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Standard Physical Science (4th-6th)

(18 customer reviews)


Our Standard Physical Science course (4th-6th) is presented in a straight forward, easily understood, and hands-on manner. Real life projects built by the student make scientific principles tangible and concrete. Not only do the students learn and retain the information, but they will also find themselves enjoying and succeeding in science.

  • All Materials Included
  • 7 Projects
  • 36 chapters, 3 lessons/week
  • Total of 108 lessons, 108 Experiments
  • Recommended for either 4th, 5th, or 6th 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.

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 8.2 — Gears, Pulleys, and Power

LESSON 12.2 — Series and Parallel Circuits

LESSON 34.2 — Reflection

Click here for sample logbook pages.

Click here to see the complete table of contents.

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Video Overview

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:  As the student progresses through the course, they will have vocabulary and section review quizzes.

Build & Experiment

  •  Students build a project (e.g. electric racer) at the beginning of each section.
  • Students then use the project in their experiments throughout that section. 
  • As an example, students will use the electric racer to experiment with concepts like inertia, velocity, centripetal force, etc.

Record data in your logbook

The student logbook is used to record answers and scientific data using the scientific method. It also includes an index/glossary. The teacher’s manual has the answer key with sample hypothesis and theories, and assessment pages. 

Student Built Projects

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(18 customer reviews)

18 reviews for Standard Physical Science (4th-6th)

  1. Jennifer

    My son loves your intermediate physical science program. This is the first time he is telling me what he is learning each day, and he loves to do science first! Thanks for a great curriculum. 

  2. Kym

    I just want to let you know that my 6th grade daughter is thoroughly enjoying this curriculum. She has learned so much and loves the experiments and building the projects. Thank you so much! This has been our best year of science yet! 

  3. Marni

    I used your Standard Course for my two oldest kids when they were around 10 years old, and they loved it. When my oldest hit 13, I had him do another company’s well-known physical science course, and it was terrible for him. I’m now dealing with a highschooler who hates science and is fighting his way through his high school courses.This time around, I’m having my middle child use Exploration Education’s Advanced Course this year. Even though she did your Standard Course two years ago, she is absorbing so much more information and is loving it! My youngest will also do the Advanced course next year. I recommended your program to several of our co-op families and they are enjoying it as well. Thank you for creating such an effective and fun way for kids to learn science! I wish that there were more EE science courses, but I sure am grateful for this one!

  4. Sarah

    This is fun because your learning science and you have something cool to show for it.

  5. Cyndee

    The kids had so much fun with this curriculum that we (yes, even Mom) couldn’t wait for science each day. Two years later, the kids still pull out the solar fan just for fun. 

  6. Kathy

    My two boys (ages 10 and 11) absolutely love your Physical Science Curriculum. Thank you!  

  7. Dawn

    We are homeschoolers, and have used your Standard Science curriculum over the last year. It has been my son’s favorite science curriculum. As a homeschooling mother, I really appreciate having all the materials needed for the projects. My son appreciates that they all work! And he has learned a lot.

  8. Laura

    My 12 year old son and I bought the Intermediate Physical Science Curriculum at the WHO (Washington) convention yesterday because my son just had to have it. After homeschooling 4 boys, and many homeschooling conferences later, I always had a dream that the students should be the ones picking their curricula at these conferences instead of the parents! And my dream finally came true with your product. My son was ADAMANT about getting this after seeing your demonstrations. The next day, today (Saturday), we had to go through all the lessons until we built the racing car. This is the best physical science curriculum I have ever seen. Hands on, computer enhanced but it doesn’t forget about WRITING in the answers in the log book. Everything is so well done, we had so much fun doing this. Thank you for such a great product, I will be telling all our friends up here in Washington. 

  9. S. Hussain

    I wanted to drop a line to commend you for this wonderful resource for homeschooling parents. Your complete kit has lifted all the burden from me of figuring out topics, planning relevant experiments, gathering supplies and materials, and, most importantly, explaining the science to my children convincingly. I struggled before coming across your website, but now science has become one of our favorite lessons of the day. We are three chapters in, and my girls are always enthusiastic and eager to see what the day’s experiment will consist of. The experiments are extremely well-designed and do a phenomenal job of illustrating the topics studied. Thank you and bravo to the brains behind this curriculum! I will be sure to recommend it to all my homeschooling friends.

  10. Mary

    This science course has worked so well with our dyslexic students as well as the non-dyslexics. We really like all the hands on projects. 

  11. Lisa

    Thank you so much. I have rarely seen such diligent software support and having done the job myself (Software Engineer by trade) I thoroughly appreciate the effort involved. Thank you once again. 

  12. Tracy

    My son absolutely LOVES your science program! He’s all hands-on, so this is perfect fit for him. I can hardly get him to do his other work. 🙂 I’m going to have to make him leave science for the end of his work schedule. And the best thing happened today — his public school friends came over this afternoon — he ran to get his electric racer to show them, and boy, were they jealous! God bless you for making this fantastic program! 

  13. Kim

    We are loving your science program. I have had a limited amount of ‘confidence’ and science resources on hand, and now we are all having a ball. I really love how the program is laid out, and I love how the questions are right after the information given so as to ‘cement’ the information into their brains.

  14. Betty

    My daughter felt as though she could accomplish something herself, instead of feeling inadequate when it comes to school learning – she was so jazzed and encouraged to share what she’d learned and built with the rest of the family.

  15. Connie

    First let me say we have enjoyed our year in science so far. Exploration Education’s course has made such a difference in how we do science in our home. We are spoiled. My mother was a science teacher and when she found you at the convention last year she knew that your curriculum was the one we needed. She was right! 

  16. Caroline

    We absolutely love your project-based science curriculum and would love for you to create more. Your product is high quality, user-friendly, pedagogically sound, and more. Please let us know if you are thinking of expanding – we would order it in a heartbeat!

  17. Tammy

    My son is learning a lot, and enjoying himself. Originally, I thought it was chemistry he liked, but now it is apparent he likes physical science. You have created a wonderful program.

  18. Laura

    I purchased your curriculum for my three children to use this year. Let me say, it has been worth every penny and more! We have been using it for a month now. My 8th grade son uses it every day and my younger two (3rd and 5th) use it 3 days a week. My middle daughter complained the other day that it wasn’t fair that her brother got to do more science than she did!! I LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for such an engaging product!!! Thank you. Thank you. 

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