Sweet Home Alabama Posted February 15, 2012 Share Posted February 15, 2012 (edited) 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. Edited February 15, 2012 by Sweet Home Alabama Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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