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Advanced Physical Science (7th-10th)

(24 customer reviews)


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.
There are a minimal number of tools and readily available household supplies such as scissors, a glue gun, hammer, pencil, spoon, etc… 
For a complete list click here.

VIDEO: For a brief video overview, click here.

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. 

LESSON 3.4 — Speed, Velocity, and Displacement

LESSON 7.4 — Machines, Heat Exchange, and Heat Engines

Click here for sample logbook pages.

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)

Click here to see the complete table of contents.

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Video Overview

How it Works:

Online Text

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.
Mini House

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.

Student Built Projects

COMPAdvanced Projects@3x
COMPStandard Projects@3x
COMPStandard Projects 2@3x


(24 customer reviews)

24 reviews for Advanced Physical Science (7th-10th)

  1. Jennifer

    My 7th grade son is thoroughly enjoying your Physical Science Advanced Version program. Your curriculum is a blessing to our ‘hands-on’ son.

  2. Julie

    We purchased your physical science curriculum, and my two children have been using it this year. We absolutely LOVE it, and have told all of our friends about it! 

  3. Shirley

    Thank you for having such excellent customer service, your response time, and handling of this issue are top notch. I am impressed. Thank you so much! 

  4. Missy

    I bought your Physical Science curriculum at a homeschool conference and we are loving it! Thanks for a great product, it does what I love, lets the student have fun while they’re learning! 

  5. Dana

    Thank you so much for sending the racer parts.  Your program is awesome, the kids are learning more than they realize!.  They just built the steamboat…really great!!! We feel very fortunate that you put this program together and that you are so willing to share your knowledge. Thanks again!!

  6. Lana

    We absolutely love your physical science course. My son wants to learn … he never complains when it is time for this class each day. I am proud of his independence and knowledge gained. I wish you had more science courses available for his remaining high school years. 

  7. MOT

    Thanks for the most fun we’ve had with science in a long time! Mother of twins 

  8. Jeannette

    Well, I want you to know that in working with my son I found your science curriculum quite fascinating and very educational. I learned more than I ever did in Physical Science when I was in school. Thanks for creating such a fun and educational science curriculum. I believe we will be purchasing more. He loves it and is begging for more.

  9. Cynthia

    What speed! What great customer service! Thank you for your generosity and dedication! Your company is a blessing to the home schooling community!

  10. Ginger

    I wanted to tell you that my daughter really enjoyed your physical science curriculum this year. She says she liked building the projects and then using them for experiments. My dad worked with her and they felt it was a great success. She liked it better than any previous science curriculum we have used. Keep up the good work! 

  11. Julie

    We love the curriculum. My younger son has watched his older brother do the experiments, and is now anxious to get to Physical Science too since I have promised to purchase him his own set when he’s on that subject. Thanks for the great product and awesome customer service too. Wow, I’m totally impressed. Thanks so much!

  12. Renee

    My son has always disliked school, but since ordering your curriculum he loves science! He told me ‘Mom, I am not stupid!’ I can’t get him to stop doing science! 

  13. Jennifer

    My son completed the advanced version and I wanted to just send a note of thanks.  First of all, having his science curriculum ‘in a box’ so to speak, eliminated the headache of finding supplies.  He completed the majority of the course independently with occasional assistance on a concept or project he was stuck on. I wish that you  offered the other sciences as well, because it is affordable and engaging which is what most homeschoolers are looking for.  Science tends to be a subject that is daunting to most.  I love science and appreciated the approach of this course!  Once again, thank you for an exceptional product!!

  14. Gretchen

    Thank you so much for your Advanced Physical Science Course. It has been a complete blessing to my son. He was completely lost in another physical science course he was taking. We took him out of it and placed him in yours. He told me today that he loves the material. He is able to understand and remember everything he is learning. Thank You! My only regret is that you only have a physical science course! 

  15. Deanna

    The directions and pictures are so clear and easy for my son to follow. He is able to complete most of the projects and experiments on his own. 

  16. Suzanne

    I bought your curriculum last year and my two homeschooled daughters LOVED it. I would love to purchase and use any new courses you develop.

  17. Sandy

    Thank you so much for standing behind your product. We tried again today with our new boiler, and had great success! Thanks again.

  18. Stephanie

    My Freshman daughter LOVES her Physical Science kit. She’s a hands-on kid so it’s WONDERFUL for her. 

  19. Peggy

    I just wanted to extend a warm thanks for this wonderful course you have created. My daughter is learning so much. I am so happy that a friend told me about the course. Many courses geared towards homeschoolers or learning at home are rather incomplete. You provided almost everything needed which made it so efficient and the quality of the course is fantastic. It is perfectly aimed at the student and encourages them to take on a lot of responsibility and still allows the parent to be involved if they can or when you instruct the student to have adult help. My daughter learned more than she expected to learn and also found out that she can follow very explicit directions on her own, with superb results which gave her an amazing sense of self-worth and accomplishment. This has been a wonderful step for her for entering high school science. Many, many thanks.

  20. Stacey

    Yashin started with your syllabus a few weeks ago. His experience has thus far been of pure enjoyment. Science has become his highlight for the day, so he always chooses to end his day with your syllabus. He has just completed the glider – and his face radiated such excitement and pleasure. 

  21. Sabrina

    Please let me take this opportunity to tell you how much my daughter is enjoying this science program. Science has always been the most difficult subject for me to find, schedule, and implement. We always ended up with a literature-based program, with little hands-on experiences. Your program is so different than any other I have come across. Sarah loves it, and is working completely independently. At the same time, she is learning so much. Her enthusiasm for projects around the house has also increased, as she has discovered a love for working with tools. She recently helped me renovate our kitchen, complete with changing the water lines under the sink. I credit it to the confidence she has developed in her abilities to complete the projects in science.

  22. Janiece

    Thanks so much for the wonderful physical science program! My son and I (and in fact our whole homeschool co-op) have thoroughly enjoyed doing it this year! The projects have been awesome! Thanks again for the fantastic physical science program!

  23. Anita

    We really love this format of teaching, it has worked well for my busy crew of boys, and we would be very excited if you expanded your line of products. Thanks

  24. Diane

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE can’t you make another science curriculum!! My daughter is doing the advanced level this year and absolutely loves it. Starting to worry about what she will do for science next year for her sophomore year.

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