Course Syllabus


Occupational Course of Study
Applied Science
Public Schools of North Carolina
State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction
Note: All students following the Occupational Course of Study are also required to take English I, II, III, and IV, Math I,
American History I and American History II, and Health and Physical Education.
Grade: High School
Course: Forces and Motion
● OA1.1 - Understand force and motion.
❍ OA1.1.1 - Compare weight and mass.
❍ OA1.1.2 - Classify types of force (gravity, friction, magnetism).
❍ OA1.1.3 - Describe the effects of force (gravity, friction, magnetism) on an object's weight and motion.
Course: Energy
● OA2.1 - Understand energy and its conservation.
❍ OA2.1.1 - Identify forms of energy (solar, nuclear, wind, chemical).
❍ OA2.1.2 - Explain the effects of various forms of energy on the environment.
❍ OA2.1.3 - Identify ways that consumers can conserve energy.
Course: Electricity and Magnetism
● OA3.1 - Understand electricity and magnetism.
❍ OA3.1.1 - Interpret a compass.
❍ OA3.1.2 - Explain how magnetic poles behave.
❍ OA3.1.3 - Understand safety procedures related to static electricity.
❍ OA3.1.4 - Understand safety procedures related to household electricity.
Course: Matter
● OA4.1 - Understand properties of matter (color, shape, volume, density, texture).
❍ OA4.1.1 - Distinguish between the three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas).
❍ OA4.1.2 - Classify common materials according to their properties (color, shape, volume, density, texture).
Course: Chemicals
● OA5.1 - Identify the uses and dangers of common chemicals.
❍ OA5.1.1 - Identify uses of common chemicals.
❍ OA5.1.2 - Identify dangers related to common household chemicals (chlorine bleach, antifreeze, chemicals for lawn
and garden, insecticides, rodent poison, de-icing salt).
Course: The Environment
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Occupational Course of Study
Applied Science
Public Schools of North Carolina
State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction
● OA6.1 - Understand how humans can have positive and negative effects on the environment.
❍ OA6.1.1 - Explain how humans can have a positive impact on natural resources.
❍ OA6.1.2 - Explain the effects of pollution on the earth, air and waterways and what can be done at the individual,
family and community level to reduce pollution.
Course: Body Systems
● OA7.1 - Understand the human body's basic needs and control systems.
❍ OA7.1.1 - Explain the primary functions of the major systems of the human body and the major organs within these
❍ OA7.1.2 - Identify normal or desirable ranges for common health indicators (temperature, blood pressure, weight,
cholesterol and blood glucose levels).
❍ OA7.1.3 - Classify health problems and symptoms in terms of whether they require or do not require medical
❍ OA7.1.4 - Identify appropriate sources of medical care for identified problems/symptoms.
❍ OA7.1.5 - Understand basic first aid techniques.

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