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Mr. Andrade

dandrade@bridgeportedu.net               www.physicsmedic.org

http://mrandradesphysics.blogspot.com/

 

Physics is a science course that will cover many topics and areas about the physical world around us, using lectures, demonstrations, labs, projects, humor and FUN. To fully achieve competence in this material, the students must work hard and apply themselves. You must do all of the assigned work and reading.

 

Class work will include: Lectures, Labs and lab reports, Class and homework problems, Projects and project reports, Articles and various readings, Films and Videos, Demonstrations, Class Activities.

 

Textbook: Modern Physics, Trinklein

Resources: World Wide Web, Conceptual Physics (Hewitt), Holt Physics, Glencoe Physics

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Chemistry (Trigonometry is helpful)

 

The following areas will be covered:

 

Introduction to Physics - What is Physics, measurement, units, math review (algebra, trig)

Motion in One Dimension

Motion in Two Dimensions (including projectile motion)

Forces and Newton’s Laws

Work, Power, Energy

Momentum

Circular Motion and Universal Gravitation

Matter, Stress, Fluids

Heat and Thermodynamics

Vibrations and Waves

Sound

Light

Electricity and Magnetism

Modern Physics – Atomic, Relativity

 

Other topics covered during the year: Science and Engineering Careers, Design Process, Aeronautics and Astronautics.

 

Every section listed above has at least one lab activity. Some have multiple labs and multimedia activities. There will be multiple labs and projects throughout the year, including “How Does it Work?”, Bridge Design and Building, Glider Design and Building, and Rocket Design and Building.

 

Grading

I will be weighting items as follows:

Tests……………….….……………………….20%

                        Labs, Practicals and Projects………………….25%

                        Homework/Classwork .……………………….20%

                        Quizes…………………………………………20%

                        Class participation, effort, attitude, behavior…15%

 

 

I am usually at school until 3:30 or so every day in room C209.

 

Have a great year!