Physical Science Course

Physical Science Course

Take an accredited high school Physical Science course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!

The Physical Science course at Northgate Academy offers an enlightening exploration of the marvels of God’s creation, underscored by the advancements in science and technology. This course is thoughtfully designed to blend rigorous academic inquiry with a faith-based perspective, enabling students to uncover the wonders of the natural world through a Christian lens. By defining key concepts in science and technology, identifying the main branches of natural science, understanding metric conversions, and recognizing the importance of measurement accuracy, students gain a foundational understanding of the scientific realm. The curriculum emphasizes the application of empirical standards and logical reasoning through studies of the scientific method, the influence of historical scientific figures, and the evolution of scientific theories, from ancient philosophical inquiries to contemporary atomic models.

Course objectives are aimed at encouraging students to articulate the core principles of science and technology, their historical evolution, and their interconnection. Students will delve into the major branches of natural science, emphasizing the critical role of precise measurement and error analysis in scientific endeavors. Additionally, the course invites learners to assess the seminal contributions of key historical figures to the scientific field. Through engaging virtual labs and problem-solving exercises, students will enhance their critical thinking skills, applying theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios. Northgate Academy’s Physical Science course not only seeks to educate students about the scientific world but also to inspire them to view science as a means of appreciating the intricacies of God’s creation, fostering a harmonious relationship between faith, ethics, and scientific inquiry.

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High School Science - Physical Science Syllabus

This course explores how God’s creation is revealed through scientific and technological advances. Students will define science and technology, identify branches of natural science, understand metric conversions, and recognize the significance of measurement error. Learners will apply empirical standards and logical arguments by studying the scientific method, the impacts of historical figures, and the role of scientific theories. The course also covers physical properties, units of measurement, and the development of scientific understanding from ancient times to modern atomic theories, all while reflecting on the Christian faith’s contribution to science and ethics.

Textbook:Excel High School. (2024). Physical Science.

Course Objectives:

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

  • Articulate the fundamental concepts of science and technology, including their definitions, historical development, and relationship.
  • Explore and explain the three main branches of natural science and the importance of accurate measurement and
    error analysis in scientific research.
  • Evaluate the contributions of key historical figures in the field of science.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through virtual labs.
Semester A
Chapter 1 – Intro to Physical Science
Chapter 2 – Measurement Tools in Science
Chapter 3 – The Nature of Matter
Chapter 4 – Atomic and Quantum Theory
Chapter 5 – Basics of Chemistry
Chapter 6 – Chemical Equations and Reactions
Chapter 7 – Chemical Solutions
Chapter 8 – Acids and Bases
Chapter 9 – Nuclear Chemistry
Semester B
Chapter 10 – Physics Basics
Chapter 11 – Newtonian Physics
Chapter 12 – Physical Forces
Chapter 13 – Machines
Chapter 14 – Energy
Chapter 15 – Thermodynamics
Chapter 16 – Waves
Chapter 17 - Light
Chapter 18 - Electricity

Grading Scale

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%

Grade Weighting

Unit Quizzes……………………35%
Written Assignments………..35%
Mid-Term/Final Exams……..30%

Affordable Monthly Payments

Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality accredited education available for everyone.

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Step 1: Begin The Enrollment Process

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Physical Science Course

Take an accredited high school Physical Science course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!