Physics Course Overview:
Subatomic particles, planetary motion, even heat and energy can all be defined and explained through the study of natural processes and laws. This is the goal of physics: to understand and explain the workings of the universe.
This course which will cover mechanics, Newton’s laws, momentum, projectile and satellite motion, rotational motion, properties of matter, heat, thermodynamics, vibrations and waves, electrostatics, electromagnetic induction, reflection and refraction, light emission and quanta, atomic and nuclear physics, the atomic nucleus and radioactivity, fission and fusion, and special and general relativity.
Students will complete a minimum of six experiments as chosen by the teacher. An emphasis will be placed on students understanding scientific inquiry, the scientific method, and the resulting science lab reports.
Physics Course Curriculum
- Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd ed, by Wile, ISBN 978-1-932012-42-2.
- Lab Kit available at https://www.homesciencetools.com/kits/?item=AM-KTPHYS.
- Please note: Kit is configurable, please feel free to leave out items you already own or can acquire cheaper locally.
Tips for Student Success in Physics Class
Students who are fully present, work diligently, actively participate (either via live class attendance or watching recordings promptly and attentively), and consistently communicate will be the most successful.
Communication: Students who are unable to find something, are unable to remember instructions, are having trouble understanding, or are otherwise having difficulty engaging in the class should take every opportunity to communicate with the teacher. It is important to ask questions and keep an open line of communication about all class related activities for the best learning experience.