Graduation Requirement if not taking Physics 1
Suggested Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisites: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1; CERT Math benchmark scores/ACT Math benchmark scores will be utilized in addition to current math and science grades for placement. This course does not count as a math based course.
Max GPA: 4.0 Credits: 1.0
Course Description: Students develop a conceptual understanding of physics and Earth/space science content, as outlined in the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science, through the use of the science and engineering practices. They experience physics and Earth/space science concepts such as motions and forces, conservation of energy and the increase in disorder, interactions of energy and matter, and energy in the Earth system. Students will learn these core ideas through the use of the science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts. The science and engineering practices are skills students will use as they investigate the natural world and develop solutions to problems. The crosscutting concepts are conceptual ways of thinking that cross the domains of science. For this course, the suggested sequence is Introductory Physics with Earth/Space Science, Introductory Chemistry with Earth/Space Science, and Introductory Biology with Earth/Space Science.