Science Student Placement: Which course is right for my student?
Select the link below to determine the recommended course for your student. This page also has a list of math prerequisites and frequently asked questions about student placement in DIVE Science (https://www.diveintomath.com/science-1/).
Science: Student Placement Chart (https://docs.google.com...
What should I take after Abeka 8th Grade science?
If the student will be taking Algebra 1, Integrated Chemistry and Physics (https://diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-integrated-chemistry-and-physics/) is recommended.
If Apologia Physical Science was taken, does the student need to take Integrated Chemistry and Physics?
The biological processes learned in biology are driven by chemical reactions. Therefore, a good understanding of introductory chemistry is required to learn biology. While DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics (ICP) (https://diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-integrated-chemi...
My student completed 8th Grade Science with Abeka or Bob Jones
If your student will be taking Algebra 1 or higher, Dr. Shormann recommends DIVE Integrated Physics and Chemistry Self-Paced eLearning Course (https://diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-integrated-chemistry-and-physics/).
If your student will be taking Pre-Algebra (or Saxon 8/...
My student is going into 9th grade and taking Pre-Algebra (or Saxon 87). Can he take Biology instead of ICP?
Instead of Biology, Dr. Shormann
recommends DIVE Earth Science (https://diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-earth-science/) which can be used as a high school science credit. Then, take ICP in 10th grade, Biology in 11th grade and Chemistry (or Physics) in 12th grade.
My student is taking Algebra 1 (or Geometry), can he take DIVE Chemistry?
The prerequisite for DIVE Chemistry, is Algebra 2 has been completed or is taken along with DIVE Chemistry.
You may want to consider DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics which provides excellent preparation for honors level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. I posted some information about this...
My student took Apologia Physics and will be taking Precalculus or higher.
While Apologia Physics is more of an introductory physics course, DIVE + Saxon Physics is a college preparatory physics course which prepare students for the AP Physics 1&2 exams as well as the AP Physics C exams. Therefore, Dr. Shormann recommends DIVE + Saxon Physics (https://diveintomath.c...
Placement: DIVE Science for 7th, 8th, & 9th Grade
Math is the language of science, an important tool used to discover and better understand the world God created. Therefore, placement in a DIVE Science course is determined by the student's math level at the time he/she is starting the course. Find your student's grade and math level below to det...
Student is in 8th grade taking Algebra 1 and has a learning disability
If your student is in 8th grade and taking Algebra 1, our general recommendation is DIVE ICP (https://diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-integrated-chemistry-and-physics/). However since your student has ADHD you may want to consider DIVE Earth Science (https://diveintomath.com...