Integrated Science B provides an introduction to the world of physics. The course starts out by building a foundation of what it means to be scientific by describing the ways scientists think, communicate, and do their jobs. Next, students cover important aspects of motion and force, including the motion of fluids and how motion relates to Newton’s laws. Building up from these fundamentals, students then explore the topics of thermodynamics, energy, work, and machines. The nature and properties of waves are covered next, and then the course ends by examining electricity and magnetism. Throughout the course, students parallel their investigation into the scientific method with a course project that introduces them to the field and processes of engineering. This course uses a multimedia format that includes text, videos, animations, interactive activities, and group discussions. In self-check activities and quizzes, students practice what they learn and correct misconceptions or uncertainties before taking assessments. Students complete a unit exam and deliver a unit project in each unit. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.