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Physical Science

Physical Science - (Grades 8-9) Science & Lab Credit

Teacher:  Mrs. Amber Impellizzeri

Time:  Friday 8:30-9:55

Class & Material Cost:  $345
A $30 material fee is included in the cost of the class.

Book:  A Beka Science: Matter and Energy Order #115584
             A Beka Science: Matter and Energy Lab Manual Order #115614

***This class is a 1 & 1/2 hour class.

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge: Students should have a foundational knowledge of Pre-Algebra math skills, as well as a basic understanding of the scientific method, and lab skills. Students must have maturity in order to self-direct learning at home throughout the week. Students are expected to come to class prepared for the lab experiment. These are skills developed in the Earth Science course, which is recommended before taking Physical Science.

This class is the next level middle/early high school course beyond Earth Science and lays a firm foundation for future studies in Chemistry and Physics, and is highly recommended before students move on to the upper-level high school courses. Students will take the lab and research skills learned from earlier science courses and expand on them in this lab-based course. Students will participate in full labs each week, testing and experimenting with exciting concepts. The class will dive into topics like atomic structure, chemical and physical reactions, simple machines, electricity, magnetism, light and sound.  Through learning about energy transformation and sources, theywill explore energy conservation and how to be good stewards of creation.  Each class will consist of hands-on exploration, including labs, experiments, projects and discussions.  Throughout the week, students are expected to spend 40-60 minutes each day practicing key concepts through a variety of activities including journaling, creating projects, watching videos, experiments, readings, research, graphing and interpreting charts and data tables.   

GRACE does not order these books and the HSB Bookstore does not carry them.  You may order this book through A Beka by calling 1-877-223-5226 or check out their website at  


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