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COURSE NO. SCI-308

ASTRONOMY

 

Exploring Creation with Astronomy

  • Author: Jeannie K. Fulbright
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministry, 2004. Print..
  • ISBN: 1932012486        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Apologia Educational Ministry; 2004; 176 pgs.; 14 two-week lessons; teacher notes in the front of the book; answer key in the back of the book; index; non-consumable hardback text.

 

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Creator and Creation, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Mary O. Daly
  • Publisher/Copyright: 3rd ed. Garretson, SD: Ye Hedge School, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

(Also available from www.hedgeschool.com); Nihil Obstat; 119 pages; 4 part discussion; annotated bibliography, appendix (includes John Paul II on evolution), index. As of 2014, product is only available as a file download.

 

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Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete Course on Bible Study, Student Text (The Didache Series)

  • Author: Scott Hahn and James Socías
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
  • ISBN: 1890177474        978-1890177478
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

560 pp., 30 chapters.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-727

ASTRONOMY I (AS1-A)

 

 

Creator and Creation, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Mary O. Daly
  • Publisher/Copyright: 3rd ed. Garretson, SD: Ye Hedge School, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

(Also available from www.hedgeschool.com); Nihil Obstat; 119 pages; 4 part discussion; annotated bibliography, appendix (includes John Paul II on evolution), index. As of 2014, product is only available as a file download.

 

Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Br. Guy Consolmagno
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001. Print.
  • ISBN: 0071372318        978-0071372312
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

229 pages

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition

  • Author: U.S. Catholic Church
  • Publisher/Copyright: 2nd ed.: USCCB Communications, 2000. Print.
  • ISBN: 1574551108        978-1574551105
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

920 pages. Any edition from any publisher will do. It is standard practice to reference the Catechism as "CCC" in print. The STAA course plans follow this practice.

 

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Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • Publisher/Copyright: : USCCB, 2005. Print or Website.
  • ISBN: 1574557203        978-1574557206
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

200 pages. Also available on the Vatican website.

 

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Introduction to the Bible

  • Author: Fr. John Laux
  • Publisher/Copyright: Charlotte, NC: TAN Books, 1932, 1990. Print.
  • ISBN: 0895553961        978-0895553966
  • Supplier: Seton Press

Imprimatur; 326 pgs.; 3 units; appendix; index.

 

Essential Cosmic Perspective, The (5th Edition)

  • Author: Jeffrey Bennett, et al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: 5th ed. San Francisco: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 0321566947        978-0321566942
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

624 pages. This is a nonconsumable text so ordering a used copy is a great idea to save money. Siblings can easily share the same book. When ordering this book new or used, make sure you order the FIFTH EDITION. All that is needed is the FIFTH EDITION student textbook.

 

Colored Pencils (Prismacolor 24 Color Pencil Set recommended)

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Art and science assignments often call for colored pencils. Students will need at least the colors of the rainbow, black, grey, and white. Any brand or pack of colored pencils will do. Pencil texture, number of colors, and price makes the Prismacolor set of pencils our favorite.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Universe: The Complete Season 1

  • Author: The History Channel
  • Publisher/Copyright: Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO, 2007. DVD.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Purchase, borrow, or watch episodes from this series when conveniently available to you. Online streaming of episodes may be available at www.netflix.com, www.hulu.com, www.historychannel.com, and Amazon Instant Video.

 

 

STAA Online, Graded Quizzes

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. Online quizzes.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

This course has online, graded quizzes available to students enrolled in Grades 9-12. The quizzes are available from August 1st through June 30th. Students will be sent quiz access instructions after they submit their Course Registration forms. See the "High School Orientation" booklet for more information about the quizzes. Students that do not have weekly computer access may complete a Dimension 2 assignment in lieu of each assigned quiz.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Universe: The Complete Season 2

  • Author: The History Channel
  • Publisher/Copyright: : A&E Home Video, 2008. DVD.
  • ISBN: B0016OKQOO        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Purchase, borrow, or watch episodes from this series when conveniently available to you. Online streaming of episodes may be available at www.netflix.com, www.hulu.com, www.historychannel.com, and Amazon Instant Video.

 

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The Universe: The Complete Season 3

  • Author: The History Channel
  • Publisher/Copyright: : A&E HOME VIDEO, 2009. DVD.
  • ISBN: B001L0KHA6        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Purchase, borrow, or watch episodes from this series when conveniently available to you. Online streaming of episodes may be available at www.netflix.com, www.hulu.com, www.historychannel.com, and Amazon Instant Video.

 

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The Universe: The Complete Season 4

  • Author: The History Channel
  • Publisher/Copyright: : A&E HOME VIDEO, 2010. DVD.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Purchase, borrow, or watch episodes from this series when conveniently available to you. Online streaming of episodes may be available at www.netflix.com, www.hulu.com, www.historychannel.com, and Amazon Instant Video.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-729

ASTRONOMY I (AS1-B)

 

Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Br. Guy Consolmagno
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001. Print.
  • ISBN: 0071372318        978-0071372312
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

229 pages

 

 

Creator and Creation, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Mary O. Daly
  • Publisher/Copyright: 3rd ed. Garretson, SD: Ye Hedge School, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

(Also available from www.hedgeschool.com); Nihil Obstat; 119 pages; 4 part discussion; annotated bibliography, appendix (includes John Paul II on evolution), index. As of 2014, product is only available as a file download.

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition

  • Author: U.S. Catholic Church
  • Publisher/Copyright: 2nd ed.: USCCB Communications, 2000. Print.
  • ISBN: 1574551108        978-1574551105
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

920 pages. Any edition from any publisher will do. It is standard practice to reference the Catechism as "CCC" in print. The STAA course plans follow this practice.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Introduction to the Bible

  • Author: Fr. John Laux
  • Publisher/Copyright: Charlotte, NC: TAN Books, 1932, 1990. Print.
  • ISBN: 0895553961        978-0895553966
  • Supplier: Seton Press

Imprimatur; 326 pgs.; 3 units; appendix; index.

 

Essential Cosmic Perspective, The (5th Edition)

  • Author: Jeffrey Bennett, et al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: 5th ed. San Francisco: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 0321566947        978-0321566942
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

624 pages. This is a nonconsumable text so ordering a used copy is a great idea to save money. Siblings can easily share the same book. When ordering this book new or used, make sure you order the FIFTH EDITION. All that is needed is the FIFTH EDITION student textbook.

 

Colored Pencils (Prismacolor 24 Color Pencil Set recommended)

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Art and science assignments often call for colored pencils. Students will need at least the colors of the rainbow, black, grey, and white. Any brand or pack of colored pencils will do. Pencil texture, number of colors, and price makes the Prismacolor set of pencils our favorite.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Universe: The Complete Season 1

  • Author: The History Channel
  • Publisher/Copyright: Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO, 2007. DVD.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Purchase, borrow, or watch episodes from this series when conveniently available to you. Online streaming of episodes may be available at www.netflix.com, www.hulu.com, www.historychannel.com, and Amazon Instant Video.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • Publisher/Copyright: : USCCB, 2005. Print or Website.
  • ISBN: 1574557203        978-1574557206
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

200 pages. Also available on the Vatican website.

 

 

STAA Online, Graded Quizzes

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. Online quizzes.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

This course has online, graded quizzes available to students enrolled in Grades 9-12. The quizzes are available from August 1st through June 30th. Students will be sent quiz access instructions after they submit their Course Registration forms. See the "High School Orientation" booklet for more information about the quizzes. Students that do not have weekly computer access may complete a Dimension 2 assignment in lieu of each assigned quiz.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Universe: The Complete Season 2

  • Author: The History Channel
  • Publisher/Copyright: : A&E Home Video, 2008. DVD.
  • ISBN: B0016OKQOO        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Purchase, borrow, or watch episodes from this series when conveniently available to you. Online streaming of episodes may be available at www.netflix.com, www.hulu.com, www.historychannel.com, and Amazon Instant Video.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Universe: The Complete Season 3

  • Author: The History Channel
  • Publisher/Copyright: : A&E HOME VIDEO, 2009. DVD.
  • ISBN: B001L0KHA6        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Purchase, borrow, or watch episodes from this series when conveniently available to you. Online streaming of episodes may be available at www.netflix.com, www.hulu.com, www.historychannel.com, and Amazon Instant Video.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Universe: The Complete Season 4

  • Author: The History Channel
  • Publisher/Copyright: : A&E HOME VIDEO, 2010. DVD.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Purchase, borrow, or watch episodes from this series when conveniently available to you. Online streaming of episodes may be available at www.netflix.com, www.hulu.com, www.historychannel.com, and Amazon Instant Video.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-728

ASTRONOMY II (AS2-A)

 

Essential Cosmic Perspective, The (5th Edition)

  • Author: Jeffrey Bennett, et al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: 5th ed. San Francisco: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 0321566947        978-0321566942
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

624 pages. This is a nonconsumable text so ordering a used copy is a great idea to save money. Siblings can easily share the same book. When ordering this book new or used, make sure you order the FIFTH EDITION. All that is needed is the FIFTH EDITION student textbook.

 

Colored Pencils (Prismacolor 24 Color Pencil Set recommended)

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Art and science assignments often call for colored pencils. Students will need at least the colors of the rainbow, black, grey, and white. Any brand or pack of colored pencils will do. Pencil texture, number of colors, and price makes the Prismacolor set of pencils our favorite.

 

 

STAA Online, Graded Quizzes

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. Online quizzes.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

This course has online, graded quizzes available to students enrolled in Grades 9-12. The quizzes are available from August 1st through June 30th. Students will be sent quiz access instructions after they submit their Course Registration forms. See the "High School Orientation" booklet for more information about the quizzes. Students that do not have weekly computer access may complete a Dimension 2 assignment in lieu of each assigned quiz.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-730

ASTRONOMY II (AS2-B)

 

Essential Cosmic Perspective, The (5th Edition)

  • Author: Jeffrey Bennett, et al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: 5th ed. San Francisco: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 0321566947        978-0321566942
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

624 pages. This is a nonconsumable text so ordering a used copy is a great idea to save money. Siblings can easily share the same book. When ordering this book new or used, make sure you order the FIFTH EDITION. All that is needed is the FIFTH EDITION student textbook.

 

Colored Pencils (Prismacolor 24 Color Pencil Set recommended)

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Art and science assignments often call for colored pencils. Students will need at least the colors of the rainbow, black, grey, and white. Any brand or pack of colored pencils will do. Pencil texture, number of colors, and price makes the Prismacolor set of pencils our favorite.

 

 

STAA Online, Graded Quizzes

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. Online quizzes.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

This course has online, graded quizzes available to students enrolled in Grades 9-12. The quizzes are available from August 1st through June 30th. Students will be sent quiz access instructions after they submit their Course Registration forms. See the "High School Orientation" booklet for more information about the quizzes. Students that do not have weekly computer access may complete a Dimension 2 assignment in lieu of each assigned quiz.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-236

ASTRONOMY LAB.

 

 

Astronomy Adventure

  • Author: Andy and Briana Stratton
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Stratton House, Seattle, WA; 1997; study guide; parent guide; 13 units; reproducible worksheets; all supplies and equipment included; designed as a family unit for Grades 1-8 or as an independent project for upper grades

 


COURSE NO. SCI-528

CHEMISTRY

 

Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level 2, Student Textbook

  • Author: Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 097650975X        978-0976509752
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

244 pages, Gravitas Publications, Inc. (October 1, 2006), 10 chapters.

 

Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level 2, Teacher’s Manual

  • Author: Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0976509784        978-0976509783
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

74 pages; Gravitas Publications, Inc. (November 1, 2006)

 

Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level 2, Laboratory Worksheets

  • Author: Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0976509792        978-0976509790
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

74 pages; Gravitas Publications, Inc. (November 1, 2006)

 

Mystery of the Periodic Table, The

  • Author: Benjamin D. Wiker
  • ISBN: 188393771X        978-1883937713
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

170 pages; Bethlehem Books; 18 chapters

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Science Lab Reports

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF file.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Available as a download from the STAA Member Support Site. Log in with your teaching-parent username and password and then click the "Courses & Downloads" link on the right-hand menu.

 

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The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

  • Author: Theodore Gray
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1579128955        978-1579128951
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

240 Pages

 

 

Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level 2, Lab and Teacher’s Manual CD

  • Author: Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 


COURSE NO. SCI-023

CHEMISTRY I (CY1-A)

 

Exploring Creation with Chemistry (3rd Edition) set: Textbook and Solutions-Test Book

  • Author: Apologia Educational Ministries
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministry, 2014. 3rd edition. Print..
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

bundle; textbook, solutions and test book. The first book, hardbound, is the student text, which contains all student material, 'on your own' questions and solutions, laboratory exercises, and module study guides. Color photos and illustrations. The second book, softbound, is the solutions and tests manual, which contains answers to module study guides, tests, and test solutions. You may use the SECOND EDITION of this set, but DO NOT order the FIRST PRINTING OF THE THIRD EDITION.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Usborne Book of Science: An Introduction to Biology, Physics and Chemistry

  • Author: J. Chisholm
  • Publisher/Copyright: Tulsa, OK: Usborne Publ. Ltd./EDC Publ, 1993. Print.
  • ISBN: 0746008309        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

144 pages; 3 sections; 25 lessons; glossary; charts, graphs and tables.

 

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

  • Author: Theodore Gray
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1579128955        978-1579128951
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

240 Pages

 

Mystery of the Periodic Table, The

  • Author: Benjamin D. Wiker
  • ISBN: 188393771X        978-1883937713
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

170 pages; Bethlehem Books; 18 chapters

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

Chemistry Lab Materials

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Includes mass scale, red and blue litmus paper, Celsius thermometer, 6 test tubes, plastic funnel, alcohol burner with stand, 250 ml beaker, 100 ml beaker, watch glass, 2 dropper pipettes, stirring rod, 50 ml graduated cylinder, filter paper, test tube cleaning brush, 50 mL plastic graduated cylinder and safety goggles.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Science Lab Reports

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF file.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Available as a download from the STAA Member Support Site. Log in with your teaching-parent username and password and then click the "Courses & Downloads" link on the right-hand menu.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

Course Plan Booklet: Chemistry I and II

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

This booklet includes ONLY Chemistry IA and Chemistry IIA. Look carefully at the course plans included in the STAA Study Guide before purchasing this booklet. Direct ordering link: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/21111293.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-024

CHEMISTRY II (CY2-A)

 

Exploring Creation with Chemistry (3rd Edition) set: Textbook and Solutions-Test Book

  • Author: Apologia Educational Ministries
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministry, 2014. 3rd edition. Print..
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

bundle; textbook, solutions and test book. The first book, hardbound, is the student text, which contains all student material, 'on your own' questions and solutions, laboratory exercises, and module study guides. Color photos and illustrations. The second book, softbound, is the solutions and tests manual, which contains answers to module study guides, tests, and test solutions. You may use the SECOND EDITION of this set, but DO NOT order the FIRST PRINTING OF THE THIRD EDITION.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

  • Author: Theodore Gray
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1579128955        978-1579128951
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

240 Pages

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Usborne Book of Science: An Introduction to Biology, Physics and Chemistry

  • Author: J. Chisholm
  • Publisher/Copyright: Tulsa, OK: Usborne Publ. Ltd./EDC Publ, 1993. Print.
  • ISBN: 0746008309        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

144 pages; 3 sections; 25 lessons; glossary; charts, graphs and tables.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Science Lab Reports

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF file.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Available as a download from the STAA Member Support Site. Log in with your teaching-parent username and password and then click the "Courses & Downloads" link on the right-hand menu.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

Course Plan Booklet: Chemistry I and II

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

This booklet includes ONLY Chemistry IA and Chemistry IIA. Look carefully at the course plans included in the STAA Study Guide before purchasing this booklet. Direct ordering link: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/21111293.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-132

EARTH SCIENCE

 

A+ Projects in Earth Science: Winning Experiments

  • Author: Janice VanCleave
  • ISBN: 0471177709        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

234 pages; Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (November 30, 1998); 6 units; 30 projects; index; glossary; resources and references list

 


COURSE NO. SCI-357

EARTH SCIENCE

 

 

Lyrical Earth Science: Geology Volume 1 w/CD

  • Author: Dorry and Doug Eldon
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Lyrical Learning / 2003

 

 

Lyrical Earth Science: Geology Volume 1 w/Cassette

  • Author: Dorry and Doug Eldon
  • ISBN: 9780974163        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Lyrical Learning / 2003

 


COURSE NO. SCI-761

EARTH SCIENCE (ERT-B)

 

Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd Edition) set: Textbook, Solutions and Test Book

  • Author: Dr. Jay Wile
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc., 2007. 2nd Edition. Print.
  • ISBN: 1932012028        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

bundle; textbook, solutions and test book. The first book, hardbound, is the student text, which contains all student material, 'on your own' questions and solutions, laboratory exercises, and module study guides. Color photos and illustrations. The second book, softbound, is the solutions and tests manual, which contains answers to module study guides, tests, and test solutions.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Notebook

  • Author: Vicki Dincher
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, 2012. Print.
  • ISBN: 1935495712        978-1935495710
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Spiral-bound: 415 pages.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Multimedia Companion CD-ROM (2nd Edition)

  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, 2007. CD-ROM.
  • ISBN: 1932012826        978-1932012828
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

From the publisher's website: "This is a companion CD. It is not a full course. It is designed to be used with the textbook Exploring Creation With Physical Science. It contains pronunciations for the technical words in the course, animations used to explain some of the more difficult concepts in the course, and videos of experiments that the student would not be able to do on his or her own."

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

Creator and Creation, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Mary O. Daly
  • Publisher/Copyright: 3rd ed. Garretson, SD: Ye Hedge School, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

(Also available from www.hedgeschool.com); Nihil Obstat; 119 pages; 4 part discussion; annotated bibliography, appendix (includes John Paul II on evolution), index. As of 2014, product is only available as a file download.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge

  • Author: Christopher T. Baglow
  • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1936045257        978-1936045259
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

 

 

STAA Online, Graded Quizzes

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2014. Online quizzes.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

This course has online, graded quizzes available to students enrolled in Grades 9-12. The quizzes are available from August 1st through June 30th. Students will be sent quiz access instructions after they submit their Course Registration forms. See the "High School Orientation" booklet for more information about the quizzes. Students that do not have weekly computer access may complete a Dimension 2 assignment in lieu of each assigned quiz.

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-519

GENERAL SCIENCE

 

Exploring Creation with General Science: Textbook, Solutions and Test Book

  • Author: Dr. Jay Wile
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.; bundle; textbook (isbn 1932012060), solutions and test book (isbn 1932012079)

 


COURSE NO. SCI-339

HANDS ON SCIENCE

 

 

Original Backyard Scientist: Experiments That Kids Can Perform Using Things Around the House Ages 4-12

  • Author: Jane Hoffman
  • ISBN: 0961866314        9780961866310
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Plastic comb binding; 58 pages; Backyard Scientist; Rev. ed edition (April 1987)

 

Kids’ Nature Book: 365 Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Experiences

  • Author: Susan Milord
  • ISBN: 1885593074        9781885593078
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Williamson Publ., Charlotte, VT; 1996, 1989; 157 pgs.; parent/teacher notes; multiple appendices.

 

Draw Write Now! #6: Animals and Habitats on Land, Ponds and Rivers, and Oceans

  • Author: Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer
  • ISBN: 0963930761        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Barker Creek Publ., Inc., Poulsbo, WA; 1999; 64 pgs.; 21 projects; teacher notes; 3 lesson extensions; 3 art lessons re horizon lines and backgrounds.

 

Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 1, Second Edition

  • Author: Wendy Kramer
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1930092512        978-1930092518
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Christian Liberty Press; 2 Revised edition (1996); 163 pages

 

1-2-3 Draw Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

  • Author: Freddie Levin
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Peel Productions, 2000. Print.
  • ISBN: 0939217414        9780939217410
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

64 pages.

 

 

Home Grown Kids: A Practical Handbook for Teaching Your Children at Home

  • Author: Raymond and Dorothy Moore
  • ISBN: 0849930073        9780849930072
  • Supplier: Christian Book

W Pub Group (November 1984)

 


COURSE NO. SCI-553

HEALTH

 

 

Little Annie’s Art Book of Etiquette

  • Author: Barry Stebbing, Saundra Stebbing
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

How Great Thou Art; 2004

 


COURSE NO. SCI-657

HEALTH AND SCIENCE K

 

Five in a Row, Volume 1

  • Author: Jane Claire Lambert
  • Publisher/Copyright: Grandview, MO: Five in a Row Publishing, 1997, 1994. .
  • ISBN: 1888659009        9781888659009
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

151 pgs.; 19 book units; Introductions, Instructions, Index, Glossary; 16 short appendices; craft and activity patterns and notes. (Older editions will work just as well.)

 


COURSE NO. SCI-438

INTRO&SCIENTIFIC METHOD

 

Developing Critical Thinking through Science: Book II

  • Author: Paul Eggen, June Main
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9780894554223
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Critical Thinking Co., North Bend, OR; 2001, 1990; 304 pages; 17 units; 80 activities; unit reviews; glossary; reproducible 4-page science report form (Pages 300-304).

 


COURSE NO. SCI-417

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

 

Usborne Book of Science: An Introduction to Biology, Physics and Chemistry

  • Author: J. Chisholm
  • Publisher/Copyright: Tulsa, OK: Usborne Publ. Ltd./EDC Publ, 1993. Print.
  • ISBN: 0746008309        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

144 pages; 3 sections; 25 lessons; glossary; charts, graphs and tables.

 

 

Smithsonian Microchem™ XM5000 Chemistry Set

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Nasco

“The safest chemistry set made! Chemical strengths are a fraction of regular chemistry sets - only micro amounts of chemicals are used to achieve experiments, thus increasing the safety factor. Experiments were developed by top scientists and are observed in a specially designed microplate. Chemicals are transferred through special droppers. No glassware, no alcohol burners, and no flames! Allows both quantitative and qualitative experiments. 1,500 experiments and procedures. Comes in a handy carrying case.” - from the eNasco website, www.enasco.com

 

 

TOPS Analysis Task Card Lessons

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

 

ElementO Game

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

3-in-1 Science Kit : Chemo-Electro

  • Author: Wild Goose
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Carson-Dellosa Publishing, . Kit.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

3-in-1 Science Kit : Growing Crystals

  • Author: Wild Goose
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Carson-Dellosa Publishing, . Kit.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

3-in-1 Science Kit : pH Fun!

  • Author: Wild Goose
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Carson-Dellosa Publishing, . Kit.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

3-in-1 Science Kit : Slippery Slime Time

  • Author: Wild Goose
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Carson-Dellosa Publishing, . Kit.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

3-in-1 Science Kit : Super Bounce Putty!

  • Author: Wild Goose
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Carson-Dellosa Publishing, . Kit.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

3-in-1 Science Kit: Mysterious Fibers!

  • Author: Wild Goose
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Carson-Dellosa Publishing, . Kit.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

Chemistry For Every Kid

  • Author: Janice VanCleave
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Jossey-Bass, 1989. .
  • ISBN: 0471620858        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

256 pages.

 

Mystery of the Periodic Table, The

  • Author: Benjamin D. Wiker
  • ISBN: 188393771X        978-1883937713
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

170 pages; Bethlehem Books; 18 chapters

 

OOOH AAAH CHEMISTRY [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Wild Goose
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 


COURSE NO. SCI-275

INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS

 

Usborne Book of Science: An Introduction to Biology, Physics and Chemistry

  • Author: J. Chisholm
  • Publisher/Copyright: Tulsa, OK: Usborne Publ. Ltd./EDC Publ, 1993. Print.
  • ISBN: 0746008309        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

144 pages; 3 sections; 25 lessons; glossary; charts, graphs and tables.

 

 

Home Science Adventures: Magnetism Adventure

  • Author: Stratton House
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

“This mini-course takes your children from “opposite poles attract“, all the way through electromagnets and making their own motor. Comes with 20 experiments in 13 lessons, parent guide, and enough equipment for two children working together to share.” - Stratton House, www.homeschoolscience.com

 

Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments...

  • Author: Janice VanCleave
  • ISBN: 0471525057        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

256 pages; Jossey-Bass (March 1991)

 

Developing Critical Thinking through Science: Book II

  • Author: Paul Eggen, June Main
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9780894554223
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Critical Thinking Co., North Bend, OR; 2001, 1990; 304 pages; 17 units; 80 activities; unit reviews; glossary; reproducible 4-page science report form (Pages 300-304).

 

Physicus: Save the Earth With Science (CD-ROM) [ORDER USED]

  • ISBN: 3934789129        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

CD-ROM; Tivola Electronic Publishing

 


COURSE NO. SCI-762

INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS (IPH-B)

 

Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd Edition) set: Textbook, Solutions and Test Book

  • Author: Dr. Jay Wile
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc., 2007. 2nd Edition. Print.
  • ISBN: 1932012028        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

bundle; textbook, solutions and test book. The first book, hardbound, is the student text, which contains all student material, 'on your own' questions and solutions, laboratory exercises, and module study guides. Color photos and illustrations. The second book, softbound, is the solutions and tests manual, which contains answers to module study guides, tests, and test solutions.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Multimedia Companion CD-ROM (2nd Edition)

  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, 2007. CD-ROM.
  • ISBN: 1932012826        978-1932012828
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

From the publisher's website: "This is a companion CD. It is not a full course. It is designed to be used with the textbook Exploring Creation With Physical Science. It contains pronunciations for the technical words in the course, animations used to explain some of the more difficult concepts in the course, and videos of experiments that the student would not be able to do on his or her own."

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Faith, Science, and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge

  • Author: Christopher T. Baglow
  • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, 2009. Print.
  • ISBN: 1936045257        978-1936045259
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Notebook

  • Author: Vicki Dincher
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Apologia Educational Ministries, 2012. Print.
  • ISBN: 1935495712        978-1935495710
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Spiral-bound: 415 pages.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-581

PHYSICS

 

 

Saxon Physics Home Study Kit

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 


COURSE NO. SCI-753

PHYSICS I (PH1-A)

 

 

Exploring Creation with Physics (2nd Edition): Textbook, Solutions and Test Book

  • Author: Dr. Jay Wile
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.; bundle; textbook (isbn 1932012427), solutions and test book (isbn 1932012435)

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


COURSE NO. SCI-755

PHYSICS II (PH2-A)

 

 

Exploring Creation with Physics (2nd Edition): Textbook, Solutions and Test Book

  • Author: Dr. Jay Wile
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.; bundle; textbook (isbn 1932012427), solutions and test book (isbn 1932012435)

 

 

STAA Study Guide

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 


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