- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 60
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis 8th Grade Physical Science enrichment course helps students start learning new physical science topics before taking the course in middle school. The short video lessons make accelerated learning simple and fun. Plus, quizzes and chapter exams let parents track their students' progress of advanced physical science concepts.
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Students who want to take advanced physical science topics will find this enrichment course provides a simple and effective way to ease into more challenging subject matter. You'll find this course useful if you:
- Find current physical science topics aren't challenging enough
- Are interested in exploring and mastering physical science topics now
- Want to get a jump start and prepare for next year's physical science class
- Prefer self-paced learning in multiple formats (visual or auditory)
- Would like a low-pressure alternative to formal or traditional classes
You'll be able to benefit from this enrichment course in several ways:
- It's helpful: Short lesson series make the material engaging and easier to absorb.
- It's convenient: Study when you want, where you want from any computer or mobile device.
- It's flexible: Whether you learn better by reading, hearing or watching a video, we've got you covered.
- It's authoritative: Our physical science instructors are experts who make topics understandable and fun!
Using the Course
We've designed this course so that it's easy to navigate for students who want to learn new physical science concepts. Check out the two most popular options to decide which best fits your needs:
- Start at the beginning with an overview of motion and force, and advance through the chapters and lessons in order until you reach the last lesson on the scientific applications of mathematical relationships. Lessons follow a natural progression, making this option simple to follow along.
- Identify physical science topics you find most interesting, and skip the material you already know. If you only want to study the chemistry of living systems, you can go straight to that chapter. Though some lessons might refer to topics in previous lessons, each one is designed to stand alone to make sure you get all of the info you need to understand a topic.
Simply follow these steps, and you'll be on your way to mastering physical science!
1. Start at the beginning or find the chapter subjects or lesson topics you want to learn about.
2. Open a lesson and play the video.
3. Test your understanding of the material using the short lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
4. Ask our expert instructors questions if you need extra help learning a physical science concept.
5. Go to the next lesson in the chapter to continue learning.
6. See your course progress on the physical science enrichment course page.
What You Can Learn
You can advance your physical science knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Position, speed and time
- Newton's laws of motion
- Atomic structure
- Elements and chemical bonds
- Compounds and molecules
- States and properties of matter
- Galaxy and star formation
- Stages in a star's life cycle
- Objects in the solar system
- Chemical reactions
- Phase changes
- Solution pH
- Organic molecules
- Groups in the periodic table
- Density and buoyant force
- Steps in the scientific method
- Experiment design
- Graphs of scientific data
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