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Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2017 Courses

Courses in Science
Natural Science I • [2017] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Introduction to Biology • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Get Ready for Biology
Lori K. Garrett

Natural Science II • [2017] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

IntroChemistry: The Chemical History of the Candle • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required The Chemical History of the Candle
Michael Faraday

Several editions of this book are available, including a downloadable PDF version. See the teacher's website for further details. Any version is acceptable.

Honors/AP Biology • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required AP Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach Student Manual
The College Board

Item #110084587
  Required Biology: Concepts and Connections
Neil A. Campbell, Janet B. Reece, Lawrence G. Mitchell, Martha R. Taylor

An alternative format (3-hole looseleaf) that is somewhat cheaper is available and may be substituted (ISBN 0321885325). eText versions are also available to buy or rent; be sure to purchase the correct edition for the length of the course (September 2017-May 2018). MasteringBiology access is not required as it adds significantly to the cost. Students may not substitute editions (e.g., students may NOT use edition 7 of the textbook for the 2017-2018 course).
  Required Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments
Robert B. Thompson, Barbara F. Thompson

Lab materials for the lab section of the course may be purchased from a number of places. However, the Home Scientist website also offers several kits to supplement this text.
  Required Student Study Guide for Biology: Concepts and Connections
Liebert, Campbell, Reece, Taylor, Simon, Dickey

STUDY GUIDE WARNING: I have placed this book on optional status; this is the 7th edition; as of 1 August 2017, there does not appear to be a study guide to accompany the 8th edition as the publisher moves to online tools. Most exercises will apply to the 8th edition, however, and some students may find completing related exercises useful as a personal study aid.
  Optional Home Biology Laboratory Kit BK01A
Robert B. and Barbara F. Thompson

The BK01A version of the biology kit contains most (but not all) equipment required to complete the AP level biology experiments for this course. While it is possible to secure individual items for each lab, and may be less expensive for students completing only the Honors option, you may find purchase the kit more convenient.

Introduction to Physics: The Forces of Nature • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required On the Various Forces of Nature
Michael Faraday

Available in free ePUB format at or at
  Required Understand Physics: Teach Yourself
Jim Breithaupt

Astronomy • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Universe
Roger A. Freedman, robert M. Geller, William J. Kaufmann III

Honors/AP Chemistry • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hardcover
John C. Kotz, Paul M. GTreichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

The hardcover, softcover, and eBook versions of the ninth edition include all materials required for the course. This edition has been out for several years and should be widely available used. Because the HYDRID edition does not include homework problems and does require additional fees for OWL access, we do not recommend it for this course. No OWL access will be required for the 2017-2018 SO Chemistry course.
  Required Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments
Robert Bruce Thompson

We will use this text as the basis of our chemistry lab efforts.
  Optional Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hybrid/Soft Cover
James C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John R. Townsend, David A. Treichel

This paperback version of the text is a hybrid version, with some parts of the text online (available only through OWL access). Do not

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