Hayes High School
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AP Physics 2 Description:
AP Physics 2 is a second-year course in physics that covers topics in electricity, magnetism, fluid mechanics, thermal physics, waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. The major goals of the course are to create an understanding of the basic principles and to apply these principles in the solution of problems. The course will use guided inquiry and student-centered learning to foster the development of critical thinking and laboratory skills. Credit or advanced placement for the Physics 2 course will provide the student with an opportunity either to have an accelerated college program or to meet a basic college science requirement for a one semester course.
Honors Physics Description:
Honors Physics is a course for students who are interested in pursuing college majors in the physical science (physics/chemistry) or engineering disciplines, or for students with strong interests and aptitudes in these areas. Topics of study will include motion, forces, energy, gravitation, oscillations, sound, and electricity. Physics uses mathematics as a tool to describe the physical world, therefore students who enroll in Honors Physics are expected to have strong mathematical reasoning skills. Students will also routinely be expected to actively participate in inquiry-based laboratory investigations and projects which often involve computer-based data collection interfaces, computer programming, and the engineering design process. Upon completion of this course, students will be adequately prepared to enroll in AP Physics.
Physics is the science of energy, forces and motion. The course provides important fundamentals for all college-bound students who will use technology, either directly or indirectly. Physics is the basis of all engineering and technology. Students also learn to understand the physical processes that occur in our everyday lives and in the universe around us. Major topic areas include motion, forces, energy, gravity, electricity, and waves.
The use of robotic technology is becoming increasingly common in today’s society, and the study of robotics provides an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the engineering design process. Throughout this project-based curriculum, students will learn about topics such as mechanical power transmission, drivetrain design, and lifting mechanisms and how they apply to mobile robotics. Students will also integrate sensors into their robot designs and use a C-based programming language to create robots that can accomplish tasks autonomously. Most of the course will focus around task-based challenges and class competitions. Any student with interests in engineering or computer science is encouraged to enroll.