Course Number: 416/417
Full Year; 10 Units
UC/CSU Approved: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement.
This is a laboratory course that focuses on hands-on, real-world examples to describe the physical world.
While math and a student's ability to perform critical analyses of problems involving physical phenomena is required, conceptual understanding is at the heart of this course. The course is taught through a combination of lab activities, lecture/discussion, demonstrations and guided problem solving. The laboratory experiments emphasize hands-on explorations of the fundamental concepts and laws that govern the universe. Topics will focus on mechanics and energy transformations.
Walker Pearson Physics, 1st Ed, with Mastering Physics; James S. Walker; Pearson 2014; ISBN: 978-1269220866
Students are strongly encouraged to purchase the textbook directly from the Pearson Website. Please follow these instructions for purchasing:
- Go to www.pearsonprivateschools.com
- Enter the school zip code 92116
- Select Academy of Our Lady of Peace
- Use the drop-down menu to select your course
For each course, you will see two options listed. The more expensive option is for the print textbook + the e-textbook/digital courseware access. The less expensive option is for the e-textbook/digital courseware access only. Either option is fine and is up to the student’s preference.
Level of Difficulty:
Estimated Homework Per Class:
Biology and Chemistry AND
Concurrent enrollment or completion of Algebra II