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Apologia Advantage Set™ – Physical Science, 3rd Edition

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PLEASE NOTE: This item is on backorder. We estimate it will be available to ship the second week of August. Your entire order will be held and shipped when this item is available in our fulfillment center. Thank you.

This 3rd Edition of Exploring Creation with Physical Science course was completely rethought and rewritten with your student in mind. This is not the same as 2nd Edition and covers more physical science information. The text discusses atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and Earth’s structure, weathering, and atmosphere.

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology.  We generally recommend it as an 8th-grade course, but students can use it for their 9th-grade coursework. 

Save 10% off of full retail with this homeschool science course for middle school. The Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Advantage Set™ includes the softcover student textbook, Solutions and Tests Manual (plus a set of Test Pages, shrink-wrapped with the manual), and the Student Notebook.

 

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Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Advantage Set™

 

PLEASE NOTE: This item is on backorder. We estimate it will be available to ship the second week of August. Your entire order will be held and shipped when this item is available in our fulfillment center. Thank you.

Apologia’s physical science curriculum helps students investigate, discover, recognize, appreciate, discuss, and understand the wonders of Creation.  This is the 3rd Edition of Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science.

 

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What’s Included In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Advantage Set™?

 

Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Advantage Set™ includes the softcover student textbook, the Student Notebook, and the Solutions and Tests Manual.  Detailed descriptions found below.

 

Special Notes:

  • Recommended level: 8th grade, but some students use it for 9th-grade coursework.
  • Please note that our Physical Science 3rd edition textbook has been reprinted in a softcover version. This set contains the new softcover textbook. You can read our complete formal statement about this transition on our FAQ Knowledge Base here.
  • To receive a full refund, all items within this set must be returned unopened. If only some of the products are returned the refund amount will be adjusted accordingly and the discount will be forfeited.
  • Once the Solutions and Tests Manual is opened, it is not eligible for a return. 

Overview of Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Softcover Textbook

 

If all we ever offer our students is a textbook version of science, they will never get to “own” a discovery that they make during an experiment. Our world is not a world of chaos, and once students begin to see that they can observe a phenomenon, ask questions, and set up a methodical test to answer questions, science will no longer be a class but rather a means to discover their world.

 

This middle school physical science course is specifically designed to be the second course taken during junior high. It is created to give middle school students an understanding of the basic world that surrounds them each day of their lives and the forces in creation so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry and the beauty of creation. We believe that students’ educations should prepare them for life, not just an academic year.

 

In Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, we continue to mentor middle school students with the process of note-taking through the use of colorful prompts that help your students learn what information is important to pull from the textbook.

 

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

 

This course is specifically designed to help your student gain confidence in his or her science abilities. We continue to build on teaching them independence and responsibility for school work assigned. Your student will learn how to take thorough notes, answer questions with logical answers, and gain a solid foundation to build upon in high school.

 

Throughout their academic school year, your students will conduct controlled experiments where they observe a problem, ask a question, formulate a testable hypothesis, and then conduct the experiment and analyze the data to see if their results support their hypothesis. This involves quantitative data that require measurements and the lab portion of this course guides students through the process.

 

What’s inside the 3rd Edition:

 

  • Coverage of chemistry, physics, and Earth science to help students gain a solid foundation to confidently complete high school level courses
  • “Think About This” sections to help your student make a connection between science and the Creator
  • ALL updated 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
  • Detailed to-do list at the start of each lesson to help your student plan their assignments 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

 

A typical week requires studying science for about 1 hour a day for 4 days. During this time, students read an assigned portion of their textbook, stopping throughout each section to answer “On Your Own” questions to test their comprehension before moving forward. Students self-check their answers against the detailed answers provided at the end of each module.

 

Laboratory exercises are conducted throughout each module so that students have a hands-on lab component in their scientific study. These have been designed to work easily in the homeschool environment.

 

At the end of each of the 15 modules, which take about 2 weeks each to complete, there are Study Guides to help students review their materials before taking their exams. Detailed answers to these questions are provided in the Solutions and Tests Manual.

 

 

Experiments, Hands-On Activities, and Topics in Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition

 

There are even more hands-on activities than the previous editions. In addition to the required experiments, we’ve added optional “You Do Science” sections that are quick and easy activities to help students truly comprehend the concepts they are learning. 

There are 36 experiments and 17 “You Do Science” activities.

While students complete all experiments, only one formal lab report is required per module. Students are instructed on both informal and formal lab report writing techniques and will document all of their work in their notebooks. Don’t worry, we walk through and explain every step and why it is essential!

Listed here is a sampling of topics covered. Click the View Sample button to view the entire Table of Contents, sample module from the textbook, and a sample from the Student Notebook.

Topics include:

  • Science – The Basics
  • Chemistry – Properties and States of Matter
  • Chemistry – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
  • Chemistry – Chemical Bonds
  • Chemistry – Reactions and Energy
  • Physics – Motion
  • Physics – Forces
  • Physics – Energy
  • Physics – Waves and Sound
  • Physics – Light
  • Physics – Electricity and Magnetism
  • Earth Science – Our Earth
  • Earth Science – Our Atmosphere and Beyond
  • Chemistry and Physics in the Life Sciences
  • Physical Science Research

 

 

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Student Notebook

The Student Notebook for Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, helps your student:

  • become more independent in his or her study of science
  • learn to be an effective note-taker
  • develop the skills to correctly create a lab report
  • learn to write a Science Research Paper

 

 

The Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Student Notebook Includes:

 

  • Suggested Daily Schedule at the front of the notebook
  • “What To Do” sections, with a breakdown of the assignments, detailing exactly what to do each day, with checkoff boxes for the tasks
  • Note-taking pages that contain prompts to help teach the student how to pull out pertinent information from the text
  • Graphic Organizers to cue students to important content for their notes
  • Pages to copy definitions for the vocabulary words within each daily section of the module
  • Space to record their results from the “You Do Science” activities
  • Space to record answers to the On Your Own questions, which help the students make sure they comprehend the text before moving on
  • Module Study Guides with space to answer the questions. These questions serve as review and preparation for the tests
  • “Personal Notes” pages where students record their intellectual, emotional, and spiritual reactions to what they are learning
  • Experiment and Lab Report pages with detailed instructions guiding students through the scientific method, analysis of results, and a continuation from General Science, 3rd Edition, in completing writing both informal and formal lab reports.
  • Science Research Paper in Module 15, with step by step instructions including space to write notes and the paper.

 

 

Note-Taking Tips for Your Student

Note-taking is a learned skill. While it might seem like there should be “answers” to questions and prompts found in the student notebook, we do not provide specific answers on purpose. The best way to take notes is the way that works for the student. That’s why the Student Notebook provides space for taking notes. Apologia encourages parents to review their student’s notebook to make sure that the student is properly engaged, however, student notes should never be graded.

Here are a few tips for writing quality notes that students will be introduced to in this notebook:

  • Make sure to include the main ideas of each passage and list the minor concepts under the main ones.
  • Use the author’s style to guide your notes. If the author defines a term, make sure you include that definition in your notebook (you won’t miss it; you will be prompted to define it).
  • If the author is comparing or contrasting two things in the text, you should compare and/or contrast in your notes (again, we’ll provide you with some diagrams to help you do this).
  • If the author is classifying in the text, you should classify in your notes (and remember to include any hints you think of).
  • Don’t copy the text word for word. Always write your notes in your own words and make as many connections to ideas you already know.
  • If you see a word you don’t know, write it down and look it up so you can better understand what you’re reading.

 

 

Solutions and Tests Manual

 

This softbound manual contains answers to the Study Guide questions, module tests, and test solutions.  A set of Test Pages is shrink-wrapped with the manual.

Special Note: Once the shrink wrap is removed, this product is not eligible for return.

The redesigned and updated Physical Science, 3rd Edition is not compatible with previous editions. If using in a group or co-op setting, all students need to use the same edition.

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Additional information

Weight10 lbs
Dimensions11.25 × 9 × 3.6 in
Author/Writer

Vicki Dincher

Grade

Middle School

ISBN(s)

978-1-946506-51-1, 978-1-946506-52-8, 978-1-946506-54-2

Product Type

Advantage Set

Subject

Physical Science

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