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PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

Physical Science Main Page

COURSE OUTLINE

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# Name Description
1 Introduction A general introduction to the course Physical Science, what it is and what it is about.
2 The Scientific Method The scientific method and the solving of problems.  A Murder Mystery to solve. 
3 Metrics, Scientific Notation Some of the tools of the scientist.  The metric system and how to measure.  Scientific Notation and the concept of density.
4 Speed, Acceleration Motion - speed and acceleration
5 Newton's Laws of Motion Sir Isaac Newton and his Laws of Motion.  
6 Gravity, Freefall, Projectiles The concept of gravity, freefall objects, horizontal and vertical projectiles - how things act under the influence of gravity
7 Solids, Liquids, and Gases The States of Matter and the Kinetic Theory 
8 Classification of Matter How matter is classified - Elements, Compounds, Mixtures, 
9 Atoms and the Periodic Table Atoms, Isotopes, the Periodic Table
10 Chemical Bonds Bonding, Metals, Non-Metals, Crystals
11 Chemical Reactions Chemical Equations and Reactions
12 Acids, Bases & Salts Acids, Bases, Salts, pH, neutralization
13 Waves Waves, Sound
14 Light The Electromagnetic Spectrum
15 Mirrors Mirrors, Lenses, Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction
16 Electricity Static Electricity, Volts, Amperes, Resistivity, Circuits
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