Physical Science Student Worktext (4th ed.) is an exciting and engaging introduction to the world of physics and chemistry. Designed and written for the 9th-grade level, it provides an essential foundation for subsequent science courses, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. This textbook also shows that true science involves glorifying God and serving our fellow humans. Through practical Bible integration, students learn that a Christian worldview permeates true science. The textbook does not assume any prior knowledge in physics or chemistry, other than normal life experiences. It builds a foundation of basic information regarding matter and measurements early in the text; then furnishes the student with the key principles and scientific laws of classical physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, and optics. After mastering these concepts, students are equipped to study more advanced concepts such as the structure of the atom, compounds and chemical reactions, and mixtures and solutions.
Rated 4 out of 5 by CitrusTeacher Physical Science Text Review
Overall the text is easy to read and understand by the students. I use more time than the teacher book recommends to ensure the students understand the concepts.
Thrilled at the integration of Biblical concepts and God's creation into the science and scientists. Would like to see even more of that if possible without taking away from the learning experience of the science.
Labs are difficult due to limited resources. DVD's are helpful but aren't as appealing to the students as actually hands on participation of the labs.
March 10, 2013