Science 4 A
This course covers the three main domains of science: Physical, life, and earth and space science.
This course covers the three main domains of science: Physical, life, and earth and space science. Students will use various kinds of experimenting, including field studies, systematic observations, models, and controlled experiences. The course begins with the scientific method, which students use and build upon throughout the course. Students explore life on planet earth, salt and fresh water, and fast and slow changes that occur on the planet. They study galaxies, the solar system, and other planets. They examine the ways that forces and motion can be measured, and the concept that a single kind of matter can exist as a solid, liquid or gas. Students go on to investigate the relationship between heat, light, sound, and electrical energy and the way they can be transferred between each other. Students distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans as they examine technology and the role it plays in science. They look at life cycles of animals, plants, and humans and how they interact with each other.