Introduction to Physical Sciences & Lab

Please review the technical requirements and course outcomes below before purchasing.

$300.00

Physical Sciences Lecture & Lab is an introductory course designed to give students an opportunity to explore the
basic concepts of physical science. Students will be introduced to the foundations of science, including skills,
assumptions, and the role of technology in science. Then, students will learn about matter, atoms, and the periodic table.
Students will dive into the chemical side of physical science with an introduction to chemical reactions and the chemistry
of carbon and solutions. They will explore motion, forces, work, machines, and energy as well as nuclear energy and
thermal energy. Lastly, students will get an introduction to waves, sound, and electromagnetic radiation. The course
provides extensive examples and practice for students to apply concepts. This course does include a laboratory
component.

This is a 4 credit‐hour course. Satisfactory completion of the course requires passing a midterm and a final exam.

Technological Requirements

Review the information relvant to your operating system to ensure your device meets the minimum requirements necessary to complete a course for credit.  

PC

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection with speeds of  at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended. Test internet speed at: http://www.speedtest.net
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Windows 7 or above
Mac

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection with speeds of  at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended. Test internet speed at: http://www.speedtest.net
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above

Age Requirement:

Students must be at least 13 years old

Identification Requirement:

Must have a government-issued or school-issued photo ID

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