Physical Science

We have two high school physical science courses. The first one listed below has a focus on physics, astronomy, and chemistry. The second one shown below is the full version of our Conceptual Physical Science textbook covering all chapter sections recommended for a full academic year of study. Listed on a separate page we also have a dedicated astronomy course that also uses the Conceptual Physical Science textbook. Further we have our physical science “explorations” course, which uses the Physical Science Explorations textbook and is appropriate for the junior high school level (Grades 7 – 9).


 

1. Physical Science, The Full Version (Grades 10+) (Price: $110)

To Purchase:

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

Full Version (25 – 36 weeks)

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Textbook: Conceptual Physical Science, 6e (CPS6e)

Review a .pdf of the front matter of this textbook, including its table of contents.

This self-study course collates all 28 chapters of the Conceptual Physical Science textbook into 5 units and a total of 28 classes (one chapter per class). Recommended for grade levels 10 and higher. This is ample material for two semesters of study. Included are 293 video lessons, 28 chapter quizzes, 238 video quizzes, and 5 unit exams. Performance is tracked through a student grade book. Numerous hands-on activities are available right within the textbook. Lab manual with many additional activities is also available: “Conceptual Physical Science, 6e, Lab Manual“, by Dean Baird.

 

5 Units; 28 Classes

Unit A: Physics I
Unit B: Physics II
Unit C: Chemistry
Unit D: Earth Science
Unit E: Astronomy

 



2.
Physical Science, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry (Grades 9+) (Price: $85)

To Purchase:

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

Customized Version (16 – 25 weeks)

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Textbook: Conceptual Physical Science, 6e (CPS6e) Sold separately

Review a .pdf of the front matter of this textbook, including its table of contents.

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. Numerous hands-on activities are available right within the textbook. The lab manual with many additional activities is also available: “Conceptual Physical Science, 6e, Lab Manual“, by Dean Baird.

 

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

 

Sample Chemistry Video: Acids and Bases

 

“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!”

Sample Earth Science Video: Glaciers