Watch the Getting Started Video below to see how it works.
The DIVE Download & Stream 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
Required: Saxon Physics Homeschool Kit (purchase from Rainbow Resource)
Compatible with All Macs, Linux, and Windows XP and later
- DIVE Teacher Guide for Saxon Physics Download & Stream/CD/DL
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.
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Posted by Nathan R. on 4th Sep 2020
I am a home schooled high school sophomore taking this course for one of my high school science requirements.
Currently, I am about a quarter of the way through, and I am really enjoying it. The explanations are detailed and understandable, and physics has become one of my all-time favorite courses.
I hope to take one of the AP Physics tests this spring with this as my main preparation.
Thanks a lot for this great course!
Posted by Jennifer on 31st Mar 2019
Hello! We wanted to share with you the joy we had when opening the results of my son's AP Physics B Exam. He received a four out of a possible five. His junior year was a year of diligent study for him. The only materials he used were your Saxon + DIVE + CLEP Professor Physics. Thank you for your wonderful course! He will continue his studies in Calculus and Physics as you recommended below for his upcoming Senior year. Thanks again! To God be the Glory,
Posted by Lisa C on 31st Mar 2019
“I highly recommend DIVE Science. The DIVE courses are written with the AP and CLEP in mind. My daughter finally made the switch as a senior and wished she would done it sooner. She felt it prepared her to get an A for her two semesters in Anatomy and Physiology. And gave her what she needs to be a 4.0 nursing BSN student. My son who is a national merit finalist was stuck in apologia chemistry until we switched to BJU with DIVE. He also did all the Physics APs. He felt this prepared him for the rigors of his electrical engineering program. He is also a 4.0 engineering student. These programs in high school really turned things around for them in science. They are both majoring in heavily technical/scientific fields. Here is the proof in the pudding scores, Chemistry 4/5 AP, Biology CLEP 70's, Physics B and both C exams a 5/5. BTW my daughter who did the Chemistry AP without DIVE and just Apologia got a 3/5. As you can see now as a Junior in college with a 4.0 she had more potential than what just the Apologia could give her. Loved Apologia in the younger years, but in our family it didn't make the cut for high school.
Top 1% ACT STEM Score
Posted by Laura I on 30th Mar 2019
Thank for your help via DIVE Algebra, Chemistry, Advanced Math, and Physics. Attached are his ACT scores. We are particularly pleased with his math and science scores. A STEM score of 34 means he is in the top 1% of all students who took the ACT!
Thank you, Dr. Shormann!
Posted by Sam H on 30th Mar 2019
My name is Samuel H and I am a second year college student majoring in engineering. I was homeschooled in junior high and high school. I took biology, chemistry, physics, and all of my Saxon math classes through your DIVE courses. It really made a difference in how I understood it!
You were part of the reason that I actually developed an interest in math and science, especially math and physics. I love math. I admired the way you taught and explained it and it kind of steered me towards engineering.
AP Physics Results
Posted by Jennifer on 26th Jul 2015
Hello! We wanted to share with you the joy we had when opening the results of my son's AP Physics B Exam. He received a four out of a possible five. His junior year was a yearof diligent study for him. The only materials he used were your Saxon+ DIVE + CLEP Professor Physics. Thank you for your wonderful course!
He is currently applying to colleges (U. of Michigan, Iowa State,
Texas A&M, and also for an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point).
He will continue his studies in Calculus and Physics as you
recommended below for his upcoming Senior year. Thanks again!
To God be the Glory!