Free High School Science Texts

Free High School Science Texts
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Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

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How to help

What is the Free High School Science Textbook?
The FHSST is the contribution of a group of young scientists towards furthering science education in South Africa. We aim to provide a free science textbook for Grades 10 - 12 to all South African learners.

Read our textbooks
Life Sciences
Cover coming soon
Computer Literacy

Visit our project administration web pages hosted on Savannah.

How to Help

We realise that no single person has enough time to spend days and weeks writing a free textbook. What we propose is to combine many small contributions into a quality text.


We are looking for anyone who can help with any of the following:
  • Write a section of Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology or Computer Literacy- contact us to find out which sections still need work.
  • Contribute notes on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Literacy or Maths
  • Contribute worked examples and solutions on any science subject
  • Write a 1-2 page essay on the use of science in everyday life:
    • Firemen use chemistry and physics,
    • forensic police use chemistry and physics,
    • pharmacists use chemistry etc.
    This will be used to help illustrate how the principles learnt in science are applied in everyday life which is an important part of outcomes-based education.
  • Assist with editing or raising money once the books are complete.

How to get involved

If you wish to assist in any of the ways above, please contact us to discuss how to get started.

Important - GNU

The book will be released under the GNU Free Documentation Licence (FDL) and so all contributions must be your own work or have no copyrights attached to them. The FDL can be read here.