1 Credit Level 3 NCAA
This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. This STEM course will integrate science and engineering practices in the learning with application to real world situations. Collaborative, inquiry-based strategies will be engaged in that will include laboratory experiments and activities that will be hands-on. Students will integrate these practices to critically think and explain phenomena in our world and the universe while engaging in scientific argumentation to connect content and concepts explaining problems and questions encountered in class. Students will collect and analyze data to find patterns and trends that help to explain our world. Math practices and activities will be challenging on the Algebra I level and will enhance student learning of the content.
Requirements for placement: previous school record, high math scores on the entrance exam, placement into Level 3 Math courses, and signature of school counselor