SCI1200: Physics

05/01/2023 to 04/30/2024 • Modified 10/11/2023

Course Description

This year-long foundational course allows students to explore the physical and mathematical relationships that describe the world God created. The first semester of this course focuses on Newtonian mechanics and the laws of the physical world related to work, motion, gravity, types of energy, and power. The second semester covers pendulums, sound and light waves, electricity and magnetism, particle and solid-state physics, and other applications of physics in the modern world. Virtual demonstrations and lab exercises require students to apply the theories they learn practically. This course requires strong mathematical skills. Students discover the perfection and order of God’s creation as they investigate the laws and patterns that govern physics in the natural world.

Prerequisite

Completion of Algebra I, II, and Geometry

Schedule

Module 1: Motion in One Dimension

  • Week 1: Scientific Figures and Units
  • Week 2: What Makes It Move
  • Week 3: One-Dimensional Equations
  • Week 4: Free Fall and Module Quiz

Module 2: Motion in Two Dimensions

  • Week 5: Two-Dimensional Vectors
  • Week 6: Using Two-Dimensional Motion

Module 3: Newton’s Laws

  • Week 7: What are the Laws?
  • Week 8: Applications of the Laws
  • Week 9: More Applications of the Laws & 1st Quarter Test

Module 4: Circular Motion, Gravity, & Work

  • Week 10: Circular Motion
  • Week 11: Gravity & Work
  • Week 12: Work & Energy

Module 5: Work, Energy, & Momentum

  • Week 13: Hooke’s Law
  • Week 14: Conservation & Kinetic Energy
  • Week 15: Power
  • Week 16: Momentum
  • Week 17: Conservation of Momentum
  • Week 18: Angular Momentum & 2nd Quarter Test

Module 6: Periodic Motion & Waves

  • Week 19: Let the Pendulum Swing
  • Week 20: Types of Waves
  • Week 21: Doppler, Resonance, and Harmonics & Module Quiz

Module 7: Geometric Optics

  • Week 22: How Does Light Move?
  • Week 23: Lenses and Optics

Module 8: Coulomb’s Lab & Electricity

  • Week 24: Electrostatics
  • Week 25: Electric Fields
  • Week 26: Potential & Capacitance
  • Week 27: Capacitance & Quarter 3 Exam

Module 9: Electric Potential & Circuits

  • Week 28: Introduction to Electric Circuits
  • Week 29: Series Circuits
  • Week 30: Parallel and Combination Circuits
  • Week 31: Magnetism

Module 10: Particle & Solid-State Physics, Nuclear Reactions & Relativity

  • Week 32: Particle & Solid-State Physics
  • Week 33: Nuclear Physics
  • Week 34: Half-Life
  • Week 35: Relativity
  • Week 36: Module Quiz & 4th Quarter Exam

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