This course emphasizes the study of the properties and nature of matter and energy. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 explores atomic theory, phases of matter, the periodic table, chemical bonding and formula representations, carbon interactions, and matter and energy in living systems. It examines chemical reactions including chemical equations, reaction kinetics, and the processes of reactions including oxidation-reduction, acid-base, direct combinations, decomposition, and displacement. This course includes an atomic and chemical reactions lab component.

Semester 2 describes Newton’s laws of motion, and the fundamental forces of matter including electromagnetism, strong and weak interactions, and gravitation. This course also details different types of energy including thermal, chemical, electrical, radiant, nuclear, magnetic, elastic, sound, and gravitational energies as well as thermodynamics and waves. This course includes a motion and forces and energy lab component.

1 Credit

Science 1: Earth and Space Science

This course is aligned to the National Science Education Standards (NSES), Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

Semester 1
SCI 201: Pretest—Physical Science

  • Atomic Theory
  • Properties and Phases of Matter
  • Periodic Table
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Nomenclature and Formula Representations
  • Carbon Atoms
  • Matter and Energy Transformations
  • Atomic Lab
  • Introduction
  • Chemical Equations
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Oxidation-Reduction (Redox) Reactions
  • Acid-Base Reactions
  • Direct Combination and Chemical
  • Decomposition
  • Single and Double Displacement
  • Chemical Reactions Lab

SCI 201: Test—Physical Science

Semester 2
SCI 202: Pretest—Physical Science

  • Newton’s First Law of Motion
  • Newton’s Second Law of Motion
  • Newton’s Third Law of Motion
  • Work and Power
  • Electromagnetism
  • Strong and Weak Interactions
  • Gravitation
  • Motion and Forces Lab
  • Thermal and Chemical Energy
  • Electrical and Radiant Energy
  • Nuclear and Magnetic Energy
  • Elastic and Sound Energy
  • Gravitational Energy
  • Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Waves
  • Energy Lab

SCI 202: Test—Physical Science

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