Physical Sciences: Certificate Course

Welcome to Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences is an introductory course designed to give students an opportunity to explore the basic concepts of physical science. The students will be introduced to the basic 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 sciences 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 and sound and electromagnetic radiation. The course provides extensive examples and practice to help students explain and apply the concepts. This course does not include a laboratory component.

This course contains 12 modules, each with multiple lessons that support varied approaches to help a student learn and engage with the topic, including readings, video, and a knowledge-check quiz.

To earn a Certificate of Completion for this course, you must complete all of the content in the course lessons, as well as earn a passing grade of at least 80% on each of the 12 module quizzes.

Before you start the course

  • Review the Course Learning Outcomes, located in the the tab above
  • Download and review the Course Requirements Document, located in the Documents tab above.
  • Review the Technology Requirements, located in the Technology tab above.

To complete this course and receive a Certificate of Completion

  • Study all of the lessons within each module and complete the Check Your Knowledge activity at the bottom of each Lesson to receive participation credit.
  • Complete each module quiz with at minimum grade of 80%.

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  • The student will evaluate and explain the structure and properties of matter including identifying the function and role of atoms, the periodic table, and nuclear energy as it relates to matter.
  • The student will evaluate and explain chemical reactions including how these reactions relate to energy and matter.
  • The student will evaluate and explain forces and interactions as they relate to objects and systems of objects.
  • The student will evaluate and explain energy including the relationship between energy and force, chemical process, conservation, and transfer.
  • The student will evaluate and explain waves and electromagnetic radiation as they relate to the history of scientific discovery and current technologies.

This course is delivered fully online and you will be required to have access to a computer, laptop, or web-capable mobile device – along with consistent access to the internet – to access course material and complete assignments. Review the information below to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements necessary to complete a course.  

PC Requirements

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
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Windows 7 or above

Macintosh Requirements

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
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above

Tablet or Smartphone

Hardware

  • 2 GHz process or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Wireless internet connection

Course Content

Modules Status
1

Module 1: The World of Science

2

Module 2: Matter

3

Module 3: Atoms and the Periodic Table

4

Module 4: Chemical Reactions

5

Module 5: The Chemistry of Carbon and Solutions

6

Module 6: Motion

7

Module 7: Forces

8

Module 8: Work, Machines, and Energy

9

Module 9: Nuclear Energy and Thermal Energy

10

Module 10: Waves and Sound

11

Module 11: Electromagnetic Radiation

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Module 12: Electromagnetism