Integrated Physics & Chemistry A

Course Description

Integrated Physics and Chemistry A is the first course of a two-semester series. In this course, students will explore the structure and properties of matter and the ways that changes in matter affect their everyday lives. Students will conduct laboratory and field investigations using safe and appropriate practices. They will also use critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course you will understand and use:

  • conduct safe and effective laboratory investigations using the scientific method, appropriate equipment, and communication devices.
  • use critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions.
  • understand the relationship between the structure of matter and its properties.
  • evaluate how the changes in matter affect their everyday lives.

Required Course Materials

Interactive
Notebook
This may be a small composition notebook or a spiral notebook.
Your instructor will instruct you to write in your interactive notebook in every lesson.
All documents — such as glossaries — that you are instructed to print and write on should be secured into your interactive notebook.
You may use the information in your interactive notebook when completing all assignments, except for the final exam.
Internet Access Libraries and coffee shops often provide free Wi-Fi access
Software You will need a Compatible web browser:
Adobe Reader is required to view PDF documents
You will need Java installed to complete some virtual labs.

Note: This course does not require a textbook.

Course Organization

  • 6 Units with 4 lessons each
  • 12 Graded Assignments
  • 1 final exam (taken in-person)

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

Format: 50 multiple-choice questions
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: #2 pencils, graphing or scientific calculator

Semester Topics

Topic 1: The Nature of Physical Science
Topic 2: Matter
Topic 3: Periodic Table and Bonding
Topic 4: Chemical Reactions
Topic 5: Solutions
Topic 6: Nuclear Chemistry