Apologia - the combination of General, Physical, Biology, Chemistry and Physics will cover all of the above subjects! You will be right on course.rjsmomma wrote: 1. Earth/Space - I really haven't seen much on the market for this on the high school level - recomendations?
3. Physical Science - which I believe Chemistry and or Physics will cover.
We are in Kansas, too. We have researched this same issue. Apologia covers all the bases. Plus it is very solid. DS 15 has completed General, Physical, Biology and is now finishing Chem next week. Last year, in the middle of taking Biology, he literally scored in the 100th percentile on the Stanfords for science and also did very well on the PSAT and the PLAN tests. Colleges keep calling us and I have to tell them he still has a couple of years left.
Our next DD is finishing Physical Science next week. She didn't score as high as her brother, but still did well. Honestly, Apologia is very sound.
General Science was an adjustment for all of my kids. We didn't do formal science before general. Just a lot of books and fun stuff and nature stuff outside. Certainly no textbooks! It is all working out fine.
The strength of Apologia, in my opinion, is that teaches the student how to think about information they are presented with, not to just accept something as a fact because some PHD said it is a fact. They really learn how to use the scientific method, how to reason, and how put what they've learned to good use. They learn how what they are learning relates to everyday life and the world and discoveries around them.
Okay, I'm done!