Physics is designed to provide students with an overview of traditional physics and the latest research in the field. Beginning with Newtonian mechanics, students learn that every object is acted upon by multiple predictable forces. The course moves on to investigate the laws of thermodynamics, covering fluid mechanics and the relationship between matter and energy. The course also explores the various models used to explain and apply the universal forces of electricity and magnetism. Students learn the characteristics of waves and the basics of optics before the final set of lessons on atomic physics. Here, students review the characteristics of the atom and its elemental particles and apply their knowledge to modern physics. Topics in this course will be reinforced through interactive, online lab assignments.
Circuit Design [Mastery Project]
HOW DO ELECTRICITY’S CHARACTERISTICS MAKE IT EFFICIENT AND USEFUL?
Your city is in dire need of green ideas to create energy-efficient houses within city limits. The mayor is searching for unique electrical designs from students around the city in the hope of ushering in a new era of efficient buildings. Your mission is to design an energy-efficient house. You will accomplish this by creating a drawing of your circuit (using one switch, at least five resistors, and at least one parallel branch), completing calculations to show the efficiency of your circuit, and creating a presentation showcasing its energy-saving qualities.
Musical Instrument [Mastery Project]
WHAT MAKES SOUND SO COMPLEX, YET SO SIMPLE?
The Landfill Harmonic, which produces homemade instruments from discarded materials, has just arrived in your town
for a one-week stay, and they only have two days before their first concert. Unfortunately, their entire string section
lost their luggage at the airport, so instead of being able to visit families and schools and teach workshops, they are
going to be stuck building new instruments – unless you can help.