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Northstar Academy

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Physical Science EVP

  • Name:

    Physical Science EVP (PHSC100e)

  • Department:

    Enriched Virtual

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Science 8 (SC8) or 8th graders taking physical science need to have a 90% or higher in a 7th grade science course and be intending to progress to AP-level courses in high school science.

Physical Science EVP


This course is designed to prepare students for future high school science courses with an introduction to a variety of topics such as the physics of motion, chemistry, and energy. Students will learn and practice experimental procedures using household chemicals and supplies. Students will complete several research projects on the periodic table and digital and analog signals. Students will apply scientific ideas learned as they design and build two projects related to motion and energy.This course has a lab component.

Special Instructions:

*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.

Semester 1: August 26 – January 19

Fall Break: November 25 – 29

Christmas Break: December 23 – January 3

Semester 2: January 21 – June 8

Spring Break: April 14 – April 18

Times: Tuesdays 8:00 AM US Central Time


Do you enjoy doing experiments? Then Physical Science is the course for you. This class has many hands on activities and experiments using household materials to help you understand the amazing processes that God has put in place to make creation function as it does. Examine a few elements, identify some forces, create some waves, and we’ll discover some reactions!

Our live sessions will include a wide variety of activities. You may even find yourself in an escape room!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I thought it was well organized with the set up.

What I value the most about NSA is how organized it is and how much I have learned. The types of assignments I found most beneficial were the projects you had us do. I really enjoyed this class.

This was one of my favorite classes so far! I enjoyed it very much.