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A physical science homeschool curriculum is an exploration of the physical universe.  Students delve into the amazing world we live in by learning about motion, energy, the nature of matter and atoms, how chemicals combine, and potential and kinetic energy.

Time4Learning’s online physical science course breaks these concepts down into 11 individual units of study. Using video instruction, multimedia activities, and interactive research tools, your middle schooler will study:


Chemical Reactions

Motion and Forces

Temperature and Heat



Solutions and Other Mixtures

Work and Energy

Waves and Sound

Electricity and Magnetism

Atoms, Elements, and the Periodic Table

What Is Taught in Middle School Physical Science?

Middle School Physical Science Objectives

A comprehensive homeschool physical science curriculum will help your child gain a thorough understanding of  matter, energy, and the physical universe.  Throughout the course, your middle schooler will be reaching for a variety of objectives, including:

Examining the periodic table and determining the properties of an element.

Learning about chemical bonds and chemical reactions.

Demonstrating an understanding of waves, including sound and light.

Analyzing the connection between electricity and magnetism.

Investigating the structures, types, and properties of matter.

Explaining the relationship between motion and forces.

Recognizing the interdependence of work and energy.

Relating heat and temperature change on the macroscopic level to particle motion on
the microscopic level.

A physical science curriculum should provide an overview of scientific principles and procedures, and leads students toward a clearer understanding of matter, energy, and the physical universe.  It focuses on traditional concepts in chemistry and physics, and encourages exploration of new discoveries in this field of science.

As students refine and expand their understanding of physical science, they will apply their knowledge in experiments that require them to ask questions and create hypotheses. Throughout the course, students solve problems, reason abstractly, and learn to think critically.

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