Course title

Physics A


Algebra 2

Course description

Physics A Standard is designed to describe the physical world using a small number of basic assumptions; concepts; and equations. The course emphasizes relating physics to the everyday world. Physics A focuses on understanding motion.The student will explore the concepts involved with motion in one- and two-dimensions; forces; work and energy; momentum and collisions; circular motion and gravitation. The students will recognize the importance of the laws of thermodynamics.

Approximately 40 percent of the course involves virtual laboratory investigations. Some activities will require ordinary household items such as rulers; meter sticks; balls or marbles; string; paper; and pencils.

School country

United States

School state


School city

St. Paul

School / district Address

1350 Energy Lane

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Deferred date

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.

Online / Virtual