Physics 1 Honors

## Pre-requisite

Algebra 1 strongly recommended

## Course description

In this course; students will be immersed in the contributions of scientific geniuses that have changed the way we observe and think about matter; forces; and energy in the universe. Starting with how matter moves; students will learn that all motion can be described; analyzed; and predicted. Then students will explore the causes of changing motion; forces! Energy is a fundamental property essential to human existence; and physics will take students through all the forms of it: electricity; light; sound; heat; and more. Discover how waves travel and interact with matter and the smallest particles in the universe. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars; the universal laws of physics are explained through real-world examples. Through laboratory activities; simulations; and graphical analysis; combined with rigorous mathematical efforts and problem solving; students follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest thinkers and learn to process their world in a unique way.

Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:

Regular course description:†http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13116

Honors course description:††http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13117

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment One

• Learn about the mathematical skills and measurement systems used in physics
• Interpret scientific data and model relationships between variables with graphs
• Differentiate between scalar and vector quantities
• Describe and use the relationship between distance; time; and speed
• Solve problems involving speed; velocity; and acceleration
• Compare accelerated motion to non-accelerated motion
• Analyze motion using various motion graphs
• Explore free fall motion by utilizing the acceleration due to gravity
• Interpret and apply Newton's laws of motion to real-world scenarios
• Compare the four fundamental forces of the universe
• Use mathematical models to compute gravitational and electrostatic forces
• Illustrate the interactions between forces and matter using force diagrams
• Describe the planetary motion and solve circular motion problems
• Apply the law of conservation of momentum to real-world scenarios
• Describe the forms of energy and energy transformations
• Solve problems involving work and power
• Explain the impact of conservative and non-conservative forces on energy conversions
• Solve problems involving the different forms of energy

Segment Two

• Identify the components of an electrical circuit
• Measure and calculate electrical fields
• Explore the relationship between electrical current and magnetism
• Describe how capacitors are used in electrical circuits and electronics
• Represent electrical circuits using a schematic model
• Apply Ohm's law to explore the impact of resistance in a circuit
• Model and measure simple harmonic motion
• Identify the parts of a wave and use wave measurement calculations
• Explain the different behaviors of waves when they interact with boundaries
• Construct ray diagrams and use the lens and mirror equation to analyze image formation
• Describe properties of waves and their applications in real-world phenomena
• Differentiate between temperature and heat
• Calculate heat transfer between a surrounding and a system
• Explore thermal equilibrium and the conservation of thermal energy
• Discover the contributions of scientists that led to the development of a model of the atom
• Describe the dual nature of light and the photoelectric effect
• Explore the special theory of relativity and scientific explanations about the origin of the universe

Required Materials

Household items for lab explorations

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum; the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons; multiple choice questions; writing assignments; projects; research papers; oral assessments; and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student?s overall grade.***

***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student?s integrity; the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.†

United States

Florida

## High school

Florida Virtual School

5422 Carrier Dr SUITE 201, Orlando, FL

32819

Lab Science

Yes

## Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science; we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Yes