Physical Science

We have two high school physical science courses. The first course listed below is the full version of our Conceptual Physical Science textbook covering all chapters and recommended for a full academic year of study. The second course 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 we have our physical science “explorations” course, which uses our 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: $115)

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. Here is a link to sample pages from a chapter section on Newton’s second law of motion: CPSSample.

This comprehensive self-study course collates all 28 chapters of the Conceptual Physical Science textbook into 5 units and a total of 28 lessons (one lesson per chapter). Recommended for grades 10 and above. This is ample material for two semesters of study. Along with a library of video tutorials and reading assignments, included are worksheets, simulations, study advice from the authors, automated quizzes with grade book, complete labs using household materials, and unit exams. This course, adapted from a college level curriculum, provides a strong and enjoyable introduction to physical science for the mature high school student. It also serves well as a precursor to our Conceptual Physics or Conceptual Chemistry courses, which provide greater depth on a broader range of topics. To learn more about this full version physical science course, download its users manual:

CPS Full Version Users Manual

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. Here is a link to sample pages from a chapter section on galaxies: AstronomySample.

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. To learn more about this abbreviated physical science course, download its users manual:

CPS, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry (PAC) Users 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

 

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