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Advanced Physical Science (7th-10th)
The Advanced (7th-10th) version builds on the foundation of the Standard version, expanding it by adding 72 lessons and 3 additional projects. This course establishes a strong understanding of physical science. It introduces the students to the foundational concepts of high school physics including how to follow an accurate lab write-up.
- All materials included
- 10 Projects 36 chapters, 5 lessons/week
- Total of 180 lessons, 144 Experiments
- Covers all of the Physical Science Standards
- Recommended for either 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th grades.
Exploration Education curriculum comes with ALL THE NECESSARY MATERIALS the student will need in order to complete each project and experiment. including the following:
- Project Materials — motors, wood, solar panel, wire, bulbs, wheels, rubber bands, magnets, Alka-seltzer, etc.
- Experiment Materials — nails, paper clips, sandpaper, pH paper, string, balloons, wire, steel wool, etc.
- Templates and Sticker Pages — project templates, sticker pages, experiment supplements, etc.
- Instructional Materials — student logbook, teacher’s manual, online access to the interactive student text.
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LESSONS: All the lessons integrate with text-to-speech to ensure success for those students that can benefit from having the text read to them. They can just highlight the section they want read, and click play.
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)
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How it Works:
Read interactive lessons
Students go through the highly engaging lessons online, enjoying the interactive questions, animations, images and videos.
- Text-to-speech: The student has the option to have the text read to them.
- No Expiration Date: There is no specific expiration date for the online lessons. So if your student takes more than a year to go through the course — no problem
- Quizzes and Exams: As the student progresses through the course, they will have vocabulary and section review quiazes and quarter exams. The week before the exam, the lesson is on “Preparing for the exam”.
Build & Experiment
- Students build a project (e.g. mini-scale house) at the beginning of each section.
- Students then use the project in their experiments throughout that section.
- As an example, students will use the mini scale house to experiment with concepts like physics in structures, structural analysis, lighting, track lighting, electrolytes, electrolytic solutions, etc.
Record Data in your Logbook
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.