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Physics Honors

Title Physics Honors                 Credit: 10.0                           Course #:3540

Recommended Preparation: Grade “C” or better in Math 2, honors application,  and/or teacher recommendation

 

Physics is a way of knowing and understanding rules that govern our universe and the world around you. Ever wonder what exactly is happening when you ride a bike or push a skateboard down the street? Why do you move faster down a hill than up a hill? Have you ever been in a car crash and wonder why the car keeps moving after impact, or why your car got crunched but the other one was fine? Why do we stay stuck to earth even though our planet is flying through space at crazy speeds? What causes the waves in the ocean, and what does this have to do with sound and earthquakes and light? Why do magnets stick together or push apart? What causes their charge, and how can I make one? Where does electricity come from and how does it run through my house and my stereo, phone charger, computer, and electronics? How does a speaker work?

 

In class these concepts will be explored through hands-on activities and projects. Topics covered include Formation of the Universe, Earth and gravity, kinematics, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism. This lab-science course is designed for juniors and seniors who are serious about science and plan to attend college.