This is a rigorous physical science course intended for accelerated 9th grade students who have already completed Algebra I and are motivated toward honors-level study in science and mathematics. The course integrates history, mathematics, and technical communication skills. Through successful completion of this course, a student will be able to develop a mastery of the basic tools of physics and chemistry, including fundamental concepts and applications, computational skills, and analytical skills. Topics covered in this course are ideal for an honors-level freshman science course and include Newton’s laws of motion, energy, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, physical and chemical properties, models of the atom, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1
Textbook: Please see current book list.