This course is designed to prepare students for success in the academic, college-preparatory science courses required for college entrance, and also fulfills the district high school physical science requirement. This predominantly physical science course emphasizes those techniques needed to prepare students for chemistry and physics while integrating with their algebra and geometry sequence. General topics investigated will be earth science, basic physics concepts and introductory chemistry. Students will engage in hands-on projects in cooperative groups. This course does NOT meet the laboratory science requirement in the UC “D” category.