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Introduction to General Science

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This course provides a broad introduction to various branches of science, including the history of science, scientific inquiry and the scientific method, documenting and interpreting experimental results, scientific analysis and history, astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, earth study, geology, paleontology, meteorology and oceanography, general chemistry, general physics, general biology and life science, marine science, environmental science, and science of creation. There is also introduction to graphing. The course contains fun and educational labs and projects, and culminates in a final project to build a Rube-Goldberg machine that employs principles learned during the course.

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Grade Levels*:
6, 7
(* Determined by Date of Birth and declared Grad Year. Enrollment outside these grade levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.)

Curriculum: This course uses the third edition of Apologia’s General Science text. It is ideal for students who are past elementary science and want to ease into middle school science with an introductory course that gives them a broad overview of science content and an introduction to graphs and labs. Students seeking more thorough middle school courses to prepare for high school science should consider TPS Life Science (prepares for HS Biology) and TPS Physical Science (prepares for HS Chemistry and Physics) as their next courses.

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