This is an introductory course designed to give students an opportunity to explore the basic concepts of physical science. Students will be introduced to the foundations of science, including skills, assumptions, and the role of technology in science. Then, students will learn about matter, atoms, and the periodic table. Students will dive into the chemical side of physical science with an introduction to chemical reactions and the chemistry of carbon and solutions. They will explore motion, forces, work, machines, and energy as well as nuclear energy and thermal energy. Lastly, students will get an introduction to waves, sound, and electromagnetic radiation.
The course provides extensive examples and practice for students to explain and apply concepts. This course does not include a laboratory component.
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