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Physical Science – Semester – 1

 
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Physical Science – Semester – 1

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

This course is designed as an interactive introduction to basic physics and chemistry. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the physical sciences. Students use scientific inquiry and higher-order problem solving as they explore these topics through interactive simulations, and both virtual and hands-on experiences. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. Collaborative projects and real-world assessments aid the student in ultimately demonstrating an understanding of the importance of the physical and chemical properties of the world around them.

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites:

None

Required Materials:

Student-Supplied Resources:

  • Lab Equipment: View the materials you will need for each module.
  • Scientific Calculator: You will need a scientific calculator with logarithmic functions and scientific notation capabilities

Other Resources (Free Downloads):

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Java
  • Windows Media Player
  • Apple iTunes

Syllabus:

Segment I:

Module One: Motion

  • 00 Motion Pretest
  • 01 The Study of Science
  • 02 Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration
  • 02 Honors Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration
  • 03 The Laws of Motion
  • 03B Momentum
  • 04 Forces in Action
  • 05 Energy
  • 06 Work and Power
  • 07 Motion Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 08 Motion Module Exam

Module Two: Waves

  • 00 Waves Pretest
  • 01 Waves
  • 02 Sound
  • 02 Honors Sound
  • 03 The Electromagnetic Spectrum—The Visible
  • 04 The Electromagnetic Spectrum—The Non-Visible
  • 05 Science and You
  • 06 Waves Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 07 Waves Module Exam

Module Three: Electricity

  • 00 Electricity Pretest
  • 01 Electrical Charges
  • 02 Electric Current
  • 03 Circuits
  • 04 Electromagnetism
  • 05 Energy Resources
  • 06 Human Impacts on the Environment
  • 06B Engineering Design I
  • 07 Electricity Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 08 Electricity Module Exam
  • 09 Segment One Exam

 


 

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