Guest Hollow's High School Conceptual Physics Curriculum
High School Conceptual Math-Free Physics books

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. 

Read why by clicking here.

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Prerequisites: None
Approximate Daily Time Commitment:
45 min. – 1 hour depending on activities that are chosen and reading speed

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Grade Level / Age

Guest Hollow’s High School Conceptual Physics Curriculum is suggested for:
● Grades 9-12
● Approximate ages

What You Get

High School Physics comes with:
✔ A printable PDF schedule
✔ An editable schedule in Microsoft Word format
✔ Access to an online version of the schedule*
✔ A superb printable workbook

*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.

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Why choose Guest Hollow’s High School Physics Curriculum?

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!

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My 2 students really enjoyed using the Physics curriculum this year. They were especially glad that there was no math. They liked the engaging book suggestions and the fact that they could learn from several different sources, not just a plain textbook.

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!

Engaging Books & Materials

We’ve hand-picked books your students will love.

Our homeschool physics curriculum schedules books that will ignite your student’s love for science. There is no boring textbook!

Free Science Videos

Videos add a visual component.

We scour YouTube to find the best educational videos to make science something to actually see and not just read about.

Fun Science Projects

We work hard to engage ALL types of learners.

You’ll find a buffet of videos, projects, activities, and assignments you can pick-and-choose from to help your students retain what they are learning!

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Our customers have shared over and over how Guest Hollow curricula has changed their homeschool and sparked a love for learning!

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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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F.A.Q. for our High School Physics Curriculum

You’ll have to check with your local educational authorities or in some other way determine if Guest Hollow meets requirements since states and colleges have different expectations.

When we were teaching our kids, we usually had what we thought of as a “core” curriculum (science, geography, or history). Because these programs were so literature-rich, we didn’t do a separate literature course. This enhanced our children’s retention and enjoyment of the material they were learning, since their reading assignments complimented their studies. Of course our kids also did plenty of reading in their free time as well!

Guest Hollow’s Physics Curriculum covers a lot of different types of information. We think the BEST curriculums are those that are multidisciplinary. We believe subjects don’t exist in a vacuum, so we like to tie different subjects together, when possible, to expand students’ understanding of specific topics or things they encounter in various scheduled books and/or videos.

Additional credits could possibly be earned for literature and history.

Don’t forget to research your local requirements and consult the local experts in your area! We are in NO way advising what credits you should assign. You are ultimately responsible for researching this topic and deciding what will work for you and your family based on your local requirements, future plans, college requirements, and other considerations.

This curriculum was designed for grades 9 through 12, although it’s possibly adaptable for advanced and motivated middle schoolers.

Many of the books scheduled in are for adults and may mention topics that may not be appropriate for younger students. A parent/teacher will need to preview materials and may wish to read some books out loud, instead of handing them to the student.

We also recommend that if you use this curriculum with a middle school student, that you lighten the reading load by removing some of the more adult-oriented or more challenging books like Galileo’s Daughter, Introducing Aristotle, and other, similar titles.

We cannot give recommendations as to which books and videos in the curriculum may or may not be suitable for your student(s). You may want to post on the Guest Hollow Physics Curriculum User’s Group and ask how other parents have adapted this curriculum for their younger students.

The activities should be appropriate for nearly any age, with parent oversight and assistance.

We strongly suggest that you view every item linked or used in this curriculum to make sure it meets with your approval.

This curriculum is 34 weeks long.

Students will explore many physics concepts in this curriculum, but they will NOT have to do any math associated with those concepts. Some of the main topics studied are:

  • Motion
  • Forces & Newton’s laws
  • Gravity
  • Laws of planetary motion
  • Machines & technology
  • Energy
  • Heat
  • Matter
  • Air pressure, gas laws, buoyancy, density
  • Sound
  • Waves
  • Light
  • Electricity & magnetism
  • Nuclear energy
  • Relativity
  • Quantum physics / mechanics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physics of the future
  • Some astronomy / astrophysics

Some of the people studied in depth and / or briefly touched upon are:

  • Aristotle
  • Galileo
  • Isaac Newton
  • Robert Goddard
  • Johannes Kepler
  • Archimedes
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Edison
  • Thomas Young
  • James Prescott Joule
  • James Watt
  • John Dalton
  • Robert Boyle
  • Blaise Pacal
  • James Clerk Maxwell
  • Daniel Bernoulli
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Christian Doppler
  • Michael Faraday
  • Max Planck
  • Many more!!

Many different physics concepts are covered in this curriculum, but in a way that doesn’t require any knowledge of how to do math equations. Physics is explained using real life examples students can relate to. This is a CONCEPTUAL physics course. It also contains a lot of history, as students study the people behind discoveries and technology that changed our understanding of the world. I think this is particularly important for a physics course because in seeing the progression of our understanding of physics, a student can come to the realization that s/he is just as capable of being part of the next generation’s discoveries. Physics is a field where a lot of things have yet to be discovered and ironed out!

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Additional downloads (after your initial purchase) and access to the online version of the schedule are provided as a courtesy and are not guaranteed due to various potential technical and business (and life!) circumstances. It is our intention to continue to provide access for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase. After the 2-year period, you will have the opportunity to repurchase your access at a substantial discount.

Please note, if you have problems, we have a liberal policy of providing extra, free access for unusual circumstances (at our discretion). Just contact us:

*Access to the online version of the curriculum schedules and additional downloads is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to potential various circumstances on our end and yours including but not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.

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Please contact us if you wish to use our materials in a co-op or school:

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Please see the F.A.Q. on the Physics books and resources page.

This list doesn’t include all of the topics covered.

Week 1Some science topics this week:  Motion, speed of falling objects, velocity, calculating speed, effect of gravity on balls rolling down a ramp, pendulums

People: Aristotle, Galileo, astronaut David Scott
Week 2Various topics
Week 3Some science topics this week:  force, First Law of Motion, friction, inertia, Second Law of Motion, Third Law of Motion, mass vs. weight, Third Law of Motion, impulse, momentum

People: Isaac Newton, Robert Goddard 
Week 4Various topics
Week 5Some science topics this week:  gravity, First Law of Planetary Motion, Second Law of Planetary Motion, Third Law of Planetary Motion, planet orbits around the sun, center of gravity, artificial satellites, GPS, wobbling

People: Johannes Kepler
Week 6Various topics
Week 7Some science topics this week:  lever, inclined plane, wheel, axle, pulley, fulcrum, forces needed to do a job   
People: Ancient Egyptians
Week 8Various topics
Week 9Some science topics this week:  energy, intro to: chemical, electrical, magnetic, solar, atomic, and nuclear energy, potential energy, batteries, joule, Btu’s, scientific calories, horsepower, kinetic energy, heat energy

People: Thomas Young, James Prescott Joule, James Watt, Bryan Allen      
Week 10Various topics
Week 11Some science topics this week:  heat, heat capacity (specific heat), temperature, how a thermometer works, boiling water, atomic theory of matter, Brownian motion, conduction, convection, radiation, the steam engine, thermodynamics, entropy, absolute zero

People: Josiah Wedgewood, Daniel Fahrenheit, Anders Celsius, John Dalton, Antoine Lavoisier, Count Rumford, Robert Brown, James Watt    
Week 12Various topics
Week 13Some science topics this week:  solids, liquids, gases, elasticity, Hooke’s Law, pressure, barometer, Pascal’s Principle, hydraulics, density, buoyancy, Archimedes’ Law of Buoyancy, ideal gas law, Boyle’s Law, Charles’s Law, Bernoulli’s Principle

People: Robert Hooke, Robert Boyle, Blaise Pascal, Jacques Charles, Joseph Gay-Lussac, Thomas Graham, James Clerk Maxwell, Daniel Bernoulli
Week 14Various topics
Week 15Some science topics this week:  waves, sound, wavelength, frequency, velocity, speed of sound, vibrations, amplitude, sound intensity levels, resonance, sympathetic vibration, fundamental frequency, echoes, reverberation, acoustics, SONAR, sonograms, voiceprints, decibels, inverse square law, tone / pitch, velocity of sound, Doppler effect, sonic boom

People: Alexander Graham Bell, Christian Doppler
Week 16Various topics
Week 17Some science topics this week:  light, rainbows, prisms, human eye, subtractive primary colors, primary colors, optical illusions, mirages, law of reflection, mirrors, telescopes, convex & concave, microscopes, focal length, refraction, speed of light, electromagnetic waves, photons

People: Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, David Livingstone, Anton Leeuwenhoek
Week 18Various topics
Week 19Some science topics this week:  electricity, amber, electrical fields, Coulomb’s law of static electric force, atoms & electrons, electrical circuits, conductors, electronic power stations, batteries, electric cars & motors, voltage, current, resistance, light bulb, Ohm’s law

People: Benjamin Franklin, Melitus, William Gilbert, Charles Du Fay, Charles Coulomb, Count Allessandro Volta, Samuel F.B. Morse, Georg Simon Ohm
Week 20Various topics
Week 21Some science topics this week:  magnetism, lodestone, compass, earth’s poles, magnetic field, properties of magnets, ferromagnetic metals, permanent magnets, electric batteries, electromagnets    
People: William Gilbert, Pierre Curie, Christian Oersted, William Sturgeon, Joseph Henry, Michael Faraday
Week 22Various topics
Week 23Some science topics this week: hertz, amplitude, AM and FM radio, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, gamma rays, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, wave chamber

People: Rudolph Hertz, Guglielmo Marconi, James Clerk Maxwell, Wilhelm Roentgen, Henri Becquerel, Pierre and Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, Arthur Holly Compton, Charles Wilson  
Week 24Various topics
Week 25Some science topics this week:  nuclear energy, subatomic particles, quarks, nuclear reactions, nuclear fusion, fission, Manhattan Project, atomic bomb

People: Enrico Fermi, Lise Meitner
Week 26Various topics
Week 27Some science topics this week:  Planck’s constant, energy quanta, quantum physics, uncertainty principle, cold fusion, broadcast energy, faster-than-light communication, matter transmission and replication, control of gravity, nanotechnology, cryogenics

People: Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Prince Louis de Borglie, Thomas Young, Simon Laplace, Werner Heisenberg
Week 28Various topics
Week 29Some science topics this week:  Nanotechnology, quantum theory, lightning, and other various topics
Week 30Some science topics this week: quantum mechanics, astronomy, Cartesian diver, and other various topics
Week 31Some science topics this week: quantum mechanics, astronomy, surface properties, and other various topics
Week 32Some science topics this week: quantum mechanics, astronomy, multiple dimensions, and other various topics
Week 33Some science topics this week: quantum mechanics, astronomy, conservation of energy and momentum, and other various topics
Week 34Some science topics this week: quantum mechanics, and other various topics

We are Christians, but Guest Hollow’s Physics Curriculum is not intended to be a “Christian resource” as a whole, but there are 3 Christian books scheduled in (one is a main topics book, and two are biographies).

When we schedule a Christian book in our curriculums, we try to give you notice of such in the books and resources page. Do note that one of the main books in Physics is a Christian book (Exploring the World of Physics). If you are a secular family, you may want to do that book as a read-aloud and skip any parts you find objective. The Amazon preview of the book will give you an idea of how much Christian material is in that book.

Christians and non-Christians should preview the scheduled books and all other resources such as videos, etc. to make sure they are compatible with your beliefs, philosophies, and values.

After purchasing a curriculum, you’ll see that the item you just bought shows that it is discounted 50% in our store. The reason you are seeing this is because we give you the opportunity to repurchase the schedule and your downloads at a substantial discount before they expire (2 years from date of purchase).

Please note: You do NOT need to repurchase your schedule in order to use the files you originally purchased and downloaded. You can use your downloaded schedule forever and can click on the links just as you can the online version of the schedule. You just won’t have access to any updates after your online access expires.

Why does access expire? Every year we go through all our curriculum schedules and update broken links and/or replace books that have gone out of print. This is a very time-intensive process that keeps our curricula up-to-date. Your repurchase helps fund this process and provides you with a schedule that has all the new additions or changes.

You need to repurchase your access BEFORE it expires in order to get the 50% discount due to the way our “membership” software works. If for some reason you miss the deadline, let us know why. We may give you a coupon code for the 50% off at our discretion. ????

*It is our intention to provide access for a period of 2 years, however, access to the online version of the curriculum schedules and additional downloads is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed due to potential various circumstances on our end and yours including but not limited to various computer, device, and internet configurations.

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We do NOT in any way make any representations that any of our material will or will not work for establishing credit, being enough to conform to any educational requirements, or pass muster with any federal, state, local, or college requirements.  

We require instructors and parents to determine for themselves, from federal, state, and local authorities – as well as from any colleges that may be considered in the future what is specifically required in their family’s / student’s circumstances in order to meet requirements for credit, graduation, admission, and all other potential requirements and needs.

The morass of individual requirements in between states, municipalities, and colleges is such a tangled mess that we simply cannot help to determine the suitability of any materials or curricula in any meaningful way.    We strongly recommend that instructors determine the requirements and then compare those requirements to what is offered in our materials to see if the materials will pass muster with whatever requirements are extant in any given situation.  We also strongly recommend that when there are potential learning disabilities or challenges of ANY kind that instructors/parents seek professional guidance and qualified assistance with selecting materials to use and in their presentation.

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13 reviews for High School Conceptual (Math-Free) Physics

  1. rlarsen.scott (verified owner)

    A great fit for us without math! Excellent and thorough curriculum.

  2. Polly Wallis

    We really liked the Physics and Chemistry programs. According to my son he liked all the variety with the different books. They made it move along and not be boring. The daily schedule was easy to follow. The links all worked and added another level of interest. The projects were simple and helped with understanding. Thank you for this different option for science.

  3. Joanna (verified owner)

    My 2 students really enjoyed using the Physics curriculum this year. They were especially glad that there was no math. They liked the engaging book suggestions and the fact that they could learn from several different sources, not just a plain textbook. Their favorite book was “What If?”.

  4. sixadoptions (verified owner)

    This Physics from Guest Hollow is interesting! It’s the favorite subject of my son and I enjoy it, too! I have a daughter who will be starting Physics soon. I also use the Anatomy with another daughter. Love Guest Hollow!

  5. Jaime Haley (verified owner)

    This is an incredible resource! Thank you so much for all of your hard work. This curriculum makes physics fun again. The ongoing updates show that this is a quality program. Again, thank you for making my life easier.

  6. Jessica Cichocki (verified owner)

    We used this Physics course for one of my sons this year (11th Grade Science Credit). It was a great fit, and easy to use. He gave the curriculum 4 stars and said he enjoyed the books, videos and the fact that there was no math. His favorite books included The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Enders Game, Mad About Physics, Manga Guide to Relativity, The Electric War and Light the Visible Spectrum. I was able to easily decide which books to buy and which I could use the library for because the Instructor’s Guide is so well laid out. I am very glad that I found Guest Hollow!

    • Jennifer Guest (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for leaving a review! <3

  7. Melody C.

    We sort of cheated on this course. We have used other Guest Hollow courses and LOVED them, but this year my mother-in-law (who is a recently retired high school science teacher) wanted to teach our girls her own physics class. So we didn’t officially even use this course, but we did have our girls read about half of the book list for this course while taking her class, and once again, the Guest Hollow book lists for each subject are simply amazing. The girls learned so much just from the books they read, which technically they were reading just for fun! The books are always my favorite part of each course, and next year we plan to return for chemistry. (I added Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman as the last book of the year, and I hope you consider adding it as well…)

  8. Debra Brinkman (verified owner)

    My two children (12th and 10th grades) completed Conceptual Physics this past year, and we were very pleased overall. Unlike other Guest Hollow courses we’ve used (Geography and Chemistry), this was not a favorite class for either of them, but neither of them hated it. They both have told me that it was far more interesting than they expected, and they are positive that they enjoyed it more than they would have with any other physics class.

    I loved that we could cover physics topics without getting bogged down with the math. Physics for my older boys was a lot more applied mathematics and a lot less physics concepts. So I am very pleased.

    We loved Exploring the World of Physics as a spine. One book that was a favorite of everyone was What If? by Randall Munroe. We got that on Audible, and the reading by Will Wheaton was fantastic. We’ve already pre-ordered the second volume.

    Other books we liked included the Basher Science books (as great, quick reviews of concepts), the biographies, and my son and I both enjoyed ending the year with Ender’s Game (my daughter didn’t like it and stopped reading it.)

    I don’t know if it was just us pushing towards graduation and summer jobs, but the last few weeks of the course seemed a lot more technically overwhelming. We cut more from the end as nobody seemed to be grasping it all. But that is one of the things I love about Guest Hollow. There is so much amazing material that you have to pick and choose to get it done in a normal timeframe, which leaves us free to choose not to use the materials that don’t seem to click for us.

    Overall, we were quite pleased.

  9. Sharon Michel (verified owner)

    My son grade 10 used Conceptual Physics this year. We were pleasantly surprised to find many of the longer books on Audible and the questions were just enough for review and to initiate discussion. This curriculum was the perfect fit for my son that has dysgraphia and stealth dyslexia. Thank you for a great year in Physics!

  10. Lauryn

    I used this to teach a co-op class. It teaches the concepts very clearly. When you get to college, all you need to do is add the math. We also added the book, “How Your House Works” and took apart broken appliances and (tried to) repair. This gives the kids a great PRACTICAL understanding of physics.

  11. Staci (verified owner)

    My 10th grade son completed the Physics course this year. He read all the materials on his own, but we gathered with a few other families to complete the experiments. All of the students enjoyed the material. My son really enjoyed Basher Science Physics book. He felt the book broke the material down well into bit size chunks. We did stray a bit and completed a couple of art projects which included concept from the class. Overall, a very well constructed curriculum for a student on the STEM path or not.

  12. Melanie Wood (verified owner)

    My 10th grade son used this curriculum this year & was pleasantly surprised! At the beginning of the year, I was overly ambitious with the amount of reading I assigned him. After a couple of weeks spent feeling overwhelmed & not interested, I sat down with him & the booklist. We decided which things he was most interested in reading and learning about, it has been smooth sailing & smiles ever since!!

    We both have especially enjoyed reading Zoom: How Everything Moves and What if!! My son absolutely loved Secret Language of Color, he learned so much & was excited to share it with me. The Basher Science books are fantastic for introducing terms in a digestible and understandable way. Exploring the World of Physics is also a great tool for the physics textbook learning.

    My son chose to read The Electric War & he was thoroughly impressed. He used to be an avid reader and the last couple of years his desire to read for fun has dwindled. The Electric War helped reintroduce him to the love of reading! He also chose to read Rocket Man, which ended up being interesting to my son because we are from NM, where Goddard spent time working.

    On to the experiments!! Junk Drawer Physics is amazing. The experiments were simple enough for us to do and we learned so much each time. What an amazing time we had each week. The Institute of Physics experiments were equally as good.

    As for the videos, he was unsure at first about the Eureka & Sci Guys videos. As time went on, he would tell me, “Mom come watch this video!!” All of the Sprott videos were amazing. What a great way to experience the physics topics.

    This is our first year homeschooling my high schooler, and I was apprehensive about making this his Physics curriculum. Boy am I glad I did!! He has discovered that learning is enjoyable, physics is and rediscovered his love of reading. Overall, this has been an incredible class!!

  13. Becci Manies (verified owner)

    Chemistry in the Kitchen was our first Guest Hollow and we both loved it! My daughter does enjoy reading – which I feel like is important for chemistry and physics. The physics is also good! The book selection is great! The workbooks are super easy to grade!

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