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Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2-book Set
Exploring Creation with Physical Science

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Grade Levels: 8th-9th

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The Last Course Before High School Biology
Exploring Creation with Physical Science 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.

Hands-on Experiments
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.

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 the Paradigm Curriculum 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.

Companion CD Rom Also Available
Multi-media Companion CD Rom (sold separately) is designed to be used with the textbook Exploring Creation With General Science. It contains pronunciations for the technical words in the course, animations used to explain some of the more difficult concepts in the course, and videos of experiments that the student would not be able to do on his or her own.

Math Prerequisite: In order to be able to understand this text, the student needs to have completed 7th Grade Math.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2017 Eighth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
  • Proven techniques that strengthen retention
  • Engaging narratives
  • Narration prompts
  • Notebooking projects
  • To view more information click the Learn More tab above the product description.

    Download PDF samples:
  • Physical Science Sample
  • Physical Science TOC
  • Physical Science Lab List
  • Jr & Sr High Scope & Sequence
  • Course Sequencing

  • Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.

    Set Includes:
  • Hardcover Textbook
  • Solutions & Test Manual
  • Consumable Test Packet
  • Extra Test Packets Sold Separately

  • Math Prerequisite: 7th Grade Math

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Dr. Jay Wile
    Binding: Hardcover
    ISBN: 9781932012804
    Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
    Made In: USA
    Faith-Based: Yes

    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!

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Exploring Creation with Physical Science January 30, 2017
    Reviewer: Eric, age 13 from Kentucky  
    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.

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    Apologia's Physical Science January 19, 2017
    Reviewer: Landen, almost a Disney actor, age 13  
    It is descriptive and complicated, which I like. The book goes really deep into the subjects from the modules.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Solid curriculum October 26, 2011
    Reviewer: Sharon Baloue from Chicago, IL United States  
    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.

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    Gold standard in junior high/high school science October 10, 2011
    Reviewer: Amy Griffith from Denton, TX United States  
    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.

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