Physics is the art of throwing things in the air and
explaining why they come down,
" - Mr. C.
You should have good mathematical skills and
passed Physical Science.
A course studying matter, energy
and mathematical relationships in nature. Physics presents concepts in distance, velocity and acceleration, Newton’s First,
Second, and Third Laws of Motion, vectors, momentum, work, power and energy,
waves, sound, light and electricity. This will be accomplished through written
work, experiments, films, tests and
COMMON CURRICULUM GOALS:
Describe and explain the effects
of multiple forces acting on an object.
Recognize that gravity is a universal force.
Describe differences and similarities between kinds of waves, including sound
and electromagnetic, as a means of transmitting
Describe and analyze examples of conservation of energy.
Formulate and express scientific questions or hypotheses to be investigated.
Design safe and ethical scientific investigation or address questions or
Conduct procedures to collect, organize, and display scientific data.
Analyze scientific information to develop and present conclusions.
Understand and apply the
relationship F = ma. Recognize that equal and opposite forces occur when one
object exerts a force on another. Describe
the forces acting on an object, based on the motion of that object.
Describe the relationship of mass and distance to gravitational force.
Recognize that waves all kinds have energy that can be transferred when the
waves interact with matter. Apply the concepts
of frequency, wavelength, amplitude, and energy to electromagnetic and
Explain the difference between potential and kinetic energy.
Based on observations and scientific concepts, ask questions that can be
answered or tested through scientific investigations.
Design an investigation that provides sufficient data to answer a question.
Collect, organize and display sufficient data to facilitate scientific analysis
Summarize and analyze data, evaluating sources of error or bias. Propose
explanations that are supported by data and
knowledge of scientific terminology.
1. The Science of Matter
3. States of Matter
4.Waves and Light
6. Modern Physics