Integrated Science IA/Physics


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Course Summary

Integrated Science IA/Conceptual Physics

Students develop an understanding of forces on objects, their interactions and Newton’s Second Law, both conceptually and mathematically. Students also develop understanding that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force acting on it. Using scientific laws, students describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects. They investigate energy transfer and conservation, and they develop the understanding that energy depends on the motion and interactions of matter and radiation within a system. Students also understand that the energy change in a system is always equal to the total energy transferred into or out of that system. They understand that this energy can be accounted for as either motions of particles or energy stored in fields. Students also study waves, their properties, and how technological devices use waves to transmit and capture information and energy. Students apply this knowledge to explain how shifting of light spectra provides evidence for the Big Bang Theory and an expanding universe. They also develop understanding of the relationships among interior thermal convection, plate tectonics, and Earth’s land and sea-floor features. 

Source: JCPS Science

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