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The elementary version physical science course is geared for K-3rd.
The standard version physical science course is geared for 4th – 6th grades.
The advanced version physical science course is geared for 7th – 10th grades.

Our STEAM units are geared for 5th grade and up.

ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED! Both our physical science courses and STEAM units include all the materials needed for the projects and experiments. There are a few tools that the student will need such as a pair of scissors, glue-gun, and hammer. For a complete list please click here.

The is no specific expiration date. If you want to use the course now, and with another student in three years — no problem.

You will receive everything at once including all the project materials, books and online access. This in not a subscription.

Absolutely. All our science courses and STEAM units are designed to be student led, with minimal involvement from the parent or teacher. We have had our science courses since 2002 and this is the consistent feedback we receive from our customers.

We offer very reasonable shipping rates and generous return policies. Click here for more information.


STEAM is the same as STEM but adds “ART” to encourage creative thinking and innovation and allow for the integration of art/design in problem solving. 

STEAM teaches students how to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math into solving real-life problems in today’s world. 

Our STEAM units are designed for ages 10+, not that a younger student couldn’t succeed, but they might need a little more help.

You will receive everything at once including all the project materials, and online lessons. This is not a subscription.

Both! The STEAM units are super fun and engaging – kids love them. They are designed for the students to complete two lessons/week, for eight weeks. In this way each STEAM unit could be used for one quarter of a typical school year.

Absolutely. Please contact us here and we can help you get set-up for an engaging and dynamic classroom experience.

Our STEAM units are designed as eight week units with two, 40-minute lessons each week. Of course, students can set their own pace as they go through the course.

Yes. Siblings can succeed quite well sharing one STEAM kit, building and using the projects together. Of course you can always purchase a second STEAM unit if you find your children would do better with their own kit.

Year-Long Physical Science

Physical science deals with the topics of forces, machines, motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, chemistry, sound and light. Along with earth and life sciences, it is one of the three sciences taught in the younger years.

In high school, just as life science breaks into biology and physiology, physical science breaks into chemistry and physics. Physical science is often referred to as the foundational science because all branches of natural science like chemistry, astronomy, geology, and biology are constrained by laws of physics.

We offer three year-long Physical science courses.  

  • Elementary Physical Science K – 3rd
  • Standard Physical Science 4th – 6th
  • Advanced Physical Science 7th – 10th
They are recommended to be taken during one of the years listed. For example, if you had a 4th and 6th grade student, they could both take the Standard course at the same time.

Yes. Our courses correlate with all of the National Science Standards for the grades listed. For more information please click here.

There is no specific expiration date. If you want to use the course now, and with another student in three years — no problem.

You will receive everything at once including all the project materials, books, teacher’s manual, and online access. This is not a subscription.

Homeschoolers love our curriculum, and so do co-ops and schools. Co-ops use our programs with great success each year. They range in size from five students to thirty. Our courses are easily implemented and are able to seamlessly flow into a group or co-op setting. 

For more information on using Exploration Education in a school or co-op setting, please  click here.

Yes, this is a full year of science. 

  • The Elementary course has one lesson/week for 36 weeks.
  • The Standard Physical Science has three lessons/week for 36 weeks.
  • The Advanced Physical Science has five lessons/week for 36 weeks.

For the Standard and Advanced courses, each lesson is about 45 to 50 minutes long.

The Elementary lessons are 35 to 40 minutes long. 

You sure can. Here are the specifics:

  • 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)

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. 

Yes. The Elementary course parallels the older courses so the younger student will be learning similar topics (of course fewer and simplified) as the older students.

For an in depth list, please click one of the following links to view the Table of Contents for the course you are interested in.

Yes. If you already have purchased the complete course, then we offer  Supplies Only versions of our science curriculum for a sibling. These include everything except the online access and teacher’s manual. Visit our online store to choose this option.

The Standard version has 36 chapters, 108 lessons, 108 experiments and 7 projects
The Advanced versionhas 36 chapters180 lessons144 experiments and 10 projects
The Advanced version builds on the foundation of the Standard version, expanding it by adding 72 lessons and 3 additional projects.

No, you can just purchase the Advanced version for the 8th grader, and either a Standard version logbook or Standard supplies (which includes the logbook) for the 5th grader. Each week both students will do the first three lessons of the chapter together, and then your 8th grader will complete the additional two lessons for that week.

Yes. Although our curriculum is both appealing and challenging for the academic student, each lesson is presented in such a clear and concise manner, that any student will find they can enjoy and succeed in science.

We have had many dyslexic and autistic children use our courses with great success!

Every lesson is followed by an experiment that typically uses a student-built project. For example, in the Standard version, they will build an electric race car in chapter one, and then they will use that car in most of the experiments in that section. They will use the car to experiment with topics such as inertia, velocity, centripetal force, pulleys, pulley ratios, etc.

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