High School Physics I

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Suggested Prerequisites

Algebra I

Description

Become immersed in the contributions of scientific geniuses that have changed how we observe the universe. Starting with how matter moves, you will learn that all motion can be described, analyzed, and predicted. Energy is a fundamental property essential to human existence, and this course will take you through all the forms of it: electricity, light, sound, heat, and more. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are explained through real-world examples. Through laboratory activities, simulations, and graphical analysis, combined with rigorous mathematical efforts and problem solving, you will follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest thinkers and learn to process their world in a unique way.

Module One: Our World in Motion

-Mathematical skills and measurement systems

-Scientific data and relationships between variables

-Graphing and graphical analysis of data

-Scalar and vector quantities

-Distance, time, and speed

-Problem solving with speed

Module Two: Acceleration and Force

-Problem solving with velocity and acceleration

-Accelerated motion versus non-accelerated motion

-Motion graphs with acceleration

-Free fall and acceleration due to gravity

-The laws of motion and applications

Module Three: Application of Forces

-The four fundamental forces of the universe

-Gravitational and electrostatic forces

-Forces and matter using force diagrams

-Law of conservation of momentum

-The forms of energy and energy transformations

-Work and power

Module Four: Circuits and Current

-The components of an electrical circuit

-Measuring and calculating electrical fields

-The relationship between electrical current and magnetism

-Capacitors use in electrical circuits and electronics

-Circuit schematic model and Ohm's law

Module Five: Waves and Optics

-Simple harmonic motion

-Parts of a wave and wave measurements

-Behaviors of waves and wave interactions

-Ray diagrams and the lens mirror equation

-Properties and phenomena of waves

Module Six: Heat and Particles

-Temperature, thermal energy, and heat

-Heat transfer between surroundings and systems

-Thermal equilibrium and conservation of thermal energy

-The development of a model of the atom

-Duality of light and the photoelectric effect

-Special theory of relativity

-Scientific explanations about the universe's origin