Grade 1-3 | Age 6-8
Nebulas. Magnetism. Flight.
Noeo Physics 1 guides your kid through an exciting first exploration of the world of physics. We’ve packed your Noeo box with books, lesson plans, and experiments, all ready to go from day 1.
What's in Physics 1?
Comprehensive course of study
Physics 1 starts with the basics of Newton’s Laws of Motion and builds step-by-step to explain the complex movements of planets and asteroids. By the end, your kid will have a solid grounding in physics for deeper scientific study.
Everything in one box
Experiment kits and built-in lesson plans mean you can start exploring magnets, machines, and gravitational forces as soon as you open the box. Skip the Ready, Set, move straight to the Go!
Physics isn’t just about things bumping into other things—it’s about space shuttles and black holes and microwaves and Albert Einstein. We’ve selected every book in Physics 1 to make the world come alive.
Your kids will get their hands dirty in the real world every week by creating optical illusions, launching bottle rockets, mapping the solar system, and more. And with easy-to-read experiment guides, your kids can do detailed experiments practically on their own—while you get ahead on laundry.
Have multiple kids who want to discover the world of physics by building windmills, levers, pulleys and more? Perfect! Physics 1 is designed so kids across multiple grades can share books, experiments, and lab manuals, or have their own.
Hectic holiday weekend? No problem! With options for both a four-day and two-day per week schedule, Physics 1 enables you to adapt your curriculum to your calendar.
I can’t believe how much my second grader is learning. Didn’t think it was possible to learn physics so early! My four year old begs me to let him join all the experiments because they are so fun!
As a former science educator of 10 years and now homeschool mom, I was excited about Noeo and it appeared to be one of the best on the market from my research. Upon using the curriculum, I am still impressed with it *in theory* , but many of the experiments do not “work”. Now, if this was marketed as an inquiry based (design your own) experiment or model, I wouldn’t have the same review. However, since this has “cookie cutter” experiments that spell the experiments out exactly and the parent and child are expecting them to work, I must leave a three star review. We do persist, tweak and make changes to the experiments (as any good scientist must do) ultimately are modified and work, but this is not how the curriculum is set up. Hopefully these issues are specific to the physics course.
I really enjoy the simplicity of the lesson plans as well as the approach to use a variety of texts. The pace is appropriate as well and seems reasonable for my 2nd grader. The labs are generally pretty easy to execute with given materials and things from home, so that’s nice. Although we often don’t answer the questions in the “Lab Manual”, but rather just verbally go over our findings.
This approach does lack a certain order and structure that you would get from a traditional text book approach. I would like to see more info given in the “Lab Manual” and “Instructors Guide” to outline and organize key concepts (e.g.; terms/definitions, laws listed, brief explanations). It sort of seems like the material has to be pieced together like a patchwork quilt and there’s nowhere really to organize it. I’m not sure how well this would work for someone without a science background because I’m regularly drawing on my own knowledge to help my kids (my older kids are doing the Physics II curriculum) categorize and organize the information being presented.
I have used this curriculum for two years now. We all LOVE the content! The reference books are engaging and informative. The experiments are varied and can be quite fun. My children enjoy learning by reading about a concept and then having a hands on practical application right after. I really like that in the new version, specific questions are asked about the reading material and the experiments. The Instructors Guide is laid out wonderfully and gives me all the tools I need for science. However, having a separate Lab Manual and Experiment Guide is a complete waste of paper. They should be combined into one book and efforts should be made to condense some of the pages. Sometimes the experiments are four steps deep (Instructor Guide shows me there's an experiment, we all go to the Experiment Guide, we are sent to a separate reference book, then we go to the Lab Manual to write up the experiment). This is just too much wasted time and paper. Other than this, we really do love this curriculum, my children are learning and retaining a whole lot about science.