9th-12th: Physics

Teacher Info:

Teacher Name: Bruce Gillespie
Teacher Email: btgmag3276@gmail.com

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $200 per year
payable in monthly installments of $25
Deposit: $25 (due at registration)
Supply/Materials Fee: $35 (due at registration)
Venmo Address: @Bruce-Gillespie-6

Class Details

Class Time: 4th hour
Grades: 9th-12th
Minimum Class Size: 12
Maximum Class Size: 24
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: None
Estimated Homework Hours: 2
Required Materials or Books: 
Exploring Creation with Physics, edition 2 (Please be sure your student uses 2rd edition of this text. Older versions will not work.)You do not need to buy the set of materials, only buy the textbook. All other materials are provided.

Class Description

This class is both fun and informative. Students will learn about:

The fundamental principles of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics, electromagnetic waves and thermodynamics. Here are some specific topics that will be taught:

Mechanics: Kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, power, linear momentum, circular motion, rotational motion, and simple harmonic motion.

Electricity and Magnetism: Electric charge, Coulomb’s law, electric field, electric potential, current, resistance, Ohm’s law, circuits, magnetic field, and electromagnetic induction.

Optics: Reflection, refraction, mirrors, lenses, and the wave nature of light.

Thermodynamics: Temperature, heat, thermal energy, specific heat capacity, phase changes, and the laws of thermodynamics.

Modern Physics: Atomic and nuclear structure, quantum mechanics, and special relativity.

Electromagnetic waves including sound and harmonics

In addition to these topics, students will also learn problem-solving skills, experimental design, and critical thinking. Students will have opportunities to apply their knowledge through laboratory experiments and real-world applications.

Math needed for the class is taught in the class.

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