Physics (Grades 11–12)

Thursday 10:00–11:55

Teacher: Melinda Weiss

Description: This physics course is designed for the student who has completed Algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics through a biblical worldview. Heavily emphasizing vector analysis, this class provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism. Your student will come out of this class with an even stronger knowledge of math and physics as it relates to God’s creation. They will be well prepared for continuing in college physics after completing this fun and gratifying class that includes both lecture and lab. There is a $25 material fee included in the cost of this class.

Class and Material Cost: $535

Book: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physics, by Dr. Jay L. Wile, 2nd Edition

Supplies: Scientific calculator, protractor, graph paper, a notebook, and Internet access

Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed one course in Algebra. Students must also know the basic trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent) and how they are defined on a right triangle. They should also be familiar with how to find the inverse of these trigonomic functions on a scientific calculator (sin-1, cos-1, tan-1). Although not required, students should be proficient in word processing and have access to a PC or Mac computer with an Internet connection.

Science and Lab Credit

This class is available for Articulation Credit with Davenport University (click for details).