• Advanced Physics 1 and AET
     
    This nested set of courses is designed for the student seriously considering a career in engineering or a related technical field. Advanced Physics 1 and Advanced Engineering Technology are scheduled back-to-back (in consecutive blocks) allowing for project work and integration of physics intoengineering applications. The student will receive 1 credit and a separate weighted grade for each section of the course.
     
    Physics concepts will be algebra-based and include linear kinematics, dynamics, momentum, energy, wave theory, sound, electricity, magnetism, and other special topics time permitting. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are stressed with evaluation being based upon tests, quizzes, laboratory exercises, projects, homework and participation.
     
    Advanced Engineering gives students the opportunity to learn about and experience engineering topics though direct instruction, class work, activities, tests, labs and projects. Students will also experience engineering through guest speakers, field trips and face-to-face interactions with practicing engineers. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts are emphasized throughout.
     
    Students interested in a wider range of physics topics and a course that prepares them for the AP Physics 1 Exam should consider enrolling in the Advanced Placement Physics 1+ course.
     
    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of two science courses (i.e.  Earth Systems Science 1 or Advanced Earth Systems Science 1;  Biology 1 or Advanced Biology 1; Chemistry 1 or Advanced Chemistry 1; Environmental Science 1)  Completion of CP Algebra 2.  Concurrent enrollment in Precalculus or AP Calculus.
     
    Suggested Grade Level 11-12
Last Modified on August 27, 2018