Physics P

  • Course Description

    Physics of the Universe

    Physics of the Universe is a year-long, laboratory based college preparatory class. The class integrates Earth and Space Science and Engineering Practices as based upon the California Science Framework and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The course is divided into 7 units covering Motion, Forces, Energy, Momentum, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism and Astronomy.. Each unit is anchored by relevant phenomena and several student centered labs and/or investigations.

    As students investigate the Performance Expectations (PEs) within each unit, they uncover Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCls) from Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering. Using Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), students will build upon their knowledge and develop models to explain the phenomenon as presented. Physics of Universe satisfies the A-G and District graduation requirements for laboratory science.

    First Semester
    Intro to Motion
    Forces in Motion

    Second Semester
    Electricity and Magnetism

    Prerequisites & Co-Requisites: None