Enroll in Integrated Physics and Chemistry with Dolphin STEM Academy
Chemistry is the study of how a set of substances with particular physical properties—
like solid paper and the oxygen in the air—can react with each other to form different
substances with entirely different properties—like gaseous water and carbon dioxide. In
most cases, these chemical changes result in an energy change as well, either giving
off energy or absorbing energy. The development of new types of materials, new
methods of producing or storing energy, or new methods of interacting with genetic
material all depend upon knowledge of chemistry.
Physics is one of the three main fields of science, along with biology and chemistry.
Physics often seems like a grab bag of topics, including motion, magnets, machines,
light, sound, and electrical circuits. The common thread running through all these things
is that they each illustrate some very basic mathematical laws in our physical world. In
brief, physics is the scientific study of matter, energy, and their most fundamental
physical interactions, including attractions, repulsions, and collisions.
In Integrated Physics and Chemistry A, you will first learn about the “basics” of physics,
since physics is actually the foundation of chemistry. In this course, you will learn how to
describe and analyze motion, how forces interact with matter, and how to further
describe these interactions with the aid of the concepts of energy and momentum. You
will also learn about waves, electricity, and magnetism.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Accurately describe and analyze motion along a linear path in mathematical terms,
including distance, velocity, and acceleration.
• Explore and apply the laws of dynamics, relating forces and motion.
• Use the concepts of energy, work, and momentum to analyze physical situations.
• Observe, analyze, and predict effects of periodic motion, including such everyday
motions as a child swinging back and forth on a swing, an object bobbing up and
down on a spring, or a planet traveling in an orbit around a star.
• Learn about the behavior and special properties of waves, such as the ability to
bend and to reflect the direction of waves as they travel.
• Explore electric charges and their interactions with each other and understand the
relationship between electricity and magnetism.
• Learn about simple electric circuits and be able to determine important values
related to that circuit, including current, resistances, and voltage.