Physics is a year long lab science course. Topics include (but not limited to): measurement, motion, force, Newton's Laws energy, work, power, simple machines, electrostatics, electricity, magnetism, waves, sound and light. This course provides experiences that will help students develop and apply critical thinking process skills.
This class is standards based face-to-face instruction with the lectures presented via videos. The post assessments, practices, and tests are delivered through the district approved web-based learning platform, Canvas.
There are many opportunities provided to students to practice, develop science skills and show mastery of content. Students are expected to meet all learning targets; therefore, remediation will be provided until mastery is achieved. Students may request extensions on due dates to provide additional time for mastery.
Materials required: reliable internet access, computer with microsoft word and Logger Pro, scientific calculator, and headphones. Please see the Expectations Link to the left for more information.
Note: Links will be updated as each Unit is introduced.
Due date may change slightly. Updates are announced in class.
Unit 1: Standards of Measurement Calendar or Due Dates
Unit 2: Motion I Calendar or Detailed Due Dates
Unit 3: Motion II
Unit 4: Forces
Unit 5: Momentum
Unit 6: Circular Motion
Unit 7: Energy
Unit 8: Work & Power
Unit 9: Machines
Unit 10: Electrostatics
Unit 11: Electric Potential
Unit 12: Ohm's Law
Unit 13: Circuits
Unit 14: Magnets
Unit 15: Waves
Unit 16: Sound & Light
Through September 25 we are using our class time to work on the tasks from Unit 2: Motion I. Please see the Learning Targets (I can statements) and Unit 2 Calendar for more details. The learning targets for this unit include (but not limited to): using mathematics and computational thinking to determine the relationship between distance, time & speed; determining velocity when given displacement & time variables; and analyzing & interpreting position-time graphs. During lab, students will be using Venier motion sensors to gather data to help determine the constant speed of a battery-operated car.
Photo Above: Students are using motion sensors to collect data to be used to calculate the constant speed of the battery-operated car.