About Physical Science
Physical science is a branch of natural science focused on studying non-living systems and the inorganic world. Given this, it does not include the study of living things. Physical science includes many subtopics, but the main four components are physics, astronomy, chemistry, and earth science (which itself includes meteorology and geology). Physics is the science that relates to the rules and laws of matter and energy. Chemistry studies how various elements and molecules interact and combine. Astronomy looks at how stars, planets, galaxies, and other large objects in space interact. Earth science focuses on the formation of the earth and its structure and changes throughout the years.
No matter which subtopic is being studied, there are many techniques of experimentation that are found throughout. This often includes the scientific method, which focuses on forming a hypothesis, experimenting, drawing conclusions, and reporting on found results in an effort to prove or debunk the original hypothesis. The results found from studying physical science help us understand the “rules” of the world and how it works as opposed to developing a deeper understanding of the things/elements that make up said world.
Physical Science in the Classroom
While it is totally possible to study physical science aspects in the classroom, sometimes it can be extremely complicated and hard to understand because it doesn’t always relate to something we can see or touch. Thankfully, Science Take-Out makes it easy for students to engage in hands-on, minds-on learning with fun physical science labs and kits. Through the use of modeling and simulations, students are able to create representations of abstract concepts to come to their own conclusions. From studying atoms and isotopes to examining how human habits influence the Earth, Science Take-Out allows students to apply scientific principles – and have fun doing it! Science Take-Out’s fun physical science labs and kits are the easiest way to introduce high school, middle school, and even elementary students to exciting new physical science topics in a way that is understandable and effective.
Science Take-Out kits closely correlate to Next Generation Science Standards, allowing educators to be sure that they are delivering on science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and cross cutting concepts. Students are set up to learn how to develop and use models, grow their knowledge on the structure and properties of matter, and enhance their pattern recognition skills with Science Take-Out’s fun physical science labs and kits.