Physics is the macroscopic study of the relationship between and among matter and energy. This course examines the physical and mathematical nature of these relationships and how various phenomena can be observed and utilized in many situations.
Objective: You will learn to:
· analyze situations using appropriate terms, laws, and theories
· analyze cause and effect situations
· analyze situations mathematically
· perform experiments
· HAVE FUN!!!!!!
Key Course Questions:
· How can motion be analyzed and predicted? 3.4.12 C
· How do the properties of fluids affect their movement? 3.4.12 A
· How can experiments be used to test physical properties of our environment? 3.2.12 C
· How do the thermal properties of objects affect the flow of thermal energy? 3.4.12 A
· How do the properties of waves affect their movement? 3.2.12 A
Laboratory: There will be a variety of laboratory exercises that you will perform throughout
the year. These will be both inside and outside the classroom. Labs are
extremely important to this course and give an insight into the topics we are
discussing. Please be alert to any safety concerns involved with the lab activity.
If handled properly, these labs will be very helpful and fun.
Projects: Each student will be asked to complete a project for each quarter of the year.
Projects will be given some class time, but primarily will be completed out of
class. There will be both individual and group projects. There is also a once-
per-year project that students will complete individually that will be part of the
Grade Distribution: Grades are based on total points earned. Actual percentages will vary from marking period to the next.
Tests: 40% Labs: 15%
Projects: 20% Quizzes: 5 %