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Announcements/AO Science!
Ambleside Online proudly announces that we at AO are creating our own course of science instruction that is closer to Charlotte Mason's principles in the upper years as a replacement to previous suggestions to use a textbook such as Apologia. The overall plan moved "Secrets of the Universe" up a year, replacing it in Year 6 with "The Mystery of the Periodic Table" and "The Elements" as preparation for chemistry topics. Users will also find an addition to year 4 as well as additional science free reads in years 6 and 7. Years 6 and 7 are posted on the AO booklists and schedules, and AO will be transitioning Years 8-12 as completed. Those who prefer to use Apologia (or another program) may still do so, and the change doesn't need to affect them at all. The switch to a more "living" style of science is an exciting work in progress. Stay tuned for further updates, information on implementation, etc. As always, those with children pursuing STEM fields will need to ensure upper level course requirements for college admission are met.
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Announcements/RE: AO Science!
The old Secrets of the Universe year 6 schedule can be found here: http://www.amblesideonline.org/SecretsUniverseSch.html
Lani
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(06-26-2014, 04:50 AM)Lani Wrote: Ambleside Online proudly announces that we at AO are creating our own course of science instruction that is closer to Charlotte Mason's principles in the upper years as a replacement to previous suggestions to use a textbook such as Apologia.

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Can I add a link to this version of Tom Lehrer's Elements Song, just to celebrate? My daughter adored it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAaiYKF0cs&feature=kp
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Whoopee! YAY! Awesome! This is so exciting! You all are amazing!
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Woohoo!
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Thanks for the great announcement, Lani!

I wondered, for the now Y6 optional Science book, "Building Foundations for Scientific Understanding by Bernard J. Nebel Vol 2" - How do we incorporate this? Is this just suggested for kids who want a really experimental, hands-on approach added to the readers (like the Physics in the Housewares)? And should we do Vol 1 of that series first?

Thank you again!
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(06-26-2014, 04:50 AM)Lani Wrote: The overall plan moved "Secrets of the Universe" up a year, replacing it in Year 6 with "The Mystery of the Periodic Table" and "The Elements" as preparation for chemistry topics. Users will also find an addition to year 4 as well as additional science free reads in years 6 and 7.

Which way does 'up a year' mean? is Secrets moving to year 5 or 7?

Is the addition to year 4 listed already? (I'm prepping year 4 right now...)
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Secrets moved to year 7. Year 4 had Building Foundations Of Scientific Understanding added (of what I saw).

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How exciting!!! I have a boy who is starting AO6 this fall and will be thrilled with the choices! My girls, unfortunately, are starting AO8 and will have to stick with the textbook I've chosen for Biology.

Thank you for the hard work!!! I appreciate it....and so will my son. cheesy grin
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