Pine Castle Classes Physical Science


  1.0 High School Credit with Lab Component


This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology and may be taken in the 8th grade as well. The course discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies.


Materials needed:


     Exploring Creation With Physical Science, 2nd Edition, Apologia


Solutions and Test Booklet

3-Ring Binder (1 ½”)

College Ruled Paper

Tab dividers, numbered 1-16

100- 3×5 lined index cards





     Students will be expected to read the material and do some assignments in preparation for class.

Tutoring time will be spent discussing the more difficult concepts and performing experiments.

After class, students will be expected to review the material and check all of their assignments.

Tests will be taken at home and then brought back to class to the teacher for grading.

In addition, lab reports will be completed at home and then returned to the teacher for grading.


Grading Procedure:


     Test grades will comprise 65% of the grade.

Lab reports will comprise 35% of the grade.


Teacher Contact Information:


     Julie Brackin




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