Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) (Period 3)
Integrated Physics and Chemistry is designed to provide a foundation in the physical sciences for those students seeking additional skill development before continuing with more advanced science courses. Although this course is taught in a conceptual manner, mathematical analysis of scientific concepts is also presented. In the chemistry portion of the course, material classification, atomic structure, interpretation of the periodic table, compound structures, chemical reactions, solutions and mixtures are introduced. In the physics portion of the course, topics such as forces, waves, sound, light, heat, and electricity are discussed. Laboratory activities, an integral part of this course, are used not only to reinforce concepts, but also to give students hands-on experience in making inferences and predictions, collecting data and drawing conclusions.