Physical Science introduces students to key concepts and theories that provide a foundation for further study in other sciences and advanced science disciplines. Physical Science comprises the systematic study of the physical world as it relates to fundamental concepts about matter, energy and motion. A unified understanding of phenomena in physical, living, earth and space systems is the culmination of all previously learned concepts related to chemistry, physics, and earth and space science, along with historical perspective and mathematical reasoning.
Students will examine current physical science issues using appropriate and effective reading and writing strategies which will be integrated into all aspects of the curriculum along with comprehensive laboratory experiences. This laboratory course covers all of the clear learning targets as outlined by Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Science and Common Core State Standards of English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
Prerequisite: Concurrently taking Math 1