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Physics for High School: Part 1

Amy Davis M.Ed.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(103)
In this 16 week course, students will explore some of the fundamentals of high school physics. This course is part 1 of a 2 part, comprehensive physics course.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
16 lessons//16 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Intro. to Physics
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Numbers in Physics
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Converting Units
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Speed & Velocity
 Week 5
Lesson 5
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Free Fall
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Advanced Acceleration
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Mid-term Review & Exam
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Motion Graphs
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Triangle Review
 Week 11
Lesson 11
 Week 12
Lesson 12
1st & 2nd Laws of Motion
 Week 13
Lesson 13
3rd Law of Motion
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Mass, Weight & Friction
 Week 15
Lesson 15
Two-dimensional Motion
 Week 16
Lesson 16
Final Review & Exam
This class is taught in English.
By the end of this course students will be able to...

Convert units and write mathematical answers in scientific notation
Calculate average and instantaneous speed, and differentiate it from velocity
Describe and calculate the acceleration of vehicle changing from stopping to moving
Interpret graphical models of objects in motion
Use a geometrical model to calculate an object's resultant velocity accounting for an opposing force
Relate the law of inertia to real-world situations
Calculate the force required to accelerate an object by a specific amount
Identify and explain acceleration on an object with unbalanced forces acting on it
Use the relationships between force, mass, and acceleration to predict motion
Calculate the frictional force on an object in motion
Differentiate between the horizontal and vertical components of two-dimensional motion
Calculate the time it will take for a projectile object to land once in motion
I have a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics, and a master's of science degree in secondary education with a minor in chemistry.  I also currently teach adult education classes for at my local community college.  I have been a certified 8-12 science teacher in Texas for the past 10 years, spending 5 of those years teaching in public school and community college, 3 years teaching at a homeschool co-op and rest of the time teaching online. I am certified to teach and have experience teaching chemistry, biology, earth science, life science, forensic science, astronomy, integrated physics and chemistry in grades 8-12.
Homework Offered
Students may intermittently be given optional, short assignments to complete outside of class meeting times. These assignments will be given to help introduce new topics, practice skills learned, and/or reinforce learning goals. All assignments outside of class will be optional according to parental discretion.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Formative assessments will be given regularly in each class meeting to assess student learning and connections. The grade for this course will be determined by weekly quizzes, a midterm exam and final exam. All quizzes and exams are optional according to parental discretion but will be available to all students.
Grades Offered
All homework, quizzes and exams are optional, per the preferences of each family. If assignments are completed, grades can be recorded in the digital notebook (provided in the course). If requested, a formal grade report will be provided at the conclusion of the course.
Students will be provided with a digital notebook containing handouts, quiz links, grade recording sheet, and a place to take notes.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This course will be taught using Nearpod lessons, which allows for the interaction mentioned above.  If your student will be using a tablet or phone, they will need to download the free Nearpod app, which can be found in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. I will be posting a link to the Nearpod website and a code into the chat box when class starts and students using a computer will be able to access the lesson via the link or by going to the Nearpod website and entering in the code.

The student notebook for this course will be given in the Google Slides format, so a Google account is helpful.  The notebook will be available in another format upon parent request.

Kahoot will be used as a review game a couple of times during this course.
This course was created using the text reference: Constructing Physics by Jason Neil.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(103)

I'm Amy Davis (she/her) and I've been teaching on Outschool since 2020.  My primary focus is on semester long high school science classes.  My teaching style is to try to create a positive, low-stress environment with plenty of... 
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for 16 classes
1x per week, 16 weeks
50 min

Completed by 7 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-17
3-10 learners per class

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