Course title

Physics A - VIRTUAL



Course description

In this course students begin their exploration of physics by reviewing the International System of Units (SI), scientific notation, and significant digits. They then learn to describe and analyze motion in one and two dimensions. Students learn about gravity and Newton’s laws of motion before concluding the course with an examination of circular motion. Students apply mathematical concepts such as graphing and trigonometry in order to solve physics problems. Throughout the course, students apply their understanding of physics by playing roles like science museum curator and elementary teacher. Students will also begin exploring simple harmonic motion, wave properties, and optics. Students then learn the basics of thermodynamics and fluids. Afterwards, the students explore the principles of electricity and magnetism. Finally, students explore the area of physics known as Modern Physics, which includes topics such as the photoelectric effect, nuclear science, and relativity. This is a trig based course. It is assumed you know and can use trigonometry.

Students complete 2 hours of laboratory assignments per week. Labs include: Vector Lab, Position vs Time Lab, Mass vs Position Lab, Projectile Motion Lab, Moving Friction Lab, Sliding Masses Lab, Centrifugal Force Lab, Pendulums and Energy Lab, Collisions Online Lab.

School country

United States

School state


School city


High school

Ignite Learning Academy

School / district Address

1155 S Power Rd Ste 114 #570 Mesa, AZ

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LPHY
  • Physics

Approved date

Online / Virtual