Physical Science

9th Grade - 32 Weeks

The course discusses such topics as the unifying concepts and processes of science, the structure and properties of matter, metric conversions, the chemical composition of air, the atmosphere, the chemical composition of water, the hydrosphere, the structure of the earth, the catastrophic plate tectonics model, weather, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton's Laws, entropy and conservation of energy, gravity, electromagnetic forces, atomic structure and forces, chemical reactions, radioactive forces, the nature of sound and light waves, stellar evolution, and an introduction to astrophysics. It builds the relationship between science, technology, society and real life.

(Approximately 45 minutes per day of homework) If the student completes the assigned work to parent's satisfaction, this course should be recorded as Physical Science with Lab credit. For lab credit with online courses, students must complete full lab write ups for the experiments, as specified on the syllabus.

Required Textbooks:

(Textbooks and test manuals are sold separately)

Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition Textbook (ISBN: 9781932012774)

Solutions and Test Manual (ISBN: 9781932012781)

Supplemental reading as described in the syllabus (Download provided with the course)

How Does It Work?

Weekly Students

  • Step 1. Complete homework in textbook as indicated on syllabus

  • Step 2. Watch Online Classes

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  • Labs Included!

    Students watch labs, then completed Lab Write up to earn credit.

  • Grading Instructions

    Detailed grading instructions, examples, student test grading covered in online sessions.

  • Self Paced

    Available 24/7

1 year of streaming access

Courses are not permanently available. Each family must purchase course access. Siblings are encouraged to share during the 12 months of access.

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