Physics Course Description

  • Physics (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Algebra I

    Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed
    decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of
    motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; forces; thermodynamics;
    characteristics and behavior of waves; and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who successfully complete
    Physics will acquire factual knowledge within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design and interpretation,
    work collaboratively with colleagues, and develop critical thinking skills.