Science & Nature
Middle School Physics Full Curriculum Semester Long Science Classes
In this engaging 14 week course, students will examine the nature and properties of matter and energy.
year old learners
learners per class
$26 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 14 weeks
50 minutes per class
US Grade 5 - 8
This semester course covers the science of physics and the principles that govern the physical world. Middle school students will learn about the laws of motion as they relate to speed, velocity, acceleration and motion in everyday activities. Hands-on experiments address the topic of mechanical energy and promote a solid understanding of the differences between potential and kinetic energies. There will be many hands-on activities for students to complete throughout the semester. The...
I have a PhD in Microbiology but soon thereafter became certified to teach because I wanted to be with kids. I have many years experience teaching middle school science including having taught 8th grade physical science, one of my favorite classes! Even in an online setting, I make my classes as hands-on, interesting, fun, and rigorous as possible.
Assignments: homework is optional and will be in the form of activities, readings, worksheets, or experiments. Source: Physical Science Workbook Packet from www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Dr-Daves-Science.
Students will need a notebook for assignments, observations, and experimental results. Occasionally students will need certain easily-obtainable materials. Students will also need to purchase a printable Physical Science workbook packet from www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Dr-Daves-Science (author Dr. David Purvis).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Meet the teacher
For over 25 years I have taught science in some context to elementary, middle, secondary, and college students. I have taught science education courses in a teacher education program and have even taught pre-K and Kindergarten science. I have...