Physical Science Courses

Introductory Physics (Introductory Physics or Introductory Physics Honors is required of all 9th grade students)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

Introductory Physics focuses on physics topics such as motion (dynamics), Newtonian Mechanics, work, energy, power, waves, sound, heat, light, optics, electricity, magnetism, and others as time permits. Understanding of basic physics content as the foundation of biology and chemistry will be the primary goal of the course. Quantitative data management and analysis (including mathematical, graphical and modeling approaches) will be utilized. Mathematics used will involve basic pre-algebra and algebra skills. Students will take the Introductory Physics MCAS to meet their State of Massachusetts high school science requirement.

Textbook Title: Physics: A First Course, 1st ed., CPO Science
Prerequisites: Physical Science 8


Introductory Physics ‒ Honors (Introductory Physics or Introductory Physics Honors is required of all 9th grade students)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

Introductory Physics focuses on physics topics such as motion (dynamics) in two dimensions, Newtonian Mechanics, waves, sound, heat, light, optics, electricity, magnetism, and others as time permits. Understanding of basic physics content as the foundation of biology and chemistry will be the primary goal of the course. Quantitative data management and analysis (including mathematical, graphical and modeling approaches) will be utilized. Mathematics used in the honors section will involve strong algebra skills and development of trigonometry skills. Students will take the Introductory Physics MCAS to meet their State of Massachusetts high school science requirement.

Textbook Title: Physics: A First Course, 1st ed., CPO Science
Prerequisites: B+ in Algebra I Honors and a B+ in 8th grade science with a strong recommendation of the 8th grade science teacher.





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