2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

CNSCI 5100 Introduction to Physical Science

In this introductory course on science inquiry, participants investigate common everyday phenomena. This course invites participants to uncover" the complexity of a simple glass of water. They observe physical processes at play in this familiar system and develop scientific "habits of mind." Participants see how scientific principles can be applied to understanding the world around us. The following key physical science concepts are explored: density displacement buoyancy melting freezing equilibrium and energy transfers.