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Done. :)  I think I'm cross-eyed from staring at the computer for so long and, as before, I'm sure I've missed many curricula, books, and resources.  Also as before, please feel free to add to the thread and also to correct any of the information I post.  I'll be taking up the first 7 posts with the different categories of physics.

 

Happy reading! :)

updates provided by MarkT  December 2017

 

from MarkT :

This is a pinned thread for information to the Hive please ask specific questions on:

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/forum/5-high-school-and-self-education-board/

 

Please DO add new material / sites and reviews as posts here - thank you

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Index

 

Conceptual Physics

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153671

 

Regular Algebra-based Physics Courses

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153673

 

Honours Physics Courses (Honours Physics)

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/540313-homeschool-high-school-physics/?do=findComment&comment=6153674

 

Advanced Placement AP Physics 1 & 2 Courses 
 
Advanced Placement AP AP Physics C courses
 
Calculus-Based Physics (not specifically AP Physics C)
 
Other Physics Resources
 
Teaching Physics at Home
 
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Conceptual Physics

 

Name: Physics Power Basics

Publisher: Walch Publishing

Where to buy: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=041178&subject=11&category=2736

Level: Basic Reg Physics (almost Junior High level)

Type: Worktext

Additional Materials: Student workbook and tests

Teacher Resources: Teacher's Guide, Answer key for text, answer keys for tests

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Very basic ones

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Basic Algebra

Comments: From Rainbow Resource description: "Targeting a student audience that is typically daunted by the length and complexity of traditional textbooks, this series provides the essentials of a junior or senior high curriculum (on-level content) with below-level readability (4th grade)."

 

Name: Fascinating Physics

Publisher: Fascinating Education

Where to buy: http://fascinatingeducation.com/registration/

Level: Basic Reg Physics (almost Junior High)

Type: Online provider

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Basic Algebra

 

Name: Conceptual Physics by Paul Hewitt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Where to buy: Both older and newer editions can be found on Amazon

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Free online videos

http://conceptualacademy.com/textbook/conceptual-physics

http://www.conceptualphysics.com/1-10.html

Past thread with lots of additional resources:

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/470118-hewitts-conceptual-physics-resources/?do=findComment&comment=4921535

Online Course: (provided by Penguin)

Indiana University High School uses Conceptual Physics text in an online course over two semesters:
Physics Level 1 First Semester
Physics Level 1 Second Semester

Teacher Resources: See above (past thread link)

Lesson Plans: Yes – see above (past thread link)

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Basic Algebra

 

*From MarkT

Name: Active Physics 
Publisher: It's About Time
Where to buy: http://www.iat.com/courses/high-school-science/active-physics/?type=introduction
Level: Basic Reg Physics 
Type: 
Additional Materials: 
Teacher Resources: 
Lesson Plans
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Project Based Learning (PBL) focused around labs
Lab kit available: 
Math background needed: Basic Algebra
Comments:

 

Name: Athena Physics 

Publisher
Where to buy: https://athenasacademy.com/
Level: Basic Reg Physics 
Type:  Online
Additional Materials: uses Physics: A First Course (1st edition) by Tom Hsu ISBM978-1588921413
Teacher Resources: 
Lesson Plans
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: check website
Lab kit available: 
Math background needed: Basic Algebra
Comments:  https://athenasacademy.com/courses/physics-year-long-course-2017/

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Regular Algebra-based Physics Courses

 

Name: Clover Creek Science

Publisher: Clover Creek Science (our very own Jetta! :) ) using Hewitt's Conceptual Physics with added algebra-based problem-solving

Where to buy: http://www.clovercreekscience.com/physics/

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Asynchronous Online Course

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Not required – labs use materials from home

Math background needed: Algebra 1 (at least a B average)

Comments: The course includes full support...written lectures, problem-solving, discussion forum, tests, quizzes, labs, quarterly projects, and optional live class meetings.

 

*With help from quark:

Name: Derek Owens Physics

Publisher: Derek Owens

Where to buy: http://www.derekowens.com/course_info_physics.php

Level: Reg Physics or Honours Physics depending on whether the student completes the challenge problems on homework sheets and on tests

Type: Online (video lectures and workbook) but you scan and send completed work to Derek for grading. He maintains an online gradebook for each student.

Additional Materials: Physics by Douglas Giancoli, 5th edition, published by Prentice Hall can be used as an additional reference source

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: Syllabus with weekly schedule is available here.

Secular/Christian: Secular with some slightly religious discussion in chapters 9 and 10 (but easy to leave this aside if learner wants to)

Program includes labs: Yes (about 9-10 labs in total, not every chapter requires a lab)

Lab kit available: Not for all labs. Some harder to find materials for specific labs may be purchased ($34 with shipping) or borrowed ($6 for shipping) from Derek.

http://www.lucideducation.com/Physics1.php

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

Name: Kinetic Physics: First Person Physics

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Where to buy: https://www.perfectionlearning.com/science.html

note:  From vendor 2018: This product is not set up for use in a homeschool environment.

Maybe be usable for a home-school co-op.

Level: Algebra-based

Type: Digital Text

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: None

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes – virtual labs

http://www.perfectionlearning.com/kinetic-physics-virtual-labs

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

Name: Kolbe Physics

Publisher: Kinetics Principles of Physics with Kolbe Academy course plan

Where to buy: http://books.kolbe.org/store/c/380-Physics.html

Level: Reg Physics option

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Virtual labs, tests

Teacher Resources: Course plans, text key, answer keys for tests

Lesson Plans: Yes

Secular/Christian: Christian (Catholic)

Program includes labs: Yes - virtual

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 and Geometry

 

Name: Holt McDougal Physics

Publisher: Holt McDougal

Where to buy: http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/Holt+McDougal+Physics+Homeschool+Package/017789

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Online resources

Teacher Resources: Online resources

Lesson Plans: Yes – should be included with online resources

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

Comments: Here's a link to a post with info on contacting the publisher:

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/526274-physics-pls-help-me-understand-algebra-based-physics-options-possible-11th-hour-change-of-plans/?do=findComment&comment=5887845

 

Name: Physics Matters
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Education (Singapore)
Where to buy: http://www.singaporemath.com/product_p/maphytx.htm
Level: Reg Physics
Type: Textbook
Additional Materials: Workbook (includes tests), Practical (Lab) Book
Teacher Resources: Teacher's Edition for Workbook
Lesson Plans: No
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Yes
Lab kit available: No
Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig
Comments:
Units used for liquid volume are dm³ instead of litres (takes some getting used to for North American students), no answer key for textbook, labs included with program are not easily duplicated at home
 

Name: LIFEPAC Grade 12 Physics

Publisher: Alpha Omega

Where to buy: https://www.christianbook.com/lifepac-science-grade-12-workbook/9781580957847/pd/20815

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Worktext

Additional Materials: Tests and labs included

Teacher Resources: Teacher's Guide

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/lifepac-grade-12-science-kit/p/AO-KIT1200/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Switched On Schoolhouse Physics (Grade 12)   

Publisher: Alpha Omega

Where to buy: https://www.aop.com/curriculum/shop-switched-on-schoolhouse/physics

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Computer based CD-ROM

Additional Materials: Tests and labs included

Teacher Resources: Student-directed

Lesson Plans: Student-directed

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/switched-on-12-science-kit/p/AO-KITSS12/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Monarch Physics (Grade 12)  

Publisher: Alpha Omega

Where to buy: https://www.aop.com/curriculum/shop-monarch/physics

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Online

Additional Materials: Tests and labs included

Teacher Resources: Student-directed

Lesson Plans: Student-directed

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/switched-on-12-science-kit/p/AO-KITSS12/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Physics: The Foundational Science

Publisher: A Beka Book

Where to buy: http://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=66532

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Lab manual, quizzes, tests, lab demonstration DVD

Teacher Resources: Teacher's guide, answer keys for quizzes and tests, teacher's edition for lab manual

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/abeka-physics-supply-kit/p/AB-KIT12/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Christian Light Education Physics (Grade 12)

Publisher: Christian Light Publications

Where to buy: https://www.clp.org/store/by_course/70

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Worktext/Units

Additional Materials: None

Teacher Resources: Answer keys

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Exploring Creation with Physics

Publisher: Apologia

Where to buy: http://shop.apologia.com/7-physics

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: CD-ROM with extras (animations, etc.), tests, instructional DVD

Teacher Resources: Answer key to text, answer key to tests

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/physics-science-kit/p/AM-KTPHYS/

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: Physics PACEs

Publisher: ACE Ministries / School of Tomorrow

Where to buy: http://www.christianbook.com/page/homeschool/ace/ace-grade-level/ace-grade-12/ace-grade-12-physics

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Worktext

Additional Materials: DVDs and Lab DVDs

https://aceweb.schooloftomorrow.com/store/dept.asp?dept_id=27000&elite_category=E&elite_subject=476

https://aceweb.schooloftomorrow.com/store/dept.asp?dept_id=27000&elite_category=E&elite_subject=34

Teacher Resources: Answer keys

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes but only video labs

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 1

Comments: See Cathy Duffy's site for a longer review:

http://cathyduffyreviews.com/science/physics-sot.htm

 

*From JanetC:

Name: Georgia Public Broadcasting
Where to access:
Level: Algebra Based High School Physics
Type: Videos and Worksheets
Additional Materials: GVL and GPB have the same videos, but GVL version has transcripts of videos (handy if you want to "skim" a video without watching the whole thing).  Also on GVL, some of the PDFs are turned into web pages, there are some additional links to other websites, etc.  The GPB website is simpler to navigate, no sub-pages and sub-pages.
Teacher Resources: Order by phone from Georgia Public Broadcasting.  Teacher CD includes scope and sequence, keys, and tests.  Both GPB Physics and GPB Chemistry are on one CD.
Physics Fundamentals from Georgia PBS now have teacher materials behind a paywall rather having to contact them. $20. https://sellfy.com/p/brgJ/ (MamaSprout)
Lesson Plans: On Teacher CD
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Labs demonstrated on videos, some online labs on GVL website as well
Lab kit available: No
Math background needed: Algebra
 
*From JanetC:
Name: APlus Physics
Publisher: Dan Fullerton
Where to buy: http://aplusphysics.com/
Level: From courses at top level, chose "Regents", "Honors", or AP options
Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks
Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube....user/FizziksGuy
Teacher Resources: N/A
Lesson Plans: N/A
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Not that I can tell
Lab kit available: N/A
Math background needed: Depends on course chosen
Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks
 
*From LisaK in VA:

Name: Time4Learning Physics

Publisher: Time4Learning

Where to buy: http://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/curriculum/high_school_physics.html

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Online

Additional Materials: multimedia lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests and both online and offline projects

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Not that I could tell

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

*Suggested by RoadRunner:

Name: Physics: A First Course by Tom Hsu

Publisher: CPO

Where to buy: http://www.cposcience.com/home/CPOProducts/CoreCurriculumPrograms/PhysicsAFirstCourse/tabid/128/Default.aspx

Level: Reg Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Investigation Manual (click on "Investigation Manual" tab)

http://www.cposcience.com/home/CPOProducts/CoreCurriculumPrograms/PhysicsAFirstCourse/tabid/128/Default.aspx

Teacher Resources: Teacher's Guide, Resource CD-ROM, ExamView Test Bank, Lesson Organizer

Other Teacher Resources:

http://www.cposcience.com/home/ForEducators/PhysicsAFirstCourse/tabid/269/Default.aspx

http://www.cposcience.com/home/ForEducators/PhysicsAFirstCourse2ndEdition/tabid/481/Default.aspx

Lesson Plans: Yes (I'm assuming in the Lesson Organizer)

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes (click on "Equipment Kit" tab)

http://www.cposcience.com/home/CPOProducts/CoreCurriculumPrograms/PhysicsAFirstCourse/tabid/128/Default.aspx

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

*Suggested by MamaSprout

Name: Introductory Physics

Publisher: Centripetal (non-religous), Novare (old earth Christian)

Where to buy: Novare

Centripetal

Level: Reg Physics

Class: Yes. Wilson Hill

Teacher Resources: Yes, on CD and a separate solutions manual (answers to math questions are in text). There are additional resources available at the Novare Yahoo Group site. This includes model answers for non-mathematical questions for some of the texts.

Lesson Plans: Yes, on the Teacher Resource CD

Secular/Christian: See Publisher. Teaches mainstream science, but discusses "wonder" (Centripetal) and God (Novare).

Program includes labs: Yes. Student information is in back of text, instructor material available separately.

Lab kit available: More difficult materials available for purchase

Math background needed: Strong prealgebra and current Algebra enrollment.

Comments: These books are not very big. 

 

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Honours Physics Courses (Honours Physics)

 

*With help from quark:

Name: Derek Owens Physics

Publisher: Derek Owens

Where to buy: http://www.derekowens.com/course_info_physics.php

Level: Reg Physics or Honours Physics depending on whether the student completes the challenge problems on homework sheets and on tests

Type: Online (video lectures and workbook) but you scan and send completed work to Derek for grading. He maintains an online gradebook for each student.

Additional Materials: Physics by Douglas Giancoli, 5th edition, published by Prentice Hall can be used as an additional reference source

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: Syllabus with weekly schedule is available here.

Secular/Christian: Secular with some slightly religious discussion in chapters 9 and 10 (but easy to leave this aside if learner wants to)

Program includes labs: Yes (about 9-10 labs in total, not every chapter requires a lab)

Lab kit available: Not for all labs. Some harder to find materials for specific labs may be purchased ($34 with shipping) or borrowed ($6 for shipping) from Derek.

http://www.lucideducation.com/Physics1.php

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

Name: BJU Physics

Publisher: Bob Jones University

Where to buy: https://www.bjupress.com/product/259069

Level: Honours Physics

Type: Textbook but also a distance learning option

http://www.bjupress.com/distance-learning/courses/physics.php

Additional Materials: Lab manual, tests

Teacher Resources: Teacher's edition text, answer keys for tests

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/physics-12-science-kit/p/BJ-KIT12/

Math background needed: Algebra 2

 

Name: DIVE Physics

Publisher: Digital Interactive Video Education

Where to buy: http://www.diveintomath.com/physics-12th-grade/

Level: Honours Physics or AP Physics 1 & 2

Type: Instructional CD-ROM to be used along with a Saxon Physics text

Additional Materials: Student Workbook

Teacher Resources: Video solutions on CD-ROM

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes – video labs included

Math background needed: Pre-calculus

 

Name: Kolbe Physics

Publisher: Kinetics Principles of Physics with Kolbe Academy course plan

Where to buy: http://books.kolbe.org/store/c/380-Physics.html

Level: Honours Physics option

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Virtual labs, tests

Teacher Resources: Course plans, text key, answer keys for tests

Lesson Plans: Yes

Secular/Christian: Christian (Catholic)

Program includes labs: Yes - virtual

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 and Geometry

 

Name: Oak Meadow Physics Course (uses Saxon text)

Publisher: Saxon with Oak Meadow course plan (doesn't cover the entire Saxon book)

Where to buy: http://www.oakmeadowbookstore.com/Curriculum/High-School-Courses/High-School-Science/Physics-Course-Package-p2087.html

Level: Honours Physics

Type: Textbook with living book supplement

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: Teacher manuals, syllabus

Lesson Plans: Yes

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

Name: The Potter's School Physics (enrollment only)

Publisher: The Potter's School course using Physics: Principles and Problems by Paul W. Zitzewitz and others (2013 edition)

Where to buy: http://www.pottersschool.org/course/list/#/?cid=1481

Level: Honours Physics

Type: Online provider

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No but (from the website):

“The laboratory content for this course will include narrated videos of experiments conducted by the instructor using quality laboratory apparatus and Vernier data collection equipment, online computer simulations of experiments, and at-home experiments conducted by the students using common objects and materials. Formal lab reports will be required.â€

Math background needed: Advanced Algebra

 

Name: Physics: Principles with Applications by Douglas Giancoli

Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0130606200?pldnSite=1

Level: Algebra-based College Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Yes

Student Study Guide

http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Student-Selected-Solutions-Edition/dp/013035239X/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VJYCDSFX1BCTQPJD7BT

http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Student-Study-Guide-Sixth/dp/0131465570/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VJYCDSFX1BCTQPJD7BT

Companion Website:

http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_giancoli_physicsppa_6/

Answers (Note: This is a subscription site – I have no idea how legit it is. Use at your own risk.):

https://www.giancolianswers.com/

Teacher Resources: Yes

Test Item File:

http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Principles-Applications-Test-Giancoli/dp/B000EE3B0I/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422242647&sr=1-1&keywords=giancoli+physics+teacher

Instructor's Resource Manual:

http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Applications-Instructors-Resource-Giancoli/dp/B000EDZA8K/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422242647&sr=1-2&keywords=giancoli+physics+teacher

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using the old AP Physics B curriculum for a one year HS Honors Physics makes a lot sense:
Kathy_in_Richmond provided this link:
inspired by Roadrunner post:

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: College Physics: A Strategic Approach by Knight, Jones, and Field

Publisher: Addison Wesley

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.com/College-Physics-Strategic-Randall-Knight/dp/080530634X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422244786&sr=1-1&keywords=college+physics+knight+1st

Level: Algebra-based College Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Yes

Student Study Guides (Volumes 1 & 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Student-Workbook-College-Physics-Strategic/dp/0321596323/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y

http://www.amazon.com/Student-Workbook-College-Physics-Strategic/dp/0321596331/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_z

Video tutoring for Knight College Physics: 
Teacher Resources: Depends – sometimes you can find teacher's editions used

Thread with links to Regentrude's lesson plans:

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/398051-lesson-plan-for-college-physics-by-knight/?do=findComment&comment=4061922

And tests:

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/398051-lesson-plan-for-college-physics-by-knight/?do=findComment&comment=4208643

Lesson Plans: Yes – see above

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra 1 + Basic Trig

 

Name: PhilFour Physics (link not working 12/2017)

Publisher: PhilFour (Dr. Christian Seberino does the Physics classes)

Where to buy: https://philfour.com/classes/

Pricing and Enrollment: https://philfour.com/register_christian_seberino_payments/

Level: Algebra-based Physics (Honours, maybe?)

Type: Online class

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: ? Seems to be secular

Program includes labs: Not that I can tell

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 2 (Trig needed)

Comments: Here is a course syllabus:

https://philfour.com/static/misc/physics_syllabus.pdf

Entry-preparedness exam:

https://philfour.com/static/misc/physics_entrance_exam.pdf

Solutions:

https://philfour.com/static/misc/physics_entrance_exam_solutions.pdf

Description from the website:

“Physics - This is an introduction to physics. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, Newton's Laws, circular motion, gravity, simple harmonic motion, impulse, momentum, work, energy, rotational motion, torque, angular momentum and waves. The curriculum is a custom web based system that is compatible with several excellent textbooks. You can use one of several textbooks of your choosing. You can also use an optional freely available textbook provided with the curriculum if desired. This class will include video lectures in addition to optional weekly drop in tutoring hours. Although there is a fixed schedule, students can start at any time during the year of their choosing. The prerequisite for this class are Geometry and Algebra 2. Concurrent enrollent in Algebra 2 is acceptable. Neither trigonometry nor calculus are requirements. Grades will be based on several graded exams and weekly graded homework.â€

 

*From JanetC:
Name: APlus Physics
Publisher: Dan Fullerton
Where to buy: http://aplusphysics.com/
Level: From courses at top level, chose "Regents", "Honors", or AP options
Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks
Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube....user/FizziksGuy
Teacher Resources: N/A
Lesson Plans: N/A
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Not that I can tell
Lab kit available: N/A
Math background needed: Depends on course chosen
Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks
 

*Suggested by RoadRunner:

Name: Foundations of Physics by Tom Hsu

Publisher: CPO

Where to buy: http://www.cposcience.com/home/CPOProducts/CoreCurriculumPrograms/FoundationsofPhysics2ndEdition/tabid/452/Default.aspx

Level: Honours Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Investigation Manual (click on "Investigation Manual" tab)

http://www.cposcience.com/home/CPOProducts/CoreCurriculumPrograms/FoundationsofPhysics2ndEdition/tabid/452/Default.aspx

Teacher Resources: Teacher's Guide, Resource CD-ROM, ExamView Test Bank, Lesson Organizer

Other Teacher Resources:

http://www.cposcience.com/home/ForEducators/FoundationsofPhysics/tabid/272/Default.aspx

http://www.cposcience.com/home/ForEducators/FoundationsofPhysics2ndEdition/tabid/453/Default.aspx

Lesson Plans: Yes (I'm assuming in the Lesson Organizer)

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes (click on "Equipment Kit" tab)

http://www.cposcience.com/home/CPOProducts/CoreCurriculumPrograms/FoundationsofPhysics2ndEdition/tabid/452/Default.aspx

Math background needed: Algebra 2

 

*Suggested by MamaSprout

Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry

Publisher: Centripetal (non-religous), Novare (old earth Christian). They use the same solutions manual.

Where to buy: Novare

Centripetal

Level: Honors Physics

Class: Yes. Wilson Hill

Teacher Resources: Yes, on CD and a separate solutions manual (answers to math questions are in text). There are additional resources available at the Novare Yahoo Group site. This includes model answers for non-mathematical questions for some of the texts that are linked from a post there.

Lesson Plans: Yes, on the Teacher Resource CD

Secular/Christian: See Publisher note. Teaches mainstream science, but discusses "wonder" (Centripetal) and God (Novare).

Program includes labs: Yes. Student information is in back of text, instructor material available separately.

Lab kit available: No

Background needed: Strong Algebra 1 program (like Dolciani or Forester) AND a Physical Science course.

Comments: I feel that this book is a "step" in the publishers advanced sequence.

 

It assumes student has had a strong intro to physics through a math-strong Physical Science course (like theirs or Derek Owens) and is solid on Algebra 1. For example, momentum doesn't seem to be covered, it is assumed student knows this from physical science. The author is a fan of the Forester series and just looking ASPC over, I can see the connection. The last five chapters are chemistry. More about the "physics-first" sequence here: https://www.novaresc...-math-sequence/

 

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Advanced Placement Physics 1& 2 Courses (Algebra based)

 

NOTE: You CANNOT label your student's physics course as “AP Physics†on his/her transcript unless he/she is taking it from a provider with a College Board approved syllabus or you have had your own personal homeschool course approved by the College Board. The College Board website has more information on this process. Here are some links to the College Board website's AP Physics pages:

AP Physics 1: http://apcentral.col...orner/2262.html

AP Physics 2: http://apcentral.col...ner/225113.html

 

ALSO NOTE: I can't guarantee that the providers listed below will have kept their courses up to date. Please check with whichever provider you are considering to ensure that your student is receiving proper instruction.

 

Name: DIVE Physics (covers all the topics normally found in AP Physics 1 & 2)

Publisher: Digital Interactive Video Education

Where to buy: http://www.diveintom...ics-12th-grade/

Level: Honours Physics or AP Physics 1 & 2 with a specific test prep book

Type: Instructional CD-ROM to be used along with Saxon text

Textbook: Saxon Physics text

Additional Materials: Student Workbook

Teacher Resources: Video solutions on CD-ROM

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: Yes – video labs included

Math background needed: Pre-calculus

 

Name: Advanced Physics in Creation (Equivalent to AP Physics 1 & 2)

Publisher: Apologia

Where to buy: http://www.rainbowre...1&category=2710 or

http://shop.apologia...dvanced-physics

Level: AP Physics 1 & 2 but would require a test-specific prep book

Type: Textbook

Textbook:

Additional Materials: Tests

Teacher Resources: Answer key to text, answer key to tests

Lesson Plans: Included

Secular/Christian: Christian

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: No – publisher states that household items are used in the labs

Math background needed: Trigonometry and a first course in Physics

Comment: The publisher does not mention any correlation to AP on their website.

 

Name: Kinetic Physics: Principles of Physics

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Where to buy: https://www.perfectionlearning.com/science/physics/kinetic-interactive-physics-programs/principles-of-physics.html

note:  From vendor 2018: This product is not set up for use in a homeschool environment.

Maybe be usable for a home-school co-op.

Level: Can be used for AP Physics 1 & 2

Type: Digital Text

Textbook:

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: None

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes – virtual labs

https://www.perfectionlearning.com/kinetic-virtual-physics-labs-college.html

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 2

 

Name: PhilFour AP Physics 1 *College Board approved syllabus   (link not working 12/2017)

Publisher: PhilFour (Dr. Christian Seberino does the Physics classes)

Where to buy: https://philfour.com/classes/

Pricing and Enrollment: https://philfour.com...erino_payments/

Level: AP Physics 1

Type: Online class

Textbook:

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: ? Seems to be secular

Program includes labs: Not that I can tell

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Algebra 2

Comments: Here is a course syllabus:

https://philfour.com..._1_syllabus.pdf

Entry-preparedness exam:

https://philfour.com...trance_exam.pdf

Solutions:

https://philfour.com...m_solutions.pdf

Description from the website:

“AP Physics 1 - This is an introduction to physics. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, Newton's Laws, circular motion, gravity, simple harmonic motion, impulse, momentum, work, energy, rotational motion, torque, angular momentum and waves. This course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 test for college credit. The AP test is optional and not required. (This course has been audited by the College Board and approved.) The curriculum is a custom web based system that is compatible with several excellent textbooks. You can use one of several textbooks of your choosing. You can also use an optional freely available textbook provided with the curriculum if desired. This class will include video lectures in addition to optional weekly drop in tutoring hours. Although there is a fixed schedule, students can start at any time during the year of their choosing. The prerequisite for this class are Geometry and Algebra 2. Concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 is acceptable. Neither trigonometry nor calculus are requirements. Grades will be based on several graded exams and weekly graded homeworks.â€

 

Name: PA Homeschoolers Online AP Physics 1 & 2 *College Board approved syllabus

Publisher:

Where to buy:http://www.aphomeschoolers.com/index.shtml

choose

AP Physics 1 by Jack Kernion - covers course over 2 semesters

AP Physics 1 & 2 by Jack Kernion – covers both courses over 2 semesters

Level: AP Physics 1 & 2

Type: Online provider

Text: College Physics for AP Courses OpenStax Rice University 2015 – free download

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: (from the website)

“The detailed materials list and source vendor(s) will be emailed to students in mid-July (approximately $180 independent of which physics course you enroll).â€

Math background needed: (from the website)

“Math is a significant component of both courses, so students must have completed Algebra 2 with a thorough understanding of and confidence with algebraic (equation) manipulation and trigonometry through radian measure and periodic functions and must have completed or must be concurrently enrolled in a calculus course (not necessarily AP calculus). Mastery of these mathematical prerequisites is essential in allowing students to focus on necessary physics concepts.â€

 

Name: Physics Prep

Publisher: Jack Kernion

Where to buy: http://www.physics-prep.com/index.php/home

choose

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

Level: AP Physics 1 & 2

Type: Online provider - price includes one year access to the course materials

Text: College Physics for AP Courses OpenStax Rice University 2015 – free download

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: both virtual and home materials labs

Math background needed: (from the website)

 

 

*From JanetC:

Name: APlus Physics

Publisher: Dan Fullerton

Where to buy: http://aplusphysics.com/

From courses at top level, choose "AP Physics 1 or AP Physics 2â€

Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks

Textbook: AP Physics 1 Essentials ; AP Physics 2 Essentials

Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube....user/FizziksGuy

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Not that I can tell

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Depends on course chosen

Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks

 

Name: UC Scout

Publisher: University of California

Where to buy: https://www.ucscout.org/

choose

AP Physics 1 - https://www.ucscout.org/courses/apphysics1

AP Physics 2 - https://www.ucscout.org/courses/apphysics2

Level: AP Physics 1 & 2

Type: Online provider

Text:

Additional Materials:

Teacher Resources:

Lesson Plans:

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available:

Math background needed: (from the website)

 

Name: AP Physics

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Where to buy: https://cty.jhu.edu/

choose

Level: AP Physics 1 & 2

Type: Online provider

Text:  Knight, College Physics: A Strategic Approach Technology Update, 3rd edition, with Mastering Physics. Pearson Addison-Wesley.

ISBN-13: 978-0134167831

Additional Materials:

Teacher Resources:

Lesson Plans:

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available:

Math background needed: (see website)

 

Name: AIM Academy AP Physics 1

Publisher: AIM Academy / Kristen Lauria

Where to buy: https://debrabell.com/product/ap-physics-1/

Level: AP Physics 1 

Type: Online provider 

Text: College Physics for AP Courses OpenStax Rice University – free download

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: contact provider

Math background needed: Completion of trigonometry/pre-calculus

 

 

Name: Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam Boston University

Publisher: edX

Where to buy: https://www.edx.org/course/preparing-ap-physics-1-exam-bux-py1x-0

Level: AP Physics 1

Type: Online provider – appears to be a fairly complete course not just prep

Text: College Physics for AP Courses OpenStax Rice University 2015 – free download

Additional Materials: N/A

Sample: on Youtube  copy and remove " ..."  https://www.youtube.com/ ...watch?v=-nuYiWWi4ws

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: virtual labs

Math background needed: 

 

Name: AP® Physics 2 - Parts 1-4 Rice University

Publisher: edX

Where to buy: https://www.edx.org/course/apr-physics-2-part-1-fluids-ricex-advphy2-1x-0

Level: AP Physics 2

Type: Online provider

Text: College Physics for AP Courses OpenStax Rice University 2015 – free download

Additional Materials: N/A

Sample:

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: virtual labs

Math background needed: 

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Advanced Placement Physics C Courses ( Calculus based)

 

NOTE: You CANNOT label your student's physics course as “AP Physics†on his/her transcript unless he/she is taking it from a provider with a College Board approved syllabus or you have had your own personal homeschool course approved by the College Board. The College Board website has more information on this process. Here are some links to the College Board website's AP

AP Physics C: Mechanics: http://apcentral.col...orner/2264.html

AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism:  http://apcentral.col...orner/2263.html

 

Name: PA Homeschoolers Online AP Physics C (Mechanics only or Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism) (enrollment only) *College Board approved syllabus

Publisher: Uses Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Vol 1 and 2), 4th edition by Giancoli

Where to buy:http://www.aphomeschoolers.com/index.shtml

Level: AP Physics C

Type: Online provider

Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Vol 1 and 2), 4th edition by Giancoli

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: (from the website)

“The detailed materials list and source vendor(s) will be emailed to students in mid-July (approximately $180 independent of which physics course you enroll).â€

Math background needed: (from the website)

“Math is a significant component of both courses, so students must have completed Algebra 2 with a thorough understanding of and confidence with algebraic (equation) manipulation and trigonometry through radian measure and periodic functions and must have completed or must be concurrently enrolled in a calculus course (not necessarily AP calculus). Mastery of these mathematical prerequisites is essential in allowing students to focus on necessary physics concepts.â€

 

Name: Kinetic Physics: Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Where to buy: https://www.perfectionlearning.com/science/physics/kinetic-interactive-physics-programs/physics-for-scientists-engineers.html

note:  From vendor 2018: This product is not set up for use in a homeschool environment.

Maybe be usable for a home-school co-op

Level: Can be used for AP Physics C but would require a specific test prep book

Type: Digital Text

Additional Materials: No

Teacher Resources: None

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes – virtual labs

https://www.perfectionlearning.com/kinetic-virtual-physics-labs-college.html

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Calculus 1

 

Name: APlus Physics

Publisher: Dan Fullerton

Where to buy: http://aplusphysics.com/

From courses at top level, choose "AP Physics Câ€

Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks

Textbook: AP Physics C Companion

Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube....user/FizziksGuy

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Not that I can tell

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Depends on course chosen

Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks

 

 Name: Physics Prep

Publisher: Jack Kernion

Where to buy: http://www.physics-prep.com/index.php/home

choose

AP Physics C Mechanics

AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism

Level: AP Physics C

Type: Online provider - price includes one year access to the course materials

Text: College Physics for AP Courses OpenStax Rice University 2015 – free download

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Yes

Lab kit available: both virtual and home materials labs

Math background needed: (from the website)

 

Name: MrBobPhysics 

Publisher: Mr Bob (MIT grad)

Where to buy:http://mrbobphys.simplesite.com/

Level: AP Physics C Mechanics

Type: Online provider - first year "beta" 

Text: Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker 7th edition

Additional Materials: in work

Teacher Resources:  in work

Lesson Plans: in work

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Optional

Lab kit available: both virtual and home materials labs

Math background needed: Calculus 1 or concurrent enrollment in Calculus 

Comments:  Very few videos - weekly live class meeting to discuss problem sets, etc

 

 Name: UC SCOUT

Publisher: University of California

Where to buy: https://www.ucscout.org/

AP Physics C Mechanics   Fall semester 

AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism  Spring semester

Level: AP Physics C

Type: Online provider 

Text: 

Additional Materials: N/A

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Optional

Lab kit available:

Math background needed: (see website)

Comments:  Teacher-lead option would be better choice for home-schoolers. Basic version could be used by a home-school coop.

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other:

https://www.mooc-list.com/tags/ap-physics

https://www.coursera.org/learn/ap-physics-1

 

Modern States just provides a link into the AP edX course which you have to enroll with directly.

I guess it exists to track your course data together.

 

AP* Physics C Exam Prep courses

 

Preparing for the AP* Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam

https://www.edx.org/course/preparing-ap-physics-c-electricity-georgetownx-phyx152x-1

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:34 PM

Calculus-Based Physics (not specifically AP Physics C)

 

Name: Thinkwell College Physics 1

Publisher: Thinkwell

Where to buy: http://www.thinkwell...ducts/physics-1

Level: Could be used for AP Physics C but would require a specific test prep book

Type: Online provider - streamed video based course ( sometimes DVDs can be found for sale)

Additional Materials: Thinkwell Physics I Printed Course Notes ISBN: 9781931381222 

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Calculus 1

 

Name: Calculus-based engineering physics course (2 semesters) taught at Missouri University of Science and Technology *FREE!  :)

Publisher: N/A

Where to access:

Physics I: http://web.mst.edu/~...hys1/index.html

Physics II: http://physics.mst.e...ss24/index.html

Level: Calculus-based College Physics

Type: Website links - the website contains the complete set of video lectures from the asynchronous online section of the class which can be accessed freely without an account or login

Additional Materials:

Required textbook: Textbook: University Physics (13th edition) by H.D. Young & R.A. Freedman, Vol. 1 (Ch. 1-20) for the first semester and Vol. 2 for the second semester

Teacher Resources: See website links

Lesson Plans: See website links

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: N/A

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Calculus 1 but some segments do not require Calculus and could be used as an enhancement for an algebra-based class

 

Name: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Douglas Giancoli

Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.co...5089?pldnSite=1

Level: Calculus-based College Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Yes

Student Study Guides

Volume 1: http://www.amazon.co...G58NNPKJW9KCJ3K

Volumes 2 & 3: http://www.amazon.co...NCRZ6FW9ER76C13

Teacher Resources: No

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Calculus 1

 

Name: Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics by Randall D. Knight

Publisher: Addison Wesley

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.co...s and engineers

Level: Calculus-based College Physics

Type: Textbook

Additional Materials: Yes

Student Workbook:

http://www.amazon.co...s and engineers

Student Solution Manuals:

Volume 1: http://www.amazon.co...s and engineers

Volume 2: http://www.amazon.co...s and engineers

Companion website:

http://wps.aw.com/aw...123672-,00.html

Teacher Resources: Depends – sometimes you can find teacher's editions used

Lesson Plans: No

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: No

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Calculus 1

 

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:35 PM by Dicentra

Other Physics Resources

 

 

Physics Subject Test AKA SAT II in Physics

 
The Physics Subject Test assesses your understanding of concepts from one year of introductory physics on the college-preparatory level, as well as reasoning and problem-solving skills derived from lab experience. If you’re thinking about pursuing a math- or science-based program of study (such as science, technology, engineering, or math), taking the Physics Subject Test is a great way to demonstrate your interests on your college application.
 
The Physics Subject Test is 60 minutes long and asks 75 multiple-choice questions. Every question has five answer choices. There are some independent questions, while others are grouped and ask about the same graph or picture. Perhaps surprisingly, you can't use a calculator on the Physics Subject Test. Calculus is not required.
 
free Kahn Academy practice:
 
MarkT and the Hive see:

 

*Courtesy of quark  :)

MODERN PHYSICS LIVING BOOKS/ MASS MARKET BOOKS:

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0387914951/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0387950710/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0387948007/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0387955666/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/B00D821IQ2/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/0465023312/

http://smile.amazon..../dp/1107604680/

 

*Lewelma's Physics for Poets thread - http://forums.welltr...s/?fromsearch=1

 

*Khan Academy has physics videos:

https://www.khanacad...science/physics

 

*FREE conceptual physics textbook with student guide and instructor guide by Cassidy, Holton, & Rutherford

*Note from SilverMoon: "The free Cassidy book, Understanding Physics, only gives the first portion of the instructor materials for free, and the publisher will not sell the complete IG to homeschoolers. You can buy the student text on Amazon too. "

http://www.dcassidybooks.com/up.html

 

*How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life by Louis A. Bloomfield (conceptual physics text)

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=1118237765

 

*K12 offers Comprehensive and Honours Physics courses:

http://www.k12.com/c...se-list#science

 

*Quality Science Labs also sells a Physics lab kit and lab manual:

http://www.qualitysc...m/physics-labs/

Curricula Co-ordination:

http://www.qualitysc...la-coordination(physics is right at the top)

 

*The Physics Classroom

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

 

*Physics Bowl

http://www.aapt.org/...ms/PhysicsBowl/

 

*HippoCampus has physics videos:

http://www.hippocamp...oCampus/Physics

 

*Labpaq (Hands On Learning) offers physics lab kits for sale. You can fill out the form at the following link for more information:

http://holscience.co.../homeschoolers/

List of the experiments:

http://holscience.co...ptions/physics/

 

*The Great Courses has physics courses:

http://www.thegreatc...sult/?q=Physics

 

*A homeschool mom (I believe she is on this forum!) has done high school honours physics at home and made a website sharing her entire course. She uses Foundations of Physics, 1st ed., CPO Science (Tom Hsu, PhD), GCE ‘O’ Level Physics Matters Practical Book (Charles Chew, PhD), and Hands on Physics Activities With Real-Life Applications (James Cunningham and Normal Herr). Her site includes a week-by-week schedule with readings, text questions to complete, additional websites to check out for each topic, and the correlation of labs to the text. She gives tests and might even be willing to share them if you e-mail her and ask nicely. Here's the site:

https://donttouchthe....wordpress.com/

Here are the resources needed:

https://donttouchthe....com/resources/

Here's a link to the CPO page:

http://www.cpo.com/h...72/Default.aspx

Pretty awesome!

 

*Junior High Physics Curricula

I know that sometimes these courses are considered to be high school level (and some are labeled as such) but without a math component, I don't think they can be honestly called "high school physics". If a math component is added in from elsewhere, that could bump them up to high school level.

*Noeo Science: Physics III

http://www.logospres...om/physics-iii/

*Queen's Homeschool Physics

https://www.queensho...94a8fbc93dc8ab2

 

*The Physics videos from Georgia Public Broadcasting at http://www.gpb.org/are high school level. You can buy the teachers material for them pretty cheap too.

Physics Fundamentals from Georgia PBS now have teacher materials behind a paywall rather having to contact them. $20. https://sellfy.com/p/brgJ/

 

*Virtual labs:

https://phet.colorad...ategory/physics

 

*Thread with links to study materials for the SAT Physics subject test:

http://forums.welltr...s-subject-test/

 

*PhysClips physics animations:

http://www.animation...cs.unsw.edu.au/

 

*Education Portal physics courses:

http://education-por...urse/index.html

 

*Life of Fred Elementary Physics (not really high school but would be a fun supplement for conceptual physics):

http://www.ztwistbooks.com/node/35

 

*From JanetC:

AReader.1's reviews of physics textbooks:

High School part 1: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

High School part 2: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

Calculus Based: http://www.amazon.co...thor_title_full

 

LoriD's physics lab list:

http://forums.welltr...e/#entry3306269

 

Flipping Physics: Fun videos. As with Dan's stuff above, taught by an experienced teacher who understands where kids get mixed up.  Spends an incredible amount of time on the demos and has a great sense of humor.  Only covers mechanics so far, with algebra and calculus based options.

http://www.flippingphysics.com/

 

Low Cost Physics Activities: http://jabryan.iweb....lowcostphysics/

 

Mechanical Universe: http://learner.org/r...s/series42.html

Filmed at CalTech.  Honors high school or calculus based level.  See AReader1's book reviews above for links to high school and college level textbooks to go with this.

 

Ideal Physics is the perfect "study buddy" app for any physics or engineering university student. This app gives you the tools you need to expand your understanding of the physical sciences. Its simple navigation allows you to quickly find and delve into a particular subject area, ranging from astrophysics to quantum mechanics. Each subject area contains key equations, notes, illustrative images, practice problems with answers, and step-by-step solutions. These practice problems will provide the foundation for exceling at homework and upcoming exams.
Find the app for Android at:

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You're welcome. :)

 

I was thinking that, after my eyes uncrossed, I should go back to the chem and bio threads and fix any broken links and update them a bit.  We'll see how much energy I have in the next few days... ;)

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You're awesome. :D

 

Two notes. You might add Lewelma's Physics for Poets thread to the extras ~ http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/492610-physics-for-poets-my-attempt-at-a-living-books-approach-to-physics/?fromsearch=1

 

The free Cassidy book, Understanding Physics, only gives the first portion of the instructor materials for free, and the publisher will not sell the complete IG to homeschoolers. You can buy the student text on Amazon too.

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:hurray:    Wish I could buy you a cup of coffee, tea, bottle of hard cider, or whatever is your preference!  THANK YOU SO MUCH ! ! !

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More to add:

Curricula:

Georgia Public Broadcasting:

Where to access:

Via Georgia Public Broadcasting: http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/students/physics
Via Georgia Virtual Learning: http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedPhysics.aspx

Level: Algebra Based High School Physics

Type: Videos and Worksheets

Additional Materials: GVL and GPB have the same videos, but GVL version has transcripts of videos (handy if you want to "skim" a video without watching the whole thing).  Also on GVL, some of the PDFs are turned into web pages, there are some additional links to other websites, etc.  The GPB website is simpler to navigate, no sub-pages and sub-pages.

Teacher Resources: Order by phone from Georgia Public Broadcasting.  Teacher CD includes scope and sequence, keys, and tests.  Both GPB Physics and GPB Chemistry are on one CD.

Lesson Plans: On Teacher CD

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Labs demonstrated on videos, some online labs on GVL website as well

Lab kit available: No

Math background needed: Algebra

 

Name: APlus Physics

Publisher: Dan Fullerton

Where to buy: aplusphysics.com

Level: From courses at top level, chose "Regents", "Honors", or AP options

Type: Videos/workbooks/ibooks

Additional Materials: Purchase supplements on his website or on ibooks for ipad version.  YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/FizziksGuy

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Not that I can tell

Lab kit available: N/A

Math background needed: Depends on course chosen

Comments:  Excellent free videos for supplementing physics, also sells supplemental materials on website and via ibooks

 

 

Useful web links:

 

AReader.1's reviews of physics textbooks:

 

High School part 1: http://www.amazon.com/High-School-Physics-Part-I-of-II/lm/R1E73MSXWII33E/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full

High School part 2: http://www.amazon.com/High-School-Physics-Part-II-of-II/lm/R32NUSUTUYDGYA/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full

Calculus Based: http://www.amazon.com/Calculus-based-Physics/lm/R1YA2IS2YSIDV8/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full

 

LoriD's physics lab list:

http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/322971-non-mathy-physics-in-9th-is-conceptual-physics-a-solid-high-school-course/?do=findComment&comment=3306269

 

Flipping Physics: Fun videos. As with Dan's stuff above, taught by an experienced teacher who understands where kids get mixed up.  Spends an incredible amount of time on the demos and has a great sense of humor.  Only covers mechanics so far, with algebra and calculus based options.

flippingphysics.com

 

Low Cost Physics Activities: http://jabryan.iweb.bsu.edu/lowcostphysics/

 

Mechanical Universe: http://learner.org/resources/series42.html

Filmed at CalTech.  Honors high school or calculus based level.  See AReader1's book reviews above for links to high school and college level textbooks to go with this.

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To add:

Time4Learning Physics (not sure where it fits)

 

Also regarding Phil4 Physics, they use the on-line version of College Physics.  Trigonometry is needed.  The course says you can take Algebra 2 concurrently, but we have not found that to be true.  

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Thank you.  This has been very helpful.

I am a little confused now between physics and AP physics. I know I was looking at an AP physics course that required regular/honors physics as a pre-requisite, but I don't know where I was looking now.  Other AP Physics courses seem to expect it to be the first physics course.  What would you do with an 11th grader who planned to major in physics?  regular physics 11th, and AP Physics 12th?  or would that be mostly the same content?  or AP Physics 11th?  and then what in 12th? 

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Thank you.  This has been very helpful.

I am a little confused now between physics and AP physics. I know I was looking at an AP physics course that required regular/honors physics as a pre-requisite, but I don't know where I was looking now.  Other AP Physics courses seem to expect it to be the first physics course.  What would you do with an 11th grader who planned to major in physics?  regular physics 11th, and AP Physics 12th?  or would that be mostly the same content?  or AP Physics 11th?  and then what in 12th? 

 

There are two different levels of AP Physics.

AP Physics 1 and 2 are algebra based. A student intending to major in physics would not receive college credit for this that counts towards his major since he will be required to take calculus based physics.

AP Physics C is calculus based. It can give a physics major college credit, except at schools that do not accept any outside credit and use AP solely for placement purposes.

 

It is perfectly fine to take algebra based AP physics as a first physics course, with no prior physics. It is, in fact, possible to take calc based physics as first physics course as well, but I would recommend this only for very strong students; I consider an algebra based course a good introduction and useful preparation.

 

What to do with your student will depend largely on his math preparation. If he did not take calculus yet, a rigorous calc based physics course would not work as first physics, unless the course is designed specifically to teach calc concurrently.

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Can someone help me figure out if this course exists?

On Level (as opposed to honors)

 

Requires Algebra 1, and uses Algebra 1, but does not require Algebra 2

 

Asynchronous

 

Online

 

Regionally accredited

 

Ideally Secular

 

High Quality

 

I'm looking at the Derek Owens course, which seems to have everything on my list besides accreditation.   We may do that, but since DS hopes to transition to PS, I'd love accreditation too.

 

 

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Connie, you are amazing! :001_wub: I have made some changes to Derek's course below in bold blue, based on our experience. Hope it's okay to suggest these changes!

Regular Algebra-based Physics Courses

 

Name: Derek Owens Physics

Publisher: Derek Owens

Where to buy: http://www.derekowens.com/course_info_physics.php

Level: Reg Physics or Honors Physics depending on whether the student completes the extra problems and the challenge problems on tests and homework sheets

Type: Online (video lectures and workbook), scan and send completed work to Derek for grading. He maintains an online gradebook for each student.

Additional Materials: Physics by Douglas Giancoli, 5th edition, published by Prentice Hall can be used as an additional reference source

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: N/A Syllabus with weekly schedule is available here

Secular/Christian: Secular with some slightly religious discussion in chapters 9 and 10 (but easy to leave this aside if learner wants to)

Program includes labs: Yes (about 9-10 labs in total, not every chapter requires a lab)

Lab kit available: Not for all labs. Some harder to find materials for specific labs may be purchased ($34 with shipping) or borrowed ($6 for shipping) from Derek.

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

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Can someone help me figure out if this course exists?

 

On Level (as opposed to honors)

 

Requires Algebra 1, and uses Algebra 1, but does not require Algebra 2

 

Asynchronous

 

Online

 

Regionally accredited

 

Ideally Secular

 

High Quality

 

I'm looking at the Derek Owens course, which seems to have everything on my list besides accreditation.   We may do that, but since DS hopes to transition to PS, I'd love accreditation too.

 

I'm not able to help with the accreditation but if validation with a SAT subject test is an option, email Derek and he will send you a list of content that his course does and does not cover for the SAT subject test. You will need to prep for those areas separately (but there isn't a lot that he doesn't cover).

 

 

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I'm not able to help with the accreditation but if validation with a SAT subject test is an option, email Derek and he will send you a list of content that his course does and does not cover for the SAT subject test. You will need to prep for those areas separately (but there isn't a lot that he doesn't cover).

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, our district is ridiculously picky.  I like everything else that I see about this course, and since I'm planning it as an elective (they require 4 sciences, this would be his third plus one more senior year) I might just go with it anyway.  

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My son is a reasonably strong student, and he'll be taking pre-calc next year as a junior. We are looking for a two-year progression in physics for 11th and 12th grade. Any suggestions? He has taken Derek Owens before, for Algeba 1 and geometry, and he did well with both. If he took Derek Owens' Honors Physics next year, can anyone suggest an follow up class (perhaps AP) for his senior year? Something he can take concurrently with Calculus? Thanks!

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My son is a reasonably strong student, and he'll be taking pre-calc next year as a junior. We are looking for a two-year progression in physics for 11th and 12th grade. Any suggestions? He has taken Derek Owens before, for Algeba 1 and geometry, and he did well with both. If he took Derek Owens' Honors Physics next year, can anyone suggest an follow up class (perhaps AP) for his senior year? Something he can take concurrently with Calculus? Thanks!

 

:bigear: We're looking for the exact same thing here!!

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One option might be to DE (this was our choice for lab experience). Our local community college's calculus-based mechanics and wave motion sections mostly use the Giancoli Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics textbook. ETA: our CC has calculus 1 (first semester calc) as a prerequisite and calculus 2 (second semester calc) as a co-requisite.

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Thanks so much for the list and all the work!

 

Now I'd like to see some reviews and feedback on these from those who have used them :)

 

Edited to remove quoted broken link.

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I think I've made all the additions and corrections that have been suggested so far. :)

 

Thank you so much. I am so, so sorry to be nitpicky...there's a mention of Derek's course in post #4 too (the very first one). At your convenience, of course, Connie. Just thought I should mention it. Thank you again (please imagine a bouquet of roses smiley here!).

 

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Thank you so much. I am so, so sorry to be nitpicky...there's a mention of Derek's course in post #4 too (the very first one). At your convenience, of course, Connie. Just thought I should mention it. Thank you again (please imagine a bouquet of roses smiley here!).

 

 

No need to apologize, quark! :)  I'm firmly in the camp of "If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it right." :D  I've fixed the second Derek Owen's mention.

 

Hope this thread helps a few people.  Full disclosure - I'm planning physics for my dd for next year so the timing of me finally getting this thread finished was somewhat motivated by self-interest.  :leaving:  :laugh:

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Couple corrections to the AP section:  You write "NOTE: You CANNOT label your student's chemistry course as “AP Physicsâ€...

I think you meant physics course  :-)

Also, for "ACCREDITED", did you mean "accredited" or I think you might mean "college board approved syllabus."?

 

 

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Couple corrections to the AP section:  You write "NOTE: You CANNOT label your student's chemistry course as “AP Physicsâ€...

I think you meant physics course  :-)

 

Also, for "ACCREDITED", did you mean "accredited" or I think you might mean "college board approved syllabus."?

 

Oops. :D  I did mean physics.  I was doing quite a bit of cutting and pasting to save myself some typing time.  I'll fix that. :)

 

Yes - that's what I meant by "accredited".  I noticed that one of the sites used that term to describe the AP course it offered so I thought that was the correct term.  I can change it to "College Board-approved syllabus" if that would be better, though.

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Oops. :D I did mean physics. I was doing quite a bit of cutting and pasting to save myself some typing time. I'll fix that. :)

 

Yes - that's what I meant by "accredited". I noticed that one of the sites used that term to describe the AP course it offered so I thought that was the correct term. I can change it to "College Board-approved syllabus" if that would be better, though.

IMHO, college board approved syllabus is clearer. Accredited can mean many things Such as NCAA approved so their DC can play sports in college, accreditation agency approved so credits transfer to another school if needed, etc.

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Fixed.  I also fixed the College Board links for AP Physics - I realized I had linked the student pages for the courses and not the teacher pages.

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for the Conceptual category

 

Name: Active Physics 
Publisher: It's About Time
Where to buy: http://www.iat.com/courses/high-school-science/active-physics/?type=introduction
Level: Basic Reg Physics 
Type: 
Additional Materials: 
Teacher Resources: 
Lesson Plans: 
Secular/Christian: Secular
Program includes labs: Problem Based Learning (PBL) focused around labs
Lab kit available: 
Math background needed: Basic Algebra
Comments:

 

 

 

 

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for the Conceptual category

 

Name: Active Physics 

Publisher: It's About Time

Where to buy: http://www.iat.com/courses/high-school-science/active-physics/?type=introduction

Level: Basic Reg Physics 

Type: 

Additional Materials: 

Teacher Resources: 

Lesson Plans: 

Secular/Christian: Secular

Program includes labs: Problem Based Learning (PBL) focused around labs

Lab kit available: 

Math background needed: Basic Algebra

Comments:

 

Done. :)  Thanks, Mark!

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I haven't spent much time on the forum recently, so didn't see this thread until now.

 

My dd14 is taking the Clover Creek Physics class with Jetta this year and we are extremely pleased with it. The class is very well organised and expectations are clearly stated. They move along at a good clip and dd has to put the work in to do well. There is a lot of support available from Jetta, the teacher, and a very telling thing for me was when dd said that she really likes the fact that she can ask a question and doesn't feel stupid for doing so. Jetta is an excellent teacher. Her explanations in the morning messages she writes each day, and in the weekly live classes are very good. My dd wasn't really enthusiastic about physics before taking this class but she is really enjoying it and learning a huge amount. I am enjoying seeing her apply what she's learning to other things too, like robotics. I've even been subjected to a lecture from her on the physics of ballet lol!

 

I can answer other questions about the class if anyone has them.

 

Trenna

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Remind me how we get threads pinned?

 

By asking how to get a thread pinned, apparently. :)

 

Thanks, SWB, for pinning the science curriculum threads.  I hope that they can help people to more easily find what they are looking for and help to drive some traffic to the forum and to the Academy. :)

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My son is a reasonably strong student, and he'll be taking pre-calc next year as a junior. We are looking for a two-year progression in physics for 11th and 12th grade. Any suggestions? He has taken Derek Owens before, for Algeba 1 and geometry, and he did well with both. If he took Derek Owens' Honors Physics next year, can anyone suggest an follow up class (perhaps AP) for his senior year? Something he can take concurrently with Calculus? Thanks!

 

 

Have you looked at Novare Physics: Modeling Nature for advanced students?

 

http://novarescienceandmath.com/catalog/physics/

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Honours Physics Courses (Honours Physics)

 

*With help from quark:

Name: Derek Owens Physics

Publisher: Derek Owens

Where to buy: http://www.derekowens.com/course_info_physics.php

Level: Reg Physics or Honours Physics depending on whether the student completes the challenge problems on homework sheets and on tests

Type: Online (video lectures and workbook) but you scan and send completed work to Derek for grading. He maintains an online gradebook for each student.

Additional Materials: Physics by Douglas Giancoli, 5th edition, published by Prentice Hall can be used as an additional reference source

Teacher Resources: N/A

Lesson Plans: Syllabus with weekly schedule is available here.

Secular/Christian: Secular with some slightly religious discussion in chapters 9 and 10 (but easy to leave this aside if learner wants to)

Program includes labs: Yes (about 9-10 labs in total, not every chapter requires a lab)

Lab kit available: Not for all labs. Some harder to find materials for specific labs may be purchased ($34 with shipping) or borrowed ($6 for shipping) from Derek.

http://www.lucideducation.com/Physics1.php

Math background needed: Algebra 1

 

 

DD#1 is almost done with this course & I realized today, as she was working an honors refraction problem that she was leaning heavily on her knowledge from this year's geometry course when solving it. While she's used trig, she hasn't really done anything else that her Algebra 1 background didn't cover. DH confirmed that DO expects the kids to know some geometry (or at least the idea of geometric proofs) when they get to this chapter (11 of 13?). So, taking it concurrently with Geometry at the very least might be a really good recommendation to add. I'm not sure she would have been able to solve this particular problem without the geometry she learned this year.

 

(Oh, and I forgot about the religious-y content in Chapter 10 until she was already past it. It is so out of place & not necessary. Blerg.)

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Educational physics app containing notes, problems, and solutions on 30 subjects

 

Ideal Physics is the perfect "study buddy" app for any physics or engineering university student. This app gives you the tools you need to expand your understanding of the physical sciences. Its simple navigation allows you to quickly find and delve into a particular subject area, ranging from astrophysics to quantum mechanics. Each subject area contains key equations, notes, illustrative images, practice problems with answers, and step-by-step solutions. These practice problems will provide the foundation for exceling at homework and upcoming exams.

 

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