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Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry (ASPC), 2nd Edition (Centripetal)

  • Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry (ASPC), 2nd Edition (Centripetal)

Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry (ASPC), 2nd Edition (Centripetal)


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    Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry (ASPC) is an ideal first science course designed for honors-level or accelerated high school students.

    It can be used for other high school grade science as well.

    Four students performing a chemistry lab experiment

    Teachers may be familiar with IPC courses (integrated physics and chemistry).ASPC is similar but goes deeper into topics so that students get a more enduring introduction. ASPC also moves along a little faster than our other physics offering,Introductory Physics. This accelerated text is for students who love science, are motivated, and are quick on the uptake. Typically, these are students who at least took Algebra I in the 8th grade. They also are organized and know how to study. They also will read the text. As with all Centripetal Press curriculum, ASPC is a "mastery-oriented" text. Mastery learning means different things to different people. To us, it means a series of methods and strategies that dramatically improve student retention of content. And Centripetal curriculum has a proven history of accomplishing this. For a full explanation of mastery methods and a philosophy of science education that will transform your school or home learning context, read our forthcoming book From Wonder to Mastery. In short, mastery learning begins with cumulative weekly quizzes (available on the DigitalResources for this book). Next, the text is designed to require students to utilize skills and rehearse concepts throughout the school year so that they become a permanent part of the student's knowledge. Some of the skills students will learn permanently include unit conversions, scientific notation, significant digits, metric prefixes and more. Students also learn measurement and lab experiment stills through the 6 lab experiments for this text. Experiments can be explored in the book Experiments for Introductory Physics and ASPC. ASPC challenges students to write and speak scientific information accurately and succinctly in their lab reports and chapter exercises. No multiple choice here. As in the real world, exercises and quiz questions consist of either calculation problems or short answer. This course consists of roughly 70% physics and 30% chemistry. As described in our article Sequencing the Secondary Science and Math Curriculum, we recommend the "physics first" approach to high school science. Physics First provides great advantages it offers over the standard biology-chemistry-physics sequence.

    Energy, work, Newton's Laws of Motion, substances, electrical circuits, the atomic model, the periodic table, atomic bonding, and other subjects can be closely investigated with Algebra I proficiency.

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  • Paperback

    ISBN: 9780998983363

    Pages: 450

    Dimensions: 6.5in x 9.5in

  • John D. Mays, Author

    John D. Mays

    After receiving his BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, John D. Mays worked for 14 years as an electrical engineering and engineering manager in the areas of electrical, control, and telecommunications systems. Drawn toward the field of education, John acquired an MEd in Secondary Education from the University of Houston in 1989, and subsequently completed 36 hours of graduate study in Physics at Texas A&M. Shortly after joining the faculty at Regents School of Austin in 1999, John began work on an MLA at St. Edward's University, which he completed in 2003. John served as Math-Science Department Chair at Regents School for nine years and as Director of the Laser Optics Lab for 10 years. He founded Novare Science & Math in 2009 and is the author of numerous science texts and teacher resources. He now works full time as Director of Science Curriculum for Classical Academic Press.