Course this book is used in:
- Physical Science (Intro to Physics & Chemistry):
This text is used for Kolbe Academy's Introduction to Physics and Chemistry course. It provides the necessary scientific tools for students preparing to engage in college preparatory and honors science courses in high school. Topics included are atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, solutions, acids and bases, forces and motion, work, power, energy, waves, electromagnetic spectrum and light, optics, electricity and magnetism. Algebra I is a co-requisite for this course. This course may be done in 8th or 9th grade, but it is advisable that all students in physical science be enrolled concurrently in Algebra 1.
This course is essential for all high school biology, chemistry, and physics course preparation. Taking this course in 8th grade (if math skills are in place), allows the student to complete the biology, chemistry, and physics trifecta by 11th grade with the possibility of having a science elective as a 12th grader. However, it should be noted that plenty of math and science majors have been created despite starting their first physical science course as a 9th grader.