|Physics Honors Section GM: An Introduction|
MA NCES Code:
|Science - Physics|
|07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12|
|Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Algebra (geometry helpful but not necessary),|
All materials are available in the course or online; however, students who wish to have a supplementary book should have access to any standard school physics text
|Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356); Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
(see additional details below):
Note: This course is intended to teach and reinforce crucial academic skills to help students strengthen their background in the subject area prior to taking an advanced level course. Students who have already taken the Virtual High School course "Integrated Mechanical Physics with Logical Reasoning" should not take this course.
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So you plan to go to college and study physics, math, or engineering? DO THIS FIRST! This course will teach you HOW to figure out problems and how to judge whether or not your answers are reasonable. Save yourself a lot of time and trouble! This course will serve as an introduction to mechanical physics and the reasoning and problem-solving approaches utilized in physics, math and engineering disciplines. Emphasis will be placed on problem-solving approaches and on developing the student's ability to grasp the 'overall picture' of a problems in order to estimate and evaluate reasonable outcomes.
*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*