Jr High & High School Physical Science Classes


Physical Science

Note: This course cost has been temporarily reduced to help cover the costs of purchasing lab supplies. All students must purchase their own lab supplies to prevent cross contamination of COVID and for the possibility of another quarantine. The cost of lab supplies should also be covered by charter school funds if purchased through an approved vendor.

Jr. High/High School – Grade Level 8-9
Cost of class: $350/semester
Charter Only - Split-Class Option:   $210 Physical Science Lecture Course (Online) paid by Charter PO  
                                                              $140 Physical Science Lab Course (In-Person) paid independently by credit card monthly

Instructor: Jill Wilcox

PCLC (Westminster): Tuesdays: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.- In Class Full - Online Available or Thursdays: 10:45 a.m-12:15 p.m.

1st Semester dates: PCLC - Sept. 15 - Jan. 21,  2nd Semester dates: Jan. 26 - May 27

EIE (Monrovia): Tuesdays: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

1st Semester dates EIE: Sept. 15-Jan. 19th , 2nd Semester dates: Jan. 26-May 25th

This class will cover material in the following areas: 

  • Method of scientific study
  • Energy and motion
  • Acceleration and momentum
  • Matter (solid, liquid, gas)
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonds
  • Properties of substances
  • Light
  • Sound waves
  • Electrical phenomena
  • Electronics
  • Nuclear reactions
  • Energy sources

The class will meet for 90 minutes once a week. This course includes lectures, hands-on labs, homework assignments, tests, and a science fair project.

 Lab book will be provided on the first day of class. Cost is included in the tuition.

Textbook required:

 Glencoe Physical Science
Textbook: ISBN13: 9780028275673, ISBN10: 0028275675
Publisher: GLEN, 1999

Click on the link below to go to the List of Supplies you'll need for this class. You can purchase these items anywhere or use items you already have.  We have noted on the list an approximate price and if each item is available at www.homesciencetools.comItems highlighted in Orange will be shared in class and do not need to be purchased if you have chosen the In-Person option.

Physical Science Supply List

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