CSET Preparation - NGSS-based Physics - Subtest 2

Introduction: The following states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Arkansas,California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois,Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, and more are considering adoption.  The NGSS requires that all graduating high school students be able to meet numerous performance expectations in biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics.  Prior to the adoption of NGSS, only a small minority of high school students elected to take physics, and as a result, most high schools have only one physics teacher.  To meet the requirements of NGSS and provide instruction for all high school students, schools must hire many new physics teachers. Unfortunately the pipeline is very small. This course has been created to widen the pipelin by helping prospective teachers pass the California Science Exam for Teachers (CSET) in physics.  If you are interested in participating in this course either in person, synchronously online, or through online records, please email norm.herr@csun.edu.

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Dynamics: Newton’s laws

Circular motion and universal law of gravitation

Work, energy, and conservation of energy

Impulse, linear momentum, and conservation of linear momentum:collisions

Rotational motion: torque, rotational kinematics and energy, rotational

Fluid statics and dynamics

Simple harmonic motion

Mechanical waves and sound


Electricity and Magnetism

Electromagnetic Radiation

Modern Physics (quantum mechanics, standard model, relativity, nuclear processes)