Physics develops models that can be used to describe many things in the physical world, including movement. This course balances a conceptual study of physics with quantitative problem solving that is demonstrated in a consistent, four-step method with lots of hands-on projects.
Topics Covered in this 1 yr long course: The scientific method, mechanics and motion, vibrations and wave phenomena, fluids/thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, relativity, and the basics of quantum mechanics.
PreReq’s: Before taking physics, students must’ve taken courses such as Biology and Physical Science or Chemistry to help facilitate their understanding of this intriguing science. Because Physics and Mathematics are connected, students must have a strong background in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, and a sound understanding of problem-solving to do well in physics. They must understand quadratic equations, complex numbers, polynomial functions, radical exponents and equating, polynomial proficiency functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational expressions and equations.
This class can be taken without the lab portion, but if taken with the lab, a-g credit is possible, check with us about credit at your charter school.
Students need to purchase this lab manual and bring to class the first week: http://www.qualitysciencelabs.com/qsl-physics/qsl-physics-lab-manual/
Teacher: Doug Pfendler
Cost: See pricing chart
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