8-10 Physical Science
(85 + 25 lab fee)
No prerequisite, but builds on Fall semester
Text / Materials Required
Apologia Exploring Creation through Physical Science 2nd edition textbook
This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Apologia recommends it as an 8th grade course, but many students use it for their 9th or 10th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, the universe, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and an introduction to chemistry.
In the Fall semester, we covered Modules 1-8. In the Spring semester, we will cover Modules 9-16.
Students will read the text before class so that class time can be spent in review and experiments. Mentor will provide alternative tests or in-class activities. Parents have the option to use the tests in the Tests and Solutions for Exploring Creation With Physical Science at home.