This course is designed as an interactive, 21st century course focusing on basic physics and chemistry. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the physical sciences. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of the physical and chemical properties of the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of electricity by describing electrical charges, describing electrical current and circuits, explaining electromagnetism, and comparing energy resources.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of motion by describing elements of motion, explaining forces and friction, describing momentum, and differentiating forms of energy. Ratings table
Students will demonstrate an understanding of waves by summarizing the properties of waves, describing characteristics of mechanical waves, and explaining components of electromagnetic waves.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of chemical properties by relating electrons and bonding, explaining chemical formulas, and describing properties of acids and bases.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of chemical reactions by describing chemical reaction classification, explaining energy and reaction rates, and describing radioactivity.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of classifying matter by explaining the states of matter, describing properties of matter, and describing the properties of atoms.
*Collaborative project: Students are required to submit one collaborative project in segment 1. There will be two different options in the segment to choose from.
*Collaborative project: Students are required to submit one collaborative project in segment 2. There will be three different options throughout the segment to choose from.
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