High School Conceptual (Math-Free) Physics
Conceptual Math-Free Physics
Most physics curriculums are comprised of thick, boring textbooks that require a firm grounding in higher level math and feature labs that can strike fear in a homeschool parent’s heart. You don’t need to know any higher level math to take this course. This is a CONCEPTUAL physics course for those of you who have students who hate math and love science, or for students who want to learn how the world works via physics by focusing more on the concepts than the math behind those concepts.
In Guest Hollow’s High School Conceptual Physics curriculum, students will learn physics concepts “Guest Hollow” style with loads of great books, fun hands-on activities, fascinating videos, online articles & images, and free printables scheduled in.
What is conceptual physics?
We’ve pasted a quote by Keri Garver below, as it sums up perfectly what I’m trying to accomplish with this course:
We are all forced to interact with the physical world around us daily. When we not only observe, but also understand the rules of nature that govern our physical world we are more fulfilled and well-rounded individuals. Traditional physics classes often alienate students with difficult mathematical derivations and computations. While the rules of nature can often be described mathematically, it is not the only way to describe them. Conceptual Physics emphasizes learning the fundamental principles of nature from which concepts can be derived. Mathematics is not necessary to understand that energy can neither be created nor destroyed–which is, in fact, one of the fundamentals of physics. In reality, the basic laws and rules, if understood, are what students use for the rest of their lives by applying them to myriad situations. Therefore, it is the goal of Conceptual Physics to facilitate students understanding of the rules of nature by learning their foundations, not by learning their mathematical derivations.
In addition, physics is the basic science. It is the foundation for biology, chemistry, geology, and all other sciences. Therefore, what one learns in Conceptual Physics will be the basis on which all of one’s knowledge from the disciplines of science builds.
I’ve linked to an article about an adult who took a regular physics course vs. a conceptual physics course when he was a high school student. The author wishes he had chosen the conceptual course.
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Approximate Daily Time Commitment:
45 min. – 1 hour depending on activities that are chosen and reading speed
*Access to the online version of Guest Hollow’s High Physics Curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances.
I’d like to see the book & resource list!
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Homeschooling with Guest Hollow’s High School Conceptual Physics gets students enthusiastic about science!
There is NO textbook in our physics course. That keeps things fresh, interesting, and non-intimidating. Students also learn a bit of history and other subjects like chemistry and more, because physics is NOT something that happens in a vacuum. Physics applies to the world all around us and is tied to many other things.
Your student will learn lots of interesting and fun facts while getting to learn how the world works, as well as the cutting-edge possibilities of the future!
Practical science that is tied to real-life!
Guest Hollow’s Physics
brings science to life.
Students get to immerse themselves in terrific books and videos while also having access to a buffet of activities like building a pencil lead light bulb, a solar updraft tower, supercooled fluid, an Archimedes screw, and tons more projects!
Does this curriculum come with __________?
No, you need to purchase the scheduled books separately. Learn more.
☑ a printable book list?
Yes. We provide a book list with a handy checklist to help you plan what you want to buy or borrow and in what format. We also let you know when each book is scheduled in, so you can arrange to check out books from the library before you need them!
☑ a schedule?
Yes. You get the same weekly schedule in 3 different formats: PDF, Microsoft Word, and online*. Just open it up and you are ready to learn!
*Access to the online version of the curriculum schedule is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to various potential circumstances on our end and yours including but not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.
☑ a supply list?
Yes. Most recipe ingredients and supplies are listed at the beginning of your schedule week-by-week.
✘ a teacher’s manual?
No. The physics curriculum schedule is all you need!
No. There are no tests with this curriculum.
☑ a workbook?
Yes. You get a wonderful 130 page full-color workbook with the purchase of this curriculum (77 student pages and an answer key at the back).
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