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Physical Science Virtual



Course description

This two-segment course is designed as an interactive introduction to basic physics and chemistry. Students will first explore the movement of objects. Topics in segment one include describing motion; predicting motion using Newton?s laws; and the fundamental forces behind movement. Students will deepen their understanding of energy through exploring the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism and the nature and use of sound and electromagnetic waves. The second segment of the course explores the matter around us on the atomic level; the nature of chemical bonding; and the reactions that make new substances. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the physical sciences: physics and chemistry.

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.

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United States

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Florida Virtual School

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

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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.

Online / Virtual