REAL Science Odyssey – Physics Level One, Student Pages


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Product Description

Pages: 298

Grade level: appropriate for 3rd – 6th grade, target grade is 4th

Product type: a printed copy of the Student Pages to use with the RSO Physics level one course.

What are the Student Pages?  The RSO Physics Level One Student Pages provide an additional copy of all of the pages from the Physics course that are consumable. This includes all of the lab worksheets and all of the “For My Notebook” reading pages found in the main textbook. The Student Pages are intended for those using the textbook with more than one student. They do not provide anything “extra” to the course.

RSO Physics 1 Course Description


You will find R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey (RSO) to be unlike any other science curricula available. Most notably, it is secular. Only scientific inquiry and theory based on empirical and measurable evidence are understood to be valid and standard science in all of our RSO courses.

Also, RSO courses are written specifically for home and small group use. Packed full of serious science and loads of fun, RSO is an incremental program that gently builds on itself and incorporates mathematics, scientific method, and science terminology. Created with the science novice in mind, you don’t need any science background to teach RSO.

RSO Physics (level one) is appropriate for 3rd through 6th grade. This comprehensive course presents complicated physics concepts in a way that young people can comprehend and immediately apply to everyday play and work. Topics covered include the study of matter, motion, friction, work, sound and wave, magnetism, electricity, and even a glimpse into the quantum world. Students will not only learn Newton’s three laws of motion, but they will experiment with them and develop simple models of real-world applications such as rockets, auto safety, and electric motors. The course book offers a full-year curriculum, including all of the lesson pages, parent/teacher instructions, and lab worksheets.

The following is a list of topics your child will learn during the year while completing Physics (level one). Each topic is introduced with a lesson story that is read aloud by the parent or instructor. Each lesson is followed by 1 to 5 hands-on activity labs that reinforce the material and introduce science terminology and age-appropriate math. Remember your child will also be having a whole lot of fun. Also included in this scope are laughing, playing, exploring, reading, singing, and begging for more RSO!

RSO Physics (Level 1) Scope and Sequence

  • Scientific method
  • Types of physicists

  • Mass
  • Density
  • Volume

  • Forces
  • Isaac Newton
  • Inertia
  • Velocity
  • Momentum
  • Rocket ships

  • Friction
  • Everyday applications of friction

  • Energy: kinetic and potential
  • Simple machines: planes, wedges, stairs, screws, levers, wheel & axle, pulleys

  • Properties of air
  • Air pressure
  • Hot air
  • Weight, drag, thrust, and lift
  • Bernoulli’s principle: how planes fly

  • Waves
  • Sound waves: amplitude and height
  • Wavelength
  • Amplification
  • René Laennec

  • Magnetic field
  • Action-at-a-distance
  • Quantitative and qualitative observations
  • Magnetic poles
  • Ferromagnetic
  • Earth’s magnetic field and poles

  • Atoms: composition and the timeline of discovery
  • Static electricity
  • Electrical current
  • Electrical circuit: series and parallel
  • Electromagnetism

  • Einstein’s theories of relativity
  • Quantum physics
  • Thomas Young and Erwin Schrodinger

Important Copyright Information: If you choose the eBook version of this course, you are purchasing a license to use the PDF for your own children. You may make copies for your own children, but you may not share (email, download, print and distribute, resell, etc.) this eBook or any portion of this eBook to others.

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