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Elementary Physical Science (K-3rd)

(8 customer reviews)


Our Elementary Physical Science course is designed for Kindergarten to 3rd grades. This course covers all of the standards and benchmarks set by the National Science Education Standards for Physical Science: kindergarten to third grade. The hands-on nature of this curriculum not only gets students excited about the world around them, but also establishes a solid foundation for all future science courses.

  • All Materials Included
  • 4 Projects
  • 36 lessons, one lesson each week
  • 36 Experiments & Activities
  • Recommended for either K, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd 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 — wood, thumbtacks, dowels, backing (cardboard), wheels, magnets, cups, etc.
  • Experiment Materials — LED lights, paper clips, balloons, pom poms, etc.
  • Templates and Sticker Pages — project templates, sticker pages, experiment supplements, etc.
  • Instructional Materials — activity book, teacher’s guide, online access to the interactive student text.
There are a minimal number of tools and readily available household supplies such as scissors, a spoon, pencil, ice cubes, etc… 
For a complete list click here.

All the elementary lessons are narrated in a fun, engaging manner making it very successful for the young student.

Sample Lesson: Machines

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How it Works:

Interactive lessons

Students go through the highly engaging lessons online, enjoying the  interactive questions, animations, images and videos.

  • Narrated:  All lessons and directions are both written and narrated to facilitate learning for those students working on their reading skills.
  • 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:  There are fun quarterly crossword puzzles to help with scientific word retention.. 

Build & Experiment

  • Students build a project (e.g. derby car) at the beginning of each section.
  • Students then use the project in their experiments throughout that section. 
  • As an example, students will use the derby car to experiment with concepts like forces, frictions, motion, machines, etc. 
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Activity book

The student finishes by completing an activity page to reinforce what they have learned.

  • There are two activity pages for each lesson. One for the younger students and an additional experiment for the older students.
  • These activities can be completed either the same day as the online lesson, or they can be done on a separate days.

Student Built Projects

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(8 customer reviews)

8 reviews for Elementary Physical Science (K-3rd)

  1. Rosa

    I just wanted to let you know that my kids absolutely LOVE your program. We will certainly be ordering the next level once they are done with this one – which may be sooner than I anticipated. On Saturday they started working on it that afternoon when they got home from class – they didn’t stop until they finished with Unit 1 at which point they wanted to keep on going. They kept telling me how fun it was. They forgot about weekend cartoons and about their toys. First time I have not heard complaints about doing homework! 

  2. Jerry

    You sure have hit a home run with our son. He just can’t get enough of your fun curriculum. Many thanks for such a stimulating product.

  3. Jessie

    Thank you for an awesome product that motivates children and teaches a subject so daunting for some homeschool parents!

  4. Janet

    I just want to let you know how much my daughter is enjoying Exploration Education’s curriculum. It’s awesome! She’s learning so much and loves the projects; and I love having all the supplies right at hand. Thanks so much for your fine product.

  5. Rachel

    My daughter and I are really enjoying your curriculum and she is loving science. I wish we could explore other area’s with a similar program. 

  6. Elizabeth

    My 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter are doing your K-3 level and loving it. They did lesson 2.5 today and were amazed that they could make a compass. Thank you so much!

  7. Karen

    I just wanted to write and let you know how much we have enjoyed this program! I homeschool and had one child using the elementary version and one using the standard version this past school year. As a busy parent of 4 homeschool children, I greatly appreciate that all kits come with virtually everything you will need to do experiments, all portioned out in Ziploc bags by unit. Genius and such a help!!! My husband and I were also VERY impressed by the depth of the teaching material and by the hands-on nature of each lesson. Lessons are short enough to maintain attention and deep enough to present important concepts properly for the age of the student. The hands-on nature of this course, interspersed interactive questions on the computer, and science notebook/logbook kept interest high, which in turn promoted excellent retention.

  8. Heather

    I just wanted to thank you for such an awesome curriculum. I picked this up at our local homeschool convention on a whim for my 7 year old. It has been a great fit! He has loved being able to build his own creations and then use them throughout the unit! Great concept!

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