Full Version (16′ 25 weeks)
Recommended for Grades 9+
This is a rich and inspiring introductory physical science course with a focus on the concepts of physics, astronomy, and chemistry. For physics, this includes Newton’s Laws, momentum, energy, gravity, and the mechanics of orbital motion followed by fluids, heat and electricity. Students will explore the nature of sound and light as well as atoms and the source atomic energy. This sets the stage for an exploration of the basic concepts of astronomy, which include a study of our solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. With an understanding of how the elements of the periodic table are synthesized within stars, and with a background in physics, the student is set to explore the basic concepts of chemistry including chemical bonding, mixtures, chemical reactions, and organic chemistry. Includes all the resources of the more comprehensive full version listed above such as a complete set of labs requiring materials that can be obtained from home or a local discount store.
Review of Conceptual Physical Science: Physics Astronomy Chemistry Front Matter, including its table of contents. Here is a link to sample pages from a chapter section on galaxies: Conceptual Physical Science Physics Astronomy Chemistry Sample.
Conceptual Academy has two high school physical science courses. The first course is the full version of Conceptual Physical Science textbook covering all chapters and recommended for a full academic year of study. The second course listed above is a bit shorter with a focus on physics, astronomy, and chemistry. It too can be spread out over a full academic year but with less intensity and may be a preferred choice for students with an strong interest in astronomy. Listed on a separate page we also have an even shorter astronomy course that also uses this Conceptual Physical Science textbook. Further there have our physical science œexplorations course, which uses our Physical Science Explorations textbook and is appropriate for the junior high school level (Grades 7 ‘ 9).
Conceptual Academy has 11 high school and middle school level science courses.
The complete course includes the online course, the textbook, and the supplies needed for the labs. All the labs are designed to be safely performed using only materials from your household or a local discount store. Thank you for being responsible in following common sense safety precautions and procedures.
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To learn more about this abbreviated physical science course, download its teacher’s manual: Conceptual Physical Science Physics Astronomy Chemistry Teachers Manual
6 Units; 26 Classes
Unit A: Mechanics
Unit B: Fluids and Energy
Unit C: Waves and Atoms
Unit D: Astronomy
Unit E: Elements of Chemistry
Unit F: Chemical Reactions