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Physics - (Grades 10-12) Science & Lab Credit 

Teacher: Richard Bonner

Time:  Friday 10:00-11:55

Class and Materials Cost:  $425
A $35 Lab/materials/copy fee is included in the cost of this class.

Book:  APOLOGIA Exploring Creation with Physics (2nd Edition), by Dr. Jay L. Wile
All other instructional materials are provided for free by the tutor in our online course management system (Moodle), including: full-featured user guides, videos, sample documents, and links to high-quality material on sites that are safe, secure, and free.

*** This is a 2 hour class

Supplies Needed: Students need to have 2 & 1/2” or 3” 3-ring binder with 5 tabs.

Prerequisite:  Students must have successfully completed one course in Algebra. Students must also know the basic trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent) and how they are defined on a right triangle. They should also be familiar with the inverse of these trig functions (sin-1, cos-1, tan-1).  They should also be proficient in word processing, know how to use an equation editor, and be able to produce very basic drawing shapes. They should also have some experience creating and using spreadsheets at a basic level.  Students must have access to a PC or Mac computer with an Internet connection.

Physics is a really fun and gratifying class that includes both lecture and lab. This course rivals most non-calculus college physics courses (and is a lot more fun).  The tutor provides guides for lab experiments which help students prepare their formal lab reports. Students who have taken this class find that doing the lab reports not only helps prepare them for college classes, but it also teaches them how to produce professionally written documents in a fraction of the time. The class starts out with a review of the metric system, standard scientific methods used to make measurements and report data, and basic math. Topics of study will include: laws of motion, vectors, laws of force, work, energy, power, momentum, periodic motion, waves, geometric optics, electric fields, electric potential, electric circuits, magnetism and more.

Each class begins with a prayer and spiritual thought that is relevant and appropriate for every subject. As each topic is studied, we will take time to learn about men of God who have also been known as men of science, such as Thomas Aquinas, Michael Faraday, James Maxwell, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, James Prescott Joule, and others who had a Christian world view and who argued for the existence of God. 

*This class is available for Articulation Credit with Davenport University (see details at Articulation Credit page).


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