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    Science Leveling Recommendations from 8th grade to 9th grade

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    PHYSICS  6 credits – 1 year

    Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation


    Physics is a laboratory science course designed to lead students to a solid conceptual understanding of forces, motion, and energy. Students participate in hands-on lab activities and interactive simulations emphasizing real-world situations that build upon existing knowledge of relationships in the physical environment. Concepts are supported by algebra-based mathematics, allowing students to develop reasoning power through problem-solving.

     



    ENRICHED PHYSICS 6 credits – 1 year

    Prerequisites: A final grade of B or better (83 or higher) in 8th-grade science, a final grade of B- or better (80 or higher)  in Algebra or a final grade of 85 or higher in Math 8, teacher recommendation


    Enriched Physics is a laboratory science course designed to lead students to a quantitative and conceptual understanding of forces, motion, and energy. Students participate in hands-on lab activities and interactive simulations which are observed, described and interpreted to reach an understanding of the laws of the physical world. Students are required to analyze data, understand abstract concepts, and apply knowledge to solve new problems using algebra-based mathematics. Problem-solving is used on a regular basis to improve logic and reasoning skills and to reinforce concepts.

     



    HONORS PHYSICS (450) 6 credits – 1 year

    Prerequisites: A final grade of A- or better (90 or higher) in 8th-grade science and Algebra, completion of summer assignment, teacher recommendation


    Honors Physics is a laboratory science course designed to lead students to an in-depth quantitative and conceptual understanding of forces, motion, and energy. Students participate in hands-on lab activities and interactive simulations which are observed, described and interpreted to develop an understanding of the laws of the physical world. Students are required to perform quantitative analysis of laboratory data, understand and explain abstract concepts and apply knowledge to new situations. Extensive application of mathematical reasoning is used to solve multi-step problems.

Last Modified on March 8, 2019