PHYSICS 20

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Physics 20 is the first course in the Physics 20-30 sequence.
This course includes the following strands:

  •     Kinematics: the science of motion
  •     Dynamics: the study of forces and the cause of motion
  •     Circular Motion, Work and Energy
  •     Oscillatory Motion and Mechanical Waves

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Physics is the study of both matter and energy, as well as their interactions. Through its study learners are given opportunities to both explore and comprehend the natural world as God created it. They are also given opportunities to make themselves aware of the profound influence Physics has on self, society and the environment.

Understanding that learning proceeds best when it originates from a base of what the learner already knows, deems personally useful and considered relevant, this course presents (as often as possible) its learning objectives from a base of concrete experiences and from a solid Biblical perspective. As an experimental discipline, the study of Physics will promote higher level thinking and problem solving alongside both creativity and imagination.

Students taking Physics 20 are presumed to have reached the acceptable standard or better in both Science 10 and Mathematics 10.

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Pearson Physics

Purchased by Students

  • Microsoft Office 97 (or greater) especially Word and Excel
  • Scientific Calculator (or approved graphing calculator)
  • Bible

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Semester students can expect to complete the course in about 8 hours per week over eighteen weeks. Full year students will complete the course in about 4 hours per week over thirty-six weeks.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

For semester courses, there are two major grading periods, while for full year courses there are four major grading periods, one after each quarter.

There are four major grading periods, one after each quarter. Assignment Check-ins will make up 30% of your final grade, completion of the group discussions and the self-check
assignments another 10%, your Reflections and Take Away Journal responses 30%, and finally tests and quizzes making up 15%.


There will also be a final exam at the end of this course that will
make up the last 15% of your final course grade.

PHYSICS 30

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Physics 30 is the second course in the Physics 20-30 sequence.
This course includes the following strands:

  • Momentum and Impulse: A look at the movement of objects both before and after a collision.
  • Forces and Fields: The study of both electric and magnetic forces and fields.
  • Electromagnetic Radiation: A look at light, its properties and theories behind it, both past and present. This unit will include an introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • Atomic Physics: The exploration of the atom and its particles.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Physics is the study of both matter and energy, as well as their interactions. Through its study learners are given opportunities to both explore and comprehend the natural world as God created it. They are also given opportunities to make themselves aware of the profound influence Physics has on self, society and the environment.

Understanding that learning proceeds best when it originates from a base of what the learner already knows, deems personally useful and considered relevant, this course presents (as often as possible) its learning objectives from a base of concrete experiences and from a solid Biblical perspective. As an experimental discipline, the study of Physics will promote higher level thinking and problem solving alongside both creativity and imagination.

Prerequisites

Students taking Physics 30 are presumed to have reached the acceptable standard or better in both Physics 20 and Mathematics 20.

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Pearson Physics

Purchased by Students

  • Microsoft Office 97 (or greater) especially Word and Excel
  • Scientific Calculator (or approved graphing calculator)
  • Bible
  • Optional: The Key - Physics 30

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Semester students can expect to complete the course in about 8 hours per week over eighteen weeks. Full year students will complete the course in about 4 hours per week over thirty-six weeks.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

For semester courses, there are two major grading periods, while for full year courses there are four major grading periods, one after each quarter.

Assignment check-ins will make up 35% of your final grade, completion of the group discussions and self-check assignments another 10%, your Equations are Guides to Thinking Journal 35% and finally, tests and quizzes make up the last 20%.

Please note: There will be a diploma exam at the end of this course, therefore your final mark will be assigned as follows - Final Mark = 70% School Awarded Mark + 30% Diploma Exam Mark

School Notice

High School Enrollment/Withdrawal Deadline

- High School non primary registration closes Feb 29, 2024
- High School course withdrawal deadline is Feb 29, 2024.
After that date, there is a $200/course withdrawal fee