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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 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.
  Optional 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 Jan 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 many students may find completing related exercises useful, although some information in genetics will be outdated.

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 https://archive.org/details/onvariousforceso00farauoft or at https://archive.org/details/onthevariousforc007796mbp
  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 - 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 online [access included in the price]. It is significantly less expensive than the full print hardcover edition. Students must have Owl2 access as part of textbook acquisition, since texts no longer contain homework assignments.
  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 - Hardcover
John C. Kotz, Paul M. GTreichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

ALTERNATE VERSION of TEXT: Hardcover, full contents.

AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Combination • [2017] Christe McMenomy
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications
Donald C. Giancoli

This loose-leaf format is significantly less expensive than the bound edition. Note that Kindle editions are also available. However, ONLY the 7th edition will do; earlier editions have different problem sets.
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications AP Test Prep Workbook
Douglas C. Giancoli

This is the Workbook alone. Students taking this option may wish to purchase the text and workbook in combination (see optional texts for the primary physics course itself).


Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2016 Courses
Natural Science I • [2016] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Natural Science II • [2016] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


Introduction to Physics: The Forces of Nature • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required On the Various Forces of Nature
Michael Faraday

Available in free ePUB format at https://archive.org/details/onvariousforceso00farauoft or at https://archive.org/details/onthevariousforc007796mbp
  Required Understand Physics: Teach Yourself
Jim Breithaupt

Honors/AP Biology • [2016] 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 0321783468). Students may not substitute editions (e.g., students may NOT use edition 6 for the 2013-2014 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

This book will be used for weekly assignments. No substitutions are allowed.

Astronomy • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required Universe
Roger A. Freedman, robert M. Geller, William J. Kaufmann III

Honors/AP Chemistry • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required 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 online [access included in the price]. It is significantly less expensive than the full print hardcover edition. Students must have Owl2 access as part of textbook acquisition, since texts no longer contain homework assignments.
  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 - Hardcover
John C. Kotz, Paul M. GTreichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

ALTERNATE VERSION of TEXT: Hardcover, full contents.

AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Combination • [2016] Christe McMenomy
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications
Donald C. Giancoli

This loose-leaf format is significantly less expensive than the bound edition. Note that Kindle editions are also available. However, ONLY the 7th edition will do; earlier editions have different problem sets.
  Required Physics: Principles with Applications AP Test Prep Workbook
Douglas C. Giancoli

This is the Workbook alone. Students taking this option may wish to purchase the text and workbook in combination (see optional texts for the primary physics course itself).


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