Eastside Academic Studies


Physical Science Online

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Teacher: Kathy Romanoff
Date/Time: Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Room: Online
Department: Science
DOE Number: GA DOE 40.01100
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

Physical Science - Online (see note below)

Instructor:  Kathy Romanoff (using Derek Owens' curriculum)
Grades: 8th & 9th

Mrs. Romanoff has enjoyed working with young people in the classroom for over thirty years. Her desire is to bring wonder into each student's heart. She has enjoyed presenting Derek Owens' Physical Science Course with its wonderful video lectures and workbook for eight years.  

This Physical Science Course introduces various principles of Physics, Chemistry, and Astronomy. The First Semester investigates motion, forces, fluids, simple machines, and heat. Relationships between matter and energy, time and space, input and output display the intricacies of associations in science.

The timeline of various discoveries will introduce scientists and philosophers who changed history through observation and experimentation. Friction, buoyancy, mechanical advantage and heat transfer will merge the application of physics and the recognition that science is the key to progress.

The Second Semester unites the four fundamental forces and how they are revealed in nature, research and technology. It includes the study of electricity and magnetism, atomic structure and the nature of nuclear change, along with the wonders of our solar system and galaxies beyond.

Text: "Physical Science Student Workbook" by Derek Owens, Semester 1 and Semester 2. Student Workbooks are available at Lulu.com at a wholesale price, usually around $20 per semester, or alternatively, can be printed from this website (derekowens.com) once a student has enrolled.

Physical Science instructional videos will be available online. Each student will receive a username and password for the teaching videos.

Supplies: Scientific Calculator needed ($10.00 variety is sufficient), Loose-leaf notebook


Tuition: $75.00 for 9 months beginning Sept. 1 (Mr. Owens' discounts are unavailable for this course)


Lab/ Supply Fee: $20 a year.

Schedule: Material is presented and reviewed over a 2-3 week period. The presentation occurs via the online videos composed by Mr. Owens; this material is reviewed and reinforced in class by Mrs. Romanoff. Labs are usually performed in class along with other reinforcing activities. Tests are administered at home after each 2-3 week period. A comprehensive final is administered in class at the end of each semester.

For the information presented on Mr. Owens' webpage please search for Derek Owens.com

Online Physical Science with and without Mrs. Romanoff

Let us compare online Physical Science with only Mr. Owens’ videos and Physical Science with Mr. Owens’ videos and online reinforcement with Mrs. Romanoff.

Physical Science with only Mr. Owens’ videos and his grading staff

Cost online $58 for 9 months with a $15 registration fee                                             $522 + $15= $537 + text

                               You may find that you need your own tutor.

                                Grading would be performed by an unknown person.

Physical Science with Mr. Owens’ videos and online reinforcement with Mrs. Romanoff.

Cost with Mrs. Romanoff $75 for 9 months with EAST/MAS registration fee         $675 + fee + text

(Mr. Owens' discounts are unavailable for this course)

I pay EAST/MAS $5 per month per student. I also pay Derek Owens a fee per month per student.

                                I will use the same approach and materials that I have used in the classroom for this class for 8 years.


                Derek Owens’ online videos in addition to an online weekly visit with Mrs. Romanoff where:

course material (Mr. Owens') is highlighted and reviewed,  

problems are solved step by step,

extra practice problems and worksheets,

labs are discussed or performed on video or along with students,

papers are graded and responded to by Mrs. Romanoff,

questions are answered online during class or individually 

test reviews

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