Physics investigates and models the interactions of energy, matter and light. This introduction to Physics includes the study of motion, force, gravitation, momentum, and mechanical energy in the first semester. In the second semester the class focuses on thermal behavior, electricity, waves and light.
In physics, we seek to develop and apply simple conceptual models to describe a variety of physical systems, with the aid of mathematical, graphical and verbal descriptions. In each unit of the course, our inquiry will be centered around laboratory investigations using available online simulations. Students will be guided through the process of experimental design, data collection, empirical analysis, model construction and the collaborative process used by scientists.
Successful students will thoughtfully engage each learning experience to broaden and deepen understanding and skills frequently used by physicists and engineers.
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Glencoe Physics: Principles and Problems
Writing Tablet and Stylus
Live class sessions include interactive problem solving to ensure understanding and mastery. Students collaborate in small groups using writing tablets to work through problems under the guidance of the instructor. We highly recommend a tablet and stylus combination for ease of writing during these practice sessions. There are many options available in the $30-$50 range and these can be useful in many CLRC classes. Be sure that your tablet is compatible with Zoom.