Welcome to Honors Physics at TTA



Course Objective:

This course is for the mathematically advanced student. The topics covered deal with energy and energy changes in mechanics, heat, light, and electricity. A quantitative approach is used with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills.  It is an essential course for anyone interested in a career in engineering, medicine or other science-related fields requiring a college education. The pedagogical model for this course incorporates "Blended learning" and the "Flipped Classroom" concept.

"Blended learning" is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path or pace.

The "flipped classroom" is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects or discussions

Pre-Tests are given at the beginning of each unit to inform the student of the amount of effort that will be needed to master the material. A pre-test score below 70% requires the student to do the prescribed level 2 assignments. A pre-test score of 70% or above indicates prior knowledge of the material so the student may omit the rote learning level 2 assignments

Schoology

Grades for the quarter will be recorded on schoology.com. Log-in to Schoology and "Join Class" H5W8J-85NBT

Grades

Your quarter grade will be the average of your Campaign grades. Your Campaign grade will be the average of your final test score and your campaign level based on how many assignments you complete. For example if you complete all level 2 assignments and all level 3 assignments your assignment level would be a "c" or 75%. If you are short a level three assignment then it is a "c-" or 72% If you have one level four assignment then it would be a "c+" or 78%

Grading Scale

93-100%  A

90-93%    A-

88-90%    B+

83-88%    B

80-83%    B-

78-80%    C+

73-78%    C

70-73%    C-

68-70%    D+

63-68%    D

60-63%    D-

<60%       F

A semester grade lower than 70% does not earn an "Honors Course" bonus when calculating GPA

Syllabus:

PhysicsSyllabus Fall2018