This course provides a foundation in scientific investigation and the scientific method. Students understand the impact of science on society and that science has evolved to serve the various needs of society. The course introduces students to the principles of physics and to the important concept of systems thinking. Students are introduced to vector algebra and understand the various concepts related to forces and motion. The course provides a detailed analysis of various case studies where the principles of physics and engineering were adopted to solve complex real-world problems.
Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.
Section 1: Introduction to Science
Section 2: Introduction to Physics
Section 3: Forces
Section 4: Motion
Section 5: Physics and Engineering Design