Physical Science FAQs

Who do I contact if I want help or to give feedback on a lesson?

We have a team of volunteer course developers and tutors here to help. The team can set to work to improve the lesson, send help directly in an e-mail reply, or help you learn how to come in for open office hou...

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When should I read the text?

For the science courses, this is totally up to the student and family. Some students find they do best when they read the text first before a lesson. Others like to use the text to study while preparing for the...

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How long is a lecture?

Lectures average about 30 to 35 minutes in the live online classroom and about 5 to 10 minutes less on the recordings/interactive lessons due to not having the student side of the discussion. Remember that the ...

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What is the recommended ayop work flow?

Week 1 of a module: Lecture Content Look for Physical Science in the course list. Click on the link for the course. Scroll down until you see the first module block ... The first lesson has a bit more help...

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What About Labs?

Many Options: Since students are geographically dispersed there isn't a way to get together with hands on labs under the official auspices of VHSG. However, the course gives lots of lab support for students. Ea...

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Can I use my notes and a calculator on tests?

You can use notes on the lecture quizzes, but the exams should be done without notes. You may use a calculator.

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Is all the course work done online?

The OYO and Practice questions are set up in computer-scoreable format and completed online. The module exam is the same. Students will not need to scan and send in any work or do the OYO and Practice questions...

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How are the grades weighted?

All of our science courses are graded courses. The exams will be 50% of the total course grade. Quizzes are the other 50%. Exams and quizzes are computer-scored so that the student gets immediate feedback and w...

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How do I play lessons and take quizzes?

In the screenshot below, I have circled the quiz link and the button to play the lesson. Sometimes the lesson button will be a red "Play Now" button which indicates it is a new interactive lesson. We are replac...

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What grade level is Physical Science?

Our Physical Science class is designed for 8th graders. If you think your student will be able to handle the workload at a younger age, they can enroll as well. Some colleges will accept physical science as a h...

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