Physics 1

Physics 1 is a high school level lab-based physics class that develops a qualitative understanding of physics. Students experiment with Newton’s three laws and apply them to various real-world contexts. Students describe interaction between particles in terms of gravitational, electrical, and nuclear forces. Qualitative and quantitative predictions are made in a closed system with discussion on the effects of an open system. Students form conclusions regarding wavelength, frequency, and resonance as well as use the wave model to show some features of electromagnetic radiation and use the particle model to describe other features. Students explain why waves and their interactions with matter have allowed for the creation and development of tools for producing, transmitting, storing, and interpreting information.