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Physical Science should begin the study of higher-level physics and chemistry and continue educating the student in the nature of science. Students should be expected to use suitable mathematics and collect and analyze data.  Instruction and assessment should include both appropriate technology and the safe use of laboratory equipment.  Students should be engaged in hands-on laboratory experiences at least 20% of the instructional time.

 

Chemistry should explore the composition of matter through its properties, its atomic structure, and the manner in which it bonds and reacts with other substances. Students should be expected to use suitable mathematics and collect and analyze data. Instruction and assessment should include both appropriate technology and the safe use of laboratory equipment. Students should be engaged in hands-on laboratory experiences at least 20% of the instructional time.

 

Physics should ground students in the five traditional areas of Physics (Newtonian mechanics, thermodynamics, optics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics) as well as the nature of science.  It should provide the knowledge base needed for many college programs.  Students should be expected to use higher-level mathematics and collect and analyze data.  Instruction and assessment should include both appropriate technology and the safe use of laboratory equipment.  Students should be engaged in hands-on laboratory experiences at least 20% of the instructional time.

 

AP Chemistry is a college level class dealing with an extension of Chemistry.  A pre-requite for this class; for the student to receive college credit; is a 19 on the ACT and must have taken Chemistry their junior year.  Instruction and assessment should include both appropriate technology and the safe use of laboratory equipment.  Students should be engaged in hands-on laboratory experiences at least 20% of the instructional time.