Although it can be used for eighth grade, it is typically used best in the seventh grade. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, which all use household items.
The second edition of the general science course has several features that enhance the value of the course:
- Scientific advances in the relevant topics have altered how some of the material is covered. For example, the primary function of the human appendix wasn't determined until 2006. Thus, while the primary function of the appendix is not discussed in the first edition, it is discussed in this edition.
- There is more color in this edition as compared to the previous edition, and many of the drawings that are in the first edition have been replaced by higher-quality drawings.
- Advanced students who have the time and ability for additional learning are directed to online resources that give them access to advanced subject matter.
- To aid the student in reviewing the course as a whole, there is an appendix that contains a Summary of the Module which covers the entire course. The solutions and tests manual has the answers to those questions.
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Purchase the 2-book set or individually the Text and the Solutions Manual.
Add the Companion CD which 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.
The Audio CD is a complete complete audio recording of the course. This is the perfect accompaniment to the book for students who are auditory learners or have reading challenges. Must play it in an MP3-compatible CD player or on a computer.
The Full Course CD-ROM includes all of the same information as in the text, the solutions manual, AND the companion CD-ROM. It is not a supplement, it is the full course! If you purchase this CD-ROM you do not need to purchase the aforementioned items.
To download free lesson plans for Apologia Science books, please visit the Donna Young web-site by clicking the link below: