Conceptual Academy


Conceptual Academy’s high-quality, engaging high school science programs in PocketLab Notebook, an interactive digital science platform. 

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Why Conceptual Academy?

Designed by Paul Hewitt, John Suchocki and Jennifer Yeh, Conceptual Academy brings high school science curricula to students in a unique and engaging way. A comprehensive library of videos provides the context students need to understand the text-based content and builds a strong conceptual foundation. Students are easily able to make connections between the concepts of physics, chemistry and biology and their everyday world.

Conceptual Academy supports Next-Generation State Standards and is accessible to students of all learning styles and abilities.  









Built on Paul Hewitt's Legacy

Paul Hewitt revolutionized teaching physics by making it more accessible and engaging. He wrote textbooks and created video and cartoon resources that focused on the conceptual understanding of the topic. Hewitt helped students connect science to their own lives. His approach to teaching has been widely adopted by schools around the world.


The Best Digital Platform

PocketLab Notebook is the best platform available for teachers to deliver lesson content online through a comprehensive digital learning environment that combines interactive lessons, customizability, real-time data collection, and analysis tools, progress monitoring, real-time feedback and group/class collaboration.


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Modern Classroom Tools

PocketLab multi-function wireless sensors have been used in schools all over the world. Student-led hands-on inquiry activities that feature authentic data collection will spark curiosity and creativity in your classroom. Your students' real-time data is live-streamed directly in their lesson making the curriculum come alive. Lesson data collection has NEVER been easier.



Science curriculum, super-charged.

Together, PocketLab and Conceptual Academy have built an all-in-one, flexible solution for teachers that combines high school science curricula, video content, hands-on labs and lessons, and a digital lab notebook where students engage with content in meaningful ways.

  • Easier than ever. Access curriculum, assign hands-on labs, and monitor student progress toward key learning objectives from one platform

  • Customizable by design. Choose from dozens of other NGSS-aligned Notebook Lessons for the flexibility to teach science concepts your way.

  • Created by experts. Deliver curriculum and lessons created by Paul Hewitt, John Suchocki and Jennifer Yeh and based on the way students learn best.

  • Cost-effective. Save with our affordable per-teacher, per-subject pricing structure.

  • Seamlessly integrated. Connect PocketLab Notebook to Google Classroom for easy implementation.

  • Designed for flexibility.  Supplement digital content with Conceptual Academy's optional companion textbooks as an aid in lesson planning and for student use.

Plan and Prepare

Conceptual Academy curricula is available as modular lessons allowing you to customize content delivery and supplement with built-in notebook lessons, PhET Interactive Simulations, data tables, group discussion modules and more.

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Students collect data, respond to questions and engage in dynamic discussions right in Notebook. Review responses and chime in to keep the discussion and discovery moving along.

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Monitor Progress

Easily track progress through each chapter and lesson on the class dashboard. Comment directly on the student assignments and provide feedback in real-time.

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Conceptual Academy Curricula


Introduction: About Science

Chapter 1: Newton’s First Law

Chapter 2: Newton’s Second Law

Chapter 3: Newton’s Third Law

Chapter 4: Momentum

Chapter 5: Energy

Chapter 6: Gravity

Chapter 7: Fluid Mechanics

Chapter 8: Heat

Chapter 9: Magnetism

Chapter 11: Waves and Sound

Chapter 12: Light and Color

Chapter 13: Light Properties

Chapter 14: The Atom

Chapter 15: Nuclear Energy

NGSS Alignment


Chapter 1: About Science

Chapter 2: Particles of Matter

Chapter 3: Elements of Chemistry

Chapter 4: Subatomic Particles

Chapter 5: The Atomic Nucleus

Chapter 6: How Atoms Bond

Chapter 7: How Molecules Mix

Chapter 8: How Water Behaves

Chapter 9: How Chemicals Reacts

Chapter 10: Acids and Bases

Chapter 11: Oxidations and Reductions

Chapter 12: Organic Compounds

Chapter 13: Nutrients of Life

Chapter 14: Medicinal Chemistry

Chapter 15: Optimizing Food Production

Chapter 16: Water and Air Resources

Chapter 17: Capturing Energy

*NGSS-alignment map coming soon


Chapter 1:
About Science

Chapter 2: The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 3: The Cell

Chapter 4: How Cells Work

Chapter 5: DNA and Genes

Chapter 6: Inheritance

Chapter 7: Genetic Technologies

Chapter 8: Natural Selection

Chapter 9: Evidence of Ecolution

Chapter 10: Diversity of Life 1

Chapter 11: Diversity of Life 2

Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Chapter 13: Control and Movement

Chapter 14: Maintaining the Body

Chapter 15: Protecting Health

Chapter 16: Populations

Chapter 17: Communities

Chapter 18: Ecosystems

*NGSS-alignment map coming soon


Chapter 1: About Science

Chapter 2: Newton’s First Law

Chapter 3: Newton’s Second Law

Chapter 4: Newton’s Third Law

Chapter 5: Momentum

Chapter 6: Energy

Chapter 7: Heat

Chapter 8: Electricity

Chapter 9: Magnetism

Chapter 10: Waves and Sound

Chapter 11: Light and Color

Chapter 12: Particles of Matter

Chapter 13: Elements of Chemistry

Chapter 14: Subatomic Particles

Chapter 15: The Atomic Nucleus

Chapter 16: How Atoms Bond

Chapter 17: How Molecules Mix

Chapter 18: How Chemicals React

Chapter 19: Acid/Base and Redox

Chapter 20: Environmental Science

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