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 two include: Classifying Matter; States of Matter; Properties of Matter; Atomic Theory; Atomic Mass; Periodic Table of Elements; Chemical Bonding; Chemical Formulas; Properties of Water; Solubility and Concentration; Acids and Bases; Chemical Reactions; Classifying Chemical Reactions; Reaction Rates and Energy; Radioactivity; and Nuclear Reactions.
(23-24) Semester 1
(23-24) Semester 2
(23-24) Trimester 2
(23-24) Trimester 3
Next Generation Science Standards