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As the foundational science, physical science explains everything we can observe around us. Physical science is a study of matter and energy. It is about both the physical world around us, the world we can see, and the sub-microscopic world which is so fine that even the most powerful of microscopes will not make it visible in a direct sense. It deals with the forces that shape the world and the ways that energy is used.

Students will be provided with Glencoe Physical Science

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain fundamental scientific principles and their technological applications.
  2. Use the concept of force and motion and solve problems.
  3. State the differences between forms and kinds of energy.
  4. Describe the electromagnetic nature of matter.
  5. Recognize properties of wave motion and identify several different types of waves.
  6. Distinguish kinds and phases of matter.
  7. Recognize the role of atomic structure in chemical bonding, reactivity, and radioactivity.
  8. Classify all matter as being either an element, compound, mixture or solution.

Course Outline

Semester 1

Topics Covered


•             Chapter 1: The Nature of Science

•             Chapter 2: Motion

•             Chapter 3: Forces and Newton’s Laws

•             Chapter 4: Work and Energy

•             Chapter 5: Thermal Energy

•             Chapter 6: Electricity

•             Chapter 7: Magnetism and its Uses

•             Chapter 8: Energy and the Environment

•             Chapter 9: Introduction to Waves

•             Chapter 10: Sound

•             Chapter 11: Electromagnetic Waves

•             Chapter 12: Light

•             Chapter 13: Mirrors and Lenses


Semester 2

Topics Covered


•             Chapter 14: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

•             Chapter 15: Classification of Matter

•             Chapter 16: Properties and Atoms of the Periodic Table

•             Chapter 17: Work and Energy

•             Chapter 18: Elements and their Properties

•             Chapter 19: Chemical Bonds

•             Chapter 20: Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions

•             Chapter 21: Solutions

•             Chapter 22: Acids, Bases, and Salts

•             Chapter 23: Organic Compounds

•             Chapter 24: New Materials through Chemistry

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