Stonebraker's Physical Science

I taught one full year of 9th grade physical science when I was living in Ohio. That course covers physics, chemistry, and bits of Earth science all in a single year. Obviously there's not enough time to do all of that in great depth, but since it's for students who are only 14-15 years old, they wouldn't be cognitively ready for a deep treatment anyway.

So, here I present a smattering of the materials I used/created in that course. Most of it is inspired by stuff I found elsewhere, but I wanted to put my own spin on it.

Tools of Science / Density




Weather and climate

Matter / chemistry

Notes on file formats:


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