Information about the Physical Science course at Town North

Physical Science

This is to give you a bit more detail about Physical Science, suitable for approx. 8th grade, as part of the Classes at Town North.  For 24-25 we will continue to use the 3rd edition of Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science..  A new 4th edition is in the works, but we will keep using the current 3rd edition for another year. If you want more information about this science curriculum the web address is www.apologia.com.  The website has the entire Module 1 of all the books in the curriculum as samples for you to look at.

Topics include a review of concepts covered in General Science, plus several modules on chemistry and physics, as well as earth science.  We will use our class time to do as many labs as we can, plus go over content, vocabulary and the Study Guide.  Tests will be handed out in class, taken at home on the honor system under parental supervision and turned in the next week, along with Study Guide answers, vocabulary and lab write-ups as assigned for each module.  We will be working with a number of formulas requiring math skills at the pre-algebra level (i.e. fractions and decimals, simple exponents).  As an estimate, students should expect to spend 30 min. per school day on homework for this class.

Classes will be on Thursdays for one hour at 11:30am at Town North Presbyterian Church, near Campbell & Plano Rd. in Richardson.  Class size is approximately 15 students. Tuition is $40/mo, August through April, plus a one-time materials fee of $15.  There will also be an annual family registration fee (amount to be determined yearly depending on insurance costs) for Town North, and admin forms to fill out, which will be posted on the CATN website, www.greenroofcoop.com.

For the Physical Science textbook, everyone will need to use the 3rd edition, as previous editions are not compatible. The only part of the curriculum you need is the student textbook. Other extras are optional and not used for class.