" Science education is by definition confrontational as we challenge pre-existing models and ideas to attempt to further our understanding of nature."
Integrated Physics & Chemistry
IPC is an entry level applied science course.
This course introduces both chemistry and physics in a conceptual (qualitative) manner. Students will find this approach to be consistent with the science instruction they received in middle school.
A major difference between this course and middle school course work is that students will also be learning through more rigorous mathematical (quantitative) methods. Almost ½ of the required knowledge and skills for chemistry require calculations.
Physics is almost completely a course in applied mathematics. Students in IPC must prepare themselves for a more rigorous mathematical component in their course work.