About Our Virtual Textbooks
Collectively, the hyperlinks presented in each of our virtual high school science textbooks provide an alternate to a traditional high school science textbooks. General disclaimer: Web pages change without notice. Links were compiled summer of 2018 and may no longer be valid. Users of these links are advised to additionally and separately search key words within the topic using a trusted web-search engine.
Also note: Reading text online is NOT identical as a learning method to paper-based reading from a textbook. Generally, paper-based text is a slightly superior learning tool. In particular, Mangen et. al. say that this is because paper gives “spatio-temporal markers while you read.” Touching paper and turning pages aids the memory, making it easier to remember where you read something. Having to scroll on the computer screen makes remembering more difficult.
More ideally, these linked web pages provide for an additional resource to supplement student reading from a traditional high school science textbook. The links offer an excellent resource for student-independent research to more fully grasp each topic. Explore each of our virtual textbooks at these pages:
- Biology Virtual Science Textbook
- Chemistry Virtual ScienceTextbook
- Earth Science Virtual Science Textbook
- Physical Science Virtual Science Textbook
Save a pdf version of this the “books” to your computer hard drive for convenient reference without launching this site’s web pages:
Generally, Honeycutt Science is a form of Open Source Education. Honeycutt Science is best described as a “State-standards-based high school science learning system available on-line at no cost for access or usage by educators, students, and science enthusiasts.” There are limitations to usage described in our disclaimer and related pages. For more information about Open Education, Open Source Education, and related discussions explore these articles.