Course title

Physics of the Universe



Course description

Physics of the Universe 1-2 is a laboratory-based college preparatory course that integrates the high school Physical Science (PS); Earth and Space Science (ESS); and Engineering; Technology; and Applications of Science (ETS) Performance Expectations (PE) and Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs)†from the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The course is broken down into five learning segments; spanning content from Physics to Earth Science and Astronomy. Students encounter physics through real world phenomena to heighten relevance and to emphasize that physical laws are used to describe; explain; and make predictions about the physical universe.This course has been approved by the University of California to meet the (D) lab science entrance requirement as well as Poway Unified School District Physical Science graduation requirement.

School country

United States

School state


School city

San Diego

School / district Address

13500 Camino del Sur

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LPHY
  • Physics

Approved date

Online / Virtual