The Free High School Science Texts project is funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation and run by a committed team of volunteers. It is aimed at developing and disseminating free and open textbooks and supporting materials for use in the teaching of Science and Maths for grades 10-12, based on the South African school curriculum.
The project was founded by a group of students and young scientists who wanted to make a contribution to the development of future scientists, mathematicians and engineers by sharing their knowledge in an accessible way. Their intention is to collaboratively create easy to understand, curriculum aligned texts and use free and open licenses to increase access to educational resources.
The project has released the first version, version 0, of the book. In the interests of openness in all ways we’ve written a how-to with all our learnings for you to download. It complements the great case study of FHSST completed by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).