Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
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You can find this science curriculum at Apologia Educational Ministries .
I have been asked several times if I thought the first and second edition of Physical Science could be use in the same classroom. The simple answer is no. I had one student who picked up the wrong edition and within the first week, there was a small problem. Also, there are new experiments in the second edition that are not in the first book.
Quote from Apologia Educational Ministries website: “PLEASE NOTE: Because of the differences between the first and second editions, students in a group setting cannot use both.
To see another homeschooling mom’s Physical Science experience, please visit
Marty’s blog Sahm I Am. You’ll be glad you did. :)
During Co-op for the school year 2007/2008, I have the privilege of teaching seven students using Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, by Dr. Wile. We are using the second edition, which is really nice. The examples, On Your Own questions, and experiments are all color coded. Student’s can’t miss them. :D
There are a few extra things that I needed to bring to class because I lack a stove and sink in the classroom. These things are listed below and will be updated if needed.
- Large and small bowls
- Large pitcher to carry water
- Portable burner
- Electric teapot
- towels to cover the tables to keep them dry
- paper towels
- Here are the list of schedules and forms I am using for this class. All come from DonnaYoung website.
- Basic Lab Sheets, both pages
- Drawing Sheet
- Weather Chart
- Co-op Schedule Mine is included here, but you’ll also find other Phys. Sc. schedules.
Listed below are my posts on the different modules. I hope you enjoy hearing about our fun class this year. :)
- Lab Reports
- Module 2 Air
- Experiment 3.1 Atmospheric Pressure
- Experiment 3.2 See the effect of Changing Temperature
At the beginning of the second week in Module 3, I gave a quiz on the the Homosphere layers. I used Figure 3.5 (page 65, 2nd edition) to make the quiz. For some reason I was not able to type in the ozone layers numbers, so I hand written them. I also drew in moutains at the bottom of the page. Since my scanner is not working right now, all you get is the unfinished copy on my computer. Write in 30km at the top of your Ozone layer, and 20km at the bottom. Draw in moutains if you want.
The kids had fun with the following lab, even though it didn’t work very well.
Module 5 – The Hydrosphere
Module 6 – Earth and the Lithosphere
- Plastic Rock Experiment
- Split your world
- Experiments to be added later.
- A great movie for this module is Thundering Earth by Moody Institute of Science.
- Making an Electromagnet and A Model of Plate Tectonics
- A great movie for Module 7 is Whirling Winds by Moody Science.
- The experiment in this module will take us almost 4 weeks to finish. We are using the website Weather Underground to gather all of our data.
- Build a Barometer
- We had extra time during class with this module, so I made a Bingo game using all vocabulary from previous modules to make up the time. YoungMinds CD, has blank bingo cards you can use. Just put the words on the cards, and call out the definitions. Make sure you have some winning cards. :)
Nothing exciting went on for Module 8. The students gathered their weather information and predicted the weather. It was harder than they thought, but I think they enjoyed trying to figure it out. An extra experiment we did was The Awesome Power of the Sun. This was a fun experiment to do before the Christmas break. :)
Module 9: The students find it difficult to do the conversions. IF I was to do this course over again, I would make worksheets with two or three equations for the student to do each week, to prepare them for the second half of this book. :)
Module 10 Newton ROCKS!
A great book for Modules 10 & 11 is The Science of Forces by Steve Parker. It has several easy experiments to do for extra excitment in the classroom. I wanted to do the experiment Act and React, for Newtons’ Third Law, but I didn’t get the book in time. I will be doing Around and Around on page 20, to demonstrate Centripetal Force for Module 11. Actually, I am going to use a spinning top game, but this book gave me the idea. I’ll be posting about it later. :)
Module 11: Forces in Creation
Module 12: Forces in Creation Part 2
The links below were provided by Marty. Thanks Marty!!
On-line element games. On the right side of the screen.
Video of the Periodic Table. Now this is really cool!
Dynamic Periodic Table Very colorful!
Extra experiments done during Module 13. They have nothing to do with Module 13. :)
Module 14: Waves and Sound