Exploring Physics

A tested curriculum for teaching high school physics (Physics First), physical science or conceptual physics

The Exploring Physics Curriculum is based on an inquiry and modeling pedagogy. Students learn physics concept through hands-on labs, followed by practices and reading pages. Reading pages include a rich array of videos with solutions to sample problems. Each lab includes teacher resource pages with videos on how to conduct the lab. Other teacher resource pages provide tips on how to use practice problems and reading pages. The curriculum can be used for 8th grade through early college. Content is aligned to theNext Generation Science Standards and Math Common Core Alignment.

As of September 2023 the eight Exploring Physics units are available for FREE on this website. Click here for the page that provides access to the eight units on Electricity, Kinematics and Mechanics.

If you are a teacher and wish to have access to solutions to practice problems, please contact us at the email below. Access to solutions will be provided only after we confirm your status as a teacher. We appreciate your patience as we transition to this new platform.

The Exploring Physics Curriculum was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, NSF DUE 0928924.

The Exploring Physics Curriculum is aligned to the NGSS high school physical science, Mathematics Common Core, Republic of South Africa CAPS and other state standards.