Mary Hendrickse

Office Hours for Physical Science:  9:00 am to 10:00 am.
I will be online and available Monday to Friday to answer questions
or have conversations regarding how to complete assignments.
I will also be checking throughout the day
email me at


Directions for accessing class information and assignments:

During this time students will be able to use MS Teams page to access optional review assignments and resources. 
If students do not remember know how to access MS Teams please watch these instructions.

Useful Links
Students can also access Clever and use the following apps for review:

  • Jlabs SOL Review Practice Tests
  • Gizmo (Math and Science Simulations)
  • Phet (Math and Science Simulations)
  • Study Island (Math and Science Games and Practice)
  • Formative (previously assigned practice and review questions)

 Content covered prior to March 13, 2020:

Unit 1 The Nature of Matter: PS.2, PS. 5 a-b, PS.1

·         Particle theory of matter

·         Elements, compounds, mixtures, acids, bases, and salts

·         Solids, liquids and gases

·         Physical/chemical properties

·         Characteristics of different matte

·         Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy

·         Science process skills (infused)

Unit 2 Structure and Organization of Matter PS. 3 a-b, PS. 4 a-c, PS.1

·         Historical models of atomic structure: Current model of atomic structure

·         Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Bohr

·         Periodic table

·         Elements, symbols, atomic number, atomic mass, chemical families and periods

·         Metals, metalloids and nonmetals

·         Compound bonding (ionic and covalent)

·         Science process skills (infused)  

Unit 3 Forms of Energy and Transformations PS. 5 c, PS. 6 a-b, PS.1

·         Nuclear reactions (Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy

·         Potential and kinetic energy Ø Transfer and transforming of energy

·         Mechanical, chemical, electrical, thermal, radiant, and nuclear energy

·         Science process skills (infused)

Unit 4 Thermal Energy and Heat PS.7, PS.1

·         Temperature scales (Celsius, Kelvin and absolute zero)

·         Phase changes

·         Conduction, convection and radiation

·         Applications of thermal energy

·         Science process skills (infused)

Unit 5 Sound PS.8, PS.1

·         Characteristics of sound waves and applications of sound

·         Science process skills (infused)

Unit 6 Light PS.9, PS.1

·         Transverse waves, EMS and applications of light

·         Science process skills (infused)

Content that was not covered prior to March 13, 2020:

Unit 7 Work, Force, and Motion PS.10, PS.1

·         Speed, velocity, and acceleration

·         Newton’s laws of motion

·         Work, force, mechanical advantage, efficiency, and power

·         Technological applications of work, force, and motion.

·         Science process skills (infused)


Unit 8 Electricity and Magnetism PS.11

·         Static electricity, current electricity, and circuits

·         The relationship between a magnetic field and an electric current

·         Electromagnets, motors, and generators and their uses

·         Conductors, semiconductors, and insulators

·         Science process skills (infused)