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"Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in." -Sally Ride
In 9th grade Physical Science, we will explore science concepts that will lay the foundation for future science classes, while maintaining an understanding of how these concepts affect us in our everyday lives. This course includes traditional introductory topics drawn from chemistry and physics, integrated with interdisciplinary science topics and problem-solving experiences. Chemistry topics include: atomic structure, patterns in the periodic table, writing chemical formulas, and balancing chemical equations. Physics topics include: motion, forces (gravity, friction, electromagnetism), mechanical energy, work and machines, and power. In addition to collaboratively working together to learn physical science content, we will develop critical thinking skills that can be applied beyond the classroom. As the teacher, my job is to create a learning environment that is fosters success for each and every student. As I teach my students, I will also learn from them. I expect my students to put forth their best effort, seek help from those around them, enjoy applying science to the world around them, and have respect and responsibility at all times. Science on.