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Chemistry & Physics Update

June 14, 2019 2 min read

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A Full Year of Homeschool Science

We are hard at work putting the finishing touches on our new middle school Chemistry & Physics homeschool courses! Dr. Hardin is pleased with how each textbook has come together, and given the scope of content we have decided to make one significant change.

Chemistry and Physics will each now be a full year! Below are the full Scope & Sequences for each course, as well as links to more detailed looks at the chapter contents.

A recommended reading plan to complete each course in a 36-week schedule will be included with each Answer Key.

This is an exciting change of course scheduling for us, as it means we will soon have three courses available for middle school, covering 6th, 7th and 8th grades - Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science. All of our middle school material can also be used as a tutorial for 9th graders who have not had much science experience to better prepare them for a full high school science curriculum in a later grade.

We understand now is an important time for families as they get their homeschool curriculum planned out for next school year, and beyond, so we wanted to make sure you have ample time to make any adjustments to your plans for the 2019-20 school-year.

Stay tuned for more details about each course!

Chemistry Scope & Sequence

Chapter 1 - Phlogiston and Beyond Chapter 8 - Bringing it All Together
Chapter 2 - Scientific Measurement and Standardization Chapter 9 - Chemical Reactions
Chapter 3 - Anatomy of the Atom Chapter 10 - Acids, Bases and Solutions
Chapter 4 - Periodic Table of the Elements Chapter 11 - The Mole (a.k.a. Chemical Quantities)
Chapter 5 - Chemical Bonding 1 Chapter 12 - Organic Chemistry
Chapter 6 - Chemical Bonding 2 Chapter 13 - Radioactive Chemistry
Chapter 7 - Matter Matters Chapter 14 - It Just So Happens

Click here for a detailed Scope & Sequence for Science Shepherd Homeschool Chemistry.

Physics Scope & Sequence

Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 8 - Newton's Third Law of Motion
Chapter 2 - Matter Introduction and Solids Chapter 9 - Waves
Chapter 3 - Matter - Liquids and Gases Chapter 10 - Sound
Chapter 4 - Temperature and Hear Chapter 11 - Light
Chapter 5 - Mechanical Equilibrium Chapter 12 - Color
Chapter 6 - Newtons's First Law of Motion (and some gravity) Chapter 13 - Radioactive Physics
Chapter 7 - Newton's Second Law of Motion Chapter 14 - Physics...How?

Click here for a detail Scope & Sequence for the Science Shepherd Homeschool Physics curriculum.

Chemistry & Physics in Creation

In all of our curriculum, we are dedicated to the Truth of Scripture, that God "spoke, and it came to be" (Psalm 33:9 ESV), having created the universe in a literal, six day creation. Our new chemistry and physics textbooks reinforce this understanding. Each textbook contains 13 science-only chapters and closes with a chapter dedicated to exploring how each subject supports the Genesis 1 creation.

Until Next Time!
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