The Middle School Science Course That Will Provide a Solid Foundation to Prepare Students to Confidently Approach High School Science Courses 

8th grade continues to be a transition year and a critical time to give students a well-rounded exposure to physical science that focuses on chemistry and physics so they can be prepared for a deeper study in high school.

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, is specifically designed to mentor your student toward being independent and confident in their academic work.


What's Inside Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition

  • Coverage of chemistry, physical science, and physics to help students gain a solid foundation to confidently complete high school level courses in each topic  
  • “Think About This” sections to help your student make a connection between science and the Creator
  • ALL NEW formal experiments with lab reports  
  • Rich graphics to help present and reinforce information and concepts in a visual way
  • A suggested schedule in the front of the Student Notebook and detailed schedule at the beginning of each lesson 
  • New! Detailed to-do list at the start of each lesson to help your student plan their work and work more independently 
  • Optional "You Do Science" activities that are quick and easy, designed to help students truly comprehend the concepts they are learning  
  • Tests provided for each module, however, students are given many study helps via their student notes within the Student Notebook and Study Guide questions once they complete a module 
  • Complete step-by-step grading rubrics for parents, showing how to calculate a module grade from the student's module test, lab work, and character displayed throughout the module

In This Course Your Student Will:

See evidence of God's creation as they learn scientific principles

Develop skills to think through and beyond the textbook materials, and how to think logically and independently

Learn how to learn in a methodical way that prepares them not just for future classes, but for life

Discover how to identify the important parts of the information presented and how to take notes as they progress

Learn how to record & report data, including the proper design of graphs & how to read them

Gain science confidence by developing a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, physics in preparation for high school

What's Inside the Student Notebook

 Assignments Before Each Lesson

 Student's Personal Notes

Study Guide Questions

 Data and Graphing Exercises

On Your Own Questions

Lab Experiments & Lab Reports

Receive Module 1 of both the textbook and Student Notebook, the Table of Contents, and the FAQ guide immediately via email. 


About Vicki Dincher

Vicki Dincher is a retired home school mom of four college graduates (all employed in science/health care fields). She’s been married to her college sweetheart, Jerry Dincher, since 1981 and now enjoys helping homeschool her grandchildren. 

Vicki holds an M.S. in biology from the University of Nebraska and a B.S. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh. 

In addition to teaching biology at a local community college, she taught middle school, high school, and college level science courses (including general science, physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, and advanced biology and physics) to home educated students in local co-ops and online for 25 years. 

For more than 20 years, Vicki was involved in a large 150 student homeschool co-op teaching science and serving as the executive director. It was while there that she realized her passion for helping students to use their own natural curiosity to “get” science and to connect what they observe in creation to the Creator.

Vicki began developing curriculum to encourage and inspire students in the sciences. Vicki continues to work with her local homeschool community through Encore! Home School Productions, a nonprofit organization providing educational and drama opportunities for home schooled middle school and high school students in the Central Pennsylvania area.

Receive Module 1 of both the textbook and Student Notebook, the Table of Contents, and the FAQ guide immediately via email. 


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