Physics

Physical Science Department

Mission Statement

The Physical Science Department will provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to understand, assess, and utilize elements of the physical sciences they will encounter in the 21st century.

The Physical Science Department will teach students, in a clear and understandable manner, the scientific process and fundamental scientific concepts upon which further, life-long scientific understanding can be built.

Courses in the department will provide students with the skills and opportunities necessary to make independent, empirical inquiries about the natural world, apply scientific principles, develop critical decision-making abilities, and understand the roles physical sciences play in technological advancement.

The skills acquired in Physical Science courses allow students to make informed personal and social decisions about ever-increasing amounts of relevant scientific information and their relevance to society.

Astronomy:
Nasa Picture of the Day

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The Nile at Night
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, recently past the halfway mark of his one-year mission to the International Space Station, photographed the Nile River during a nighttime flyover on Sept. 22, 2015. Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) wrote, “Day 179. The #Nile at night is a beautiful sight for these sore eyes. Good night from @space_station! #YearInSpace.