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Homeschool Science Curriculum

General Overview




Advanced Overview
Highly recommended for Jr. or Sr. high physical science

The advanced version includes all of the standard version’s lessons, experiments, and projects and expands it by adding 72 lessons and three projects. It thoroughly supports all of the content standards set by the National Science Education Standards for physical science.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This general physical science course uses a hands-on approach allowing students to explore the foundational principles of physical science. Using the text and lab activities, students study forces, machines, motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, density and buoyancy. Students will also study general chemistry concepts including the structure of matter, the periodic table, chemical bonds and reactions, mixtures and compounds and the chemistry of food and living systems. In addition, students will learn the fundamental physics concepts of the earth and solar system, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics. Throughout this course, students discover the relationship between science and daily life. The students will gain a solid understanding of the scientific method and learn to write thorough and accurate lab write-ups. 

Length of course: 36 weeks/one school year -- five lessons each week -- 50 minutes/lesson
Hours: 150 Instructional hours -- 40 of which are lab hours 
Prerequisites: None
Target grades: 7th - 10th 

Credit: Full year credit (if using for high school)

36 chapters, 180 lessons, 5 lessons/chapter
144 Experiments/Activities
10 Projects

There are a few basic tools and supplies that will be needed such as a pencil, scissors, paper. For a specific list, click here.

• All necessary materials for the 10 projects and 144 experiments/activities
• Student Logbook – advanced version
• Interactive student text with 180 lessons & step by step experiment instructions.
• Teacher’s Manual

Chapters & Questions


The advanced version adds two lessons per week to the standard version’s lessons (included in this course) totaling five lessons each week. These additional lessons cover topics that are more involved and lay a solid foundation for future science courses as well. The follow up questions are designed to reinforce both comprehension and problem solving skills. Click here for lesson samples.

Projects & Experiments


Along with the seven standard version projects, this course adds three more projects designed to further challenge and complete the student’s physical science education. Students not only follow the scientific method when conducting their experiments, but they also learn and follow the steps involved in an accurate lab write up. Click here for more details on the projects.



In addition to the vocabulary and review quizzes found at the end of each section, the advanced version includes four quarter exams. Also included are study guides specifically designed to teach the student how to prepare for the exam.

Student logbook & Teacher’s Manual


The advanced version student logbook is used to record answers to questions, scientific data, and lab write-ups. Each page is laid out to easily facilitate accurate and clear records of the experiments, resulting in a complete portfolio of the student’s work. It also includes an index/glossary. The teacher’s manual has assessment pages, answer key, and unit exams. Click here for logbook samples pages.


Physical Science Course  
Item #: A-21 Grades 7-10

Student Logbook Included
Comes complete with online access to the interactive student text, a student logbook, teacher’s manual and all necessary materials to complete each project and experiment.


Below are optional items to go with the above course if you have more than one student using the curriculum.

Item #: LBA-2

One Student Logbook is included with the curriculum. If you would like an additional logbook for a second student, choose this item.


Item #: AS-2

Intermediate Level -- ADVANCED
  Includes everything but the online interactive student text & Teacher's Manual. Comes with a student logbook and all necessary materials to complete each project and experiment.


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