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Physical Science

This course is designed to give students an introduction to two subjects: physics and chemistry. Students will develop problem-solving skills and a basic knowledge in physics. Major topics discussed are motion, forces, work, energy, waves, sound, light, and electricity. Students will develop critical thinking skills and a basic knowledge in chemistry. Major topics discussed are matter, the atom, the periodic table, compounds, chemical reactions, solutions, and nuclear changes. During both semesters, students will perform numerous labs that will enhance their data collection, interpretation, and graphing skills.