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?

Recommended: Each module is two weeks long ... Log in to the student account and click on the DASHBOARD link in the site navigation bar ... Week 1 of a module: Lecture Content Look for Physical Science in ...

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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?

The exams will be 50% of the total course grade. Quizzes are the other 50%. Labs are set to extra credit to work well with all the varied ways that families do their labs such as lab intensives or doing labs ...

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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 General 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 hi...

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