High School Physics Made Simple - Measurements

Brian Birbal
Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(24)
In this four (4) day course for High School Physics, I will be explaining in detail Measurements which is broken down into 3 parts 1. Physical Quantities & Units; 2. Precision, Accuracy & Significance; 3. Acquiring Experimental Skills.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Intermediate Level
These classes will take three (3) sessions to complete. It will deal with the following:-
1.	Class 1 - Physical Quantities & Units
2.	Class 2 & 3 - Precision, Accuracy & Significance
3.	Class 3 & 4 - Acquiring Experimental Skills

1.	Physical Quantities & Units

a.	explain what is meant by a ‘quantity’ in physics
b.	state the five fundamental quantities recognised and used in physics
c.	explain the need for units when dealing with physical quantities
d.	state how the base units used in this course are defined
e.	explain what is meant by derived quantities and obtain their units in terms of base units
f.	recall and use the symbols for base units and derived units
g.	use multiples and sub-multiples of units
h.	do calculations using these multiple and sub-multiple units
i.	put any number into standard form

2.	Precision, Accuracy & Significance

a.	distinguish between precision and accuracy
b.	state what is meant by precision and by the degree of precision of a measuring instrument
c.	state what is meant by the uncertainty or error of a reading
d.	explain how to determine the degree of precision of measuring instruments commonly found in the laboratory, both analogue and digital
e.	understand what is meant by the term ‘significant figures’
f.	determine the degree of significance of a recorded reading
g.	express the result of an experiment with the correct degree of significance and the result of a numerical problem to a justifiable number of significant figures
h.	explain what is meant by a mean and apply this concept

3.	Acquiring Experimental Skills

a.	understand the nature of parallax errors and systematic errors, and how to reduce their effects
b.	understand the nature of the skills you will develop by doing practical work
c.	plan, design, carry out, record readings and compile reports on practical activities
d.	understand the skills associated with:
I.	observation, recording and reporting (O/R/R)
II.	measurement and manipulation (M/M)
III.	planning and designing (P/D)
IV.	analysis and interpretation (A/I)

Homework Offered
In order for each student to determine their own level of understanding of the High School Physics I will provide free of charge and outside of the sixty (60) minutes class questions to be answered. This of course is optional and solely based on the individual student. I would urge ALL students to answer as many questions as possible so that they would know where they need to improve, but it is optional.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Every class will have questions to be answered outside of the sixty (60) minutes class. This questions and answers will be done free of charge, as it will not be part of the sixty (60) minutes class.
Grades Offered
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will present experiments via the document that I will be teaching from and some experiments if conducted may need parental supervision. These experiments do not need to be executed and are just for knowledge. But if a student has the capability to execute then they are free to do so. These experiments are usually conducted in a lab which is a controlled environment. If a student does not have a safe environment to conduct a parent should NOT allow any student to conduct any experiments. ALL students under 18 WILL need Parental Supervision if they are to attempt any experiment.
During the course of seventeen (17) years I have compiled a complete High School Physics tutorial that I have assembled from various text books to keep up with the changing syllabus, as well as to cater for the various learning levels of every student that I have taught. I have tutored to students that were getting Fs and Ds elevated them to Bs and As.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(24)
I have been a Mathematics and Physics private tutor for the past seventeen (17) years. During that time, I have tutored over four hundred (400) students ages 15 to 18 who were not very academically inclined and who were getting Fs and Ds and... 
Group Class


weekly or $60 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 15-18
3-12 learners per class

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