Effective Physical Science Text for Home Schooling
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 13 years ago
I purchased this text for a high school Physical Science course, despite it being a later edition (1999), and I believe it to be a very good textbook. The information is not only presented in a very coherent fashion that is extremely user friendly (lots of pictures, tables, graphs, margin highlights, et al), but it is also supplemented with many hands on activities, such as projects and mini-labs, in addition to end-of-subchapter and chapter review questions. And, although the answers to these are not proffered in the back of the text, they are easily discernable if one has thoroughly read the course material, which I habitually do before preparing an assignment for my son. Moreover, upon comparing this edition with its more recent counterpart via Glencoe's website, I found them to be very similar. Sure, many of the chapters are rearranged and regrouped, and two additional chapters were added (Chapter 12: Electromagnetic Waves and Chapter 25: New Materials Through Chemistry) in the latest edition, but the information contained did not alter (and I can always supplement any missing information, which I already do anyway). All in all, this was QUITE an exceptional find particulary given its content along with its $7.24 price tag, and I have no qualms in recommending it to others.
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