High School Physical Science Curriculum

High School Physical Science Curriculum
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The Time4Learning Physical Science curriculum is one of five science courses offered at the high school level. Students can expect to see various concepts being covered including scientific processes, structure of the atom, the periodic table, gravity, electricity, and more.

Physical Science is taught using a combination of labs, multimedia lessons, instructional videos, printable worksheets, quizzes, tests, and both online and offline projects.

Members often use this pages as a resource for more detailed planning, as a guide to help select activities using the activity finder or to compare our curriculum with state standards and homeschooling laws.

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Time4Learning’s Physical Science course is organized into 22 chapters that introduce and cover:

Chapter 1 – Scientific Processes

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover scientific processes. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of working in the physical science lab and scientific processing.

Chapter 2 – States of Matter

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover states of matter. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of solids, liquids, and gases.

Chapter 3 – Properties of Matter

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover properties of matter. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of physical properties and physical properties versus chemical properties.

Chapter 4 – History of Atomic Theory

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover history of atomic theory. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of early ideas of the atom and electrons and modern atomic theory.

Chapter 5 – Structure of the Atom

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the structure of the atom. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of atomic structure.

Chapter 6 – Properties of Elements

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover properties of elements. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of elements and isotopes.

Chapter 7 – The Periodic Table

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover the periodic table. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of understanding the periodic table and structure of the periodic table.

Chapter 8 – Chemical Bonding

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover chemical bonding. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of electron energy levels and valence electrons, ionic bonding, covalent bonding, and covalent bonding versus ionic bonding.

Chapter 9 – Balancing Equations

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover balancing equations. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of balance chemical equations.

Chapter 10 – Chemical Reactions

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover chemical reactions. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of types of reactions and reaction rates.

Chapter 11 – Classifying Matter

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover classifying matter. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of classifying matter.

Chapter 12 – Acids and Bases

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover acids and bases. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of pH scale and acids and bases.

Chapter 13 – Motion and Force

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover motion and force. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of observing motion, calculate speed, calculate velocity, calculate acceleration, inertia and momentum, balanced, unbalanced and net forces, and Newton’s laws of motion.

Chapter 14 – Gravity

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover gravity. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of gravity and mass versus weight.

Chapter 15 – Work and Power

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover work and power. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of force versus work, work versus power, and work and machines.

Chapter 16 – Understanding Energy

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover understanding energy. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of understanding energy.

Chapter 17 – Wave Energy

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover wave energy. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of waves and wave behavior.

Chapter 18– Electromagnetic Spectrum

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover electromagnetic spectrum. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Chapter 19 – Electricity

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover electricity. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of electric forces and electric fields, electric current, voltage and resistance, and electric circuits.

Chapter 20 – Magnetism

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover magnetism. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concept of magnets.

Chapter 21 – Heat and Temperature

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover heat and temperature. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of temperature and heat transfer.

Chapter 22 – Nuclear Energy

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover nuclear energy. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce, and test students on the concepts of radioactivity, nuclear fission, and nuclear fusion.

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