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Pre-Order the 2013 version of SOS. Orders will ship mid-April
List Price: $99.95
On sale $84.86
You save $15.09!
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Grade Levels: 3rd

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 4 Weeks

Product Code:
002-SCIENCE

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Switched On Schoolhouse 2013

Features in the 2013 version of Switched On Schoolhouse include:

  • Answer Finder
    Locate quiz and test answers quickly by linking directly to the lesson where the material is presented.

  • Assignment Alerts
    Students can quickly see the starred assignments and know they are due today.

  • Attendance Tracking
    Quickly track student attendance right from your homepage.

  • Enhanced Teacher Mode
    See scores and assignments you need to grade in the lesson plan area. Plus, view and print your student's reading and activity logs by selected date ranges.

  • Recyclable Custom Assignments
    Get more out of your customized assignments by using them multiple times in the same unit, the same course, or even different courses.

  • Attendance Tracking
    Quickly track student attendance right from your homepage.

    Switched-On Schoolhouse Science is Christian homeschool curriculum for grades 3-12. Students focus on the development of observational skills as they study the physical universe God created. The program involves a combination of on- and off-computer assignments including experiments. Grades 3-9 observe each area of science on an individual survey basis, usually unit by unit. Grades 10-12 focus on specific areas of science–Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The four major strands of this Christian homeschool curriculum are as follows: Life Science (Plants and Animals, Human Anatomy and Personal Care, Biology), Space and Earth Science (Geology, Weather, Space), Physical Science (Chemistry, Physics), Nature of Science (Scientific Method, Experimentation, Technology).

    SOS Science Objectives


    Switched–On Schoolhouse is a comprehensive, Biblically-based CD-ROM curriculum where children grades 3-12 learn, study and do their schoolwork right on the computer. All the core subjects - Math, Language Arts, Science, History, Geography, and Bible - are included. SOS Provides an interactive learning environment with 3-D animation, video clips, and other multimedia. SOS also features automatic grading, record keeping, and lesson planning with the click of a mouse.

    ...a Little Like Bread
    A homeschool curriculum is a little like bread. There are those of us who grind our own wheat within minutes of kneading it (pun intended). Our eggs are still warm from the hen, our honey harvested from our own hives. We experiment with the ingredients, adding a handful of seeds for flavor, maybe a little cracked seven grain mix for texture. We even try making the flour extra coarse to save time grinding, but only once. Most of the time we make standard loaves, but sometimes we make mini-loaves, buns, even an occasional cinnamon roll. When the bread emerges from the oven, we cut our slices to suit our individual tastes, heels for those who like the sturdy crusts, thick slices for the famished, thinner slices for those counting calories. Often it takes longer to grind enough wheat for a loaf of bread than it does to eat the same loaf.

    Store-bought or Home-baked
    Then there are those who buy their bread from the store. It is customarily pre-sliced, often enriched, always convenient. There are some choices available, but never as wide a selection, and never as nutritious as what can be done at home. Still, when time is at a premium, a slice of store-bought bread with a spoonful of peanut butter will satisfy your hunger just as nicely as any home-ground, home-baked slice will. And isn't satisfying hunger the overall reason for bread anyway?

    The Best Sliced-bread Option on the Market
    In much the same way, we are grind-your-own educators. We prefer to have complete control over what our children are consuming. We are fussy about what they are feeding their minds and hearts. We are particular about what we are giving them a taste for. It often seems as if we spend more time researching materials than they do using them. However, many parents are just as committed to their children and would love to home educate, but feel that they cannot for many reasons: illness, singleness, children with special needs, or any number of upheavals that families of today must weather. For them, we are offering what we consider the best "sliced-bread" option on the market today.

    Cannot Imagine an Easier Way
    Switched-On Schoolhouse automatically guides the rate of student work, drills, and sets the level of achievement. You will also appreciate the built-in review and tutoring. Alpha Omega Publications seems to have it all covered with automatic grading and record-keeping. I cannot imagine an easier way to teach your child at home. This program will be a treasure for any parent who wants to home educate but feels inadequate for the task because of time, talent, or resources.
  • Features
  • Approximately 130 lessons per subject
  • Students guided through lessons at their own pace
  • Most of the grading is automatic
  • Individual subjects also available


    Download the following PDFs to view objectives for all SOS grade levels:
    SOS Science Objectives

    Publisher's Information
    Publisher: Alpha Omega Publications
    Made In: USA

    Requirements:

    Windows 7
    Windows Vista
  • 1 GHzProcessor
  • 1 GB Ram
  • 600 MB free hard drive space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • 16 bit color
  • CD-Rom drive
  • Printer recommended

    Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • 500MHz Processor
  • 512 MB Ram
  • 600 MB free hard drive space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • 16 bit color
  • CD-Rom drive
  • Printer recommended

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