Exploring Creation with Physical Science Course on CD-ROM

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Course on CD-ROM

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Item #: 012908
ISBN: 9781932012811
Grades: 8

Product Description:

This set includes all of the information found in the print version of the full course course along with additional multimedia animations, videos, narrations, and pronunciation guides. Tests and study guides for every module are located on a separate CD and can printed out, but are not interactive. The teacher has access to password-protected answers which they can use for manual grading. Although the program does not require access to the internet, Internet Explorer is used as the interface.

Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.




Category Description for Apologia Junior / Senior High Science:

Written specifically for use in a homeschool environment, these biblically-centered courses by Dr. Jay Wile take a lot of pressure off the parent teaching the course. Each course consists of a high-quality hardcover student text and a paperback solution manual. The student text includes all the student reading, instructions for labs, "On Your Own" exercises, and fifteen to twenty "Study Guide" questions at the end of each chapter. Unlike many upper-level science texts, we have found these to be extremely readable! The text has a conversational tone, and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Plenty of helpful diagrams and pictures are included which add interest and break up the text. Answers to the "On Your Own" exercises are also included with discussion at the end of each chapter. The labs are designed to be done easily, and most require only household items to complete; unlike high school courses, like Bob Jones which require investing in some lab equipment and chemicals to complete the labs. Where a microscope or dissecting materials are required, a reasonably-priced complete kit of materials is available, for ease in collecting the items.

The Solution Manual contains test questions for each chapter, answers to the test questions and solutions to the "Study Guide" questions. For some courses, a separate Perforated Tests booklet is available; please note that this is only necessary if you want an extra copy of the test questions.

The recently-published Notebooking Journals are a user-friendly companion that provides space for answering On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

Most of the courses are available on Complete Course CD-ROMs. These 2-disc sets include all of the information found in the print version of the course along with additional multimedia animations, videos, narrations, and pronunciation guides. Tests can be viewed on-screen and printed out, but are not interactive. The teacher has access to password-protected answers which they can use for manual grading. Although the program does not require access to the internet, Internet Explorer is used as the interface.

Companion CD-ROMs are also available for each Apologia textbook. Not to be confused with the CD-ROM Complete Course, these CD-ROMs offer only the multimedia features that cannot be included in a print textbook. Features include videos of experiments, close-ups of a variety of organisms, identification of different components on 3-D models, and pronunciations of words with which students are probably unfamiliar. This one would be our preference, as our family finds it easier to read a book than to read for an extended period on the computer monitor. System requirements for all CD-ROMS: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10 (not supported for Mac operating systems).

MP3 Audio CDs are also available for most courses. The audio files are in MP3 format, and will require an MP3-compatible CD player to use (these can also be run on most computers). Tests, study guides, and answers are not included - this is simply an audio version of the text.

Apologia now offers updated Video Instruction DVDs for Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Biology. These have been remade with Sherri Seligson as your host (switching from Rusty Hughes). Sherri is an author and scientist and she energetically takes you to interesting locations, incorporating animated diagrams (over 20 hours of instruction) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. The content is more of a summary of the textual information found in each section of the modules than a narration of the text. Students will either see Sherri Seligson on location or in a lab during the speaking portions or they will see animated illustrations and examples. Sherri takes students through each lab and talks about what needs to be done and the results of the experiments. There are no pdf files with this newer edition of the DVDs just video lessons and tutorials for the experiments in 4-disc sets.

General Science, Physical Science, and Physics are going out of print from the publisher. The stock we have remaining are the Rusty Hughes edition of the DVDs (while they last). The lecture instruction closely follows the text, with lectures broken down by text section. Presented in a slideshow fashion, students will see information or illustrations and hear Mr. Hughes as he explains that concept. At the appropriate time, Mr. Hughes will perform the experiments for each chapter, explain the procedure, work through the experiment, and offer a visual of the expected outcome so that students know how to do the experiment themselves. He also makes it very clear that the demonstrations are not to replace you doing the experiments. Module notes are available in PDF format at the beginning of each module and contain all math problems from the lectures. The student will print them and fill them out as they are discussed in the lecture. A suggestion for planning your lessons for a 10-day period is offered at the beginning of the first module.

To use these DVDs, you must have a DVD drive on your computer (PC or MAC) capable of playing mp4 files; these are not compatible with a DVD player.




This offering from Dr. Jay Wile introduces junior high students to his creation-based science texts. Beginning with basics such as atomic structure and measurement, students learn about air, the atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, weather, motion, Newton's laws of motion, gravity, magnetism, and electricity. Hands-on experiments use household chemicals and supplies.




Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.




Primary Subject
Science
Grade
8
ISBN
9781932012811
Author
Dr. J. Wile
Format
CD-ROM
Brand Name
Apologia
Weight
0.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.5" x 5.25" x 0.5"
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Need it for NSA home school
Williams H on Jul 24, 2018
I thought it might help me better teach physical science since it uses some math equations that they may not have had experience with yet.
Kim W on May 28, 2017
Need it for NSA home school
Williams H on Jul 24, 2018
It enables us to get the entire course without having to invest in heavy textbooks.
Karen G on Aug 9, 2017
I thought it might help me better teach physical science since it uses some math equations that they may not have had experience with yet.
Kim W on May 28, 2017
For CC
Wade F on Aug 23, 2016
because we love this science curriculum
Jennifer V on Jan 19, 2016
It enables us to get the entire course without having to invest in heavy textbooks.
Karen G on Aug 9, 2017
For CC
Wade F on Aug 23, 2016
Does the CD-ROM narrate the entire module or just pieces of it? I do not have a strong reader so I am trying to decide between this and the MP3.
A shopper on Mar 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The CD-ROM does no narration except for pronunciation of difficult words, and in the video clips. This version doesn't include the videos that are on the multimedia companion CD, nor does it include an audio version of the textbook. I bought it for my strong reader. I would have bought the MP3 version of the text for my child who isn't a strong reader.
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It was fast, but they did not let me know that the parcel was at the post office. Parcel was more than a week there before I asked and then they send me the info that it was already at our post office.
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This is a very well made science curriculum I am currently using it on my 9th grade son and he finds it very easy to follow on his own He even likes to tell me on his own time about all the interesting things he is learning which tells me that it is written in a way that is engagingThe other day I shocked him when our clothes touched He then proceeded to tell me about his experiments with electricity and what exactly happened in scientific terms when we electrically shocked each other I highly recomend this product!
January 1, 2013
I got this book for eighth grade and it is the worst book I ever purchasedIf you want your child to be frustrated and do bad on tests because of all the stress this book provides then this is the the book for you This guy that wrote the book puts his own personal views instead of what is actually trueI will never purchase one of his books again
October 21, 2009

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