electrical circuits, Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies. An Introduction to Chemistry for a basic introduction to atoms and molecules. It probably makes more sense to combine my advanced upcoming 5th grader with his older sister than with my upcoming 3rd grader. My middle child is currently in 4th grade and reading at a 9th or 10th grade level and retains most of what he reads in science and history. He may not be able to handle all the written work though, but that's easy to cut back on. He's working above level in History, but I've kept him at grade level in Science at our enrichment center. If I could have my youngest do a WTM recommended approach on these topics, it would keep us all together. Someone recommended MasterBooks Applied Engineering. It sounds interesting, but I'm a bit hesitant to not cover Physical Sciences in a tradtional way. Yet, I'd love to do something more delight led. Please send any recommendations my way!
  4. All along I've been considering doing the typical preparation for college highschool sciences. My plan has been to use BJU Science DVD's for highschool since we live overseas and it's pretty impossible for me to do the lab sciences here at home. 9th--Physical Science which is considered an Integrated Chemistry and Physics course according to the boards here 10th--Biology 11th--Chemistry 12th--Probably Physics or allowing her to do something more along her interest levels, like an advanced Anatomy class or doing some community college science course But lately I've been looking at all the other great science courses out there and longing for her to have one year to do something that interests her, either Earth Science/Astronomy or a History of Science course with the Tiner books that Master Books has put together. Am I shooting her in the foot by doing that? She plans to go into some sort of graphic design, but does enjoy science and math. So she may decide to Veterinary Technician or something along those lines instead. Of course, she still has time to change her mind. Or maybe it's just me not wanting her to grow up...
  5. 2 related questions regarding the DSST Principles of Physical Science exam #1. Is the amount of Physics knowledge needed for this exam significantly less than for either of the 2 Algebra-based AP Physics exams? [This (academic) year, the College Board split their old AP Physics B exam into 2 exams -- AP Physics 1, Algebra-Based and AP Physics 2, Algebra-Based.] #2. Is the amount of Chemistry knowledge needed for this exam signicantly less than for either the AP or CLEP Chemistry exams? Thanks. - RJ in Delaware
  6. How to Use DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics identifies the following textbooks as appropriate for an honor-level high school Integrated Chemistry & Physics course: DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics Internet Textbook ABeka 9th Grade Science: Matter and Energy, 1st Edition Bob Jones Physical World Bob Jones Physical Science, 4th or 5th ed. Prentice Hall Physical Science, Concepts in Action 2009 Does anyone have experience using any of these (or the DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics course itself) to prepare for the DSST Physical Science exam ["Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy & momentum, thermodynamics, wave and optics, electricity and magnetism, chemistry, properties of matter, atomic theory & structure, chemical reactions"]? Thank you. - R Johnson Delaware, USA
  7. I picked up a first edition copy of Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physical Science at Goodwill awhile back. Children's books were 50 cents that day!!! I couldn't pass it up! LOL I know there is a newer second edition available and I was wondering if I should use the 1st edition for my daughter in a couple years or should I get the newer second edition? I was thinking of purchasing the student notebook that goes along with the second edition text. I went through the TOC of the 2nd edition on Apologia's site and see there are some changes. For those who have seen or used both editions, are the changes too drastic that it would make getting the 2nd edition notebook not worth the money? Thanks in advance.
  8. I'm afraid that my son [14yo] is bored by the Derek Owens Physical Science that we are using. He likes math but he says this science is so mathy that it takes the fun out of science. Can you please give me some suggestions of a more engaging Science curriculum appropriate for 8th grade? I was thinking about checking out Dive in to Science.
  9. Is this meaty enough for 9th grade science credit? I bought it hoping to combine science for both the kids, but am now wondering if this was such a good idea. Thanks, Alexas
  10. I am hoping someone can help me out. I signed up my dd for Kolbe Academy this year using their 9th grade plans. We decided to go with the Intro to Physics and Chemistry course that uses Prentice Hall Physical Science Concepts in Action. It is basically like a physical science course. She did not have physical science in junior high so we thought it would be good preparation for the more advanced science courses. I am trying to get ideas for activities, projects, etc that we can do to round out her credit for this course. In Kolbe's lesson plans they assign assessment questions from the text, but I want to come up with something that is a little more interesting and interactive. The experiment suggestions in the text are not helpful because so many items are needed to complete them that we don't have. Interestingly, we enrolled in Kolbe 2 weeks ago and my dd has already read the entire textbook for this course. She just sat down and read it cover to cover, when she is really interested in something she just cannot stop! Anyway, I am looking for any suggestions for science kits, projects, websites, videos, anything fun that would go with physical science. I have a very creative kid so I am looking for something more out of the box. Also, if anyone has any ideas for what I could assign her to receive credit for physical science. She has read the book, but I need her to do a little bit more work than that and Kolbe requires samples of work completed to receive credit.
  11. I do not know if this has ever been mentioned before on the forum, but I found a great list of links to free stuff for Science Teachers. It is a treasure chest of goodies from podcasts, video demos, posters, to teaching tips, etc. I have just started going through it and it is awesome! It seems to be geared mainly toward high school, but I did see some middle school stuff on there as well. It is called "Science Inquirer" - CLICK HERE Have fun!
  12. Hello, I was pretty impressed when I looked over the Physical Science Concepts For Middle School text. So I was wondering who may have used any of the CK-12's Flexbooks? I noticed they are writting a Basic Chemistry FlexBook which is scheduled for August. This one says High School level. So it may be a bit advanced. But it still looks like a good resource. If you used any of them what was your overall impression? Did you like the format? How about any lab work/hands on stuff? If you used it was it your spine program? Did you supplement? I am considering using one of these next year for 7th grade, most likely Physical Science, in combination with other chemistry and physics resources. Thanks,
  13. Okay so I'm trying to figure out what science to use for my dd in 8th......I'll give you the run down of what we have used, what we are using, and what we would like to use........ DD1 used Oak Meadow Life & Lyrical Life Science for 6th grade......this year she is using Elemental Science Logic Earth/Astronomy..... for 8th dd wants to dive into chemistry and physical science. I've looked at Ellen McHenry and love the looks of The Elements (amongst everything else!)..........I wish Elemental Science had Physical but doesn't look promising for us(doesn't come out until 2014)...... I would just use that and Ellen McHenry. I did look at Ellen's physical science page but it didn't look like it would be a complete physical science curriculum. I'm not against text books but I'm afraid we won't do the experiments b/c it may require a lot of prep and $ for supplies...Could use it has a spine and add videos, simple experiments, and lab notebook?? Year 1 of Rainbow is an option but I don't know if I could spend that much just on 1 year of science, though it could be passed down to my other dc. I would like more of a laid out schedule for dd to follow...... I would very much like something that will prepare her for high school.......We thought we were going to put dd in our local ps but now we have decided to homeschool instead. Can anyone care to ellaborate on what you've used for Physical Science whether it was a hodge podge of stuff or an all-in-one curriculum! I would prefer a secular one! Thank you!
  14. I was wondering if anyone here has tried Apologia's Physical Science 2nd Edition Full Course CD-Rom and what they thought about it. Thanks
  15. I am looking at TGC for 9th grade for my ds. Where do I start? Would Physics be the place to start? If so, which ones should I pick for the year? This year my boys are doing BJU Space and Earth Science. We have the investigations CD and they like it well enough, but would like to do something else next year. I am open to other online/dvd options as well. I am familiar with ABeka and Apologia, but I don't know what else is out there really. Oh, and the boys will be taking Algebra I next year if that makes a difference.
  16. I'm a long time lurker but wanted to share my research to do this in a more affordable way - thanks for letting me share! I've read a few times on the boards this specific book, CPO Middle School Physical Sci - NOT Focus On..., had expensive experiments (investigations) and equipment. I loved the look of the program and didn't want to drop this yet :tongue_smilie: My dd wants to do physical science next year so I did a little digging to see if I could substitute any investigation too $$. I have read every CPO science posts/blogs several times over and love all the hints given to substitute the investigations in other CPO books. I have not done the course yet so I'm not sure how helpful this will be, but this has helped me figure out if it was worth substituting and doing this book. BTW, I found the TG book set on ebay. The student books and investigations can be found online on school websites (found links from other threads on the WTM boards) and several items and investigation sheets for students are found on CPO's site. The big ticket items: - Digital Timer & Photogates (infrared) and they measure 5 things: interval, frequency, period, stopwatch, and counter. They are used in approx. 8 investigations out of almost 50. I did find cheaper versions online, and for what they are going to be used for in this book my hubby and I concurred that it would be worth it to buy (and easier). It seems like they will fit the bill nicely so we bought this one, but I won't know for sure until we do the actual investigations: http://www.artistsupplysource.com/product.php?productid=61103 I just ordered everything last night, so I hope everything goes smoothly b/c I've never ordered from them before. They have great prices. If you look at the CPO's version and this one from Arbor Scientific, it looks exactly the same and $100 cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MY7LA4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2PBFSTDRTP2C9 Search for photogates on amazon for other even cheaper versions. Before that, I did buy a IR Light Barrier circuit mini kit MK120 but unless I knew more about soldering and which timer to buy, this was not worth my time! :tongue_smilie: There are experiments listed at Teach Engineering that can possibly sub the concept for each investigation instead of buying the photogates. I LOVE that site - there's so much!! Pendulum, rollercoaster, friction, acceleration, i.e. - I did buy a lab (physics) stand for $15 and a spring (5 N/500 g) from the same artistsupplysource site along with most of the other little items for our labs since I knew those would be hard to find here. - Car & Ramp - haven't purchased yet. Thinking of getting a pinewood derby car (cheap!) and hopefully finding/making a 48" long ramp to work our car investigations. Not too worried about finding this though. - Rollercoaster - making this with our marble run or try to use pool noodle for marble run and hook photogates to them. Possibly could use TeachEngineering (link above) lesson or this rollercoaster builder from Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman on PBS. - I skipped buying the Atom Building Game and not sure of a substitute yet. There's a wood & cheaper plastic version. It's only used a few times though - I found this site but haven't used it yet - there are other links at the bottom of the page too! - Skipped the Periodic Table Tiles for now also - haven't researched it thoroughly yet. Tons of periodic table sites online though. If you have any other questions I might be able to help and if you have any help please share! Thanks!!
  17. Hi, Please help me- Has anyone used the distance learning option DVDs for their Physical Science. We are needing our dd to independently study and need help for the lecture portion of the BJU physical science. I bought the books/kit after we reviewed the Apologia and do feel that it would be a struggle to go through it all year using that book/dvd lecture. (she doesn't care to listen to the lecturer in the Apologia dvds, to be honest) I did look at a sample video from the BJU dvds and wonder if this is the lecture professor all year long, as well. Thanks, Char:confused:
  18. I have gone round and round about our science plans for next year, and after talking with dh, I think we have decided to go with physical science. Our tentative long term plans are: 6th: Physical Science 7th: Life Science 8th: Alg. based Physics 9th: Chemistry 10th: Biology 11th: AP Physics (probably calc based) (or a different AP class if his interests change by then) 12th: Specialized science of his choosing/college science course He will be doing Saxon Alg. 1 this fall and then following through the Saxon sequence. So, I am looking for recommendations for physical science courses. Here is what I want: 1. Something that is easy for me to implement and schedule. 2. A lab kit would be awesome. However, if one isn't available for the specific materials we choose, I'll use this lab kit: http://www.qualitysciencelabs.com/physical-science-labs/microphysci-kit-standard-edition/. 3. DS likes independent, no-nonsense stuff. He says he likes textbooks that he can read himself and do at his own pace. However, he has never tried a video based course or live course, so even though he says he doesn't like these, he doesn't really know:tongue_smilie:. 4. Support materials like tests, answer keys, etc. 5. I'd like it to include a bit of earth/space, but this isn't a major requirment. 6. We are planning on having him take a full-fledged, highschool level, algebra based physics course in 8th grade. So I want something that is a challenging for a 6th grader who has had quite a bit of exposure to physical science topics so far, but still leaves somewhere to go with the physics course in 8th grade. 7. He will be taking Algebra concurrently (although he is 1/2 way through the LOF Alg. right now), so something that is approriate math-wise. 8. Don't need outside teacher support. 9. Secular or Religious based are both okay I'm looking at Derek Owens purchased program as a serious contender. I think he'd like the "fill in the notes as you go" set up. Plus, the Derek Owens videos seem to be straightforward when compared to something like BJU's videos. A few others I'm considering are BJU, DIVE, PH Concepts in Action, and anything else you guys can tell me about. I'd love to hear from users of any of these programs, particulary in regards to scheduling, hands-on teacher time, independent-ness (yes, I made that word up:D), and how the content and rigor (for lack of a better word) stack up against each other and against an actual physics curriculum.
  19. I am trying to find options for 8th grade physical science. I was planning to go with CPO but I not happy with the specialized equipment needed for the labs. My plan, in terms of science, is to do physical science in 8th then attempt conceptual physics in 9th. Good thing I still have a couple years to plan! So, I am sort of thinking that if CPO physics is off the table I might just load up on TOPS science units and maybe some sort of kit. I don't exactly know what I mean by 'kit' but I am sure there is something out there. I also own the two upper level BFSU books. I could just work through the physical science parts of those. I am sure that would give me plenty to do. And that leaves me with needing a text/s of some sort. We could use a CPO book just for reading. Any thoughts or insights or suggestions? Thanks for reading.
  20. Can someone please compare Derek Owens' physical science with Pearson's Concepts in Action? I realize Derek Owens' class is video/workbook based (no text) and Pearson is text only (no video). Both seem to cover topics in physics, chemistry, earth/space science. I'd like to know how they compare in terms of difficulty. What kind of math is needed/used? Over-all difficulty? High school science prep? Ease of use for teacher/student? What kind of labs are done? I like to do physical science in 8th grade to help prep for high school science. I like the video teaching option with Derek Owens' class, yet I am under the impression that the CiA text might be a better prep because the student would have to learn how to read/understand/use a text-book. This is such an important skill to learn. My oldest is currently using the CPO Foundations of Physical Science book, and this has been VERY true for her. I don't want to re-use the CPO book with my next child because we have found many errors in it. Can anyone help me out? Thanks! ETA: I'm open to researching other sources for physical science. If you know of a different one that is worth me researching, please let me know.
  21. Has anyone used Derek Owen's Physical Science class? http://www.derekowens.com/course_info_physical_science.php I'm trying to plan jr high for ds who will be in 7th next year. He has expressed an interest in earth/space science, but I don' know how to squeeze it in. I'm pushing for life science in 7th and physical science (physics/chemistry) in 8th as a prep for high school physics and chemistry. Would this course prep for high school science effectively? Derek's physical science, however, includes some earth and space science!:party:I would be interested to know how difficult this class is, what kind of math is involved, and how much time it takes on average to use this. I think we would purchase the program to use at home to cut down on cost. Thanks!
  22. I bookmarked from here a while ago, but I thought I would relink it for those who may have missed it. We have used it quite a bit as we go through CPO Physical science. Today we played with additive light. It is linked to the pendulum lab (very useful when you don't have the equipment), but you can see the other options on the left side bar. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/pendulum-lab
  23. Have you used this? What edition did you use? I'm looking into this now for my son. I'm trying to save money and it looks like I can get the 2002 edition with a teacher's guide inexpensively. I can see samples of the 3rd edition online. Does anyone here have the 2002 edition? Is it full-color like the current edition here? Do the 2002 teacher's manuals have recommended literary suggestions like the 3rd edition? Thanks!
  24. I'm going through my bookmarks and ran across these. Both are from the American Chemical Society and targeted for middle school. http://www.inquiryinaction.org/ http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/
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