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Middle School Physical Science-Semester 1

In this semester-long course, middle school students (appropriate for grades 6th-8th) will study Physical Science including forces, motion, energy, electricity, and magnetism.
Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
735 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 59 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 15 weeks
50 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

Students will be able to explore through lecture, experiments, demonstrations, homework, and discussion these five fields of physical science....force, motion, energy, electricity, and magnetism.
I was a middle school science teacher for 10 years. I have also homeschooled my daughter for 7 years. As a public school teacher, I taught Earth Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Zoology, Biology, and more to hundreds of students. Science is a passion of mine and I find performing experiments both fascinating and illuminating when learning new scientific facts! In this class, students will have ample opportunity to perform their own experiments to reiterate the information they learn in class. I have my Bachelor's degree in Biology/Pre-Med and a Master's in Healthcare Administration.
Homework is assigned each week at the end of class. Homework will be posted in the classroom. Please allow 1-2 hours for homework each week. Most homework will be an at-home experiment but might also include worksheets or reports.
A spring scale (5-N) 2-liter soda(pop) bottle Coins (pennies, quarters) Skateboard or roller skate or toy car with wheels Meter stick Ruler Protractor Masking tape Cardboard Stopwatch Tennis Ball Plastic straws Rubber bands Empty Toilet Paper tubes Metal spoon, plastic spoon, wooden spoon Butter Thermometer 2 Bar magnet Horseshoe magnet Paper clips Piece of wool Aluminum foil Foam cups Flashlight bulb D battery Insulated copper Wire Calculator
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
A letter grade will be given for each homework assignment if students upload them in a Teacher Message. The parent will receive a teacher feedback report on the student's progress at the end of the course.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
All experiments utilize household materials. Some experiments may be messy. Please read homework beforehand to determine if experiments need to be performed outside to save the house from a mess :-)  Scissors will also be used in a few experiments. Please make sure your learner can independently handle them safely.


Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
Lives in the United States
Science Instructor and Sleep Medical Professional
735 total reviews
748 completed classes

About Me

Hello students and parents!

I will be on vacation from November 4-11, 2023. I will have spotty wifi so will be unable to check messages every day. I will still be communicating and grading papers, but my turnaround time will be much slower. 

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