Physical Science (A.C.E.)

A.C.E.'s Physical Science is covered with 12 videos that run close to two hours each, 12 PACE booklets, and a lab record. Both the PACEs and the videos teach science from a biblical perspective.

The videos are optional, but they are available free on the publisher's website. In my opinion they are the key element of this course, providing instruction as well as well-chosen film footage (National Geographic quality) to illustrate topics. These are interesting to watch and they coordinate with the PACEs.

There is also a free hour-and-half video with demonstrations of experiments. Students complete separate lab records as they watch experiments and demonstrations, although they do not actually do lab work themselves.

Topics covered are essentially an introduction to chemistry and physics, but the content is challenging. For example, chemistry gets fairly technically into chemical bonds and valence structures.

Some might choose to use PACEs by themselves, and this is adequate, although unexciting. In addition to the visual interest and value of video illustrations, the videos have one more feature. While short stories and biblical applications are interspersed throughout the PACEs, the videos feature clips explaining and emphasizing character development plus short, fascinating facts relating to science.

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Instant Key

  • Need For Parent or Teacher Instruction: minimal
  • Learning Environment: independent study
  • Grade Level: grades 9-12
  • Educational Methods: mastery learning
  • Technology: supplemental digital content, video
  • Educational Approaches: traditional
  • Religious Perspective: Protestant

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