Science Shepherd's Fundamentals of Physics is a high school preparatory curriculum with a straightforward, easy-to-understand presentation. Written by Science Shepherd author and physician Scott Hardin, MD, the comprehensive physics homeschool curriculum integrates the class textbook, lesson videos and activities/labs to prepare students for more advanced study. Fundamentals of Physics is parent-friendly and encourages independent study.
The Fundamentals of Physics Textbook presents concepts in a concise, conversational manner and includes chapter review questions. Areas of study include scientific measurement, the three states of matter, Newton’s Laws, radioactive physics, and more. A critical discussion of physics within a biblical framework is also included. The Fundamentals of Physics Answer Key & Parent Companion helps parents support their students without needing a background in physics themselves.
The available Fundamentals of Physics Recorded Class Videos are an optional supplement with over 30 video lessons and 20+ hours of content. In each pre-recorded, "live class" format lesson, Dr. Hardin presents a comprehensive, section-by-section teaching from the Fundamentals of Physics Textbook to aid students in understanding the course material. An activity/lab book is available for students who would like additional hands-on learning.
Recommended for middle school grade 8 or for 9th-10th grade as an introductory high school course.
Grade/age recommendations are flexible and meant only as guidelines. The Textbook sample can help you determine if Fundamentals of Physics is right for your students (see below).
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Looking to plan a few years in advance and have your next topic selected? Students who have completed our middle school line-up should be ready to move to Biology. You can also read our "Recommended Course Progression" blog post for a broad overview of utilizing Science Shepherd curriculum in your homeschool.