Physics for Homeschool High Schools

Special Announcement: As part of our summer 2020 updates there will soon be two levels of Conceptual Physics: Regular and Honors. All labs will be embedded within each of these courses. Scheduled release date August 15, 2020. If you purchase this “Full Version” you will find it transforms into the honors level course. All those enrolled in this honors level course will be provided the opportunity to switch to the regular level upon request at no charge. Write to Please look for further announcements.

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Conceptual Physics, Full Version (Grades 9+) (Price: $115)

To Purchase:

1. Copy this Course ID: CP12eSelfStudy
2. Paste the Course ID into Conceptual Academy’s registration page.

Full Version (1 year)

Textbook: Conceptual Physics, 12e (CP12e) Sold separately

Review a .pdf of the front matter of this textbook, including its table of contents. Here are a few sample pages of discussing Newton’s second law of motion: PhysicsSample. These are actually physics pages from our very similar upper level physical science textbook, which extends the approach of Conceptual Physics to include chemistry, Earth science, and astronomy.

This self-study physics course walks the student through Paul Hewitt’s favorite content, which, no surprise, is practically the entire book. This is ample content for a two semester course of study. Highly recommended for students needing an introduction to the essential concepts of physics, whether it be to fulfill a science requirement or as preparation for further studies. The material is presented in 41 self-paced modules. In addition to video tutorials and reading assignments, eight unit exams are provided along with study aids, such as worksheets, simulations, and automated quizzes. Importantly, for each module, the author provides his personal comments and guidance regarding the material. You should also consider the accompanying Beyond the Lab manual for physics from the Labs page of this website. To learn more about this course, please review the Conceptual Physics teacher’s manual:

Conceptual Physics Teacher’s Manual

8 Units; 41 Modules

Unit A: Mechanics Part 1
Unit B: Mechanics Part 2
Unit C: Matter
Unit D: Heat
Unit E: Sound
Unit F: Electromagnetism
Unit G: Light
Unit H: Modern Physics


Sample Physics Video: Buoyancy

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