Physics

Objective of the Course: 

The goal of this course is for students to be able to understand the basic physical principles that govern the way our world works. The course is implemented based on the North Carolina Essential Standards for Physics. This includes algebraic and graphical manipulations of data as well as real world observations. Upon successful completion of this course, a student should understand and be able to explain basic forces, motion, momentum, work, power, energy, electrical circuits, magnetism, and wave behavior.


Unit 1: Introduction

Unit 2: Motion (1-D)

Unit 3: Motion (2-D)

Unit 4: Force

Unit 5: Planetary Motion

Unit 6: Work and Energy

Unit 7: Momentum

Unit 8: Periodic Motion

Unit 9: Waves

Unit 10: Static Electricity

Unit 11: Circuitry

Unit 12: Magnetism



Standards-Based Learning is a system of academic instruction, assessment, grading and reporting that is based on students demonstrating mastery of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn.  If mastery does not happen initially, students will be given additional opportunities to show mastery.


Letter grade 100 pt scale
A 100 – 90 (Superior Effort)
B 89 – 80 (Good understanding of material)
C 79 – 70 (Basic skills mastered)
D 69 – 60 (Lacks knowledge of skills and/or concepts)
F 59 – 0 (Insufficient mastery of material)

Nine Week Percentages:  Tests 50%, Quizzes 25%, Notebook/Labs 25%

Semester Grades: 1st 9-weeks: 37.5%, 2nd 9-weeks: 37.5%, Final Exam: 25%

Notebooks and digital folders will serve as a required artifact towards student achievement.

If you are conscientious about our work and follow these rules, you will be extremely successful in my class.