Physics introduces students to relationships in the natural world using mathematical models and conceptual thinking. Motion, forces, work, and energy are the major themes investigated in this course. An exploration of different types of motion including straight-line motion, circular motion and gravity, allow student to develop skills in looking at motion and movement different perspectives. The investigation of forces looks at the causes of motion and the interactions between objects. These interactions occur because of the types of energies that occur in a system. How this energy is transferred and the efficiency of its transfer are illustrated as you analyze collisions and the influence of simple machines work. You will explore Newton’s Laws in detail during this course. You will complete a project on Newton’s Laws in unit 4. Other unit assessments and the Mid-term consist of multiple-choice style exams.
Requested competency code:
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.