Ch 8: Investigation & Experimentation in Physical Science: Homeschool Curriculum

The Investigation and Experimentation in Physical Science unit of this Middle School Physical Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn how to carry out science investigations and experiments. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons, and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our Middle School Physical Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn how to carry out science investigations and experiments. There is no faster or easier way to learn about investigation and experimentation in physical science. Among those who would benefit are:

• Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the scientific method, experimental design, linear and non-linear relationships, how to determine an unknown quantity and how to read graphs and charts.
• Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
• Homeschool parents who need a science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
• Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

• Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
• Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
• Short quizzes and a physical science investigation and experimentation unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Investigation and Experimentation in Physical Science Unit Objectives:

• List and describe the steps in the scientific method.
• Define experimental design in science, and explain how it's carried out.
• Discuss evaluating data from scientific investigations.
• Discuss the difference between variables and controls.
• Describe how to read scientific charts and graphs.
• Demonstrate how to build a graph from data, and describe the relationship among variables.
• Explain the difference between linear and non-linear relationships as plotted on a graph.
• Demonstrate how to apply mathematical formulas to find an unknown quantity.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Investigation & Experimentation in Physical Science: Homeschool Curriculum
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