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Physical Sciences


Extended Year 2024 – 2025

Monday, August 26, 2024 – Friday, May 30, 2025


Fixed-Pace Course





This course covers the foundational principles of physics and chemistry, exploring how these sciences explain phenomena and impact our world. Through experiments and practical applications, students delve into topics like the properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical reactions, motion, forces, and energy. They explore how physical and chemical laws govern everything from the smallest atoms to large-scale movements. Students apply their knowledge through projects like designing energy-efficient systems and conducting labs that model real-world scenarios. Emphasis is placed on scientific methods and critical thinking, providing students with the tools to explore complex concepts and prepare for more advanced studies in science​.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.


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