Common Sense Review
Updated October 2014

CK-12: Physical Science

With 300+ topics, use the real-world resources to help kids connect
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  • About 300 chunks of content are organized into 13 broader topics.
  • The completely editable FlexBook compiles all content, includes teacher materials.
  • Real World Application content is great for engaging and extending.
Christie Thomas
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How Can Teachers Use It?

CK-12's Physical Science resources provide hundreds of readings on focused topics, from levers to liquids to light. Middle and high school students will enjoy the brief articles as well as the associated resources that can help extend understanding or offer practice. Take advantage of the FlexBook textbook here, which compiles approximately 300 physical science concepts but can be reworked to include just the topics you want to teach. You can even edit the text!

If using the FlexBook, the coordinating teacher editions offer worksheets and assessments. You could theoretically make this the backbone of your middle school curriculum, and easily weave in labs and activities you already know and love. As with other CK-12 science subjects, the gems are the related resources, especially the Real World Application pieces. Often an afterthought, this is where quality videos, articles, and links are ready and waiting. Try having small groups work with one extension each, and use a jigsaw activity to share and discuss.

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