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Here are middle school lessons I have put together for our co-op using Secrets of the Universe series by Paul Fleisher.  I started with Objects in Motion:

The next book we tackled was Liquids and Gases: Principles of Fluid Mechanics.  This book has a lot of great physics concepts!  We used more of the white board and computer simulations, though we had some great hands-on activities as well.  This is what we covered:

This year we are using Middle School Chemistry with our co-op, so first our family is going through Matter and Energy: Principles of Matter and Thermodynamics.  It makes a great transition.
  • Lavoisier and the Law of Conservation of Matter
  • Chemical Proportions and Electrolysis (Proust, Dalton, and Gay-Lussac)
  • Mendeleyev's Periodic Law
  • The First Law of Thermodynamics (Conservation of Energy with Huygens, Count Rumford, and Joule)
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy with Clausius, Lord Kelvin, and Carnot)