School: NCSSM Open Enrollment School

Dept: Science

Term(s) Currently Offered: Semester1, Semester2

Prerequisite(s): Grade Level: 10-12

Completion of Math III with a C or higher .PH0300 Honors Physics

This course is a hands-on, inquiry based introductory course which combines both “conceptual” and “mathematical” approaches to learning physics. The course covers mechanics (Newton’s laws of motion and their applications) and will potentially include waves, electricity, and optics. Students will learn to solve real problems by investigating real systems. Investigations will cover physics topics that are fun and engaging for the students. Students will design experiments, use accurate measuring equipment and construct and test conclusions based on accurate data.

Meeting Times:

Fall Semester: 1:45-2:55 M-F/ Spring Semester 1:30-2:40 M-FRequirements:

Materials/Textbook: Must be provided by the school Conceptual Physics, by Paul G. Hewitt Prentice Hall ISBN-10: 0-13-364749-8 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-364749-5

Consumables Fees: A $25 per student consumable materials fee will be invoiced at the start of the semester. For inquiries regarding invoices, please contact Crystal Davis at NCSSM. phone: 919-416-2640 fax: 919-416-2650 davisc@ncssm.edu Materials: Each student must have a graphing calculator (TI-83, TI-84 or TI-89) that they may take home.

Site Requirements: Students must have computer access to Internet in classroom.

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