Physical science is composed of two major units of study
with investigation and experimentation as an underlying theme throughout the
course. Students will explore the
concepts of basic physics and basic chemistry, and will establish a solid
foundation upon which they can build for their high school science
Throughout the basic chemistry units, students will explore
the properties of matter from subatomic particles to biological
macromolecules. Specific topics
will include density, structure of matter, reactions, periodic table
organization and trends, and chemistry in living systems.
The basic physics units will address concepts of basics
kinematics, including motion, and forces.
We will also cover the role of gravity in forming and conserving the
composition of solar system, stars and galaxies.
Students will design and
conduct experiments whenever possible to attempt to discover the underlying
principles, laws and theories woven throughout physical science. Students will be required to collect
evidence, state relationships between variables, and draw evidence-based
conclusions from lab data.
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