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2022 Fall Live Online Class
- 09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online16
Course Objective: This is a one year course for typical freshmen in high school to get ready to take the AP physics 1 and 2. The curriculum is corresponding to the first-year high school STEM physics. It's a great class for students who have learned advanced math therefore use math to solve complex and interesting real-world problems.
(1) To build a solid conceptual understanding of physics.
(2) To apply math skills to solve Physics problems.
(3) To prepare students for AP/IB Physics classes in High School.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Unit 1: Mechanics
Chapter 2-3: Equilibrium and Linear Motion
Chapter 4-6: Newton's Laws of Motion
Chapter 7-9: Momentum and Energy
Chapter 10-14: Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites
Chapter 15-16: Special Relativity
Unit 2: Properties of Matter
Chapter 17: Atomic Nature of Matter
Chapter 18-20: Solids, Liquids, Gas
Unit 3: Heat
Chapter 21-23: Heat Transfer
Chapter 24: Thermodynamics
Unit 4: Sound and Light
Chapter 25-27: Waves, Sound, Light
Chapter 28-31: Color, Reflection, Lenses
Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
Chapter 32-35: Static and Current Electricity
Chapter 36-37: Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction
Unit 6: Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Chapter 38: The Atom and the Quantum
Chapter 39: The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
Chapter 40: Nuclear Fission and Fusion
Text Books: (Free rental from Sunshine library)
The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.Instructor: Maggie Greenwood
2022 Summer Live Online Class
07/05 to 08/26 16 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 9:00am-10:15am $495/term Location: Online16
Course Objective: This is a introduction physics class for middle school students. The class will introduce the physics topics in middle school level. Students who find interests in physics will be ready to take the Middle School / Stem Physics in Fall term. This class will also help students to prepare for middle school science bowl in the depth of physics topics.
The course will introduce Mechanics. Key topics include Measurement, Motion, Forces, Momentum, and Energy. The relationship between these topics will be highlighted to enable in-depth learning at a future (next) physics classes.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Prentice Hall Science Explorer books
The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.Instructor: Maggie Greenwood07/05 to 08/26 16 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 10:45am-12:00pm $560/term Location: Online16
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.
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.07/07 to 08/26 8 Classes Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm $425/term Location: Online15
This is a new course to teach AP Physics Mechanics, with a focus to prepare for F=MA exam by practice on F=MA exam problems. The Course is designed to finish in one school year from Sep to May.
1. Calculus (Easy version, could parallel taking it at Sunshine, text 503-915-2956 for detail)
2. Have finished the Copceptual Physics Mechanics units
3. Be motivated to work on F=MA problems.
1. Customized teaching material in class
2. 5th edition of Halliday, Resnick, and Krane’s Physics Volume 1
3. Morin’s Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics
4. Past years of F=MA exams
Note: The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.
Our Teaching Philosophy: "Teaching Physics in the right way is hard, and finding the right teachers is even harder. Teaching formulas is very easy, but that does not help in understanding the concepts, and good physics is all about concepts. F=ma focuses a lot on conceptual depth."
The pathway to International Physics Olympiad:
F=MA -> USA Physics Olympiad -> Physics Team -> IPhO
Our Course Sequence to qualify for USA Physics Olympiad:
1. PreAlgebra -> Introduction to Physics;
2. Algebra1 -> Conceptual Physics, at least the mechanics units
3. Algebra 1 plus Basic Trigonometry or Algebra2 -> AP Physics 1+2 plus F=MA practice;
4. Calculus (Easy version is ok)-> AP Physics C Mechanics plus more F=MA Practice
- flexible 9:00am-8:00pm Package:
- Sunshine Enrichment Class Coupons
- Sunshine Elite Education is closed on all major holidays.
- Missing classes with notice can be made up by class replay for the online classes in current term.
- Sunshine Elite Education private tutoring for SAT/Writing/Math is available upon request.
- Sunshine Elite Education reserves the right to update or modify the class plan at any time with or without any further notice.