This course helps students to discover the laws of nature firsthand, at a pace that requires the prior mastery of Algebra and Trigonometry. Topics covered in the physics course will be presented at a deeper level in order to prepare students for future study in International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) physics courses. Substantial time is spent in the laboratory. Weekly or biweekly lab experiments are performed during class and the results are analyzed in lab reports, some of which are assessed according to IB criteria. In addition to lab reports, students are assigned approximately three to five hours of homework per week, which might include reading a chapter from a college-level text or solving several quantitative problems.
This course fulfills the physical science requirement.
Open to: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors