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Sciences

Physical Sciences

Do you ever wonder why the Grand Canyon is so big, or why the moon changes shape? Physical Science can answer these questions and more because it explores the science behind nonliving things. As a broad scientific topic, Physical Science provides information about the geology of the Grand Canyon and the moon's orbital behavior. Nonliving objects impact our living environment for better and worse, so learning about the Forces, Heat and Motion of these elements will help you appreciate and possibly protect the world in which you live. Take it a bit further and explore the Properties of Matter and how Waves of Energy are surrounding you at all times. Get to know the world you live in by studying the Physical Sciences.

Next Generation Science Standards-Aligned Tutorials and Pathways

We want to make it simple for you to begin integrating Next Generation Science-Aligned Lessons into your classroom. Our Science Pathways feature in-depth, relevant content that aligns to these new standards. As an added benefit, these Pathways use Sophia’s Many Ways To Learn, an innovative approach that features multiple instructors and teaching techniques to connect with all kinds of learning styles.

Sciences Courses for College Credit

Sophia College Courses are low-cost, self-paced, credit-carrying courses eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Human Biology

Examine the molecular and cellular basis of life as well as genetics and organ systems.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.