Students study Physics as their first science course, focusing on understanding how physics concepts, principles and laws are developed, and how these concepts, principles, and laws are used to explain phenomena in everyday life. An algebra background helps to meet the mathematical challenges underlying the physics concepts. Some aspects of pre-calculus math content, such as trigonometry and vectors, are introduced in this course.
Students have opportunities to conduct investigations employing real-time data collecting devices. Topics include motion, force, work, power, energy, momentum, fluids, electricity, magnetism, waves, light and sound.