This science course will draw upon the principles of several scientific specialties—physics, earth science, and astronomy— and organize the material around thematic units. Units will include Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, energy transformations and conservation, the history and architecture of Earth and its atmosphere, motion beyond the earth, stellar evolution, engineering processes, and the development and organization of the universe. Students will use lab activities and computer models/simulation to enhance coursework. These topics align with the high school Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for science and the course is a starting point for advanced study in physical sciences. Replacement costs for items broken by the student will be charged.