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During the early part of the calendar year, the bookstore may list textbooks for courses from both the current academic year, and the upcoming summer and fall academic years. Not all textbooks will be listed until teachers approve course descriptions and select their books. Be sure that you order books for the correct enrollment year.

Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2018 Courses

Courses in Science
Natural Science I • [2018] Christe McMenomy
  Required How to Study Science [Edition required: 4]
Fred Drewes, Kristen L.D. Milligan

For some students, this book may provide helpful information

Natural Science II • [2018] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

The Chemical History of the Candle • [2018] Christe McMenomy
  Required The Chemical History of the Candle [Edition required: 1]
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.

Core Biology • [2018] Christe McMenomy
  Required Biology: Concepts and Connections [Edition required: 8]
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).

Astronomy • [2018] Christe McMenomy
  Required Universe [Edition required: 10]
Roger A. Freedman, robert M. Geller, William J. Kaufmann III

AP Biology Option • [2018] Christe McMenomy
  Required AP Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach Student Manual [Any edition]
The College Board

Item #110084587

  Required Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments [Edition required: 1]
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.

  Optional Home Biology Laboratory Kit BK01A [Any edition]
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.

Core Physics • [2018] Christe McMenomy
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications [Edition required: 7]
Donald C. Giancoli

Note: the link to the publisher's website offers an eText from for a limited time period. Pearson no longer offers this text in printed format. However, it has been out for a number of years, and any printed (hardcover, softcover) or online version will be acceptable as long as it is the seventh edition.

AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Option • [2018] Christe McMenomy
  Optional Physics: Principles with Applications AP Test Prep Workbook [Edition required: 6]
Douglas C. Giancoli

This workbook was prepared for the previous edition of the text and may be available in used copies now. It contains exercises preparation for students planning on taking the AP text.

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