Written from a creationist viewpoint, this overview of chemistry, physics, and earth science is designed to be the last course a student takes before biology. The 16 modules cover basic matter and unit conversions, air, the atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, earth and lithosphere, factors affecting weather, predicting weather, physics of motion, Newton's laws, gravity and circular motion, electricity and magnetism, radiation and atomic structure, light and sound, and astrophysics, including the age of the universe. Includes over 30 lab experiments. We recommend our lab kit, sold separately. Written for 8th grade; recommended for grades 7-10. Text is hardcover, tests & solutions manual is softcover. 2nd edition.
Be sure to order our Physical Science Kit that contains the materials to do the lab activities. You may also want to order the Companion CD-ROM that includes multimedia add-ons like pronunciations, video clips, and animations.
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Sort Reviews:Newest | Oldest | Highest Rating | Lowest Rating - Tuesday, February 05, 2008 Apologia Physical Science Reviewed By: Julie Johnson As you can tell from my other reviews I am sold on apologia even if you have to adapt it a little for your learner. My students had differing views on this one. However each did take it and get through it. We also used the older version though. My son like it better, than my daughter who now thinks the only science that is worth is chemistry. Do not use this one unless they have taken Algebra 1 or are taking it.
- Thursday, January 04, 2007 I love Apologia's Physical Science!
This text is simply brilliant. I thougt on my first glance at the book that it would be boring and wordy. Not in the least. I cannot explain it exactly, but this text simply makes science make *sense*. It's so clear, so simple, so easy to read, understand, and remember. My husband taught it as a co-op, and my son used it at home. It's great in either setting - the ideal science curriculum!!!
- Saturday, November 04, 2006 Apologia Physical science text and test/key
I and my child love this book and kit! The reading is easy to comprehend but technical enough to convey the material. Well done! You will be glad you chose this curriculum.
- Wednesday, September 06, 2006 Solid curriculum
This was the first "serious" science course I did with my 9th grade daughter. She hasn't had any trouble at all, and we were worried, having heard it's really intense.
The author tries really hard to present a balanced view of science and creation. He has very distinct young-earth views though. I personally like the way he presents the good and the bad of all sides and lets the parent and child discuss. We've had LOTS of technical discussions, that led my daughter to do in-depth research on specific topics online.
I think it helped her thought processes get ready for college-level work. We will continue to use Apologia Science.