AP Exams: Earn up to 32 College Credits
How to register and prepare for AP Exams (https://diveintomath.com/advanced-placement-faqs/)
Accelerated Schedule for Integrated Chemistry & Physics
Students who have taken Apologia Physical Science or another Physical science course can use the accelerated schedule below.
To use this schedule, students must be in ninth grade and completed the first half of Algebra 1.
Instead of following the schedule in the eLearning ...
Alternatives to DIVE Lab Kits
Designed to prepare students for college lab classes, the DIVE Lab Kits include advanced equipment and supplies that can be cost prohibitive. For more economical alternatives, see the options below.
IS THE STUDENT REQUIRED TO DO HANDS-ON LABS?
While it is beneficial, doing the labs hands-on is ...
Are the lessons on the Biology CD the same as eLearning?
No, the eLearning format has more videos, updated lessons, and updated graphics. Learn More: Science Formats (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/dive-science/which-format-should-i-choose-elearning-or-digital-download-or-cd-rom)
Can DIVE Science CDs be used with all the children in my family?
Yes, the CD and the Download format of DIVE Science can be used with all the children in your hoursehold. The self-paced eLearning course is the recommended format. It includes all the features of the DIVE CD and Download but with automated grading and grade recording. The eLearning can also be u...
Can I use the Abeka Lab Kit with a DIVE Science course?
We don't have a chart but it's pretty easy to match them up. However, your student should still watch the DIVE video lab and fill out the lab manual.
To match up the Abeka labs to the DIVE lessons, look at the DIVE Reading Syllabus for Abeka Matter & Energy (https://docs.google.com/document/...
Can my students use Teaching Textbooks for math while taking DIVE Science courses?
Math is the language of science, a God-given tool required to understand, analyze, and interpret science. Unfortunately, most math curricula don’t teach math this way and many of the skills required to fully understand science are not taught until 11th and 12th grade.
Teaching Textbooks is one t...
DIVE Earth Science vs Apologia General Science
DIVE Earth Science and Apologia General Science are two very different courses. Here are some of the key differences:
DIVE Earth Science (List of Topics (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ab-DyMg61q99bKrjoEvDFOUmlrZ5qm9OV0h8vAouPCQ/edit?usp=sharing)) focuses on Earth & Space topics and Apo...
DIVE Life Science
While we can't guarantee it, we are hoping to have a DIVE Life Science course (7th/8th Grade) available by mid to late of 2019 or 2020. Please check back mid August or use either Bob Jones Life Science (any edition), Answers In Genesis Human Body, or a similar course with these suggestions:
DIVE Physics Glossary
Physics is setup a little differently than our other science courses and does not include a glossary. However, there is an index at the back of the Saxon textbook that can be used to look up the definitions. Find the term in the index, then go to the first page listed next to the term. The term s...
DIVE Physics Lab Kit
Because the supplies are very expensive, DIVE does not have a Physics Lab Kit. Please see the Teacher Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WQCFosw-JXu2Ag6QQ9DFLhCBemLVYMVF0XxAujKlV78/edit?usp=sharing) for detailed instructions on how to complete the video labs.
DIVE Science and Ontario Course Equivalence
General science grade 9 (1 semester)
General science grade 10 (1 semester)
Biology, chemistry and physics (1 semester each) grade 11
Biology, chemistry and physics (1 semester each) grade 12
Since our courses are not broken up like Ontario’s, we don’t have a year by year equivale...
DIVE Science: Customer Reviews
Customer Testimonials for DIVE Science (https://www.diveintomath.com/dive-science-reviews/)
DIVE Science Lab Kit Instructions
The Lab Kit Instructions linked below lists which labs to complete hands-on, products in the lab kit, items to use for each lab, supplies you provide for each lab, as well as important notes about how to properly conduct each experiment.
Required: Print these Lab Kit Instructions
The lab kit in...
DIVE Science & State Requirements
Along with our corresponding CLEP & AP prep courses (https://diveintomath.com/clep-ap-prep/), DIVE Biology (https://diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-biology/), DIVE Chemistry (https://diveintomath.com/elearning-course-for-dive-chemistry/), and DIVE Physics (https://divei...
DIVE Science Teachers Guides and Course Instructions
DIVE Science Instructions, Teachers Guides and Syllabi (https://www.diveintomath.com/science-instructions-and-syllabi/)
DIVE Science Textbooks
The Teacher Guide for each course has a list of all the reading supplements, including the Internet Textbook, physical textbooks, recommended textbooks, and the reading assignments for each textbook.
Please select your course and scroll to the section titled Reading Syllabi or Select a Reading ...
Does DIVE Earth Science meet the Viginia 2010 Standards?
DIVE Earth Science meets all of the requirements except ES10e. Simply add an activity to the course that teaches the economic and public policy issues concerning the oceans and coastal zone in Chesapeake Bay. This website has some good information that could be used: Chesapeake Bay (https://www....
Does DIVE Science prepare students for SAT Subject Tests?
DIVE Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses, followed by our CLEP Professor (https://diveintomath.com/clep-ap-prep/) courses, teach all the concepts required for the corresponding SAT Subject Test. The eLearning format of DIVE Biology (https://diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-div...
Earth Science eLearning Recommended Products & Resources
Recommended eLearning Products
DIVE Earth Science Self-Paced eLearning Course (https://www.diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-earth-science/)
Lab Manual for Earth Science eLearning Course (https://www.diveintomath.com/lab-workbook-for-dive-earth-science-cd-download-and-elearn...
Earth Science Textbooks
Unlike our Integrated Chemistry & Physics, Biology, and Chemistry courses, DIVE Earth Science does not have textbook reading assignments. All the required reading content is built into the course: digital terms and definitions flashcards, digital facts practice quizzes, video lectures, printa...
FAQs: Lab Supplies & Kits
Please select your question below:
I need help finding a lab item(s) (http://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/el-link-to-purchase-item-in-a-lab-kit-broken-cant-find-etc)
The link to a lab item is not working. (http://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/el-link-to-purchase-item-in-a-lab-kit-broke...
Grades Changes for Science eLearning Courses
While the DIVE team will adjust grades and assignments upon request, grades should not be overemphasized. The grade book is simply a tool to help you quickly evaluate your student's progress and understanding. DIVE does not report your grades to anyone or keep long-term records of grades. Once th...
How do I use DIVE Science with Apologia?
DIVE Makes Learning Apologia Faster & Easier!
Like a self-paced co-op class for your Apologia textbook, DIVE Science eLearning courses include expert video lectures, interactive homework with automated grading and grade recording, video solutions, video labs, quarterly exams, Q&A email s...
How to use DIVE Earth Science as a high school course?
DIVE Earth Science can be used as a Middle or High School course. When used as instructed below, this course earns 1 high school science credit. . Most states consider High School Earth Science courses as "Distinguished" science courses.
To use DIVE Earth Science to earn a high school credit, D...
How to use DIVE Science in a co-op.
DIVE Science courses were originally designed for use in Dr. Shormann’s onsite co-op classes. For 15 years he taught one day per week in 5 different locations around Houston with over 300 students per year. During that time, he found that students really needed more that one day per week of instr...
Is the Biology Lab Workbook required?
Although the DIVE Biology Lab Workbook is required, a printable PDF is included with the course. As a convenience for those who don't want to print the 182 pages at home, a hard copy of the DIVE Lab Workbook can be purchased on our website. Please note, there are two Lab Workbooks for DIVE Biolog...
Is the Chemistry Lab Workbook required?
Although the DIVE Chemistry Lab Workbook is required, a printable PDF is included with the course. As a convenience for those who don't want to print the 182 pages at home, a hard copy of the DIVE Lab Workbook can be purchased on our website. Please note, there are two Lab Workbooks for DIVE Chem...
Is the lab workbook you sell compatible with my CD?
The following lab workbooks are compatible with all releases of DIVE Science CDs.
DIVE Earth Science CD: Purchase the Earth Science Lab Workbook for All Formats (https://diveintomath.com/lab-workbook-for-dive-earth-science-cd-download-and-elearning/)
DIVE ICP CD: Purchase the ICP Lab Workbook f...
Lab Kit: I Need Help Finding an Item(s)
To view a list of lab supplies, select the course title below, then select the link for create your own lab kit.
Important: Lab Supply List and Instructions
DIVE Earth Science Lab Supply List & Important Instructions (http://www.workshopplus.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=3645&a...
Lab Kit: My lab kit is missing an item or has the wrong item.
First, check the list of Supplies by Lab for your course below. NWP may have substituted the item for another. If the lab kit is missing an item, please contact Nature's Workshop Plus (https://www.workshopplus.com/contact_us.asp) and they will be happy to help you.
Earth Science Supplies by Lab...
Lab Procedures for completing DIVE Biology Labs
We don't have written procedures for the Biology labs. Students should first watch the video lab all the way through. Then, watch it again while completing the lab hands-on and filling out the lab manual. The visual of the video lab makes it much easier to understand. We have thousands of student...
Students using DIVE Science courses will become adept at working with the scientific method, will be familiar with the use of technology in science, and will develop their lab skills above and beyond most of their peers. Most importantly, students will have a better understanding and appreciation...
My student completed Apologia Biology (without DIVE). Can he take the AP Biology exam?
Unlike DIVE Biology, Apologia Biology (without DIVE ) does not teach all the concepts required to prepare for the AP Biology exam. These students can either take the self-paced DIVE Biology eLearning Course (https://www.diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-biology/) or complete t...
My student completed module X in Apologia Biology. If we switch to DIVE can we skip some lessons?
Important Note: AP Exams
Regardless of which lessons were completed in Apologia, students who plan to take the AP Biology exam should start with week 1 in DIVE Biology and complete all assignments as instructed. To ensure adequate time to study for the AP exam, the DIVE course should be complete...
My student completed the X modules of Apologia Chemistry. If we switch to DIVE Chemistry, can we skip some of the lessons?
Students who plan to take the AP Chemistry Exam should start with week 1 in DIVE Chemistry and complete all the assignments. See the Honors course and AP prep recommendations in the DIVE Teacher's Guide
Student Completed Modules 1-3
If your student did well in the first three modules of...
My student is struggling in a DIVE Science course.
I'm sure that with a few modifications we can quickly get your student back on track. The Time-Saving Tips article below has solutions to common mistakes students make when using DIVE Science. Once these are corrected, the student can usually complete the course successfully. However, if you woul...
My student is taking a lab in a class. Can we skip the DIVE video lab?
Even though your student is taking a hands-on lab with another program, Dr. Shormann recommends watching the video labs as they do help students understand the concepts in the reading and lecture and there are a few questions from the labs on the exams. However, if you choose to skip them, it wil...
Offline Files for DIVE Science eLearning Courses
To use DIVE Science courses offline, use the Download format (see links below). It has all the instead of the eLearning course. If you purchased the eLearning course within 90 days, it can be exchanged for the same title in the Download format.
To request an exchange, please send an email to su...
Request a Reading Syllabus for a Science Textbook Not Listed on the Teacher Guide
Thank you for contacting us! While we are happy to make a reading syllabus for new editions of textbooks we currently support, we do not offer reading syllabi for other textbooks. See the instructions below to request a syllabus for a new edition of a current textbook.
Discovering Design Series...
Science Labs: Supply List by Lab, Supply List by Course, & Important Instructions for Hands-On Labs
The Lab Supplies Lists have detailed instructions on how to complete the labs hands-on, a list of the supplies required for each lab, a list of items you supply, and a link to a comprehensive list of all lab supplies needed for the course.
Select Your Course Title:
Earth Science Lab Instruction...
Science Recommendations for Grades K-6
Our science courses are for students in Pre-Algebra or higher. Until then, Dr. Shormann recommends students focus on nature studies, science fair projects, and hands-on activities that develops a love and curiosity for this amazing world God created.
If you prefer a formal science curriculum, Ap...
Should I upgrade my Earth Science CD/Download to the self-paced eLearning format?
While DIVE Earth Science CD/Download formats have automated grading, there are many other features in the eLearning format that the CD/Download formats do not include such as:
grade recording of all lesson reviews and quarterly reviews in the online grade book, which weighs and calculates quarte...
Solutions Manual for eLearning Science courses
A Solutions Manual is not available for eLearning Science courses because the student should grade and correct their work using the answers on the Results page. You can access this page anytime by going to the Grade Book and selecting the grade of the assignment. This will display a page that loo...
Textbooks for DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics
A list of all the reading supplements, including the Internet Textbook, recommended textbooks, and the reading assignments for each textbook, is posted on the Teacher Guide.
TEACHER GUIDES for INTEGRATED CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS
DIVE ICP is available as a CD, Download, or eLearning course. The e...
The Robinson Curriculum recommends starting science after Calculus is completed. Why do you recommend your science sequence?
Mr. Robinson has some great methods and techniques that obviously work well for a lot of people. Our methods also work well for a lot of people. Our methods stem from a fundamental idea that mathematics is considered by many as "the language of science." So, to learn the language of math well, yo...
What do I need to purchase for DIVE Biology?
DIVE Biology is available in three formats.
Dr. Shormann recommends the eLearning Course over the CD and Download formats. Learn More: Which Format Should I Choose: eLearning, Download, or CD? (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/dive-science/which-format-should-i-choose-elearning-or-digital-dow...
What do I need to purchase for DIVE Chemistry?
DIVE Chemistry is available in three formats.
Dr. Shormann recommends the eLearning Course over the CD and Download formats. Learn More: Which Format Should I Choose: eLearning, Download, or CD? (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/dive-science/which-format-should-i-choose-elearning-or-digital-d...
What do I need to purchase for DIVE Earth Science?
DIVE Earth Science is available in three formats.
Dr. Shormann recommends the eLearning Course over the CD and Download formats. Learn More: Which Format Should I Choose: eLearning, Download, or CD? (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/dive-science/which-format-should-i-choose-elearning-or-digit...
What do I need to purchase for DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics?
DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics is available in three formats.
Dr. Shormann recommends the eLearning Course over the CD and Download formats. Learn More: Which Format Should I Choose: eLearning, Download, or CD? (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/dive-science/which-format-should-i-choose...
What do I need to purchase for DIVE Physics?
DIVE Physics course - the Download & Stream format (https://diveintomath.com/download-stream-dive-video-lectures-for-saxon-physics-1st-edition/) is recommended.
Saxon Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual (https://diveintomath.com/saxon-physics-1st-edition-complete-homeschool-kit-with-solutio...
What do I need to purchase for DIVE Science?
DIVE Earth Science: What do I need to purchase for Earth Science? (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/what-do-i-need-to-purchase-for-dive-earth-science)
DIVE Integrated Chemistry and Physics: What do I need to purchase for Integrated Chemistry and Physics? (https://diveintomath.reamaze.co...
What do you recommend for K-6th grade science?
Our first science course requires pre-algebra which is usually taken in 7th or 8th grade.
If your student is taking Pre-Algebra, click here: Science Student Placement (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/student-placement-dive-science/student-placement-science-courses)
However, we don’t recomme...
What is the Recommended Sequence for Science Courses?
Recommended Sequence for Science Courses (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PfGh2fNTCajMabkhIHAz-BS_7FeAc0N2V3zOoGpmSFY/edit?usp=sharing)
When will the Physics Self-Paced eLearning course be ready?
We would love to have that course available by mid to late August. However, we are considering changing eLearning platforms and don't want to add this course and then have to move it. Until then we recommend using the Digital Download (https://www.diveintomath.com/digital-download-for-dive-physic...
Where are the answers to the DIVE Science lab manual pages?
The answers are in the video solutions at the end of the lab video. The student should watch the video solutions to grade and correct their work. This is part of the learning process. A completion grade is recommended for labs. If the lab is activity is completed, graded, and corrected, 100% is e...
Where is the Reading Syllabus for my course?
The reading syllabi for each textbook are linked on the DIVE Teacher Guide. Select the link below and follow the prompts to your course. Then scroll down to the section titled, "Select a Reading Syllabus", near the end of the document.
Teacher Guide and Course Instructions (https://www.diveint...
Which Science Format Should I Choose: eLearning, Digital Download, or CD-ROM?
The self-paced eLearning course is the recommended format. It includes all the features of the DIVE CD as well as updated graphics and lessons, a state-of-the-art eLearning system with interactive assignments, automated grading, grade recording and much more! For a full comparison, see: eLearning...
Which textbooks are recommended for DIVE Biology?
A list of all the reading supplements, including the Internet Textbook, recommended textbooks, and the reading assignments for each textbook, is posted on the Teacher Guide. Select one below.
DIVE Biology is available as a CD, Download, or eLearning course. The eLearning format is...
Which textbooks are recommended for DIVE Chemistry?
A list of all the reading supplements, including the Internet Textbook, recommended textbooks, and the reading assignments for each textbook, is posted on the Teacher Guide. Select one below.
DIVE Chemistry is available as a CD, Download, or eLearning course. The eLearning forma...
Which textbooks are recommended for Saxon Physics?
Unlike other DIVE Science courses which can be used with many different texts, DIVE Physics was created specifically for use with Saxon Physics Homeschool Kit (https://diveintomath.com/saxon-physics-1st-edition-complete-homeschool-kit-with-solutions-manual/).
Along with Dr. Shormann's video in...
Why Do You Recommend Integrated Chemistry & Physics before Biology?
In 2010, to make it clear that the course should have one full semester of introductory chemistry and one full semester of introductory physics, colleges changed the name of this requirement from Physical Science to Integrated Physics and Chemistry. It should not contain Earth Science concepts as...
Why do you recommend the digital flashcards (Quizlet)?
DIVE Digital Flashcards provide a quick and easy way to learn and memorize the terms and definitions for each course. Hosted on Quizlet, there are also games, quizzes, voice recordings of the terms and definitions, and much more! If you prefer to have your student write or type the definitions, ...