Course Outline

Tentative Topics and Schedule

September

  • Graphing and Measurement
  • Kinematics - displacement, velocity, and accleration in one direction
  • Mousetrap Car Build Project

October

  • Kinematics - motion of projectiles
  • Catapult Build Project

November

  • Forces
  • Newton's Laws
  • Friction

December

  • Momentum and Impulse
  • Collisions
  • Egg Drop Build Project

January

  • Circular Motion
  • Gravity

February

  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Simple Harmonic Motion

March

  • Electrostatics
  • Circuits
  • Magnetism

April

  • Waves, Sound, and Light
  • Optics
  • Musical Instrument Build Project

May

  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Relativity

June

  • Regents Review

 

 

Miscellaneous and Pervasive Skills

  • History and Important Persons
  • Modern Developments and Research
  • Analytical Skills
  • Research Strategies
  • Scientific Writing and Supporting your conclusions with data
  • Transitioning to College