Thorp High School - Mrs. Steinbach

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Welcome to Physical Science I!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PHYSICAL SCIENCE I
Grade Level
: 10-12, but usually taken sophomore year
Prerequisite: none
Length: one semester

Physical Science I is designed to explore physical science in an active, inquiry, project-based fashion.  Physical Science I has a chemistry emphasis.  This course is lab intensive and you will be expected to maintain an accurate log of you scientific studies.  In order to demonstrate mastery of the concepts and practices you learned during our labs and activities, we will be tackling numerous real-life, meaningful, and fun challenge.  Our one major challenge will include designing, creating, and presenting:

an entertaining and informative chemistry science show to fifth-grade students.

Introductory principles covered in this course will include elements and their properties, parts of the atom, line spectra and electron “jumps,” ionization energy and orbitals, the octet rule and bonding, nuclear forces, electronegativity, intermolecular forces, characteristics of chemical change, conservation of energy, electrochemistry basics, properties of polymers and plastics, and acid-base chemistry.

NECESSARY SUPPLIES

  • composition notebook
  • scientific calculator

WHAT'S NEXT?

You may choose to take Physical Science I in place of Chemistry.  After completing Physical Science I, you may choose to take Physical Science II and Physical Science III, or you may chose to take Physics.  Physical Science II will have a physics emphasis, specifically forces, motion, and energy.  Physical Science III will have a physics and earth and space science emphasis, specifically astronomy.

PHYSICAL
SCIENCE
I

Course
Description

Syllabus

Assignment
Board

Lessons:

1 - Atomic Structure

2 - Electrons

3 - Chemical Bonding

4 - Radioactive Decay

5 - IMFs

6 - Chemical Reactions

7 - Electro- chemistry

8 - Polymers and Plastics

9 - Acid-base

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Questions?
Email Mrs. Steinbach
tsteinbach@thorp.k12.wi.us