Physical Science 8
Physical science is comprised of physics and chemistry, specifically the relationship between matter and energy. Physical Science is a one semester course, the SOL test will be administered at the close of the semester. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to understand these interactions. Concepts will be discussed, investigated and applied to ensure that students understand, think critically and apply the appropriate knowledge and skills based in scientific inquiry as it relates to physics and chemistry. Subjects to be covered include: Scientific Investigation, Matter, Energy, Atomic Theory, Chemical Reactions, Nuclear Energy, Force and Motion, Simple Machines, Electricity and Magnetism and Light, Sound and Waves.