Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Physical Science

Cost of class:
$60.00 / month - this includes the use of textbooks, lab materials, and field trips.

Class times: Mondays and Tuesdays at 3:30pm – 5:30pm (September 12, 2011 - May 15, 2012)
This class is geared for 8th-9th grades.

Class description: Physical science is an introduction to physics and chemistry and is a continuation of earth science. Foundational material is introduced that will give a student familiarity and greater ease to learn the more complex ideas found in high school chemistry and physics classes. Topics explore the nature of the world around us and establishes a fundamental understanding of natural processes.

1. What is matter?
2. The atom
3. The atmosphere
4. Weather
5. Newton’s Laws
6. Gravity
7. Circular Motion
8. Electricity
9. Magnetism
10. Science History

Examples of Labs:
1. Building model atoms
2. Building working motors
3. Mapping magnetism
4. Building radios
5. Calculating acceleration

Books used:
The Physical World: an Introduction to Physical Science for Christian Schools (BJU Press)
Various other sources

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