Integrated Science (Explorations)
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. Biology, for example, is discussed in the physics chapters and elsewhere as is appropriate. For example, in describing the physics concept of inertia, we show how this applies to the inner workings of our ears and our sense of balance.
Integrated Science, CISE Explorations (Grades 7 – 9) $75
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Full Version (25 – 36 weeks)
Textbook: Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations, 1e. Sold separately
This self-study course collates all 39 chapters of the Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations textbook into 5 units and a total of 39 lessons (one lesson per chapter). Recommended for grade levels 7 – 9. With a greater number of shorter lessons, this “Explorations” course is a less rigorous version of the CIS Full Version course. There is still ample material for two semesters of study. Along with a library of video tutorials and reading assignments, included are worksheets, simulations, study advice from the authors, automated quizzes with grade book, complete labs using household materials, and unit exams. This course provides a strong and enjoyable introduction to integrated science for the junior high school student. It also serves well as a precursor to our higher level Conceptual Physics or Conceptual Chemistry courses, which provide greater depth on a broader range of topics. While biology video lessons are still under development, this course is currently discounted from our regular “full version” courses. To learn more about this integrated science “explorations” course, download its users manual:
5 Units; 39 Classes
Unit A: Physics
Unit B: Chemistry
Unit C: Biology
Unit D: Earth Science
Unit E: Astronomy
Sample Biology Video: Ecology
“Most of the scientific questions you’re curious about, or need to know, involve not just one discipline, but several of them in an overlapping way. What is the nature of the universe? That’s astronomy + physics. How are our bodies altered by the foods we eat? That’s chemistry + biology. What of our climate? That’s all of the above: physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth science!”