527 Physics, Earth, and Space Science
2 semesters, 1 credit
Required for sophomores not taking 528 Advanced Physics, Earth, and Space Science
This course has the following objectives: provide the student with the essential tools necessary to conduct scientific queries and analyze results and to develop a life-long interest in science. The major topics include metric system and scientific notation, dependent and independent variables, and the general principles of physics, earth, and space science. This course will utilize computer simulations and laboratories to supplement classroom lecture.
By the completion of this course, students will be able to…
- Apply the principles of physics to the study of the interaction of matter and energy.
- Make sense of scientific processes incorporating logic and reasoning.
- Understand the properties of matter and the changes that matter undergoes.
- Comprehend the structure of the Earth and the processes at work both above and below the Earth’s surface.
- Develop an understanding of the composition of the universe.
- Use scientific principles to improve society.
By the completion of this course, students will know…
- Systems of measurements, including metric and SI
- Operations involving significant figures
- Laws of motion associated with equations
- The properties of matter and the changes that matter undergoes
- The structure of the Earth and the processes at work both above and below the Earth’s surface
- The composition of the universe
- How to use the periodic table to make predictions about the behavior of atoms
- The interaction between objects and forces
- The connection that exists between all forms of energy
- The changes that have altered the surface of the Earth
- The cause and results of climate change
- The relationship between natural resources and energy
- The life span of the Sun and how it releases energy
- The life cycle of a star
This curriculum last updated January 7, 2019, by the Science Department.