Thursday, April 19, 2012

Apologia Review & Give-Away


Did I tell you that I had some awesome curriculum give-aways going on this spring? This month's give-away is for those of you love science, Apologia, have high-schoolers or need a little help with upper level math/science.  Apologia has graciously agreed to give away an
 Exploring Creation with Physics textbook and DVD
to a Golden Grasses Blog reader this month. Details on how to sign-up are at the end of this review!!

Physics 2nd Ed. Exploring Creation with 2-Book Set

As a busy homeschooling mom I appreciate having affordable, excellent resources at my disposal that take difficult subjects and make them accessible to us at home. Exploring Creation with Physics is just that.

Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition Textbook and DVD is set up in the same manner as the other high school texts. There are 16 units, formulated to take 2 weeks each, On Your Own questions, Review Questions, and Practice Problems. In addition there are lab experiments to complete, with lab supplies listed in on the appendixes; Solutions and Test Manuals are in a separate booklet.

The new Video Instruction DVD with instructor Rusty Hughes is a welcome addition to challenging subject. The DVD guide is broken down by module. Each module has a combination of helpful Power Point slides that give multiple lectures for each module, printable notes from the lectures, including 20 hours of physics instruction. Hughes stresses the importance of the student actually completing the experiments themselves in order to count this as a lab course and having watched him complete a few, they become very do-able. For more information about the program, check out:



Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry; basic Trigonometry functions
“This college-prep physics course is designed for the student who has completed algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.”

How to sign up for this great give-away (Both the DVD AND the TEXTBOOK!!), sign up to follow Golden Grasses and leave a comment. Then go to Apologia's FB page and "Like." If you are already a friend of this blog- Thank-you! Just leave a comment to indicate that. Last day for sign-ups will be May 4, with the winner announced May 5. 


For more great give-aways, check out Giveaway Day 

18 comments:

Unknown said...

I did not know they have a DVD. Thanks!

Unknown said...

I did not know Apologia had a Physics DVD! Thanks!

MamaHen said...

I follow you via GFC as MamaHen.
clarksrfun at gmail dot com

maz703 said...

We love Apologia and I be very excited to win this!! Your Blog looks great!!

Terri-Lynn said...

New follower here, thanks for a chance at the give away : )

Windy said...

I started following you via email! I already like Apologia on FB! What an awesome giveaway!!!!! Thank you:)

Harvey said...

I would love to have this for our homeschool!

Tana said...

Thanks for the review, we are planning to do this program soon so it was great to read. Also excited about the new dvd!

nickandkatherine said...

Following with GFC, Networked Blogs and via e-mail. I would love to win this - it looks fabulous.

Swimtaxi said...

I don't have a facebook account, but I would love to be entered to win the Physics set.

Rachel said...

I have been a follower for several weeks now. I really enjoy the updates!

Christin Banda said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance...this would be a great addition to our curriculum!

Christin Banda said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance...this would be a great addition to our curriculum!

staci said...

We're planning to use this with our oldest next year! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I am an email subscriber and have "liked" Apologia on facebook.

Thanks again!

staci said...

We're planning to use this with our oldest next year! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I am an email subscriber and have "liked" Apologia on facebook.

Thanks again!

cox unschoolers said...

followed your blog & liked Apologia. thanks.

cox unschoolers said...

followed your blog & liked Apologia. Thanks.

Thrifty Homeschool Adventures said...

I signed up to follow you by email and just liked Apologia's FB page. Thanks for the contest!