"Officially," I.P.C. Means Intergrated Physics and Chemistry! 

The Year at a Glance:

  (And hence subject to change!) **Will be changing: check back first of July!

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Six Weeks

Major Concepts/Chapters Major Projects
1st Six Weeks


  • Safety
  • Motion/Forces
  • Acceleration/Momentum

Chapters 1, 2, 3

Newton in the News©:  Students gather examples of Newton's Laws from the Newspaper!
2nd Six Weeks


  • Simple Machines
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Thermal Energy
  • Heat Transfer

Chapters 4, 5, 26, 27, 28

Mousetrap Cars:  Students build cars using only a mousetrap for power.  NO STORE BOUGHT MATERIALS!
3rd Six Weeks


  • Electricity and Circuits
  • Magnetism
  • Waves

Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Energy Conservation Contract©: Students will research the importance of energy conservation and put into place a plan to conserve energy for two weeks.
4th Six Weeks


  • Waves
  • Sound
  • Light and Optics

Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Sound Project: Students will build their own instrument and be able to play a recognizable tune.
5th Six Weeks


  • Properties of Matter
  • Periodic Table
  • Molecules and Compounds
  • Chemical reactions
  • Types of Reactions

Chapters 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Ceiling Square Periodic Challenge:  Students face the challenge of beating one of the squares on the my ceiling.
6th Six Weeks


  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Water and Solutions
  • Acids and Bases

Chapters 21, 22, 24, 25

Famous Scientist Presentations:  Students develop an original PowerPoint presentation on a famous scientist.

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