Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2-book Set, 3rd Edition
Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition 2-book Set is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. However, your student can also use it for their 9th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics.
The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum. See our optional lab kit here.
Apologia: Setting the Standard
Without a doubt, Apologia has been setting standards for science textbooks for years. If you have ever doubted the thoroughness of a science text, one glance at these large textbooks will allay all fears! If your child thrives on detailed explanations and lots of information, Apologia is a great place to start.
Written For Christian Homeschoolers
The full color illustrations and written-for-homeschoolers text have immediate appeal. On closer look, the Christian worldview provides a solid foundation. I believe that a scientist who grasps the God of creation will have a tremendous head start as he moves onward into research and development, treating patients, or further study.
A Word Of Warning
These books are not for every student. They are massive, detailed and require a fair amount of math. A student who does not yet excel at math or will be overwhelmed by the textbook format may lose their zeal for science if forced to proceed down this track. Instead, we suggest looking at Friendly Physical Science for a gentler approach that will feed their interest without overwhelming them.
Apologia Is Perfect For…
…the student who loves science and isn't scared by math. He or she may want to pursue a career in the field, proceed to college, or simply satisfy their thirst for knowledge. Many homeschool families have found these to be a cornerstone of their student's higher education and we are sure you'll find them a worthy investment.
MP3 Audio CD Also Available
MP3 Audio CD Available (sold separately) is designed to be used with the textbook Exploring Creation With Physical Science. With a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments, this is a foundational course that covers everything students need to prepare successfully for a college-level physical science course. This MP3 Audio CD is the perfect complement to the textbook for auditory learners or those students who benefit from listening while they read.
If you would like a convenient, time-saving way to get nearly all of the materials you will need for the experiments, we now offer a lab kit! This lab kit is already assembled with virtually every non-household item the curriculum requires, so you won't have to go searching for elusive components.
View Exploring Creation with Physical Science sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Student Notebook sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.
Math Prerequisite: 7th Grade Math
Get the optional Lab Kit for Exploring Creation with Physical Science here.
Author: Vicki Dincher
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
About.com Readers' Choice Winner!
My daughter has used Exploring Creation for her Science and she loves it!! The student journal is beautifully put together and makes it more fun for her!
I like this science in some ways & in some ways I don't. First, the notebook is cool & it has a lot of really neat pictures to look at of space. The experiments are really cool too & usually don't use anything we don't already have around the house, so I like that. What I don't like is that the questions don't always word things the way the textbook does. So when you are looking for the answer, a lot of times you have to really figure it out because the book doesn't just say it plainly like the question is asking.
It is descriptive and complicated, which I like. The book goes really deep into the subjects from the modules.
This is a wonderful introduction to high school science. My eight grade son really enjoyed and learned a lot about earth science, physics and chemistry from this course. The book is well laid out and very readable. I would certainly recommend this for a 8-9th grade student.
It's easy to see why Dr. Wile's science books are usually the default among older homeschooled students. The writing is a conversational tone that makes the book a joy to read, and the child can learn with minimal help from the parent. Additionally, at this level the labs use regular household materials that can be purchased at the grocery store, so you don't have to seek out a specialty supplier. We're using this for a 9th grader, and I'd highly recommend it.