Preciseness, logical thinking, curiosity,
and a growing understanding of how and why—these admirable qualities make an
individual stand out. Use this test book to help cultivate this spirit of
excellence in your senior whether or not he pursues future science studies. The
test book is correlated with the text Physics:
The Foundational Science, 2nd ed.; Physics:
The Foundational Science Quizzes; and Physics:
The Foundational Science Teacher Edition, which includes the
curriculum/lesson plans. Answers and grading guidance are sold separately in Physics: The Foundational Science Test Key.
test book begins with a diagnostic pretest. This tool (used in lesson 2) helps
you identify any essential mathematical skills that should be reinforced at the
beginning of the course. It is also a resource for your teen to remind him of
Algebra I concepts that he will use throughout the course.
every three weeks (for a total of 12 tests) provides reinforcement of learning
and an opportunity for you to evaluate your teen’s ongoing comprehension.
short-answer questions require comparison and contrast or explanation of laws,
causes, influences, processes, etc. Building on this knowledge, your teen is
also asked to articulate how to make modifications, requiring higher levels of thinking
questions are presented in a variety of formats. While being easy to grade,
they evaluate your teen’s understanding of content ranging from recall of
basics such as symbols and equations to application.
nine-weeks exams and semester and final exams further reinforce the concepts
learned throughout the year.
test clearly indicates the sections of the text it covers and falls naturally
after the completion of a chapter. You can adjust test taking to your teen’s
progress through the text.