Physics

This course is a challenging study of the foundational concepts of physics. It is designed for students that may wish to pursue a science or engineering program or who are considering selective colleges regardless of the area of interest. A strong math background is necessary for the mathematical model building and problem solving in this course (Math 4 or pre-calculus is a prerequisite to this course). Students construct understanding from models generated in lab investigations. The course will include the study of one and two dimensional motion, forces, Newton’s Laws, energy and additional topics.

Physics is an examination of the principles on which the universe is based. Topics include motion, forces, energy, electromagnetism, and waves. Students will gain practical skills in problem solving and identifying and forming models that describe real life situations. This college prep course is designed for students who are preparing for college but not planning to pursue a degree in science or engineering. A good math background is recommended (Students should have completed at least Math 3 with at least a C). Algebra skills will be important in this course, but trigonometry will not be used.

**531 PHYSICS - Honors 1 CREDIT****Grade 12 semester**This course is a challenging study of the foundational concepts of physics. It is designed for students that may wish to pursue a science or engineering program or who are considering selective colleges regardless of the area of interest. A strong math background is necessary for the mathematical model building and problem solving in this course (Math 4 or pre-calculus is a prerequisite to this course). Students construct understanding from models generated in lab investigations. The course will include the study of one and two dimensional motion, forces, Newton’s Laws, energy and additional topics.

**532 PHYSICS - College Prep 1 CREDIT****Grade 12 Semester**Physics is an examination of the principles on which the universe is based. Topics include motion, forces, energy, electromagnetism, and waves. Students will gain practical skills in problem solving and identifying and forming models that describe real life situations. This college prep course is designed for students who are preparing for college but not planning to pursue a degree in science or engineering. A good math background is recommended (Students should have completed at least Math 3 with at least a C). Algebra skills will be important in this course, but trigonometry will not be used.