The study of Physical Science investigates physical and chemical phenomena. This is done through scientific inquiry, application of scientific models, theories and laws in order to explain and predict events in the physical environment. This subject also deals with society’s need to understand how the physical environment works in order to benefit from it and responsibly care for it.

Physical Science is divided into six knowledge areas. These are:

  1. Matter and Materials
  2. Chemical Systems
  3. Chemical Change
  4. Mechanics
  5. Waves, Sound and Light
  6. Electricity and Magnetism