Friendly Physical Science Student Textbook
Children have a natural desire to understand how things work in our world. Friendly Physical Science provides the pathway on which a child can explore and make sense of how and why things do what they do in our homes, schools and workplaces. Friendly Physical Science includes several hands-on, minds-on design engineering challenges (STEM) as well as labs to allow a student to experience the concepts presented in the lessons. A workbook and tests and solutions manual (sold separately) allow the student to practice the concepts and then verify their understanding. Friendly Physical Science is the first in the Friendly Sciences series which can be followed by Friendly Biology and Friendly Chemistry.
Taking a hands-on approach, this program allows students to creatively apply what they learn to the lessons. Using “friendly” language with clear explanations and approachable textual information, lessons are designed for student independence with parental oversight for projects and hands-on activities. Hands-on activities and projects use easily found resources. Twenty two lessons cover measurement, volume, mass, density, buoyancy, energy, time and speed, Newton’s Law of Motions, magnetism, electricity, electromagnetism, light, sound, heat energy, and basic chemistry. Lessons will take 1.5-2 hours to complete, and include a design engineering project that may take 1-2 weeks to complete. The design projects are strongly encouraged, but it is possible to complete the course without these. Along with the textbook, a Student Workbook and a Test/Solutions Book are available. The student workbook provides 1-2 worksheets per lesson. Questions review lesson concepts and are fill-in-the-blank and/ or multiple choice. The Test/Solutions book includes one multiple choice test per lesson. It also includes the solutions to the Tests and Student Worksheets.
Physical science combines some areas of physics and chemistry as it encompasses studies of non-living matter and energy. Physics and chemistry are typically studied in this manner up through 8th grade.
- Minda A on Jan 28, 2016
- Purchased on Jul 30, 2015