Best Practice High School

"CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS"

Introduction

Student Outcomes

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Lesson Plans

Through the observation and experimentation of our universe a variety of simple concepts are obtained that can describe a large variety of physical phenomenon. This process of experimentation, observation and arriving at general principles is generally called modeling physics. It is my hope that all students will learn and explore some of these simple concepts that they can apply to their every day life. Physics is the bases for studying everything in the physical universe. Physics provides the support and cornerstone neccesary to learn and appreciate Chemistry and finally Biology. It also provides a logical progression of principles and laws for a student to build a accurate picture of their universe.

In this course we will study concepts such as motion, force, energy, matter, and a variety of physical laws that describe these. This class is not intended to be mathematical and we will not use a large amount of math. The math that will be used in this course is simple algebra graphing and vector addition.

The text for this course is the newest edition of Conceptual Physics by Paul Hewitt. It is a wonderful book and I hope that you will enjoy reading it .

 

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