In chemistry, the students will examine the classification of matter, the nature of energy, and viscosity, as well as, observe chemical reactions and draw conclusions about what happened in those reactions. In the physics units, students investigate changes in energy, identifying potential and kinetic energy, and the transfer of energy. Students will explore the properties of a simple machine. They learn the factors that influence force. In their exploration, they also determine the effect of pulleys and levers. In their laboratory investigations, they demonstrate knowledge of these concepts through observation and data reporting. Students will also explore the different kinds of waves and learn the factors that influence waves. In this course students will discover that the physical world does not work independent of its components.