This class will cover the introductory Mechanics-Newton"s law, Conservation of Energy, Gravitation, Conservation of Momentum, Kinematics, Coulomb"s laws and Ohm"s law.
A one day field trip has historically been taken in the third quarter to Castles "n Coasters at Metrocenter. The students take measurements and do calculations to see the reallife applications of Physics. Here are some pictures from previous trips.
The final project in the 4th quarter is the creation of a Rube Goldberg machine. The students build a machine to do a simple task (turn on a lamp, flip a hamburger, dispense hand sanitizer, etc) and also do calculation for the steps as a review of the year. This was the 2012 assignment.