Apologia Exploring Creation with PhysicsHot
A curriculum in motion tends to stay in motion---and Dr. Wile's award-winning physics course just keeps getting better! Offering outstanding college-prep instruction, it now features color illustrations, 50% more experiments, expanded discussions of light and optics, extra practice problems, and direction to online resources. Covers vector analysis, Newton's laws, work and energy, waves, magnetism, electrodynamics, and more! Trigonometry and chemistry are recommended prerequisites. Includes a 334-page softcover test/solutions book. Approx. 575 pages, hardcover.This course is designed for high school juniors/Grade 11.
Every child is different. One of my boys used it in 10th while the other used it in 12th grade. Both boys - one a lover of math and one who finds math more challenging - said that they really enjoyed the subject matter. That's success! As a parent I appreciate that the subject matter was enjoyed from a Christian worldview!
My son attempted this textbook for his high school physics course in his senior year. He found it particularly difficult to do on his own without the benefit of an instructor. He ended up switching to a video series that worked much better for him as it included animations of the principles being taught.
Having said that, I do really like the Apologia Science curricula. They are well laid out, user friendly and require very little teacher prep. The courses that our family has used have done a wonderful job of preparing our students for college level science.
Definately better college material.
Two of my children have loved all of the Apologia products. As a teacher, I appreciate the thorough coverage of the curriculum, the great explanations, and the gentle humor of the author. Physics is not an easy subject, but this curriculum makes it less painful. My only regret is that I cannot use it for my reading challenged son.
I'm using this with my 8th grade and advanced 6th grade 11 year old. They comprehend it well but especially my eighth grader need a little more explanation and example from me. She tends to struggle with reading comprehension some though. Could definitely be high school level course.