GMB Posted January 13, 2011 Share Posted January 13, 2011 Please report your success/satisfaction with using the Wiley Self-Teaching Guides and Great Books for HS science. This year DD14 is using Exploring Creation with Biology and doing labs through a local coop, but she is not reading any Great Books for science and she complains about strong creation bias in the text. I'm offering her the option of using Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, doing labs on our own, and reading Copernicus, Kepler, and Gallileo for 10th grade Astronomy. Has anyone else successfully done this? DD is somewhat concerned about the printed answers just below questions in the Wiley text. I'm concerned about a lack of coop for labs. Yet I believe that the suggested WTM way is the best way to draw her into a conversation about scientific ideas. If we stick with the coop, she'll do Exploring Creation with Chemistry and her focus will be on learning facts to pass tests. She probably will not have time to read the great authors listed above. If we use the WTM model, I hope she will grapple with ideas. How successful have you been using the WTM model for high school science? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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