Essential Physics and Essential Chemistry were developed by our team of educators, scientists, and curriculum developers to provide students with modernized textbooks that educators can afford. Both programs include a Student Textbook, Student e-Book, Digital Teacher Resources, Lab Manuals, and Equipment Kits.

Essential Physics

Essential Physics

PASCO’s Essential Physics is a comprehensive, full-color textbook paired with an e-book and PASCO equipment. It includes a full year of instruction for General, Honors, AP®, and IB® physics courses. The program includes animations, videos, interactive equations and simulations, and more tools that increase student engagement and understanding. Essential Physics is focused on practical applications that connect students to the physics of nature as well as technology.

Essential Chemistry

Essential Chemistry

Essential Chemistry is a comprehensive, full-color textbook paired with PASCO equipment. It is the first interactive e-book for chemistry on the market. It includes a full year of instruction for General, Honors, AP®, and IB® courses. The program includes over 100 interactive visualizations and tools that increase student engagement and understanding. Essential Chemistry is focused on practical applications that connect students to the chemistry of nature as well as technology.

Student Bookstore

Student Bookstore

The Student Bookstore provides parents and students with the opportunity to purchase their own copies of Essential Chemistry or Essential Physics. They are exceptional tools for independent learning, as well as homeschooling. Student Bookstore options and pricing are explicitly intended for individual consumers, not institutions.