Physical Science is a very important class. It is the class that prepares students for Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. The transition from middle school to high school can be difficult because students face new challenges such as keeping up with the expectations of different teachers, learning to work independently, and staying organized. The skills learned in this Physical Science class are important for all future science classes. Usually, Physical Science is the first class that requires students to answer questions in technical language, write lab reports, or present projects to the class.

A solid physical science class involves plenty of math problems. For this reason, pre-algebra is a prerequisite and algebra I is recommended. When the high school chemistry and physics teachers were asked what was the single most important thing students should learn in physical science the answer was a uniform "unit conversion." For this reason, the physical science class focuses on this skill for the entire first semester. Students will also be working all year on using equations, using data to answer experimental questions, and construction and interpretation of graphs. Supplementary math sheets are used to break down the math concepts into small steps. I am eager to help any of my students who are having trouble with math. Each student will be given a free hour of individual tutoring each week when they make an appointment.

I use Holt Physical Science for many reasons. It is a solid, proven text that comes with many online support options. The text is easy to read and incorporates examples and labs. The section reviews and chapter reviews are challenging enough to ensure the student are thinking about the information and not just memorizing rote facts. I loan the books to the students and so you will not have to purchase a book or tests.

Finally, the best part about Physical Science is that it is a really, really fun class! We get to do all the entertaining bits of science! Since it is an introduction the students are prepared for a deeper treatment of the subject, but entertained in the meantime. So, students should be prepared to work hard in this class, but also have lots of fun!

A solid physical science class involves plenty of math problems. For this reason, pre-algebra is a prerequisite and algebra I is recommended. When the high school chemistry and physics teachers were asked what was the single most important thing students should learn in physical science the answer was a uniform "unit conversion." For this reason, the physical science class focuses on this skill for the entire first semester. Students will also be working all year on using equations, using data to answer experimental questions, and construction and interpretation of graphs. Supplementary math sheets are used to break down the math concepts into small steps. I am eager to help any of my students who are having trouble with math. Each student will be given a free hour of individual tutoring each week when they make an appointment.

I use Holt Physical Science for many reasons. It is a solid, proven text that comes with many online support options. The text is easy to read and incorporates examples and labs. The section reviews and chapter reviews are challenging enough to ensure the student are thinking about the information and not just memorizing rote facts. I loan the books to the students and so you will not have to purchase a book or tests.

Finally, the best part about Physical Science is that it is a really, really fun class! We get to do all the entertaining bits of science! Since it is an introduction the students are prepared for a deeper treatment of the subject, but entertained in the meantime. So, students should be prepared to work hard in this class, but also have lots of fun!