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Physical Science Honors EVP

  • Name:

    Physical Science Honors EVP (PHSC150e)

  • Department:

    Enriched Virtual

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.

    Science 8 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 Honors 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, and will apply scientific ideas learned as they design and build two projects related to motion and energy. As honors students they will be expected to design, conduct, and evaluate their own experiment. This course has a lab component.

Special Notes:

This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge and critical thinking and analytical skills to prepare a student to be successful in future upper level and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.

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!

This honors class goes a step further than the basic Physical Science class with several research projects that allow students to dig deeper into topics that interest them. You will even invent a new superhero!

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

Student Feedback

This was one of the best classes I have taken on NSA. There are so many fun projects, and I loved the chance to share them with my teacher and classmates every week! The class covers a wide variety of topics–from basic chemistry to astronomy–each of them made enjoyable with interactive games and lessons (a great teacher helps too!). Physical Science Honors EVP was a fun and challenging alternative to traditional homeschool science classes.


This is a useful and practical course. I enjoy studying it.


The strengths of this course was that it helped the student to increase their ability as an independent learner in a learning environment. There were very helpful videos and weekly discussion posts that helped the students enhance further knowledge while they are studying alone.