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Upper School Books: Science

Required Books: Science

Below you will find links to the books required for your Science class for the 2019/20 school year. Each class has its own "box" of required books, so be sure you are looking at the correct class before you make any purchases. All links go to OES's Amazon Associates account; as an Amazon Associate, OES earns money from qualifying purchases.. If you prefer to shop locally, links to Powell's book lists can be found at the bottom of each box.

Physics

The Science Department will be providing classroom set of textbooks for student use, though students, for their own use, may purchase copies of the 9th, 10th or 11th editions of Hewitt's Conceptual Physics.  The older editions are very inexpensive online (the newest edition is the 12th).
The ISBN's are: 9th Ed: 0-321-05202-1 (copyright 2002) 10th Ed: 0-8053-9375-7 (copyright 2006) * classroom set will be 10th edition
11th Ed: 0-321-78795-1 (copyright 2012)

A lab notebook is REQUIRED for all physics students for use during their 3 years of full-year science.  Options include:
Freeman & Co or Hayden/McNeil

 

Trig-Based Physics

A lab notebook is REQUIRED for all physics students for use during their 3 years of full-year science.  Options include:
Freeman & Co or Hayden/McNeil

Chemistry

The Science Department will be providing classroom set of textbooks for student use, though students may purchase copies for their own use.
Lab notebook - same copy as their Physics class; no need to purchase if they kept it. (If not, see physics book list for Lab notebook details.)

Honors Chemistry

The Science Department will be providing classroom set of textbooks for student use, though students may purchase copies of the 5th - 8th editions of Masterson & Hurley's Chemistry: Principles and Reactions for home use.  
The older editions are relatively inexpensive online (their current edition is the 8th)

If a rising chemistry/honors chemistry student has a notebook from physics/honors physics course, they DO NOT have to purchase a new one. They can use the same notebook for chemistry/honors chemistry.

Biology

This is not a required purchase, but recommended. Do not buy the 8th and latest edition which is called "Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections" by Reece, Taylor, Simon, Dickey, and Hogan.
No student is required to buy a copy. If a student wishes to have a copy for reference at home, see the information below.  
Lab notebook - same copy as their Physics class; no need to purchase if they kept it.
(If not, see physics book list for Lab notebook details).

Honors Biology

Recommended book options (not required).
We are planning to buy a class set of 20 Biology Now textbooks.  No student is required to buy a copy.
If a student wishes to have a copy for reference at home, see the information below.  
Alternatively, students could purchase/obtain a 2nd hand copy of “Biology” by Campbell and Reece
Lab notebook - same copy as their Physics class; no need to purchase if they kept it.
(If not, see physics book list for Lab notebook details).

Intro to Engineering

There is no textbook required for this course but you will be documenting your work in a journal which you do need to provide. The journal should be a bound (not spiral) notebook with graph, grid, or blank paper (not ruled) of at least 9x7 inch size. I recommend a composition notebook but these can be a bit challenging to find at brick & mortar stores; Amazon has fun book-cover design options. I recommend a combination of the following search terms: composition notebook, unruled, graph, grid. This is needed the first days of class.