- Basics of chemistry, atoms and molecules
- Air and the atmosphere
- Water and the hydrosphere
- Earth and the lithosphere
- Physics of motion, gravity and Newton’s Laws
- Electricity and magnetism
- Nuclear forces and radioactivity
- Waves, sound, and light.
Studying the physical world in which we live gives the student an appreciation for everyday phenomena, an appetite for understanding math and how it relates to science, and translating this understanding into labs that prove or disprove the principles about this world. Once the labs are complete, the student can then relate these experiments to real life applications, such as speed and acceleration as they learn to drive over the next year; impact and how forces can create a lot of damage potentially as beginning drivers. This course presents a lot of learning about this world in which they live as well as testing hypotheses and theories in the lab and make this science course a lot of hands-on fun.