Integrated Physics and Chemistry
Integrated Physics and Chemistry is a physical science course designed for high school students needing an entry-level science course covering basic concepts found in chemistry and physics. Topics included in this course are matter, motion and forces, work and energy, electricity and magnetism, and waves. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to observe simulations, investigate ideas, and solve problems, both online and away from the computer.
Explorations in Physical Science: Students will employ the scientific method, measurements and calculations to conduct experiments.
- The Structure of Matter: Students will explore the structure of matter, including atomic structure, elements, compounds, and mixtures.
- Matter and Change: Students will explore the chemical changes that matter can go through.
- States of Matter: Students will explore the states of matter and the process that matter goes through for its state to change.
- Motion and Forces: Students will describe the motion of objects, Newton’s laws that predict that motion, and how the motion is measured.
- Work and Energy: Students will explore various types of energy, simple machines, and the work that they can do.
- Heat Flow: Students will describe heat, heat flow, and the laws of thermodynamics, as well as explore uses of heat flow.
- Electricity and Magnetism: Students will explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism.
- Waves: Students will explore the properties and characteristics of waves.
- Chemistry and Physics in Our World: Students will discuss how chemistry and physics are at work in our daily lives and explore basic astronomical principles.