Physical Science (Explorations)

Our middle school physical science “explorations” title is geared for grades 7 – 9 covering physics, chemistry, Earth Science, and astronomy over a two year sequence. This course can also be completed over a single year provided a main focus on only physics and astronomy. We have developed Homeschool Planet planners accommodating both the 2 year and 1 year sequences. Once completed, the student is ready to begin with Conceptual Physics as per our Osmium, Os, pathway. However, if this course is completed in the 9th grade, then the student also has the option of moving into Conceptual Chemistry for the 10th grade. This course makes for a good introduction to the basic concepts of physical science while also nurturing an enthusiasm for the further study of science in high school.

Homeschool Planet automated planners are now available for this physical science explorations course: A two year planner and an abbreviated one year planner that runs at a slightly faster pace.


Physical Science, Explorations, The Full Version (Grades 7 – 9) $95 (A two year course)

To Purchase:

1. Copy this Course ID: CPSEFullSelfStudy
2. Paste the Course ID into Conceptual Academy’s registration page.

Full Version (1 year, 2 years at a slower pace)

Textbook:Conceptual Physical Science Explorations, 2e. Sold separately

Click here to learn more about this textbook from the publisher. Here is a link to some sample pages from one of the astronomy chapters: CPSESample

This comprehensive self-study course collates all 34 chapters of the Conceptual Physical Science Explorations textbook into 5 units and a total of 34 modules (one module per chapter). Recommended for grade levels 7 – 9. This is ample material for one or two years of study. Along with a library of video lessons and reading assignments, included are worksheets, interactive simulations, study advice from the authors, automated quizzes with grade book, our encouragement-based homework system, embedded labs using household materials, unit exams and more. This course provides a strong and enjoyable introduction to physical science for the young and energetic adolescent. It also serves well as a precursor to our high school level Conceptual Physics or Conceptual Chemistry courses. To learn more about implementing this Physical Science Explorations course, please download its teacher’s manual:

CPSE Full Version Teacher’s Manual

5 Units; 33 Modules

Unit A: Mechanics
Unit B: Forms of Energy
Unit C: Chemistry
Unit D: Earth Science
Unit E: Astronomy



Looking for automated planners? We have two for this CPSE course: A two year planner and a truncated one year planner. Thank you for visiting our Homeschool Planet planner page.

Sample Chemistry Video: Medicines

“The CONCEPTUAL approach means a focus on the concepts. Although much of physical science is mathematical, a firm grasp of its concepts is crucial to understanding. Hence our motto: concepts first. Enjoy!”