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Physical Science Topics

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K-3 MATTER (34 min.)

Physical properties

The five senses

Making approximations

Safety

Dissolving rates

Particle model

Identifying unknowns

Making measurements - units, length, weight, volume.

Using the balance and graduated cylinder

K-3 MECHANICS (30 min.)

Classifying by position and motion

Reading coordinates

Investigating motion and energy

Friction

Simple machines

Levers - types, applications

Inclined plane, wedge

Wheel and axle

Pulleys and gears

K-3 HEAT (8 min)

Sources of heat

Use of thermometers,

Scientific methods

Heat transfer by conduction

Conductors and insulators

K-3 LIGHT (17 min.)

Sources of light

Transmission through different materials

How a magnifier works

Reflection and mirrors

Shadows

Colors - pigments, light

K-3 SOUND (19 min)

Sources of sound

Nature of sound

Intensity, frequency and pitch

Relationship of length, tension and mass to pitch

Simple instruments

How vocal cords work

Sound travels through matter

Echoes

How the ear works (safety)

K-3 MAGNETISM / ELECTRICITY (19 min.)

Types of magnets

What is a magnet?

Testing materials

Making magnets

Interacting poles

The Earth's magnetic field

The compass

Field lines

The nature of electricity

Simple electric circuits

Testing materials for conductivity

Electromagnets

Magnetism vs. electricity

Use of electricity and conservation

Safety

 

 

 

 

4-6 MATTER - Section 1 (36 min.)

Safety

The atom

Reading the periodic table

Elements, compounds, mixtures

Filtering and using indicators

Model for combining atoms

Acids, bases and indicators

pH

4-6 MATTER - Section 2 (14 min.)

Weight of a gas

Physical and chemical properties

Chemical change

4-6 MATTER - Section 3 (34 min)

Chemical change (con't)

Paper chromatography

Density of solids, liquids and gases

Preparing hydrogen

Ratio of combining chemicals

Preparing and testing carbon dioxide

4-6 MECHANICS (24 min.)

Forms of energy

Energy conversions

Work

Friction

Power

Gravity, mass and weight

Laws of motion

Potential and kinetic energy

Speed

4-6 HEAT (24 min.)

Expansion of solids,liquids and gases

Model thermometer

Thermostat, heat devices

Heat and temperature

Transfer - conduction, convection, radiation

Applications

Insulators

4-6 LIGHT (23 min.)

Reflection

Refraction

Prisms, rainbows and the spectrum

Lenses - concave and convex

Pinhole camera

Mirrors - concave and convex

Other radiation

Safety

Speed of Light

4-6 SOUND (13 min.)

Quality, harmonics

Speed of sound

Vibrations and frequency

Sound devices

Miscellaneous ideas

Safety

4-6 ELECTRICITY/ MAGNETISM (33 min.)

Static electricity

Current electricity

Batteries and bulbs

Series and parallel circuits

Switches

Resistance

Electromagnetic fields

Generating electricity

Magnetic strength

Writing a lab report

 

 
 
 
 

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