Step 3 - Science 4 - Physics & Astronomy

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Step 3 - Science 4 - Physics & Astronomy

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Secular science!
  • Introduces and explores Physics and Astronomy!
  • Hands-on activities make science relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

My daughter has friends who are public schooled and home schooled. All her friends made positive comments on her (Steps) course.  One of her public schooled friends asks every visit to see what is new in the science notebook.  She says my daughter “gets to learn so much more” than she ever learns.  K.O., Homeschool Mom

The 4th Science course for Step 3 students, ages 9-10 who read fairly well, and for older students still developing literacy before starting Step 4 studies

Filled with challenging and creative hands-on exercises and experiments, the young student comes to understand what science has discovered is the nature and the workings of our universe. A secular science course covering the basics of physics and astronomy.

The course specializes, as do all Steps courses, in developing the students understandings and ability to think and form their own ideas and opinions. Structured to be fun and challenging, and to increase the student's vocabulary as well as their understanding of science.

The 27 lesson plans for this course (around 15 weeks of study) include:

  • What is Physics?
  • What is Matter?
  • What is Energy?
  • Motion, Space and Time
  • Astronomy
  • Suns and Stars
  • Planetary motion
  • Planets
  • Copernicus
  • Kepler
  • Galileo
  • Eclipses
  • Newton
  • The Law of Conservation
  • Boyle's Law
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electricity
  • Light
  • Einstein
  • Relativity
  • The Universe
  • Dark Matter
  • The Big Bang (contained as a part of one lesson for those who object)
  • Possible life on other planets

Just wanted to say thanks once again! My DS14 has gone from 'hating' school science to now being fascinated and actually considering aiming for a career in zoology eventually! For a kid who had no goals at all as far as further education he's now excited when he talks about working with animals in the future. Your science curriculum has shown him that science doesn't need to be boring and dry. We now have big long discussions about all kinds of scientific theories and chemical reactions.

He was just in his bedroom doing his creative writing and all I could hear were chuckles. It's so exciting to see him enjoying learning! I never thought I'd ever see this. He wrote a 1400 word essay the other day because he just didn't want to stop!
   A.R., Homeschool Mom
I really like Steps, and appreciate their approach to learning. My 2 oldest children did this course, with minimal input from me. I observed and guided and monitored, but they did the work. A great way to learn the basics of science, and personal responsibility.  C. A., Homeschool Mom
My 9 year old daughter is absolutely loving this course.  She loves the hands on lessons and is having a blast while learning so much. She is so excited with it right now that it's all she wants to work on these days. Thanks for an engaging and fun course.  S. W., Homeschool Mom

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