Sweet Home Alabama Posted March 8, 2012 Share Posted March 8, 2012 (edited) I feel stuck. I have Conceptual Physics (PH 2007) for 9th grade, but I have no labs planned yet. If you all don't mind, I need some inspiration. According to my cover school, a science class is worth a full credit; the lab is worth half a credit... 85+/- hours. I don't know what to do for lab and feel a little panic starting to brew. I really want something open-and-go (as much as possible). I don't like having to research one lab at a time and figure out where it fits in the book. Physics is not my thing... We do have some physics lab equipment from Home Science Tools since we are doing physical science this year. Dd is finishing up Algebra I this year (8th grade) and has a strong B in the class currently. She will take geometry next year. I've considered: Labpaq... this is what I've come closest to purchasing. PKS has 24 labs but has challenging math. This would probably meet the 85 hours, but trying to do that many labs would require going at a neck-breaking speed. This seems too overwhelming to me. This Labpaq is $180! PK105 ($118, I think) includes more manageable math, but there are only 9 labs. We would have to spend between 9-10 hours on each lab for this to work. Sounds like that idea is out. Ok... that is the only one I've seriously thought about. I've seen lab books at CBD and Amazon... I would bet these are more demonstration-type labs and don't come close to the quality of Labpaq. So, my next thought has been to do Derek Owens Physics. Love that this is open-and-go (trying to forget that this is expensive too!) But, even he only does 10 labs, and therefore wouldn't meet the 85 lab hours. For something pre-planned like Derek Owens class + lab, it seems like a cover school would accept it as a package deal. (I need to compare this to Apologia labs. My cover school teaches some Apologia classes with labs... If DO is similar, then maybe it would be accepted...) Please help me over this speed bump. Can you all be specific about labs that I could use for Conceptual Physics... keeping in mind that I need 85 hours for half of a credit??? THANK YOU! Edited March 8, 2012 by Sweet Home Alabama Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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