This is a 2 hour class that meets on Friday only. Physics is a really fun two-hour class, consisting of both lecture and lab. The lecture chronologically follows the textbook, which is broken up into 16 modules. Approximately two weeks are spent on each module. Students should plan to devote 45 minutes to an hour of each school day to studying physics. During lab time, students will perform a variety of experiments, relative to each topic. Students will be expected to keep a lab notebook for gathering data, making calculations and writing brief reports of what was done and what was learned. An inexpensive spiral notebook will work fine for this purpose. The class will start 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, magnetism and more. 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 worldview and who argued for the existence of God. There is a $25 lab fee and an $8 copy fee included in the cost of this class.
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