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This lesson will explain how the course is set up and what we will be learning.

Student Objective: I can identify the independent, dependent, and control variables of an experiment.

Review of the explore problems from lesson 1.2.

Student Objectives:
I can explain the Scientific Method.
I can ask a scientific question.
I can write a hypothesis in the correct format.

Review of the explore problems from lesson 1.3.

Student Objectives:
I can correctly describe the four types of graphs.
I can appropriately graph data.

Review of the explore problems from lesson 1.4.

Student Objectives:
I can measure and collect data.
I can calculate volume.

Review of the explore problems from lesson 1.5.

Student Objectives:
I can describe the concept of density.
I can solve for different variables in the density equation.

Review of the explore problems from lesson 1.6.

Student Objectives:
I can describe how matter is classified.
I can describe the properties of each of the states of matter.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 2.1.

Student Objective: I can describe properties of each of the states of matter.

Review of the practice problems from lesson 2.2.

Student Objectives: I can describe a physical change. I can describe a chemical change.

Review of the practice problems from lesson 2.3.

Student Objectives:
I can identify the processes involved in the change of state of matter.

Review of the practice problems in lesson 2.4.

Student Objectives:
I can use the periodic table to determine information about elements including: atomic number, atomic mass, group number and name, and period number.
I can use the periodic table to determine chemical properties and physical properties of each specific group of elements.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 3.1.

Student Objectives: I can use the periodic table to determine whether an element is a metal, nonmetal, or a metalloid. I can list physical properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 3.2.

Student Objectives:
I can create and draw models of atoms.
I can identify the charges and locations of electrons, protons, and neutrons in an atom.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 3.3.

Student Objectives: I can use the relationships between electrons, protons, and neutrons to determine the number of each in an atom or the atomic number and mass of the atom.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 3.4.

Student Objectives: I can define what an isotope is. I can identify the difference between isotopes and different elements.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 3.5.

Student Objectives: I can define valence electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams, and ions. I can draw Lewis Dot Diagrams.

Review of lesson 4.1

Student Objective: I can determine the Ion an element will form.

Review of lesson 4.2

Student Objective: I can determine the ion an element will form.

Review of lesson 4.3 .

Student Objectives: I can determine formulas of ionic compounds. I can compare and contrast ionic and covalent compounds.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 4.4.

Student Objectives:
I can count the number of atoms in a compound
I can describe chemical equations.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 5.2.

Student Objectives:
I can define the Law of Conservation of Mass
I an describe the relationship between the Law of Conservation of Mass and balancing a chemical equation

Review of Lesson 5.2.

Student Objectives: I can determine the type of reaction present in a chemical reaction.

Review of lesson 5.3.

Student Objectives: I can balance chemical equations.

Review of lesson 5.4

After completing the first half of the course, you will be prepared to take this assessment. This assessment only focuses on the first half of the course with the main topic of Chemistry.

Student Objectives: I can compare and contrast instantaneous, constant, and average speed. I can describe the difference between speed and velocity. I can calculate speed and velocity.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 6.1.

Student Objectives: I can determine if acceleration is occurring in a situation. I can calculate acceleration.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 6.2.

Student Objectives: I can compare and contrast mass vs. weight. I can determine the weight of an object, when given it’s mass.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 6.3.

Student Objectives: I can identify different types of force, providing examples of each.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 7.1.

Student Objectives: l can draw a free-body diagram. I can identify if a set of forces is balanced or unbalanced.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 7.2.

Student Objectives: I can compare and contrast mass vs. weight. I can determine the weight of an object, when given it’s mass.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 7.3.

Student Objectives: I can describe Newton’s three laws of motion and give examples of each.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 7.4.

Student Objectives: I can describe the relationship between mass and momentum. I can describe the relationship between speed and momentum.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 7.5.

Student Objectives: I can identify and utilize the proper equation to solve various physics problems.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 7.6.

Student Objectives: I can define energy. I can identify different types of energy and provide examples of each. I can compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 8.1.

Student Objectives: I can define Work, power, and efficiency. I can calculate work, power, and efficiency.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 8.2.

Student Objectives: I can define an electric circuit. I can define static electricity.

Review of the worksheet from Lesson 9.1.

Student Objectives: I can describe the parts of an electric circuit. I can describe the difference between an open and closed circuit. I can draw electrical circuits. I can identify a series and a parallel circuit.

Review of the worksheet of lesson 9.2.

Student Objectives: I can define voltage, current, and resistance. I can calculate resistance, current, and voltage using Ohm’s Law.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 9.3

Student Objectives: I can define the types of waves. I can describe the properties of waves.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 10.1.

Student Objectives: I can calculate the speed, wavelength, and frequency of waves.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 10.2.

Student Objectives: I can describe the difference between reflection, refraction, and diffraction.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 10.3.

Student Objectives: I can explain how sound waves work. I can demonstrate the relationship between volume and amplitude. I can demonstrate the relationship between pitch and frequency.

Review of the worksheet from lesson 10.4.

Complete this assessment after you have completed sections six through ten. A passing grade on this assessment will demonstrate your understanding of the physics portion of this course.

8th and 9th Grade Physical Science is an introductory course to both chemistry and physics. Upon completion of this course, your student will master the fundamentals of both chemistry and physics. This course and curriculum is ideal for both homeschoolers or students who may need to re-enforce their studies.

This course is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Each lesson is guided by a specific learning target which is gone over at the beginning of the lesson. Students are taught in a Learn- Explore- Review format. The Learn and Review portions are delivered in video format. The Explore portion is a worksheet for students to complete. This is a full year's worth of content! This course is perfect for homeschoolers or students who need to re-enforce their understanding of physical science.

- A FULL YEAR'S WORTH OF SCIENCE FOR GRADE 8 OR GRADE 9
- 10 UNITS
- 40 VIDEO-LESSONS
- 40 WORKSHEETS
- 40 VIDEO- REVIEWS (I EXPLAIN EACH ANSWER STEP BY STEP)
- 2 UNIT EXAMS (ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED)
- LEARNING TARGETS ALIGNED WITH NGSS
- RIGOROUS CONTENT
- EVERYTHING YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO MASTER PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Upon course completion, students will have a working understanding of both chemistry and physics. Students will be able to apply the fundamental principles of both chemistry and physics in courses throughout their years in science.

This video-course is intended for students needing to learn physical science, speciically 8th grade or 9th grade.

Prior science experience in middle school is suggested.

COURSE TOPICS

Identifying Variables

The Scientific Method

Graphing

Measuring Data

Density

Properties of Matter

States of Matter

Physical and Chemical Changes

Heating Curve

The Periodic Table

Metals and Nonmetals

Structure of the Atom

Atom Math

Isotopes

Valence Electrons and Lewis Dot Diagrams

Ions

Ions Part 2

Bonding and Chemical Formulas

Chemical Equations and Counting Atoms

Counting Atoms, Balanced or Unbalanced Equations

Types of Chemical Reactions

Balancing and Types of Equations

Speed and Velocity

Acceleration

Freefall

Basics of Forces

Free-Body Diagrams and Balancing Forces

Mass and Weight

Newton's Laws

Momentum

The Math of Physics

Types of Energy

Work, Power and Efficiency

Electricity Intro

Series and Parallel

Ohm's Law and Power

Properties of Waves

Waves Math

Wave Behavior

Sound

- Teacher: Emily
- Areas of expertise: Science
- Education: Bachelor of the Arts, Secondary Education and Earth Science Masters of Educational Technology Certificate of Online Teaching Certificate of Technology Integration
- Interests: Science! Sustainability, Waterskiing, Volleyball, Family, Earth, Health, Natural Living, and Traveling.
- Skills: I am a National Champion Waterskier!! I am very good at writing curriculum to meet learning targets.
- Associations: Wisconsin State Licensed teacher in Broadfield Science, Earth Science, and Biology. Masters degree.
- Issues I care about: I am passionate about bringing science to all learners. It is an important subject that helps students learn how to think and apply, two skills that are invaluable in their educational journey. I am also very passionate about living sustainably and helping to heal the Earth.

Hi there! I can't wait to welcome you into the wonderful world of physical science! By the end of this course, you will be able to watch the Big Bang Theory and understand the science they are referring to! I believe that every student is unique and should be able to learn at their own pace. I also believe that no topic is out of reach of your understanding, as long as you have the right teacher to put the content into concepts of which you are familiar and will understand.

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