PHYSICAL SCIENCE II (PS2-B)

Course Registration No. SCI-099

COURSE OVERVIEW

Part II of II: The second semester of our study of Physical Science.  The focus of this semester is Introductory Physics and a research paper using Exploring Creation with Physical Science (3rd Edition).
       For students that are not planning on completing experiments and lab reports, coursework is added from Creator and Creation.  Creating a science fair project with Janice VanCleave's A+ Science Fair Projects is also offered as an alternative to the research paper.  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 2.
 

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS

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    Exploring Creation with Physical Science Textbook (3rd Edition)

    • Author: Vicki Dincher
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, 2020. .
    • ISBN: 1946506516        978-1946506511
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Softcover. This is a completely new and revised edition. Be sure to match it with the THIRD edition Solutions and Test Manual.

    Exploring Creation with Physical Science Solutions and Test Manual (3rd Edition)

    • Author: Vicki Dincher
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, 2020. .
    • ISBN: 1946506524        978-1946506528
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Softcover. This is a completely new and revised edition. Be sure to match it with the THIRD edition textbook.

    Exploring Creation with Physical Science Test Pages (3rd Edition)

    • Author: Vicki Dincher
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, 2020. .
    • ISBN:        978-1946506535
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    This is a completely new and revised edition. Be sure to match it with the THIRD edition textbook. This test packet includes student copies of all the module tests.
    OPTIONAL RESOURCE

    Exploring Creation with Physical Science MP3 Audio CD (3rd Edition)

    • Author: Vicki Dincher
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, 2020. .
    • ISBN: 1946506559        978-1946506559
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Colored Pencils (Prismacolor 24 Color Pencil Set recommended)

    • ISBN: n/a        
    • 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

    • ISBN:        
    • 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

    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF file.
    • ISBN:        
    • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

    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.
    OPTIONAL RESOURCE

    Creator and Creation, 3rd Edition

    • Author: Mary O. Daly
    • Publisher/Copyright: 3rd ed. Garretson, SD: Ye Hedge School, 2006. Print.
    • ISBN: unassigned        
    • Supplier: Mrs. Mary Daly of Ye Hedge School

    Nihil Obstat; 119 pages; 4 part discussion; annotated bibliography, appendix (includes John Paul II on evolution), index. From the publisher's website: "This book allows another choice to the Creationism-Darwinism dilemma. The Catholic Church has wisely refrained from endorsing any particular scientific theory about these matters, but She does teach the unity of truth, and that is the emphasis here. This book carries a Nihil Obstate and an Imprimatur which means it has nothing contrary to Catholic teaching." St. Thomas Aquinas Academy uses this title and Christopher Baglow's "Faith, Science, and Reason" in multiple high school science courses.
    OPTIONAL RESOURCE

    Janice VanCleave's A+ Science Fair Projects

    • Author: Janice VanCleave
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Jossey-Bass, 2003. .
    • ISBN: 0471331023        978-0471331025
    • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

    This easy-to-follow guide gives an informative introduction to the science fair process for middle and high school students. It also includes thirty-five complete starter projects on various topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. 160 pages.

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