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. We are going to use Exploring Creation With Physical Science, 3rd Edition by Sherri Seligson, which will come out in Spring 2020 as part of the Apologia curriculum. 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.
According to Apologia, topics in the upcoming revised book will include 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 new 3rd edition, as previous editions will no longer be available once it comes out. The only part of the curriculum you need is the student textbook. Other extras are optional and not used for class.