Physics 1A

  • Physics 1A 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 ecch 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

Zoom Lab


  • 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.