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Live MS
Physical Science, Part Two

Continue studying the matter and forces God used to create our universe! Students enjoy a “flipped classroom” with assignment questions and ideas brought to the LIVE class.

Total classes: 18 live classes plus pre-recorded lectures, which must be viewed before the class each week. NOTE: One week the live class may be changed to a pre-recorded class.

Prerequisite: Physical Science, Part One

Suggested grade level: 7th to 9th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Physical Science


This is a ‘flipped’ class. Students will be required to watch the recorded lecture before coming to the live class. The live class will be a discussion (question and answer) format based on the lecture.
We will be studying the matter and forces that God used to create our universe. Completion of this course (both parts 1 and 2) will be excellent preparation for high school Chemistry and Physics.


Unit 1: Work, Machines & Energy

Topic 1: Work and Machines

Topic 2: Energy and Energy Resources

Topic 3: Heat and Heat Technology

Unit 2 – Electricity & Magnetism

Topic 4: Electricity

Topic 5: Electromagnetism

Unit 3: Waves

Topic 6: Waves

Topic 7: Sound

Topic 8: Light

Materials and Homework

Course materials and technology:

  1.   Test: Holt Science and Technology: Physical Science (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2007) ISBN: 0-03-046228-2. We recommend buying used (www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0030462282/catholictreas-20).
  2.   A calculator
  3.   A computer with a working microphone. (This is an interactive class; microphones are mandatory.)

Homework: Assignments include online homework and a quiz with each chapter, and unit tests. All assignments are auto-graded with immediate feedback. Most students will complete the weekly assignments in about 2-2.5 hours. Mrs. Dutton will be available to answer questions daily via the class discussion (forum) and will give an overall grade for this course.

Important Dates

Class dates: Tuesdays, January 9 to May 14, 2024 (last assignment due May 17). No class March 26 (Easter break).

Starting time:

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)


2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central; 12:30 Mountain; 11:30 Pacific)

Duration per class: 50 minutes

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