Physical Science is half a year of chemistry and half a year of physics with an emphasis on science processes: scientific method, measuring, observation and lab skills. During the chemistry portion we focus on the periodic table and study the patterns of behavior that atoms follow due to their position in the Periodic Table. During the physics portion we study motion, gravity, momentum, work, light, heat, sound and electricity. Students will use basic mathematics in these areas as well as logical methods and practical applications. We will learn how to balance equations, how to make salt compounds from a chemical reaction between an acid and a base, identify types of chemical reactions and practice naming compounds. Both hands-on labs and virtual labs that allow students to experience the application of concepts, interactions and processes are included.