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Students begin the course with a review of how scientists solve problems using the scientific method. Then they study how scientists use the SI system to measure length, volume, mass, temperature, and time. In a chemistry unit, students are introduced to atoms, elements, and the periodic table. They study the states of matter ,physical and chemical properties, and how they change. In a physics unit, students are introduced to motion, momentum, and acceleration. They will study Newton’s laws of motion, energy, and how energy transforms. In the final unit of Agriculture, students will study natural resources, agriculture specific to PA and integrated pest management.
Life science introduces the students to selected topics in biology. Students begin with the characteristics and classification of living things. A unit on cells consists of cell structures and functions. Students learn the basics of heredity in the genetics Unit. The six kingdoms of living things are compared and contrasted. A human body unit investigates three vital body systems. A unit one cology emphasizes the relationships of living things with their environment.