2024-2025 School Year

Physical Science CP SPT

Course Description

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. We generally recommend it as an 8th-grade course, but students can use it for their 9th-grade coursework. The text discusses atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and Earth’s structure, weathering, and atmosphere. Students are given daily reading assignments and take all tests at home. The class time consists of lectures and lab experiments. Students also will be taught to write a scientific lab report to document the experiments done in class.

Summer work, due first day of co-op: Assemble your 3-ringed binder with 7 tabs for the first 7 Modules of the book

To be successful in this class:

Students must complete the weekly reading assignments, chapter questions, lab reports, and classroom discussions.

Grades: 9th Grade, 8th Grade

Fees: $425 plus $20 lab fee


Students should be taking, or have already taken, Algebra I. Students should be able to type and use a computer to complete lab write-ups and papers.

Course Credit: 1 science elective

Required Materials


Other materials:  

  • 3 ring 1 ½ “ binder
  • 7 tabbed dividers labeled with the first 7 modules (each Module number)
  • Notebook  paper
  • Calculator
  • Colored pencils
  • Geometry Kit

Meet Heidi Dannelly

Education: BA, Language & International Trade from Clemson University with 30 credits in Chemistry and Physics

Teaching Experience:  Homeschooling own children 2 years.

UHC courses taught:

  • Physical Science

Began teaching at UHC in 2023