Middle School Physical Science Curriculum Resource & Lesson Plans

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Make middle school physical science fun for your students by using this curriculum resource course to design your lesson plans. Short video and text lessons break down subjects into easy-to-follow lessons so you can be sure your students understand even the most challenging concepts to the fullest.
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9 chapters in Middle School Physical Science Curriculum Resource & Lesson Plans

Ch 1. Motion & Forces Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[33212].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is Position in Physics? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45228].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45228].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2552].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2552].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45229].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45229].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Graphing Position & Speed vs Time: Practice Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45230].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45230].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Force: Definition and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Objects with Two or More Forces: Finding the Total Force Result Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45231].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45231].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2555].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2555].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2556].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2556].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2557].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2557].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14599].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14599].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2558].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2558].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Gravity in the Solar System: Shaping Planets & Stars Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45232].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45232].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is An Atom? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45233].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45233].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Are Elements? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3218].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3218].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Is a Compound? - Combining Elements with Chemical Bonds Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45234].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45234].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3219].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3219].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How Atoms & Molecules Form Solids: Patterns & Crystals Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45235].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45235].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1720].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1720].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Galaxy Formation: Spiral, Elliptical & Irregular Galaxies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2957].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2957].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Structure of the Sun Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3200].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3200].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Stages of the Sun's Life Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2959].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2959].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Star Formation: Main Sequence, Dwarf & Giant Stars Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2955].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2955].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Types of Stars by Size, Color and Life Cycle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2958].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2958].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Astronomical Units & Light Years: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45236].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45236].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Stars as a Source of Light: Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2963].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2963].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2967].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2967].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2968].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2968].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Asteroids, Meteorites & Comets: Definitions and Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2969].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2969].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Formation of the Moon: Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2965].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2965].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1614].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1614].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Valence Electrons and Energy Levels of Atoms of Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1615].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1615].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Atomic and Ionic Radii: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1616].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1616].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Ionization Energy: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1617].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1617].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Electronegativity: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1618].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1618].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Diagonal Relationship, Metallic Character, and Boiling Point Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1619].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1619].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Transition Metals vs. Main Group Elements: Properties and Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1620].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1620].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Classifying Substances by Their Physical Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45244].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45244].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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