Science- Mr. Solari

Here is a basic outline of what major Physical Science topics and concepts we will be learning about this year!

  • Intro to Physical Science and Measurement Review Mini Unit
    • What fields of science are considered to be Physical Science
    • Review of the Metric System and scientific measurement skills
  • Chemistry
    • Atomic Structure and Simple Modeling of Atoms
    • Kinetic Molecular Theory
    • Periodic Table of the Elements
    • Relationships and Patterns between groups of elements
    • Compounds and Molecules
    • Physical vs. Chemical Changes
    • Chemical Reactions
    • Law of Conservation of Matter
  • Energy
    • Kinetic vs Potential Energy
    • Thermal Energy
    • Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation
    • Minimizing Thermal Energy Loss
    • Law of Conservation of Energy
  • Waves
    • Mechanical waves
    • Wave speed
    • Sound waves
    • Doppler Effect
    • Electromagnetic Waves and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • Analog vs. Digital waves
  • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Magnetic Fields
    • Static Electricity
    • Electric Current
    • Basic Circuitry
    • Electromagnetics
    • Alternating Current Generators
  • Weather
    • Layers of the atmosphere
    • Earth’s Seasons
    • Global Wind Belts and the Coriolis Effect
    • Ocean Circulation Patterns
    • Variety of Air Masses and conditions of each
    • Weather Fronts and Reading a Basic Weather Map
  • Forces and Motion
    • Relative Motion
    • Speed and Acceleration
    • Newton’s Laws of Motion
    • Momentum
    • Graphical Interpretations of Motion