This full year physics course provides an integrated, algebra-based survey of topics in high school physics. Students explore principles of Newtonian mechanics, work, energy, power, waves, sound, and simple circuits through inquiry-based, conceptual investigations. Developing the ability to reason qualitatively and quantitatively through the lens of real-world application is the principal focus. Skills are developed through the use of modeling, graphing, diagramming, unit analysis, symbolic algebra, and data analysis. Laboratory exercises are used to enhance the investigation of each topic. By the end of this course, students will be able to use the laws of physics to explain how objects, light, and sound move.
Summer courses are for-credit opportunities for ambitious students to get a jump on the next academic year. Students participating in these courses should plan to devote 25-30 hours per week for eight weeks to their course. Students will receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, there is little flexibility; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.
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Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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