Physics

Physics

High school physics taught through robotics

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Number of Units
5
Subjects
Science
Grade Levels
11
12
Duration (hours)
180
Overview
Physics is a branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of energy and matter. The physics curriculum herein is a rigorous junior/senior‐level high school course designed to provide a heavy emphasis on applications through a project‐based hands‐on approach. The course integrates real applications of mathematics, science, and engineering. The curriculum is designed around fundamental topics, hands‐on projects, robotics, electronics, programming projects, and NASA themed examples threaded together to provide students with a comprehensive physics experience.
Cyber Connections
Coding/Programming
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What You'll Teach
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Electricity and Magnetism
Content

Overview: Students will explore fundamentals of electricity through circuitry and robotics.

Grades: 11, 12

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Work and Mechanics
Content

Overview: Students will learn the foundation of physics and come to understand the science and math behind motion. The students will use computational thinking to work through problems. Students will also program Boe-bots, using them as a tool to deepen their understanding.

Grades: 11, 12

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Light & Optics
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Overview: In this unit students will be introduced to the behaviors of light. Students will use computational thinking to predict and solve problems pertaining to the properties of light.

Grades: 11, 12

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Waves and Sound
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Overview: Students will learn the mechanics behind waves and sound. They will learn how to use computational thinking to analyze the properties of a wave from a given information. Students will also build a box guitar and use what they learned to tune it.

Grades: 11, 12

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Thermal Fluids & Heat Transfer
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Overview: This unit has students exploring the properties of water both static and dynamic. Students will also use instruments to observe and learn about thermodynamics. They will also be designing an air powered paper rocket.

Grades: 11, 12

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Materials
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 Boe-Bot Kit

Boe-Bot Kit

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Physics supply kit

Physics Supply Kit

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