Conceptual Integrated Science Online Course
Conceptual Integrated Science covers physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and biology at a level appropriate for non-science students. The conceptual approach relates science to everyday life, is personal and direct, deemphasizes jargon, & emphasizes central ideas.
Conceptual Integrated Science from Conceptual Academy - High School Level Science
Full Version (25– 36 weeks)
Recommended for Grades 10+
Conceptual Integrated Science
This upper level self-study course collates all 29 chapters of the Conceptual Integrated Science textbook into 5 units and a total of 29 lessons (one lesson per chapter). This course, adapted from a college level curriculum, provides a strong and enjoyable introduction to integrated science for the mature high school student. Recommended for grade levels 10 and higher. As with all our courses, performance on our automated quizzes is tracked through a student grade book. Video tutorials and reading assignments are complemented by study advice from the authors, worksheets, interactive simulations, homework assignments, automated quizzes, and unit exams. Included are full suite of lab activities that can be performed using materials available within your household or a local discount store. This course serves well as a precursor to our Conceptual Physics or Conceptual Chemistry courses, which provide greater depth on a broader range of topics.
Review of Conceptual Integrated Science Front Matter, including its table of contents. Here is a link to sample pages from a chapter section on Newton’s second law of motion: Conceptual Integrated Science Sample.
An “integrated science” course serves the purpose of a “general science” course covering both the physical and life sciences. These courses are “integrated” in that the fields of science are not compartmentalized. For example, in describing the physics of light, we show how this applies to the inner workings of our eyes, which, in turn, are sensitive to visible light in great part because of the chemical composition of our atmosphere. The high school and jr. high integrated science courses each cover the same material. The high school level course, described below, is more intensive with longer lessons as well as more rigorous unit exams. You should know that this particular full version course is the most comprehensive of all Conceptual courses featuring newly minted biology video lessons. This curriculum is used by colleges for a two semester college-level sequence. At a slower pace, this course could reasonably be extended over a two year period for a full two years of high school science credit. Listed on a separate page Conceptual has a lower level integrated science “explorations” course appropriate for the junior high school student (Grades 7 – 9).
What You Need
The complete course includes the online course, the textbook, and the supplies needed for the labs. All the labs are designed to be safely performed using only materials from your household or a local discount store. Thank you for being responsible in following common sense safety precautions and procedures.
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Sample Video from Conceptual Integrated Science
To learn more about this comprehensive Conceptual Integrated Science course, please review its teacher’s manual: Conceptual Integrated Science Teachers Manual
5 Units; 29 Classes
Unit A: Physics
Unit B: Chemistry
Unit C: Biology
Unit D: Earth Science
Unit E: Astronomy
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