Why This Class
Your student is naturally intrigued by finding out how things work, and you want to nurture their curiosity. This course helps by introducing them to the mechanics of electricity—and the countless devices that rely on it to power daily life in the 21st century—and expanding their ability to see the world like a physicist.
Mentors in this course guide students on an exploration of energy, work, light, electromagnetic frequencies, sound waves, and electricity. Students also examine the mind-boggling concepts of spacetime, the expanding universe, the uncertainty principle, and elementary particles and forces in nature. Students solve real-life problems as they explore each topic. In the process, they discover the inner workings of simple motors and awaken more than ever to the possibilities of technology.
Students emerge from this course knowing where electricity comes from and how it powers simple machines. They see the relevance of theoretical physics in their daily lives and are excited to keep exploring the principles that make the world work.
What are the fundamental laws of the physical universe?
How are work and energy related?
What are the properties of waves?
How can I predict the behavior of charged particles?
Is light a wave or a particle?
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
This course requires additional supplies. Please see the book list in SIS for details.
Recommended Grade: 11th (Junior) – 12th (Senior)
Prerequisites: Physics A
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5-7
Format: Live, self-paced