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Our teachers have carefully selected classical education textbooks which present their course materials in an organized manner, but which also reflect our primary mission to provide a rigorous and thorough preparation for the life of the mind in Christ. Please read the information supplied in their notes carefully. In some cases, you may be able to substitute editions, but not in others. In many cases, used versions of the textbook will be available through Amazon or ABE Books. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of a text for your student, or about the correct edition to buy, please contact the teacher.

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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 2021 Courses

Courses in Science

Natural Science I (1504) • [2021] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Natural Science II (1509) • [2021] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Biology (1501) • [2021] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Biology: Concepts and Connections [Edition required: 9]
Martha R. Taylor; Eric Simon; Jean L. Dickey; Kelly Hogan; Jane B. Reece

Notes:
Please be sure that you are purchasing the 9th edition. You do not need to purchase Mastering Biology access to the publisher's site; all materials for the course will be available from Scholars Online's secure Moodle site.


Astronomy (1510) • [2021] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Stellarium Planetarium [Edition required: 0.21.0]
Fabien Chéreau Alexander Wolf, Guillaume Chéreau, Georg Zotti, Marcos Cardinot, et. al.

Notes:
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  Required: Universe [Edition required: 11]
Robert Geller; Roger Freedman; William J Kaufmann

Notes:
This text is also available from VitalSource in eBook only edition.

  Required: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Astronomy Education Application Suite [Edition required: 1]
The Astronomy Faculty at UNL

Chemistry (1507) • [2021] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hardcover [Edition required: 9]
John C. Kotz, Paul M. GTreichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

Notes:
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 and at significantly less cost than the current edition 10. Please be sure to purchase the 9th edition as the materials are not the same within editions. You do not need to purchase OWL access to the publisher's site; all materials for the course will be available from Scholars Online's secure Moodle site.

  Required: Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments [Edition required: 1]
Robert Bruce Thompson

Notes:
We will use this text as the basis of our chemistry lab efforts.

  Optional: Home Chemistry Laboratory Kit CK01A [Any edition]
Robert B. and Barbara F. Thompson

Notes:
The CK01A version of the chemistry kit contains most (but not all) equipment required to complete the AP level chemistry 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.


Physics (1505) • [2021] Christe McMenomy
  Required: Physics: Principles with Applications [Edition required: 7]
Donald C. Giancoli

Notes:
You do not need to purchase Mastering Physics access to the publisher's site; all materials for the course will be available from Scholars Online's secure Moodle site.



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