Physical Science introduces students to the study of matter and energy. It, therefore, includes topics from both Physics (such as acceleration, light, and electrical current) and Chemistry (such as states of matter, chemical reactions, and nuclear decay). The emphasis in this course is on a conceptual understanding of the fundamental forces and processes at work in the world around us. Each assignment starts with a brief activity to introduce students to the topic under discussion.
In completing this subject, among other activities, students use the concepts and knowledge they have learned to determine and explain what happens in new situations.
There are 8 exams in Physical Science. Online Exams are available.
Hewitt et al., Conceptual Physical Science—Explorations, Addison Wesley/Prentice Hall. A DVD is included which helps guide students through each chapter through the use of interactive tutorials and videos of lectures and demonstrations.