Enroll in Physical Science with Dolphin STEM Academy
Science is the study of the natural world. It relies on experimentation and evidence to
describe the natural events that occur around us. Physical science is the study of matter
and energy. In Physical Science B, you’ll investigate gravitational, electric, and
magnetic force fields and identify factors that determine their strength. You’ll apply
concepts of electricity and magnetism to explain how motors, generators, and
electromagnets work. You will discuss energy transformations in objects and systems,
including how heat flows between objects that are at different temperatures. You will
model how sound and light travel as waves and how they interact with different forms of
matter. Finally, you’ll explore how electromagnetic waves help us communicate with one
another and collect information about the universe.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Construct arguments that support the law of universal gravitation.
Identify factors that determine the strength of forces created by electric charge and by magnets.
Describe how current flows through series and parallel electric circuits.
Differentiate between electromagnets, generators, and motors.
Identify different forms of energy and discuss how energy flows through systems.
Explain how the position of an object in a force field relates to its potential energy.
Compute the kinetic energy of moving objects.
Define the law of conservation of energy.
Analyze models that show how heat flows between objects at different temperatures.
Design, build, and test a device that involves transfer of thermal energy.
Classify waves based on their characteristics and use mathematics to model them.
Interpret models of interactions of light and matter.
Assess how light from objects in space provides information about their temperature,
composition, and distance.
Compare and contrast the use of digital and analog signals in communication.