Physics Study Guide: Form 3-4 (grades 7-9)

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In this Form 3-4 (grades 7-9) study guide, students will learn about the universal laws of science. The following items are included:

  • Reading assignments
  • Activities based on the reading
  • Recommended supplemental books, videos, and articles
  • Notebooking prompts
  • Discussion prompts
  • Suggested biographies for students who take a particular interest in this topic
  • Links to current events
  • Supply list and printable resources
  • Exam questions

Spine Text: This guide denotes page numbers for both the 1987 full copy of Secrets of the Universe, as well as the 2001 and 2008 5-set series reprints.

Please Note– I have spoken to Lerner Publishing and discovered that while the library-bound version of these books is going out of print, their digital copy will never go out of print. Unfortunately, their digital copy is a “multi-user copy” and very expensive, but I have asked them if they would consider creating a single-user copy. Also, at this time, the U.K. paperback version is in print and available for approximately $6 with free shipping worldwide from Book Depository. I don’t know if this will always be the case, however, so you may want to take advantage of this offering. This is a wonderful introduction to the laws of physics, and frankly, there is very little else available.

This study guide accompanies the living book Secrets of the Universe by Paul Fleisher (Atheneum, 1987), reprinted as:

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  • 214 pages, 22 chapters (168 pages, 18 chapters assigned)
  • Reading Level: 7 grade and up
  • Prerequisites: none


This study guide includes 33 lessons, each requiring approximately 30-40 minutes. You can either schedule it:

  • Three times a week for 11 weeks allowing for exams during the 12th week, or
  • Once a week for an entire year, allowing time for exams at the end of each term, and including other science subjects on the other days of the week.

Sample Lessons:

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