## HS Physics

2017-2018 Course Overview

Required Text:

• Create testable hypotheses.

• Identify variables.

• Use a control or comparison group when appropriate.

• Select and use appropriate measurement tools.

• Collect and record data.

• Organize data into charts and graphs.

• Analyze and interpret data.

• Communicate findings.

• Explain observations.

• Make inferences and predictions.

• Explain the relationship between evidence and explanation.

• Average velocity.

• Instantaneous velocity.

• Speed and velocity.

• Distance and displacement.

• Position.

• Average velocity.

• Instantaneous velocity

• Acceleration.

• Time.

• Gravitational potential energy.

• Elastic potential energy.

• Thermal energy.

• Kinetic energy.

• Work.

• Power.

• Mechanical energy.

• Power.

• Wavelength.

• Frequency.

• Period.

• Amplitude.

• Reflection

• Refraction

Additive color

Subtractive color

• Investigate the electrical charging of objects due to transfer of charge.

• Investigate the conservation of electric charge.

__Conceptual Physics,__Paul Hewitt, 3rd Edition**COMPETENCY GOAL 1: The learner will develop abilities necessary to do and understand scientific inquiry.****1.01**Identify questions and problems that can be answered through scientific investigations.**1.02**Design and conduct scientific investigations to answer questions about the physical world.• Create testable hypotheses.

• Identify variables.

• Use a control or comparison group when appropriate.

• Select and use appropriate measurement tools.

• Collect and record data.

• Organize data into charts and graphs.

• Analyze and interpret data.

• Communicate findings.

**1.03**Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence to:• Explain observations.

• Make inferences and predictions.

• Explain the relationship between evidence and explanation.

**COMPETENCY GOAL 2: The learner will build an understanding of linear motion.****2.01**Analyze velocity as a rate of change of position:• Average velocity.

• Instantaneous velocity.

**2.02**Compare and contrast as scalar and vector quantities:• Speed and velocity.

• Distance and displacement.

**2.03**Analyze acceleration as rate of change in velocity.**2.04**Using graphical and mathematical tools, design and conduct investigations of linear motion and the relationships among:• Position.

• Average velocity.

• Instantaneous velocity

• Acceleration.

• Time.

**COMPETENCY GOAL 3: The learner will build an understanding of two-dimensional motion.****3.01**Analyze and evaluate projectile motion in a defined frame of reference.**3.02**Design and conduct investigations of two-dimensional motion of objects.**3.03**Analyze and evaluate independence of the vector components of projectile motion.**COMPETENCY GOAL 4: The learner will develop an understanding of forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion.****4.01**Determine that an object will continue in its state of motion unless acted upon by a net outside force (Newton's First Law of Motion, The Law of Inertia).**4.02**Assess, measure and calculate the conditions required to maintain a body in a state of static equilibrium.**4.03**Assess, measure, and calculate the relationship among the force acting on a body, the mass of the body, and the nature of the acceleration produced (Newton's Second Law of Motion).**4.04**Analyze and mathematically describe forces as interactions between bodies (Newton's Third Law of Motion).**4.05**Assess the independence of the vector components of forces.**4.06**Investigate, measure, and analyze the nature and magnitude of frictional forces.**COMPETENCY GOAL 5: The learner will build a understanding of impulse and momentum.****5.01**Assess the vector nature of momentum and its relation to the mass and velocity of an object.**5.02**Compare and contrast impulse and momentum.**5.03**Analyze the factors required to produce a change in momentum.**5.04**Analyze one- dimensional interactions between objects and recognize that the total momentum is conserved in both collision and recoil situations.**5.05**Assess real world applications of the impulse and momentum, including but not limited to, sports and transportation.**COMPETENCY GOAL 6: The learner will develop an understanding of energy as the ability to cause change.****6.01**Investigate and analyze energy storage and transfer mechanisms:• Gravitational potential energy.

• Elastic potential energy.

• Thermal energy.

• Kinetic energy.

**6.02**Analyze, evaluate, and apply the principle of conservation of energy.**6.03**Analyze, evaluate, and measure the transfer of energy by a force.• Work.

• Power.

**6.04**Design and conduct investigations of:• Mechanical energy.

• Power.

**COMPETENCY GOAL 7: The learner will develop an understanding of wave motion and the wave nature of sound and light.****7.01**Analyze, investigate, and evaluate the relationship among the characteristics of waves:• Wavelength.

• Frequency.

• Period.

• Amplitude.

**7.02**Describe the behavior of waves in various media.**7.03**Analyze the behavior of waves at boundaries between media:• Reflection

• Refraction

**7.04**Analyze the relationship between the phenomena of interference and the principle of superposition.**7.05**Analyze the frequency and wavelength of sound produced by a moving source (the Doppler Effect).**7.06**Analyze Lenses using Ray Diagrams**7.07**Analyze Mirrors using Ray Diagrams**7.08**Understand behavior of light through convex and concave lenses**7.09**Understand behavior of light with concave and convex mirrors.**7.10**Understand color:Additive color

Subtractive color

**COMPETENCY GOAL 8: The learner will build an understanding of static electricity and direct current electrical circuits.****8.01**Analyze the nature of electrical charges.• Investigate the electrical charging of objects due to transfer of charge.

• Investigate the conservation of electric charge.