Course title

Foundations of Physical & Biological Science I



Course description

This freshman-level year-long course coversfoundational topics in physics, chemistry,and biology. This course emphasizes thebasic and universal physical laws thatgovern the structure and behavior of matteras they are expressed all around us—in thevery large (astronomy) to the very small(fundamental particles, atomic structure,cellular structure), from the simple (phasesof matter, solution chemistry) to the complex(evolution, genetics, ecology). Class activitiesinclude group laboratory experiments,lecture and discussion, and problem-solvingsessions. Laboratory experiments aredesigned to instruct students on scientificresearch techniques and skills includingobservation, documentation, data analysisand evaluation, and background sourceevaluation and usage. This course is team-taught by biology, chemistry, and physicsteachers. Upon completion, students areeligible to take Foundations of Physical andBiological Science II.

School country

United States

School state


School city


High school

The Wellington School

School / district Address

3650 Reed Rd

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LINT
  • Integrated science

Approved date

Online / Virtual