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Course SummaryThis self-paced 6th grade physical science course is a perfect option for students who need to get ahead in class, bring up their grades, study for upcoming exams and improve their scientific knowledge. The course contains fun lessons and quizzes that can be accessed at any time.
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Work through this 6th grade science course at your own pace to review the fundamental physical science topics, including the states of matter, the periodic table, chemical reactions, Newton's laws and much more. Our expert science instructors design each lesson to be straightforward and entertaining. This simplified teaching style allows you to quickly review and remember essential science terms and concepts.
The course also includes lesson quizzes, chapter exams and a final assessment. Our instructors are available to answer your questions, and you can print the included transcripts to take notes, highlight key definitions and review after completing the lessons. Finally, we've made the course available on any Internet-connected device so you can study at home, at school or when you're on the go.
|Matter States & Changes||Differentiate between matter and non-matter. Explain physical and chemical properties of matter. Distinguish between physical and chemical changes.|
|Atoms & Bonding||Investigate atoms, elements, compounds, isotopes, ions and ionic/covalent bonding.|
|Mixtures & Solutions Overview||Explore mixtures, solutions and their properties. Discover pure substances and methods of separating mixtures.|
|The Periodic Table Basics||Explore how elements are arranged on the periodic table, explain regions of the periodic table, define atomic number/mass and identify the properties of elements on the periodic table.|
|Chemical Formulas & Reactions Overview||Understand chemical formulas and reactions in terms of reaction rates, conservation of matter in reactions, balancing chemical equations and endothermic/exothermic reactions.|
|The Kinetic Molecular Theory & States of Matter||Investigate the states of matter, as well as atomic and molecular motion.|
|One Dimensional Motion||Explain how speed, velocity and acceleration can describe the movement of an object. Graph position vs. time and position vs. speed. Define acceleration and constant motion. Calculate deceleration.|
|Mechanics & Newton's Laws||Understand how forces affect the motion of objects. Explain Newton's laws of motion and momentum.|
|Mass, Weight & Gravity||Evaluate the measurement of mass, weight and gravitational forces.|
|Density & Buoyancy||Explore volume and density by calculating density and buoyancy. Distinguish materials by their density and predict the flotation of an object.|
|Energy & Heat||List types of energy and differentiate between kinetic and potential energy. Explain energy transformations, energy loss, conservation of energy, work, simple machines and mechanical advantage.|
|Waves in Physical Science||Investigate the properties of waves. Define electromagnetic and mechanical waves, longitudinal and transverse waves, wave transmission, wavelength, frequency, amplitude, pitch and loudness.|
|Light & the Electromagnetic Spectrum||Explore the electromagnetic spectrum and explain the concepts of transmission, absorption, color and lenses. Describe the scattering reflection and refraction of light.|
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