Watch the Getting Started Video below to see how it works.
DIVE Physics is not available as an eLearning course. There are no sibling subscriptions.
The DIVE Stream & Download format is Our Recommended Format
With unlimited streaming and downloads to multiple devices, the DIVE Physics Download & Stream is licensed for use by all the children in your immediate family. After purchase of the Download & Stream format, an email confirmation of your order is sent. Within an hour or so, another email is sent, titled Watch Now, with a link to access lectures. See Detailed Instructions. Since CDs are easily lost or damaged, we recommend the Download & Stream format.
Video Lectures for Every Lesson in the Saxon Textbook
28 Video Labs
Printable PDF of the DIVE Physics Lab Workbook (purchase a physical copy: Lab Workbook
Compatible with All Macs, Linux, and Windows XP and later
- Required Materials:
- Saxon Physics Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual (purchase from Rainbow Resource
- Lab Workbook (This is optional because there is a printable PDF included in the course)
Pre-requisite: Pre-Calculus (or DIVE Advanced Math completed or taken concurrently
VIDEO LECTURES Provide Expert Instruction for every lesson
DIVE Physics teaches every lesson in the Saxon Physics curriculum Typically completed in 11th or 12th grade, DIVE Physics is a full-year course teaching concepts found in a typical high school AP physics course, preparing students for the AP Physics 1 and 2 exams. Topics include but are not limited to Science and Christianity, Newton’s laws, speed and velocity, torque, impulse/momentum, relativity theory, work, gases and thermodynamics, potential and kinetic energy, electricity and magnetism, circuit theory and Ohm’s law, and reflection and refraction. DIVE Physics contains 100 lectures, one for each lesson in the Saxon Physics textbook. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
AP Physics Exam Preparation
There are four AP Physics exams. DIVE/Saxon Physics + CLEP Professor for AP Physics teaches everything required for the AP Physics 1& 2 exams as well as 70% of the AP Physics C exams. Please see the Physics C exams section on how to learn the remaining information.
Students should complete the required DIVE/Saxon Lessons at least six weeks before the AP exam date to prepare.
Which AP Physics Exam Should My Student Take?
Depending on your student's math level and your start date, there are several options:
Student Taking Precalculus in 10th Grade and Calculus in 11th Grade
10th Grade: First 2/3 or so of DIVE/Saxon Physics course
11th Grade: Prepare for and take one or both AP Physics C Exams
This is the most challenging option and makes the most competitive application.
Student Taking Precalculus in 11th Grade (or Saxon Advanced Math) and Calculus in 12th
11th Grade: Take AP Physics 1 or AP Physics 1 & 2
12th Grade: Take AP Physics C: Mechanics or AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism or both
AP Physics 1(Algebra-Based Exam)
Complete DIVE/Saxon Physics through lesson 80, complete CLEP Professor for AP Physics.
AP Physics 1 & 2 (Algebra-Based Exams)
To prepare for the AP Physics 1 & 2 exams, we recommend you complete the DIVE/Saxon Physics course by mid-March to early April to allow time to prepare specifically for the exam using our CLEP Professor for AP Physics. This is a three to six week software course that provides specific preparation for the AP Physics exam.
AP Physics C (Calculus-Based Exams)
DIVE/Saxon + CLEP Professor for AP Physics teaches about 70% of the material presented on the AP Physics C exams. To prepare for the AP Physics C exams, complete the DIVE/Saxon Physics course, the CLEP Professor for AP Physics, and a test prep book for the AP Physics C exam you plan to take. To prepare for this exam, students should have either completed Calculus or take it along with the Physics course. Both C exams can be taken in the same year.
AP Registration, Transcripts, and More
Select the link below to learn more about AP Exams.