PHYSICAL SCIENCE I (PS1-B)

Part I of II: The first semester of our study of Physical Science.  The focus of this semester is Earth Science and Introductory Chemistry using Exploring Creation with Physical Science (3rd Edition) and Painless Earth Science (2nd Edition).
       For students that are not planning on completing experiments and lab reports, coursework is added from either The Mystery of the Periodic Table or Super Simple Chemistry.  Carefully read the course notes before ordering your books and materials to determine which version of this course your student will be pursuing: With Lab, Without Lab Option 1, or Without Lab Option

 

ORDERING INFORMATION

Basic information about the books and materials for this course follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

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STAA Study Guide: Physical Science IB and IIB

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, . Softcover coil-bound workbook.
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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Single-subject booklet that includes the study guides for two semesters of science.

Exploring Creation with Physical Science 3rd Edition Set

  • Author: Vicki Dincher
  • Publisher/Copyright: Apologia Educational Ministries, 2020. .
  • ISBN: BUNDLE        BUNDLE
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource
This is a bundle of "Exploring Creation with Physical Science Textbook 3e" (ISBN: 9781946506511) and "Exploring Creation with Physical Science Solutions 3e and Test Manual 3e" (ISBN: 9781946506528). Be sure that all books are the THIRD EDITION if you purchase the parts of this bundle separately. The THIRD EDITION is not compatible with previous editions.

Painless Earth Science (2nd Edition)

  • Author: Edward J. Denecke Jr.
  • Publisher/Copyright: Barrons Educational Services, 2021. .
  • ISBN: 150627322X        978-1506273228
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource
336 pages; eleven chapters

Colored Pencils (Prismacolor 24 Color Pencil Set recommended)

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  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
Art and science assignments often call for colored pencils. Students will need at least the colors of the rainbow, black, gray, and white. Any brand or pack of colored pencils will do. Pencil texture, number of colors, and price make the Prismacolor set of pencils our favorite.

Plastic Folder/Report Cover with prongs for 3-hole punched paper

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  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
Available at any office supply store. The Amazon link here is to provide an image of the type of folder to look for. Only one folder is needed for the semester.

DOWNLOAD: Science Lab Reports

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF download.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone
Available as a download from the STAA Student Zone. Log in with your username and password to look for it in the APPENDIX OF FORMS.

STAA Student Zone

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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone
There are online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, advisor support through the Q & A forum, occasional slide shows or videos, and more for this course. To activate your student's online access, 1) submit the Course Registration form after your annual planning appointment, 2) register for the live class, or 3) register for the "Independent Study with Online Support Option." After completing one of the registration options, students (and teaching-parents) may use their usernames and passwords to sign into the member site. The STAA Student Zone is available each school year from August 1 to July 15.
OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Mystery of the Periodic Table, The

  • Author: Benjamin D. Wiker
  • ISBN: 188393771X        978-1883937713
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource
170 pages; Bethlehem Books; 18 chapters
OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Super Simple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide

  • Author: DK, Smithsonian
  • Publisher/Copyright: DK Children, 2020. .
  • ISBN: 1465493239        978-1465493231
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
288 pages
OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Fall Live Class: Physical Science IB

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 8 through 12 that meets every other academic week of the first semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.

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