Ever wonder why more massive objects require more force to move? Perhaps you have questioned how new substances are made or how energy is involved in changes in matter? These are some of the concepts students will be exploring in Physical Science. This course teaches the foundational concepts of physics and chemistry. Students will use scientific inquiry, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, and virtual labs to build and demonstrate an understanding of physical and chemical phenomena enabling them to apply these principles to their everyday lives. Major topics in segment one include: Speed, Velocity and Acceleration; Newton’s Laws of Motion; Momentum; Fundamental Forces; Mechanical Work and Power; Energy; Energy Transfer; Conservation of Energy; Electrical Charges; Electrical Current; Electrical Circuits; Magnetism; Relationship Between Electricity and Magnetism; Introduction to Waves; Sound Waves; Mechanical waves; Electromagnetic waves; and Reflection and Refraction.
(23-24) Semester 1
(23-24) Semester 2
(23-24) Trimester 1
(23-24) Trimester 2
Next Generation Science Standards