Integrated Physics & Chemistry B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to integrate the disciplines of Physics and Chemistry at the introductory level. Topics studied include: force and motion; waves; energy transformations; properties of matter; changes in matter and solution chemistry. Students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations and make informed decisions using critical-thinking and scientific problem solving. This is a laboratory course.

Required Course Materials

A complete list of required lab materials and common household items needed to complete the course can found here.

Course Organization

Chapter Movies. These animations will show you a problem that you will learn about throughout the unit.
Activities. The Activities are practice assignments. Each Activity is a non-graded exercise that allows you to build your knowledge and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Generally, the Activities consist of:
  Introduction: A short introduction to the Activity.
  Review Exercises: Short review assignments that you submit for a grade. These are required and must be completed to finish the course.
  Tutorials: Animations that teach concepts and ideas.
  Guided Practice Questions: Questions to answer with the help of hints.
Graded Assignments. Graded Assignments are the tasks you will submit to your instructor for a grade. Each assignment contains specific information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. The average of your assignments will count for 75 percent of your course grade.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: 2 pencil, graphing calculator, computer-graded answer sheet provided

Course Outline

Total Number of Units: 3
Total Number of Activities: 33
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 9
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 9

Unit 4: Electricity
Chapter 1: Electricity
  Activity 1: Electric Charge
Chapter 2: Electric Circuits
  Activity 2: Electric Circuits
  Activity 3: Voltage in Electric Circuits
  Activity 4: Ohm’s Law and Circuit Diagrams
  Activity 5: Laboratory: Series and Parallel Circuits
  Activity 6: Laboratory: Ohm’s Law
Chapter 3: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  Activity 7: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  Activity 8: Laboratory: Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Unit 5: Properties and Structures of Matter
Chapter 1: What is Matter?
  Activity 1: What is Matter?
  Activity 2: Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes and States of Matter
  Activity 3: How Do We Measure Density, A Property Of Matter?
  Activity 4: Buoyancy
  Activity 5: Laboratory: Viscosity of Liquids
  Activity 6: Laboratory: Observing Physical Changes in the States of Matter for H2O
Chapter 2: Atoms and Elements
  Activity 7: History of Atomic Theory
  Activity 8: Atom Facts and Figures
  Activity 9: The Role of Electrons in Atoms
  Activity 10: The Periodic Table: The Chemist’s Tool Belt
  Activity 11: Laboratory: Flame Tests and Fireworks
Chapter 3: Radioactivity
  Activity 12: Discovery of Radioactivity
  Activity 13: Nuclear Reactions
  Activity 14: Uses and Hazards
  Activity 15: Laboratory: Your Annual Radiation Dosage

Unit 6: Solutions and Chemical Reactions
Chapter 1: Changes in Matter
  Activity 1: Playing with Building Blocks: Atoms Interacting
  Activity 2: What’s in a Name?
  Activity 3: A Balancing Act
  Activity 4: Typical Types of Reactions
Chapter 2: Feel the Heat
  Activity 5: Getting Hot in Here
  Activity 6: Follow the Heat Flow
  Activity 7: The Science of Measuring Heat
Chapter 3: Solution Chemistry
  Activity 8: The Wonders of Water
  Activity 9: The Answer is the Solution
  Activity 10: The Chemistry of Acids and Bases