Physics-1 - 1 Credit (Online)
• Full Year Course - 1 credit
• Prerequisite: Algebra II (you must have successfully completed Algebra II to take this course)
• Cost: $1,250
• Dates: Thursday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 30 - meets Monday-Friday, one hour in the morning (10:00 am) and one hour in the afternoon (3:00 pm) with individual check-ins scheduled with students
• Teacher: Tim Garrett & Dr. Laura Doody (ODA Upper School Physics teachers)
• Location: Virtual Course - material provided through Canvas and instruction through Zoom
This two-semester course focuses on basic concepts of physics principles as they apply to everyday life. These concepts are developed through reading assignments, lectures, demonstrations, videos, software and computer based labs. Math skills at the Algebra II level are recommended for basic, straightforward problem solving. If you have not completed Algebra II, please consult with the instructors if you would like to take the course. A “concepts-before calculations” approach is taken in this course. Topics may include Newtonian mechanics and dynamics, gravitation, energy, sound, light, and electricity. Students will work through the modules in the course and will need to fully complete one before moving on to the next. Each module will begin with an investigation (mini lab, demonstration, small experiment) then questions will be asked and answers recorded. After the questions, lessons will be taught (some via Zoom and others through mini videos) and readings assigned to help understand the concepts in the investigation. Within each module there will be mini assessments. If a student is having any difficulty, we will Zoom with the student to work through the concepts.
Space is very limited! Early registration is required! This class fills very quickly and it is a first come basis. Registrations must be done online.