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M/J Comprehensive Science 1

Subject: Science

Course Description:

Comprehensive Science 1 is the first in a series of three consecutive science classes. This course provides an introduction to Science, Energy, Force, Weather, Climate, The Earth’s Systems, and the Living World. Some topics are explored in depth while others are introduced to serve as building blocks for Comprehensive Science 2 and 3. During this course students will explore science through every day examples and experiences. Students will participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.

Major Topics:

Segment 1:

  • What is science?
  • Scientific Theories
  • Scientific Laws
  • Scientific Method -purpose
  • Scientific Method -steps
  • Metric System
  • Metric Conversions
  • Graphing for Science
  • What is energy?
  • Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • Law of Conservation of Energy
  • Energy transfers and transformations
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Heat Transfer Convection
  • Heat Transfer Conduction
  • Heat Transfer Radiation
  • Nonrenewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • What is force?
  • What is mass?
  • How does mass effect force/
  • Contact forces
  • Contact forces friction
  • Balanced forces
  • Unbalanced forces
  • Distance Forces
  • Distance Force: Gravity
  • Distance Force: Magnetism
  • Distance Forces: electrical
  • What is speed
  • Determining speed (mathematical approach)
  • Graphing for speed and distance

Segment 2:

  • What is weather?
  • Cloud formation and types
  • Precipitation
  • Air pressure
  • Temperature
  • Temperature Graphing , Mathematical approach
  • Wind currents
  • Humidity and temperature
  • Historical weather events and folklore
  • Earths Systems
  • Interactions between Earths Systems
  • Jet Stream
  • Ocean Currents
  • Natural Disasters
  • Natural Disasters: Hurricanes
  • Natural Disasters: Tornadoes
  • Protection from Natural Disasters
  • Dangers and Protection from the Sun
  • How weather effects the physical features of the earth
  • Physical Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • What is climate?
  • Global Warming
  • Hierarchical organization of organisms
  • Cell theory
  • Organelles
  • Cell Processes: Respiration
  • Cell Processes: Waste removal
  • Cell Processes: Mitosis
  • Human Body Systems
  • Classification of the Living World

Participation Requirements:

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, FLVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, essays, labs, oral assessments, and discussions. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.

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Course Details

  • Course Code: 2002040
  • Course Credits: 2.0

Prerequisits:
Recommended for 6th Grade

Estimated Completion:
2 segments / 32-36 weeks