Contextual Chemistry (#069866) contains 26 lessons with an emphasis in environmental science. It is designed for the high school level.
A "sideways" approach to Conceptual Chemistry in which the social and environmental applications of chemistry take center stage along side the development of chemistry concepts. Although there is a greater emphasis on the topics of chemistry, this curriculum still provides for a solid foundation by embracing Conceptual Chemistry's carefully crafted spiral approach whereby key concepts are revisited throughout the textbookeach time in a different light and with greater depth. The author himself teaches his college courses using this approach. It's challenging, but fun! Recommended for students who are not likely to pursue a career in science or technology. To learn more about this course, please review its users manual.
Offering four different chemistry course options from the same textbook, one of these self-study digital options is sure to meet your student’s science needs at the high school level. Requires the Conceptual Chemistry Textbook, available in a printed al-a-cart edition or as an e-Textbook from Vital Source. Courses include chemistry labs using common household items.
Taking a physics-first approach, students who have used a middle school Integrated Course should begin with Conceptual Physics, followed by Conceptual Chemistry and Conceptual Biology. If beginning this series at the high school level, then the student should begin with upper-level Conceptual Physical Science before going on to physics, chemistry, and biology. Parents/Teachers will want to verify courses that meet state requirements. Please note that the complete course requires purchase of the textbook AND the online course, except for Biology.
Conceptual Academy’s self-study courses meet the needs of college-bound students who plan to major in a non-science-based field. Taking a physics-first approach, this secular science program is a hybrid that integrates a textbook and online portal for self-study. Most courses require the purchase of a physical or pdf textbook along with the Online Course. Currently, purchase of Biology courses includes the textbook in a PDF format, as well as the online course. For other courses, see individual courses for textbook ISBNs that may be available from us or used through other online suppliers. Conceptual Academy also recommends the more affordable optional e-Textbook from Vital Source. Access information for the course will be emailed in 1-2 business days after purchase.
So, what is Conceptual Academy? Centered on video instruction created by the text authors, Conceptual Academy’s self-study courses are content rich and flexible for independent learners. There are worksheets, chapter summaries, automated quizzes and homework, a grade book, supplemental podcasts with chapter discussions, educational advice and interviews, chapter summaries, and more. Hands-on activities within the textbook can serve as the labs and use common household items. Also available are interactive simulations from University of Colorado and eScience Lab kits (additional cost). Purchase of the online course is for one year, one student. The courses can be accessed from laptops and desktop computers, and 'mobile links' are posted with each video lesson that allow play on mobile devices. Unless noted, the textbook must be purchased separately.
The sequence of these texts and courses are as follows: Physical Science Explorations and Integrated Science Explorations at the junior high level, then Conceptual Physics, Conceptual Chemistry, then Conceptual Biology. If beginning this series at the high school level, then the student should begin with upper-level Conceptual Physical Science before going on to physics, chemistry, and biology. Please note that the complete course requires purchase of the textbook AND the online course. Older edition textbooks can be used with modifications.
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.