Physical Science Topic Sequence
Physical Science

Current Textbook: Glencoe Physical Science 1997

To address the benchmarks currently assigned, teachers should cover the following Chapters:

1st Semester:

1. The Nature of Science
2. Physical Science Methods
3. Exploring Motion & Forces - not included in benchmarks but necessary for understanding of Chapter 5 & 7
4. Acceleration & Momentum -not included in benchmarks but necessary for understanding of Chapter 5 & 7
5. Energy
6. Using Thermal Energy
7. Machines - Making Work Easier


2nd Semester:

8. sections 8-1, 8-2, & 8-3 Solids, Liquids, and Gases
9. Classification of Matter (9-2 is optional)
10, Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
11. Chemical Bonds
12. Elements and Their Properties
16. Chemical Reactions
18. Waves, Light, and Sound
19. Light
21. Electricity
22. Magnetism and Its Uses
24. Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions
25. Energy Sources


Committee Members: Travis Multhaupt, Greg Mandziara, Jim Schoettle, & Jayme Pfannes

5/6/04