Physics is a one-year course that helps students better understand the physical world. The course is focused on developing a strong foundation in four big ideas of physics: Forces, Energy, Fields, and Waves. The class is inquiry-based, with emphasis on an experimental approach to learning. Throughout the year, students perform investigations designed to unlock understanding of the concepts. They then apply these concepts to real-world situations. The technology and equipment in the physics lab will allow students to learn each of these topics through hands-on investigation. The course also involves research on specific topics, problem-solving assignments, and some larger projects throughout the year.