Physical Science

Full Year - One Credit

Sophomore or Junior Science

This course gives the student a basic background in chemistry and physics. First semester is a study of chemistry topics including: scientific process, properties of matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonds, nomenclature, chemical reactions, and acids and bases. Second semester is a study of physics topics including: motion, forces, work, power and machines.

Science Skills

Properties of Matter

States of Matter

Atomic Structure


Periodic Table

Chemical Bonds

Chemical Reactions

Energy of Reactions



Nuclear Chemistry


Forces and Motion

Forces in Fluids

Work and Machines


Final Review

The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light