Prerequisite: Prealgebra or Saxon Math 8/7 (completed or taking concurrently)
Video Lectures & Labs Do the Teaching for You
An introductory chemistry and physics course designed to spark interest while building a firm foundation for advanced science courses. Topics include electron configuration, chemical bonding, oxidation, balancing equations, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonds and reactions, fluid dynamics, Ohm’s law, gases, and thermodynamics. Based on the scientific method, the video labs have many fun, engaging activities that draw students in and inspire them to learn more.
An Advanced or Standard Course
Designed as an honors course, it can also be used as a standard high school course by administering the quarterly exams as “open note.”
The DIVE Internet Textbook contains links to complete weekly reading assignments online. If you prefer a traditional hard copy textbook, we recommend either Bob Jones Physical World or Physical Science. A reading syllabus that lists exactly what to read each week for these texts and many others can be found at diveintomath.com/syllabi.
Taught From a Biblical Foundation
Upon completion students will be adept at working with the scientific method, developing lab skills that are above and beyond most of their peers. Most importantly, students will have a better understanding of the laws God has woven into Creation and the rich Christian heritage that exists in science.
Excellent Preparation for Biology
Due to the heavy emphasis on chemistry in today’s biology courses, ICP is recommended before taking Biology.
Physical Science Renamed
Colleges have changed the name of the Physical Science requirement to Integrated Physics and Chemistry (also known as Integrated Chemistry and Physics depending on which is taught first). Instead of an earth and space course, they now require one semester of chemistry and one semester of physics.
Complete Digital Course
A printable PDF of this workbook is included with your DIVE course. We sell it as a convenience for those who do not want to print the workbook at home. 138 pages. Spiral bound with heavy covers.
Weekly reading assignments can be completed using our free Internet Textbook, which is a chart with links to specific websites to complete required reading. If you prefer a traditional textbook, we recommend either Bob Jones, Apologia, or Abeka. We have a reading syllabus for these books, as well as many others, that tell you exactly what to read each week. Click the links below to view the Reading Syllabus.
DIVE Internet Textbook
DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics(Physical Science) Internet Textbook
Contains supplies required to complete 22 of the 28 video labs hands-on. Recommended but not required.