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Prerequisite: Integrated Science and approval from Math and Science faculty

This algebra-based full year course is equivalent to a semester of college-level physics where students explore principles of Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory simple circuits. The course is based on six Big Ideas, which encompass core scientific principles, theories, and processes that cut across traditional boundaries and provide a broad way of thinking about the physical world. With a strong emphasis on hands-on laboratory work, this course employs inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to demonstrate foundational physics principles and apply science practices.


Course Information

  • Course Duration: Full Year
  • Course Credits: 0.5
  • Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

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