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Physical Science - Middle School​

Prices $500, $1000 Annually

This is a year-long course.

This course is a combination of direct instruction and hands-on lab exploration. Following the sequencing of the textbook, students will engage in group and independent work. Once per week we will transform our classroom into a laboratory and explore what we've learned with hands-on experimentation. This course will require (and inspire!) students to write research reports. Students will complete research projects to share at our annual science festival in March.  This course is appropriate for all middle school students (grades 6-8).

This course has units:

  1. Introduction to Matter
  2. Motion and Forces
  3. Work Machines and Energy
  4. The Atom  
  5. Interactions of Matter
  6. Electricity
  7. Waves, Sound, and Light

Books and Materials

We have a textbook available digitally for free.

Here are the details for a physical textbook if you would like one. ​​

Pearson Focus on Physical Science

​ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0132012707
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0132012706