Student Selected Topic
This topic, and the following topic, are set aside for students to pursue one or more areas of interest – to “dive deep” into a physics, chemistry, or earth science topic. Alternatively, the instructor may identify the need to present one or more of the general science techniques, a 21st Century skill, or a selection of science activities available through this site. Lab techniques, a hands-on lab, focus on “math-chops” – or another area may deserve attention.
Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Topic Examples (Physical.Science.36.1.IG)
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Overview of Standards and Topics to-date
- Read Physical 36 – All Energy Topics
- Read Physical 36 – Cool Electricity Projects
- Read Physical 36 – Energy Lab Guide
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
insert videos here …
Compare Contrast and Debate
Background: Physical science is the study of non-living things. (This is in contrast to Life Science which is the study of living things). Physical science has several “sub-divisions” or separate subject areas that are described in Physical Science topic 11 on this web site. The big groups of physical science might be described as (1) chemistry (2) physics and (3) planetary science. So far this year, this course has covered an introduction to chemistry and an introduction to physics.
- Position A: The topics associated with chemistry are much more interesting and relevant to our day-to-day lives than the physics topics.
- Position B: The topics associated with physics are much more interesting and relevant to our day-to-day lives than the chemistry topics.
Resources Documents and Links
Each student, or small team may select from the following topics to re-examine..
- Topic 15 The Periodic Table
- Topic 16 The Structure of Matter
- Topic 17 Chemical Reactions
- Topic 19 Acids, Bases and Salts
- Topic 22 Motion
- Topic 23 Forces
- Topic 24 Work and Energy I
- Topic 25 Work and Energy II
- Topic 26 Heat and Temperature
- Topic 27 Waves
- Topic 34 Electricity
Special Notes and Notices