Thursday 2:00 - 3:30pm
Physics I Honors is designed to engage students in the exploration and discovery of order and beauty as displayed in physical science concepts by the Designer of the universe. Through engaging experimentation students will see how all things work together. This course provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics taught in a way that makes Physics accessible and achievable to all inquisitive and committed students. Topics include Newtonian physics, thermal physics and fluid dynamics, waves and optics, and a heavy emphasis on vector analysis. Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. Labs will be interactive experiences that provide students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering), developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations and analyzing and interpreting data are some of the skills emphasized in this course. This an ideal course for all juniors or seniors, particularly those who would like to pursue a STEM related major, such as engineering, in college. Weekly use of Circle’s eLearning Campus (online classroom component) will be required.
Prerequisites: Biology I and Chemistry I, Algebra I. Co-requisite: Algebra 2 or higher.