Grade Level: Middle School
The Physical Science program introduces students to many aspects of the physical
world, focusing first on chemistry and then on physics. The course provides an overview of the physical world and
gives students tools and concepts to think clearly about matter, atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, motion,
force, momentum, work and machines, energy, waves, electricity, light, and other aspects of chemistry and
physics. Among other subjects, students study the structure of atoms; the elements and the Periodic Table;
chemical reactions; forces, including gravitational, motion, acceleration, and mass; and energy, including light,
thermal, electricity, and magnetism.