Middle School Physical Science (Year Long: Grades 5-8)

Middle School Physical Science (Year Long: Grades 5-8)

Physical Science

Grades 5-8

Full Year Course (2 Semesters)

17 Week/Unit Semester Format

Registeration Open All Year.

Physical Science is designed to continue student investigations of the physical sciences that began in grades K-6 and provide students the necessary skills to have a richer knowledge base in physical science. This course is designed as a survey course of chemistry and physics. This curriculum includes the more abstract concepts such as the conceptualization of the structure of atoms, motion andforces, and the conservation of energy and matter, the action/reaction principle, and wave behavior. Students investigate physical science concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry. This class has a lab component, so in addition to curriculum students will be expected to complete 3-4 labs per month. 


SPS1. Students will investigate our current understanding of the atom.

SPS2. Students will explore the nature of matter, its classifications, and its system for naming types of matter.

SPS3. Students will distinguish the characteristics and components of radioactivity.

SPS4. Students will investigate the arrangement of the Periodic Table.

SPS5. Students will compare and contrast the phases of matter as they relate to atomic and molecular motion.

SPS6. Students will investigate the properties of solutions.

SPS7. Students will relate transformations and flow of energy within a system.

SPS8. Students will determine relationships among force, mass, and motion.

SPS9. Students will investigate the properties of waves.  


Lab Equipment/Methods of Science & Measurement/States of Matter 

Classification of Matter/Solutions 

Properties of Atoms & The Periodic Table/Elements and their Properties

Motion & Speed/Forces 

Energy/Thermal Energy

Nuclear Energy 

Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Acids and Bases

Simple machines 

Waves & Sound/Electro Magnetic Radiation

Electricity & Magnetism/Electric Current

Platform: Google Classroom, Quizizz, Quizlet, and Flipgrid

Requirements: Student will need wifi access and headphones. Parents will need to assure from home the students can access Google Classroom. In GC, students will work on 5-7 mini assignments/lessons/labs a week. Students will use their home computer or the Google Classroom app to upload work in images and video responses. 

Curriculum: All curriculum will be provided in pdf format-Cengage, Lumen Learning, CK-12, GA Virtual Lessons, and Holt. 


Self Paced $180/semester @ $10/week 

2 semester class=$360

The curriculum allows each student 12 months to complete the course. The online textbook is provided, and 5-6 weekly assignmentsk/labs. A total of 85 assignments will be provided each semester.


Live Zoom Option

36 Zoom lessons @ $25/session=$900

The live Zoom option includes the curriculum used for self paced, with addiitional live Zoom lessons. 

Payment plans are available, by request.

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