Physics

Department:
Credit:
1.0
SCI/CELT
Length:
1 Year
Grade Level (s):
9
10
11
12
Note: Algebra II can be a Corequisite

Physics is a one-year course that helps students better understand the physical world. The course is focused on developing a strong foundation in three big ideas of physics: Motion, Forces, and Energy. Additional topics that build upon these foundations include a more in-depth study of Gravitation, Electromagnetism, Nuclear Physics, and Cosmology. 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.