Online College Courses for Credit

Physical Sciences


The invisible world of Sound Waves and Light Waves allow us to perceive, interpret and interact with the world in which we live. Learn how to navigate Transverse and Longitudinal Waves and attain the necessary skills to identify frequencies on the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Each wave has a unique quality with a specific output, yet there are areas of Wave Interference that affect the natural state. Predict Wave Speed by analyzing the different aspects of interference. Physics and Physical Sciences come together to comprise the comprehensive topic of the Doppler Effect. Whether you are learning the introductory concepts or mastering more advanced levels, Waves offers a wide range of levels and concepts that will challenge your skill set.

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 Waves

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.
NGSS Standard MS-PS4-1
Concepts: 5
Quiz Points: 75
Waves Pathway
Concepts: 9
Quiz Points: 135