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Physical Sciences


A wide range of concepts and levels are featured in our Forces topic. Begin with the most basic question, What are Forces? and move into more advanced territory such as Calculating Forces and Density that focuses equations and calculations. With mastery in any area, critical thinking skills are necessary to establish context and perspective. Newton's First Law, Newton's Second Law and Newton's Third Law comprise the fundamental concepts required for such skills. Whether you are learning about Gravity for the first time or applying the nature of physics to the concept of Friction, our Physical Sciences department establishes proficiencies at all levels.

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.

Pathways that Teach Forces

Pathways are a sequence of tutorials that help you learn a whole subject area, one concept at a time. Choose from multiple teachers and teaching styles.
Forces Pathway
Concepts: 12
Quiz Points: 180
NGSS Standard MS-PS2-1
Concepts: 3
Quiz Points: 45
NGSS Standard MS-PS2-2
Concepts: 5
Quiz Points: 75