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Course description

Unleash your curiosity and delve into the exciting world of Physics with Excel High School's comprehensive high school physics course. Designed to provide a thorough grounding in the subject, this course goes beyond the mere formulas and equations to cultivate an understanding of the how's and why's of the natural world. Through interactive lessons and practical exercises, students will discover the scope of physics and learn how to apply the scientific method to different domains within the field. Spread over two semesters, the curriculum is robust and intellectually stimulating. Semester A focuses on foundational concepts ranging from vectors and forces to thermal energy and light. Semester B dives into advanced topics such as geometric optics, static electricity, electromagnetic induction, and even explores realms of astrophysics and relativity. The course aims not just to impart knowledge but to ignite a lifelong passion for understanding the intricate interactions of matter and energy. This course introduces students to the basic concepts behind Physics, the branch of science that primarily studies matter, energy, and their interactions. Using the scientific method, physicists hypothesize relationships, design experiments, and complete tests to turn those hypotheses into theories. Students learn Physics is more than numbers and equations; it is about asking how and why things work and questioning everything we see in the natural world. Textbook: Physics Concepts - Intermediate (┬ęCK-12 ) Course Objectives: Discover the scope of Physics and how the interactions in the natural world can be observed and studied. Learn the steps in the scientific method, and how it can be applied to the discipline of Physics. Analyze how scientific measurement and math tools assist in the study of Physics. Gain an understanding of the various fields of Physics, including the study of forces, energy, light, magnetism, relativity, and more. Semester A: 1: Introduction to Physics 2: Vectors 3: Motion in a Straight Line 4: Forces 5: Motion in Two Dimensions 6: Universal Gravitation 7: Momentum 8: Energy 9: Work, Power, & Simple Machines 10: Thermal Energy 11: The Fluid States 12: Waves & Energy Transfer 13. Light Semester B: 14: Geometric Optics 15: Diffraction & Interference of Light 16: Static Electricity 17: Electric Fields 18: Current Electricity 19: Electrical Circuits 20: Magnetic Fields 21: Electromagnetic Induction 22: The Nucleus 23: The Atom 24: Astrophysics 25: Relativity

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United States

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High school

Excel High School

School / district Address

601 Carlson Parkway

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

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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.

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Online / Virtual