Conceptual Physics Course DescriptionPREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Algebra I, Parts 1 & 2
Students build on basic physical principles by exploring the nature and characteristics of energy and its dynamic interaction with matter. Students gain a conceptual understanding of physical systems. Students use Algebra I to understand concepts. They engage in experimentation, apply scientific reasoning, and perform data analysis and interpretation. This course draws connections between the concepts of physics and many everyday applications. This course is not intended for students who are planning to pursue the sciences in college.
Physics Honors Course DescriptionPREREQUISITE: Algebra II/ Trigonometry
Considered to be the most fundamental of all the sciences, Physics seeks to understand and explain the behavior of matter and energy. Students will recognize that innumerable phenomena can be explained by a surprisingly small collection of related concepts. Students use algebra, statistics, and trigonometry to understand concepts. They engage in experimentation, apply scientific reasoning, and perform data analysis and interpretation. Laboratory work includes graphical analysis. This is a college preparatory Physics course.
AP Physics Course DescriptionAdvanced Placement Physics C - MechanicsCourse Description:AP Physics C covers the topics and concepts typically included in the first semester of a calculus-based, introductory college-level physics course. Most students take AP Physics C in their senior year following successful completion of Algebra based High School Physics and teacher recommendation is required. Students should be concurrently taking (or have taken) AP Calculus AB. Topics include kinematics (motion), dynamics (forces), circular motion & gravitation, simple harmonic motion, momentum & impulse, energy & work, and rotational motion & torque. The course focuses on high-level understanding of concepts and experimental design, and prepares students for the AP Physics C exam in May.
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