Contains courses for Alexander High School Science Department

Prerequisite: Good attendance and teacher permission

Physical Science is an inquiry and laboratory based course that engages student in asking valid scientific questions and gathering and analyzing information. Physical science addresses content in four topical areas: the study of matter, energy and waves, forces and motion, and the universe. By the end of physical science, students should have a fundamental understanding of the elementary principles of physics and chemistry. Class time is primarily devoted to enrichment activities and classroom discussion coupled with investigations and laboratory work. Readings and practice may be assigned as out of class activities, so students should be well organized, independent readers, and be self-motivated learners.

Graded on a 4.5 weighted scale