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Homeschoolers' Comments

We have included some customer comments about the math CDís by the same author (You'll find them with the Saxon math). They are designed to make it easy to find the current topic studied and apply the teaching to the text. Math comments:

"I have purchased the DIVE math cdís for my children for Saxon 54 and 76. I have to say how impressed I am and how much I LOVE using them. It has made using Saxon so easy for me!" Stacy, 2002 Mother of 4

"My daughter has gone from Cís and sometimes Dís before using the DIVE CDís to Aís and Bís on her lessons! Your easy to understand step-by-step method of instruction is so like my favorite college math teacher that I knew the first time I sat down and watched the lessons that your DIVE CDís were a winner." Valerie, 2002

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DIVE Instructional CD-Rom Integrated Chemistry and Physics (Physical Science)
Pre-Requisite: Completed Pre-Algebra, Saxon 8/7 or Saxon Algebra 1/2, or taking concurrently.

This DIVE used to be titled Pysical Science and the content has not changed. The title was changed to satisfy college entrance requirements.

This is the first of 4 college-preparatory, high school science courses offered by DIVE. DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics, along with Biology and Chemistry, are standalone courses, supplemented with a textbook or the Internet. We recommend Bob Jonesí Physical World or Apologiaís Physical Science. Prentice Hallís Physical Science, Concepts in Action is a good secular text. Cross-reference syllabi to these texts and more are available by clicking the Syllabus link to the left.

Typically completed in 8th or 9th grade, DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics is a full-year course that teaches introductory chemistry and physics. Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, measurement of matter, atoms, the Periodic Table, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonds and reactions, acids and bases, Newtonís laws, work and simple machines, gases and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and light.

DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics contains 29 lessons, each with definitions, a lecture, and review questions. There are over 300 review questions total. There are 28 video labs, most of which are taught using the scientific method. Students formulate a hypothesis, perform the experiment, and then use the results to determine whether their hypothesis was correct. DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics labs also have a special emphasis on forms of energy, including, nuclear, carbon-based, solar and wind power. Optional kits are available for completing about half the labs at home. Students use the video lab to learn how to properly conduct the experiment, and then complete it using their own equipment. Some of the labs are too cost-prohibitive or time-consuming to complete at home, and supplies are not included in the kits for these labs.

Quarterly exams are an integral part of DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics, as they promote study habits similar to what a student should expect in college, where exams are given infrequently, yet cover several-weeks of material. Students that take good notes, complete their homework, and study will do fine on the exams. A grade calculator is also provided. Parents simply enter homework, lab and exam grades into the calculator, and it automatically calculates the studentís overall grade.

Upon completion of DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics, students will be better prepared for higher level science, will better understand the role of mathematics as the language of science, will become skilled at working with the scientific method, will be familiar with the use of technology in science, as well as the importance of understanding energy and energy sources that power our world, and will develop their lab skills above and beyond most of their peers. Most importantly, students will have a better understanding and appreciation for the rich Christian heritage that exists in science, with special emphasis on men like Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday, and students will better understand the importance of studying His word and His works as they seek to become good rulers of His creation.

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DIVE Instructional CD-Rom Biology CD
No Pre-requisite required.

This is the second of 4 college-preparatory, high school science courses offered by DIVE. DIVE Biology, along with Physical Science and Chemistry, are stand alone courses, supplemented with a textbook or the Internet. We recommend Bob Jonesí Biology 3rd ed., Abeka Biology 3rd ed., or Apologiaís Biology and Advanced Biology texts. Glencoeís Biology is a good secular text. Cross-reference syllabi to these texts and more are available by clicking the Syllabus link to the left. Dr. Shormannís book, The Exchange of Truth, is optional, but recommended for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the problems with evolution theory. Typically completed in 9th or 10th grade, DIVE Biology is a full year course teaching concepts found in a typical high school biology course, plus a whole lot more. Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, biochemistry, cells, genetics, Creation/evolution, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, plants, animals, ecology and human anatomy. DIVE Biology contains 38 lessons, each with definitions, and review questions. About half of the lessons also contain a lecture, because many topics in biology require memorization of names and facts, and little explanation is required. There are over 500 total review questions, and many of these are essays or problems with multiple answers.

There are 28 video labs, most of which are taught using the scientific method. Students formulate a hypothesis, perform the experiment, and then use the results to determine whether their hypothesis was correct. DIVE Biology labs incorporate labs required by the College Boardís AP Biology program. The AP Biology labs usually follow the scientific method, but also emphasize important laboratory techniques used by biologists, including chromatography, colorimetry, and gel electrophoresis. Optional kits are available for completing about half the labs at home. Students use the video lab to learn how to properly conduct the experiment, and then complete it using their own equipment. Some of the labs are too cost-prohibitive or time-consuming to complete at home, and supplies are not included in the kits for these labs.

Quarterly exams are an integral part of DIVE Biology, as they promote study habits similar to what a student should expect in college, where exams are given infrequently, yet cover several weeks of material. Students that take good notes, complete their homework, and study will do fine on the quarterly exams. A grade calculator is also provided. Parents simply enter homework, lab and exam grades into the calculator, and it automatically calculates the studentís overall grade.

DIVE Biology will also encourage students to become naturalists. One of the first tasks God assigned Adam was to name the animals, giving Adam a chance to become familiar with the animals he had been given responsibility for. Todayís science classes typically donít emphasize the naming of plants and animals, and most students probably could not name 10 bird species that live near them, not to mention plants, mammals and other organisms. DIVE Biology encourages the memorization of plant and animal names through the use of Biology Facts Quizzes. These are computer-based quizzes that give students an opportunity to memorize a list of plants or animals, plus other lists such as the names of human bones. Upon completion of DIVE Biology, students who want to go a step further can also purchase the CLEP Professor course to prepare for either the CLEP or AP Biology Exam. CLEP Professor is designed to bridge the gap between high school science and college credit. By using DIVE Science, the bridge becomes much shorter, and with a little extra study with CLEP Professor, the student can attempt the CLEP or AP exam, saving themselves both time and money on future college coursework. Students using DIVE Biology will also become skilled at working with the scientific method, will be familiar with the use of technology in science, will develop their skills as a naturalist, and will develop their lab skills above and beyond most of their peers Most importantly, students will have a better understanding and appreciation for the rich Christian heritage that exists in science, and will better understand the importance of studying His word and His works as they seek to become good rulers of His creation.

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DIVE Instructional CD-Rom Chemistry CD
Pre-Requisite: Algebra 2 completed, or taking concurrently.

This is the third of 4 college-preparatory, high school science courses offered by DIVE. DIVE Chemistry, along with Physical Science and Biology, are stand alone courses, supplemented with a textbook or the Internet. We recommend Bob Jonesí Chemistry or Apologiaís Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry texts. Prentice Hallís Chemistry in Action is a good secular text. Typically completed in 10th or 11th grade, DIVE Chemistry is a full year course teaching concepts found in a typical high school chemistry course, plus a whole lot more. Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, measuring matter, atoms, the Periodic Table, atomic and molecular bonding, chemical reactions and equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, oxidation/reduction reactions and electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

DIVE Chemistry contains 58 lessons, each with definitions, a lecture, and review questions. There are over 500 total review questions, and many of these are problems with multiple answers, including the memorization of over half of the Periodic Table.

DIVE Chemistry includes 29 video labs, most of which are taught using the scientific method. Students formulate a hypothesis, perform the experiment, and then use the results to determine whether their hypothesis was correct. DIVE Chemistry labs incorporate labs required by the College Boardís AP Chemistry program. The AP Chemistry labs usually follow the scientific method, but also emphasize important laboratory techniques used by chemists, including chromatography, colorimetry, spectroscopy, electroplating and titrations. Optional kits are available for completing about half the labs at home. Students use the video lab to learn how to properly conduct the experiment, and then complete it using their own equipment. Some of the labs are too cost-prohibitive or time-consuming to complete at home, and supplies are not included in the kits for these labs.

Quarterly exams are an integral part of DIVE Chemistry, as they promote study habits similar to what a student should expect in college, where exams are given infrequently, yet cover several weeks of material. Students that take good notes, complete their homework, and study will do fine on the exams. A grade calculator is also provided. Parents simply enter homework, lab and exam grades into the calculator, and it automatically calculates the studentís overall grade.

Upon completion of DIVE Chemistry, students who want to go a step further can also purchase the CLEP Professor course to prepare for either the CLEP or AP Chemistry Exam. CLEP Professor is designed to bridge the gap between high school science and college credit. By using DIVE Science, the bridge becomes much shorter, and with a little extra study using CLEP Professor, the student can attempt the CLEP or AP exam, saving themselves both time and money on future college coursework. Students using DIVE Chemistry will also become skilled at working with the scientific method, will be familiar with the use of technology in science, and will develop their lab skills above and beyond most of their peers. Most importantly, students will have a better understanding and appreciation for the rich Christian heritage that exists in science, and will better understand the importance of studying His word and His works as they seek to become good rulers of His creation.

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DIVE Instructional CD-Rom Physics CD
DIVE Physics is the 4th and final college-preparatory, high school science course offered by DIVE. Typically completed in 11th or 12th grade, DIVE Physics is a full-year course teaching concepts found in a typical high school AP physics course, preparing students for the AP Physics exam. Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, Newtonís laws, speed and velocity, torque, impulse/momentum, relativity theory, work, gases and thermodynamics, potential and kinetic energy, electricity and magnetism, circuit theory and Ohmís law, and reflection and refraction. DIVE Physics contains 100 lectures, one for each lesson in the Saxon Physics textbook.

There are 23 video labs, most of which are taught using the scientific method. Students formulate a hypothesis, perform the experiment, and then use the results to determine whether their hypothesis was correct. The majority of DIVE Physics labs use equipment that is too cost-prohibitive for home use, and therefore a supply list is not currently available for the labs. A printable workbook is included containing all lab activities.

Quarterly exams are an integral part of DIVE Physics, as they promote study habits similar to what a student should expect in college, where exams are given infrequently, yet cover several weeks of material. Students prepare for the quarterly exams by studying their weekly Saxon tests. If they understand the material on the Saxon weekly tests, then the quarterly exams are not difficult. A grade calculator is also provided. Parents simply enter homework, lab, Saxon weekly test and DIVE quarterly exam grades into the calculator, and it automatically calculates the studentís overall grade.

Upon completion of DIVE Physics, students who want to go a step further can use the CLEP Professor course to prepare for the AP Physics ďBĒ Exam (The College Board does not offer a CLEP Physics exam). CLEP Professor is designed to bridge the gap between high school science and college credit. By using DIVE Science, the bridge becomes much shorter, and with a little extra study using CLEP Professor, the student can attempt the AP Physics B exam, saving themselves both time and money on future college coursework. Students using DIVE Physics will also become skilled at working with the scientific method, will be familiar with the use of technology in science, and will develop their lab skills above and beyond most of their peers. Most importantly, students will have a better understanding and appreciation for the rich Christian heritage that exists in science, and will better understand the importance of studying His word and His works as they seek to become good rulers of His creation.

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Science and Saxon Math DIVE Instructional CD-Roms Demo
Contains 3 lessons each from the Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics DIVE Guides and 3 lessons each from the Saxon Math Dive Guides. 5 cents with purchase of any other item in our entire catalog. This item does not qualify for the $5.00 shipping discount.
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