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Integrated Chemistry / Physics Comes to Lincoln!

October 15, 2012

Image Isaac working on lab for Charles’s Law.

As Plymouth High School looked to realign its sequencing of science courses, it was decided that the popular Integrated Chemistry / Physics class would be the first class for most freshman. Lincoln Junior High followed up and has created four sections of ICP at the 8th grade level for high school credits.

Students enrolled in 8th grade ICP get the full compliment of exciting chemistry and physics topics covered at PHS. By studying chapters ranging from the gas laws, to acceleration and friction, the curriculum is designed to provide not just a challenging array of standards, but an encompassing look at the relationship between matter, forces and energy throughout our world. The lab based course relies on some tried and tested activities as well as an investment in newer probeware from Pasco that provides computer analysis of results on the student Macbooks.

Image Emma and Ashley hooking up the probeware for a look at Boyle’s Law.

Students are finding a nice blend between concepts learned in math class as well as the algebra skills needed to successfully complete the ICP course. The carry over from one class to another has helped some realize more the relevancy of the material in their classes. Plymouth schools should be proud to be one of the few schools in the state offering this course to middle level students.

Bob Garrity, Science, Lincoln Junior High

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