Lostinabook Posted March 11, 2012 Share Posted March 11, 2012 I have cross-posted this on the Logic Board. I was going to just post there since my immediate need is for 7th grade, but thought maybe some of you with older students would be able to give me some perspective re: the future. I am trying to figure out what to do w/dd for science for 7th grade while keeping in mind a sequence for the future. For background purposes: She is neither accelerated nor gifted. She will be doing either pre-algebra or a light algebra course for 7th grade & Foerster for 8th grade. She is a very slow reader, but she does read thoroughly, i.e. she knows what she's read when she's done. We have not done much formal science. She reads, she explores outside, she's watched volumes of nature videos (e.g. Planet Earth, etc), she's messed with Snap Circuits, & we've done a few experiments. This summer we'll be doing the GEMS Bubble Festival & Oobleck guides as well as various other experiment books. After all that, below are the 2 sequences I've come up with. I'm not being specific about high school texts because I think it's too early for me to know what she'll be ready for. I think I'd prefer the second sequence, but I'm afraid that doing Physical Science in 9th grade could be problematic when applying for college. 7thâ€”Science Shepherd Life Science OR DIVE Earth Science + Tarbuck OR Chemistry 8thâ€”Physical Science Derek Owens course OR DIVE + Apologia 9thâ€”Biology or Chemistry 10thâ€”Chemistry or Biology 11thâ€”Physics 12thâ€“1 or more of the following: Adv Chem/Adv Biology/topic of personal interest 7thâ€”Shepherd Life Science 8thâ€”DIVE Earth Science + Tarbuck &/or Signs & Seasons 9thâ€”DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics + BJU Physical Science + DIVE kit 10thâ€”Chemistry or Biology 11thâ€”Biology or Chemistry 12thâ€”Physics & Adv Chem/Adv Biology/topic of personal interest Thank you for any help!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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