Course Description This course reviews the fundamentals of science, as well as concentrates on each of the three fields of science (Physical, Life, and Earth). We review the scientific method, scientific writing, metrics, and data analysis. Students complete a research project on a science question of their choice to review each of the fields of science. Physical science focuses on waves and energy, looking specifically at waves and solar energy. Students will use the photovoltaic solar panel at Forest Park as a real-world application of solar energy. Physical science will also focus on the physical and chemical properties and changes in matter, looking specifically at chemical properties and changes, and elements/compounds. Students will complete a formal lab write-up as part of the chemical change unit. Life science focuses on the structures and processes of living things, looking specifically at cell functions, growth and development, and photosynthesis. Earth science will focus on the fluid Earth, looking specifically at solar energy, water cycle, atmosphere, weather/climate, and human consequences. Real-world examples are used throughout the course to supplement the MI standards.