Physical Science B

PHYSICAL SCIENCE B, the second course in a two-semester series, continues with a study of energy in motion. Students will describe and calculate force, velocity, acceleration, work, and power. The course leads students to understand Newton’s laws of motion and guides them in designing simple machines based on the basic principles of physics. The course continues with a study of the generation of electricity and magnetism. The course goes on to cover the forms and properties of waves and the electromagnetic spectrum. Students will study nuclear reactions and the composition and structure of the universe. The course concludes with an examination of the life cycle of a star plus past achievements and future goals for space exploration.