Curriculum and Supplies
“How beautiful it is that the more deeply I delve into the study of this world, the more evident God’s hand becomes to me. Truly, God is gracious to me in showing me these things “(Novare Physical Science, p.136).
This is a mastery based course designed to prepare the student for high school physics and chemistry. The method and assignments are designed so that students re-encounter important concepts from the beginning of the book all the way to the end. At home each week, students will read, answer questions from the text, review previous material, and take a quiz. Plan for 45 minutes per day, 3 days per week, to complete course work.
From the Novare Science website: "Mastery learning requires ongoing review even as new material is presented. It also takes culling the material down to a manageable amount that an average student can actually master in the course of a year. This means that Novare texts are serendipitously smaller than the usual 8-10 pound tomes. Better, more enduring learning takes place when the student goes deeper with a moderate amount of material rather than trying to cover too many topics too rapidly or shallowly.
"Each chapter begins with a list of quantifiable learning objectives and important vocabulary. Chapters also include periodic Learning Checks which provide a moment to stop and review. There are 12 “Experimental Investigations” included with the book."
*Older students who have not yet taken physics or chemistry are welcome to register.