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Physical Science Homeschool Curriculum

Recommended Grade Level: 8th-9th grade

Embark on a journey of scientific discovery with Apologia’s middle school physical science homeschool curriculum. Delve into the world of physical science with an engaging textbook, a student notebook to record notes, observations, and experiments, video lessons, an audiobook, and more.

Our homeschool physical science curriculum teaches atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions, motion, forces, energy, waves, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, Earth’s structure, weather, and atmosphere. Elevate your middle schooler’s understanding of physical science with Apologia’s comprehensive curriculum.

Also, check out our Middle School General Science collection.



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  • What updates have been made to Physical Science 4th Edition?

    Below are the updates for Exploring Creation with Physical Science 4th Edition: 

    Updated and revised content: — Physical Science 4th Edition has the same table of contents as the 3rd edition, but it has been significantly updated and revised, which will assist students in progressing through their physical science studies.

    Advanced Concepts: In each module, students can dive deeper into more challenging content with a new component called Advanced Concepts. These sections allow science-minded students to challenge themselves and expand their learning with additional rich content, study guide questions, and test questions. This new design feature makes the course adaptable to students at a variety of learning levels and interests.

    Connections to Creation: Throughout the textbook, new Creation Connection sections connect science to the Creator.

    Course Guide & Answer Key: The user friendly Course Guide & Answer Key includes answers to the independent review questions, study guide questions, test questions, and notetaking pages. A separate set of perforated Test Pages comes shrink wrapped with the Course Guide & Answer Key.

    New components: 

    • Physical Science 4th Edition Video Lessons and Experiments: The streaming video lessons for Physical Science 4th Edition provide instruction on each module of the textbook. Additionally, the videos include experiments and activities so parents and students can better understand how to complete the experiments and activities at home.
    • Physical Science 4th Edition Self-Paced Course: The Self-Paced Course includes a digital version of Exploring Creation with Physical Science 4th Edition; an audio narration of the textbook; video lessons and hands-on experiments; and automatically graded tests.
    • Physical Science 4th Edition AutoGrade+:  AutoGrade+ provides dynamic online testing for Apologia courses with multiple attempts, immediate answer feedback, and automatic grade recording.

    (The components of the Physical Science 4th Edition course are not compatible with the 3rd edition.)

  • Are components of the Physical Science 4th edition course compatible with the 3rd edition?

    No. The components of Physical Science 4th edition are not compatible with the 3rd edition.

  • Will there be video lessons for Physical Science, 4th Edition?

    Yes. The streaming Video Lessons and Experiments for Physical Science 4th Edition will provide instruction on each module of the textbook. Additionally, the videos include experiments and activities so parents and students can better understand how to complete the experiments and activities at home.

    The Physical Science 4th Edition video lessons will not be available in a thumb drive or DVD format.

  • What are the math prerequisites for Physical Science?

    The math portion of the Physical Science 4th Edition course involves:


    1. How to convert measurements/units

    2. Simple rearranging of equations: given s=d/t, the student needs to be able to rearrange the equation and solve for distance or time as well as speed.

    3. Dividing and multiplying fractions


    These are all things that are covered in most solid 7th grade math curricula, which would be considered one year before pre-algebra or two years before algebra.

    Students who have never done conversions or divided by fractions will struggle the most. Those who have at least some prior knowledge in converting units, rearranging equations to solve for any of the variables, and in dividing and multiplying fractions will be the most successful.

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