Physical Science is an introductory high school science course that prepares students to take biology, chemistry, and physics. This course introduces students to scientific processes, the scientific method, and scientific inquiry. Content includes safety in the lab and the field, principles for conducting experiments, and the need for scientific communication. The course also covers the atomic nature of matter, classification of the elements, the periodic table, acids, and bases. Next, students explore energy, learn about Newton’s laws of motion, and have the opportunity to design their own machine using the basic principles of physics. They finish the course with a survey of the universe, the life cycles of stars, and space exploration.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
Will need lab information in order to be approved as science.