Physics is a field where many things have yet to be discovered and great strides are being made, particularly in the fields of technology and space exploration It is the study of matter, energy, and the interactions between them, and studying this field helps us to understand the laws and rules that govern the physical world. Not every student will grow up and study physics on a deeper level, but everyone uses basic physics concepts to navigate everyday life.
Students will study the people in science and history of technology, who shaped this exciting field of science. In addition, this course will instruct students in important scientific concepts through real-life “hands-on” lab experiments and demonstrate examples relevant to students and their everyday lives.
Students will explore many physics concepts in this curriculum, but they will not have to do any math associated with those concepts. This class is perfect for students who love science and want to delve more deeply into understanding energy, weather, medical science and space exploration, and the interconnectedness of the physical world and society.
Some of the main topics studied in this course:
- Motion, Forces & Newton’s laws
- Gravity and Laws of planetary motion
- Machines & technology
- Energy and Heat
- Air pressure, gas laws, buoyancy, density
- Sound, Waves, and Light
- Electricity & magnetism
- Nuclear energy
- Quantum physics/mechanics
- Physics of the past and future (The Scientist behind Physics)
- Basic astronomy/astrophysics
Curricula and Supplies:
- The World of Physics by John Tiner (recommended but not required purchase)
- Precision Gyroscope
- Voltaic Kit
This course uses multiple resources to give the student an abundance of resources within the classroom including books, science articles, videos, and even an occasional movie, along with “hands-on” activities. Parents and students will be updated with a complete household supply list.
Pre-Requisites: Algebra I
Required Materials: Conceptual Physics
Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.