Science

Nature

Students will need to borrow binoculars for bird-watching classes and assignments.  No recommendations.

Students will also need a field notebook and a magnifying glass and here are some recommendations:

Field Notes. Signature Plain Paper Sketch Books. Two-pack. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. Sewn binding.  Alternate Option: OleksynPrannyk Leather Journal Cover and plain-paper Field Notes Memo BooksNote: Other journals are allowed, but please purchase a durable, smaller-sized journal without lines.

Lnchett. Magnifying Glass 3X Handheld Reading MagnifierNote: Other magnifying glasses are allowed, but this one is large and durable.

September

Watts, May Theilgaard. Tree Finder: A Manual for the Identification of Trees by Their Leaves. Rev. ed. Nature Study Guides. Rochester: Nature Study Guild Publishers, 1998 [1963, 1991].

Robbins, Chandler S., Bertel Bruun, et al. Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification. Rev. ed. Golden Field Guides from St. Martin’s Press. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.  Note: Other field guides are allowed, but this one is recommended.

Powell, Robert and Roger Conant. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 4th ed. Peterson Field Guide Series. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1958, 1975, 1991, 2016.  Note: Other field guides are allowed, but this one is recommended.

Reid, Fiona A. A Field Guide to Mammals of North America. 4th ed. Peterson Field Guide Series. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.  Note: Other field guides are allowed, but this one is recommended.

Thieret, John W. et al. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers: Eastern Region. Rev. ed. National Audubon Society Field Guides. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Borzoi, 2001.  Note: Other field guides are allowed, but this one is recommended.

Borror, Donald J. and Richard E. White. A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico. Peterson Field Guide Series. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1970.  Note: Other field guides are allowed, but this one is recommended.

October

Rezendes, Paul. Tracking & the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign. 2nd ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.

November

Stott, John R. W. The Birds Our Teachers: Biblical Lessons from a Lifelong Bird-Watcher. Collector’s ed. Oxford, UK: Lion Hudson, Candle Books, 2011 [1999, 2007].  Note: Affordable used copies are available, but please ensure that the DVD is included.

January

Miller, Dorcas S. Constellation Finder: A Guide to Patterns in the Night Sky with Star Stories from around the World. Nature Study Guides. Rochester: Nature Study Guild Publishers, 2005.

February

Watts, May Theilgaard, and Tom Watts. Winter Tree Finder: A Manual for Identifying Deciduous Trees in Winter. Nature Study Guides. Rochester: Nature Study Guild Publishers, 1970.

Bartholomew, Mel. All New Square Foot Gardening: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Cool Springs Press, 2005, 2013.

May

Watts, May Theilgaard. Flower Finder: A Guide to the Identification of Spring Wild Flowers and Flower Families. Nature Study Guides. Rochester: Nature Study Guild Publishers, 1955.

 

Biology

September

Wile, Jay L., and Marilyn Durnell. Exploring Creation with Biology. 2nd ed. Anderson, IN: Apologia Educational Ministries, 2005.  Note: In addition to the textbook, students must also purchase the test booklet.

Wile, Jay L. and Marilyn Durnell. Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology. 2nd ed. Anderson, IN: Apologia Educational Ministries, 2005.  Note: This is the test booklet that goes with the biology textbook.

 

Chemistry

September

Wile, Jay L. Exploring Creation with Chemistry. 2nd ed. Anderson, IN: Apologia Educational Ministries, 2003.  Note: Although Apologia has published the third edition of this text, we will continue to use the second edition.

Wile, Jay L. Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Chemistry. 2nd ed. Anderson, IN: Apologia Educational Ministries, 2003.  Note: After purchasing this test bank, please turn it in to the teacher for supervision.

 

Physics

September

Gamow, George. The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein. Reprint, New York: Dover, 1988 [1961].

Hobson, Art. Physics: Concepts and Connections. 5th ed. New York: Pearson, 2010.  Note: Be sure to obtain the fifth edition.  Prime customers may also rent this text from Amazon for a very reasonable rate.  This textbook is not Christian, but it is clear and requires very little math skills.  Alternative Thrift Edition: Physics: Concepts and Connections.  This is a mass market paperback produced in Asia—same content as the American edition.