Switched-On Schoolhouse Science Grade 8 - General Science2
Switched-On Schoolhouse Flash Drives are in the process of being updated and are not currently available. Updated product is expected in June 2021. If you are wanting a complete computer-based curriculum during this time, we encourage you to consider Monarch by AOP.
This computer curriculum offers advantages over a text-based curriculum for both student and teacher. Please refer to the Curriculum/ Unit Studies section of this catalog for more in depth information on this product. USB Format. Minimum system requirements: Windows 10 Home or Pro (Up to Date); Dual Core 1.1 GHz or higher (2 GHz recommended), 4 GB RAM, 120 GB minimum total space with 5GB available hard drive space, and a 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor. Microsoft Office and a printer are recommended. Please note that the software is NOT Mac-compatible and is no longer Windows XP or Windows 8 compatible. Windows 10 S Mode is not supported.
LIFEPAC worktexts provide a complete, year-long science curriculum for each grade. From a Christian publisher, the approach is systematic mastery learning. It's very easy to teach from, with no need to write out lesson plans or prepare materials. You will have to gather equipment and materials for science experiments, however. Each grade contains 10 small consumable worktexts which the students progress through at their own pace. Each unit includes vocabulary, text, and comprehension questions to assure students retain the material. The science series is more activity-oriented than AOP's other subject LIFEPACs, with plenty of experiments to help illustrate science concepts. Grades 1-10 worktexts contain colorful illustrations; grades 11-12 are only available in black and white. Complete Boxed Sets also include a Teacher's Guide with teaching tips and answer keys. Sets of LIFEPACS only (no Teacher's Guides) are also available at each level for additional students.
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.