Grade 9 Required Science Course
introduces freshmen to the high school science curriculum. This course is broken down into two semester-long segments. The first semester is dedicated to an introduction to Chemistry, and the second semester focuses on an introduction to Physics. Some general topics to be covered throughout the year are the SI system of measurement, atomic history and structure, element uses and nomenclature, the periodic table, organic chemistry, Newton’s Three Laws of motion, momentum, energy and its uses, optics, electricity, and magnetism. This course will provide students with a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts of Physics and Chemistry and prepare them for advanced science courses in high school as well as provide practical applications of science that will remain useful throughout life. This is a required class for graduation.