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Skyline High School's International Baccalaureate Physics!
The information and documents on this site are intended for the students in IB Physics 1 and IB Physics 2 at Skyline High School. If you are a current student, and you would like to see something on the site that I have forgotten, please let me know!
The content of the course syllabus is created by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
In the first year, we will primarily cover: Topic 1: Measurement and Uncertainties; Topic 2: Mechanics; Topic 6: circular motion (Gravitation covered in year 2); Topic 3: Thermal Physics; Parts of Option B: Engineering Physics (Thermodynamics, some Rotational Dynamics; Fluid Dynamics and Resonance are for next year)
In the second year, we will finish the curriculum: Topic 4: Waves; Topic 9: Wave Phenomena; Engineering Physics (any part not covered last year); Topic 5: Electricity and Magnetism; Topic 6b: Gravitation; Topic 10: Fields; Topic 11: Electromagnetic Induction; Topic 8: Energy Production; Topic 7: Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics; Topic 12: Quantum and Nuclear Physics
Note: Parts of the second year (i.e. Energy Production, Particle Physics) will be done as take-home study units; only a little class time will be spent on this and potentially part of the Engineering Physics unit. Students will be responsible for completing readings and practice worksheets (and checking their answers) outside of the class period.
What is Physics, you ask?
Physics is the study of how our world and our universe work. It is the study of the interactions between particles of matter and the energy transformations during or because of those interactions. Physics is the building block for all other natural sciences! It is everywhere in the world around you--you cannot avoid physics. This class will hopefully open your eyes to the beauty of the physics you experience in your life daily! Physics ROCKS!!
Units of Study
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