This is a new class to teach AP Physics 1 in the Fall term. Students who finish AP Physics 1 may start AP Physics 2 in Winter/Spring term.
Prerequisite: Algebra I/Basic Trigonometry or Algebra II
This is a one-year curriculum and will be finished in Fall and Winter/Spring Terms, from Sep to Jun, about 34 weeks.
This class is designed to support 8th/9th grade to learn to advance or support their school learning by making up gaps. It seeks to broaden students' horizons on a wide range of physics topics. Physics relies heavily on theories and experimentations that are highly quantitative to support conclusions.
Accordingly, foundational knowledge of algebra is required to succeed in this course. For example, students will be required to find the slope and area under graphs. In addition to that, students should have a good handle on basic trigonometrical functions. In this course, students will learn about Mechanics, States of Matter, Waves and light, Electricity and magnetism and Modern physics. Furthermore, students will be expected to construct and judge the validity of a logical argument, demonstrate effective oral and listening skills, use technology in a responsible manner.
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications by Giancoli (AP Physics 1+2, Algebra based)
Note: The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.