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Course SummaryThis 8th Grade Physical Science textbook replacement course covers all of the topics in a standard physical science textbook. The lessons offer a convenient way for students to study, interactive materials for teachers to engage their classes, and an effective alternative to expensive or outdated textbooks.
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Any instructor who teaches 8th grade physical science can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most physical science textbooks.
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The short, engaging video lessons on topics like Newton's laws and Earth's place in the solar system are perfect for briefly introducing a physical science topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional science textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of basic physics, matter and energy and Earth's rotation and revolution.
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Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in your physical science class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings physical science lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb physical science concepts, theories, scientific laws and the contributions of prominent scientists.
- Identify the physical science topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging physical science video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like force and motion, the difference between a physical and a chemical change, and the three states of matter.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any physical science topic covered in the course.
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Our physical science course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
- Fun Videos: Our lessons entertain while they teach you about Newton's Laws of Motion, the structure and composition of matter and the periodic table.
- Helpful Instructors: In addition to being subject-matter experts in physical science, our instructors are available to help you with any questions you have related to the course.
- Accessible: You can access this physical science course and view the video lessons from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go.
- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a physical science concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Force and motion
- The solar system
- Chemical reactions
- Organic chemistry
- The periodic table
- Density and buoyancy in solids and liquids
- The scientific method
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