Physical Science
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This General Education course introduces students to the physical sciences. The study starts with physics then goes through chemistry, geology, meteorology and astronomy. The students learn the vocabulary and introduction to concepts of each of the physical sciences. They are taught the fundamentals of each with an introduction to scientific inquiry to observations, theories, and an appreciation of how scientists discover this information. The laboratory associated with the course is designed to give the student experience in observing and analyzing basic scientific phenomena.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: A one semester survey-course presenting the basic principles in the five areas of the Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology, and Physics. The course is designed for students who have minimal knowledge or experience in the Physical Sciences.
Astronomy: the Solar System, place and time, the stars, the Universe. Chemistry: chemical elements, bonding, reactions, moles, solutions and Gases. Geology: minerals and rocks, structural geology, Isostasy and Diastrophism, geologic time, surface process. Meteorology: the atmosphere and its effects. Physics: measurement, motion, mechanics, work and energy, temperature and heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Know terminology and vocabulary used to describe the science and properties of the various physical sciences.
2.Learn fundamental theories that explain the laws and properties of the sciences along with their properties and characteristics. Students will have the ability to converse intellectually with others on scientific topics and understand relevant articles from newspapers and magazines like Scientific American, Science Digest, and Science.
3.Describe the methodology of modern science and the relationship between observation and theory. 4.Examine how science, its methods, axioms and philosophy have changed over the years.
5.Repeat some of the most important experiments of physics and chemistry.
6.Integrate several different scientific disciplines. Physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology and astronomy.
7.Express their knowledge and ideas through written language.
8.Communicate and work effectively together. 9.Analyze the scientific principles involved in the various sciences and see the relationships between them and how they affect each other.
10.Make daily weather observations, then compare those to professional instrumentation of basic elements, home electrical appliance costs, recognition of geological topography.
11.Determine the relationship between the various disciplines and see how they affect each other.
12.Participate in the methodology by performing laboratory exercises.
REQUIREMENTS: PH.S 100 must be taken concurrently with PH.S 100L. Lectures, multi-media presentations, classroom discussions and demonstrations. Objective exams, daily quizzes, end of class summaries, evaluations, essays, topical papers, research papers, exams.