Comprehensive Science 3 is the last class of the M/J Comprehensive Series. The course introduces new information and reviews some basics of science to prepare students for high school science coursework. Topics covered in this course include: The Nature of Science, Earth and Space Science, Properties of Matter, Changes in Matter, Matter and Energy, and Energy flow in the living world. During this course students will learn through real world examples and applications. Students will participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of matter by describing physical properties of matter, explaining measurements of physical properties, and describing scientific knowledge.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of changes in matter by describing physical changes, describing chemical changes, explaining the law of conservation of matter, and relating thermal energy to changes in matter.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of elements and compounds by explaining the periodic table, and describing properties of elements, compounds and solutions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the cycles in nature by describing matter and energy transfer in photosynthesis, describing matter and energy transfer in cellular respiration, and describing matter and energy transfer in the carbon cycle.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of observing the universe by describing space exploration technologies, explaining the impact of space exploration on everyday life, and summarizing the use of the electromagnetic spectrum to examine astronomical objects.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the solar system by summarizing the formation of the solar system, describing moon phases, explaining eclipses, and explaining the seasons.
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