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Integrated Physics & Chemistry


 
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Ages: 14-17
Grade Levels: 9th-12th

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Product Code: 570-572

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The availability of quality products for home educators has really improved in recent years, particularly those products geared for teens. Integrated Physics & Chemistry is one program that I regret our older children did not have the opportunity to use. It would have been perfect for them because it introduces both physics and chemistry in a way that they would not have found intimidating. This entry-level, applied course gives teens a thorough grounding in basic chemistry and physics. Science concepts are repeated in different ways throughout the sections, and content-rich illustrations, numerous charts, graphs, and data tables assist them in grasping the subject matter. This method is highly engaging and motivates them to learn about the application of physics and chemistry to daily life.

Created to meet the needs of Texas science teachers and students, IPC consists of twelve chapters of text and twelve companion student activity books, for 180 lessons. While deliberately avoiding complex mathematical equations, this self-paced, high-school-level science course introduces students to the people, places, and principles of physics and chemistry. Written by internationally respected scientist/author, John Hudson Tiner, IPC effectively draws teens by using a story approach to teaching these complicated topics.

Carefully selected narratives profile positive role models, real people of noble character, while offering bite-sized, easily-digestible science information. IPC structures every lesson in a sequential order, with companion activity exercises, allowing your child to advance as rapidly as desired or as slowly as needed. Quizzes and tests include questions and problems patterned like those that appear on state academic assessment exams, so actual assessment questions are familiar and less threatening. IPC textbooks are aligned specifically with the state standards of Texas but meet or exceed the standards of most states.

One oddity about this program that you may or may not like is that each chapter includes a life principle, a quote, that the publisher hopes will build high character. While the founder is Baptist, very few of the principles are Biblical, leaving one to wonder why they are even there. They do make for interesting discussions, but we hope that your teens are gathering their life principles from a greater Source than this!
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Integrated Physics & Chemistry Chapter 1 Sample
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Integrated Physics & Chemistry Scope and Sequence


This course is designed for two high-school transcript credits and includes:
  • Twelve soft-cover 8/₂" by 11" textbooks
  • Twelve companion student activity books
  • A Teacher's Resource Kit with all the answers, quizzes, and tests both on loose sheets of paper and on a CD-ROM


  • Publisher's Information
    Author: John Hudson Tiner
    Pages: 1,122 (742 in the texts, 380 in the activity books)
    Binding: Softcover, booklet-style
    Copyright: 2005, 2002
    ISBN: 1-59476-091-8
    Publisher: Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum & System
    Made In: USA
    Consumable: Yes
    Faith-Based: No

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

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Rescued From Earlier Science "Disaster" January 25, 2014
    Reviewer: Carol P.  
    We tried an extremely comprehensive, widely used Science curriculum for my 16 yr. old daughter. Even though she does quite well in school, this "other" program was an absolute disaster, and she ended up hating anything that resembled anything "Science" oriented. Not what this mom wanted to see!!! After reading the reviews, I am SO GLAD we bought this program. It was a little spendy, but totally worth the cost for me. She is enjoying reading this new Science this year, doing the workbook easily. I am often told of interesting facts from this curriculum. (A good thing!) I do agree with Timberdoodle, the "Life Principles" at the end of the chapters are not really needed, but no harm done. Actually this purchase was a real "lifesaver" for me!

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      2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Disappointed August 20, 2009
    Reviewer: HJWilson from Oldtown, Idaho  
    My kids have always enjoyed Tiner's books, so we decided to try this 2 years ago, but we were sadly disappointed.  The first two or so chapters were very interesting, but it began to go downhill   until at the end, my 10th and 11th grade children complained that it seemed that the author was being rushed to publish.  

    It claims to be two credits, but I had a hard time believing that.  The handling of the topic was too light   especially of the physics. (Physics is a mathematical subject and this gives no math problems.)

    If someone is not headed for college science, then this might be a good overview with historical background.  But if you are headed for the college sciences,   I would recommend Apologia curriculum.  It's written for individual study,  is easy to understand, and is very rigorous.  (My husband has taught chemistry and physics and wishes he could have used Apologia books.)

    (For the record, I have a bachelors degree in Biology.)

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      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
     
    I probably would have been a ROCKET SCIENTIST July 31, 2009
    Reviewer: Karen T. from Simonton, Texas  
    I know $200.00 is a major "chunk-of-change" for one item and we thought about it for an entire year before we "went out on that limb" and purchased IPC.  IT IS AWESOME !! We can't begin to say enough except that we wish we had purchased it 2 children ago !!  Our son is loving it and he is not a science fan !!!  I (mom) did not like chemistry and physics in high school either; however, if I had IPC way back then, who knows, I probably would have been a ROCKET SCIENTIST and a mom !!

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      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
     
    I am enjoying it along with my son!! November 4, 2008
    Reviewer: Pauline R. from Texistepeque, El Salvador  
    Our 16/17 year old son is really doing well with this course.  It is very thorough and well written, and easy to understand.  There are interesting details and facts about scientists throughout history as it contributes to the lesson.  I am enjoying it together with him.

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      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Daughter thoroughly enjoyed this! November 4, 2008
    Reviewer: Ruth L. from Amsterdam, NY  
    We purchased this science curriculum on the recommendation of another family. Our daughter was quite overwhelmed by some curriculums that had a lot of formulas and math.  (We used it for her in 11th and 12th grades.) This program was right up her alley and she thoroughly enjoyed learning with it. The lessons are in very manageable lengths for learning.  She even started to share things she had learned at the dinner table or when we were doing something that related to what she had read/learned!  We plan to use it again for our son but at the 9th/10th grade level.  It is on loan to another family at this time for their 9th grade daughter.

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