PHYSICS HVS CURRICULUM

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This semester covered three topics: Forces, Pressure, Forces Acting in Different Directions. Students investigated these topics in pairs by designing and conducting scientific investigations. In these investigations they made measurements, compiled and organized data, analyzed results, and communicated their conclusions in their notebooks and to the class.

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COURSE TITLE: PhysicsTEACHER: Abby KelsoOVERVIEWCOURSE DESCRIPTIONSKILLSASSESSMENTSemester 1: This semester covered three topics: Forces, Pressure, Forces Acting in Different Directions. Students investigated these topics in pairs by designing and conducting scientific investigations. In these investigations they made measurements, compiled and organized data, analyzed results, and communicated their conclusions in their notebooks and to the class. Students were encouraged to ask questions and work together. They were evaluated through labs, participation, homework, essays and tests. Plan and conduct a scientific investigation to test a hypothesis.Evaluate accuracy and reproducibility of data.Distinguish between variable and control parameters.Construct appropriate graphs from data.Apply and manipulate simple mathematic relationships to determine a missing quantity in a mathematic expression.Distinguish between linear and nonlinear relationships on a graph of data.Recognize the slope of the linear graph as the constant in the relationship y=kx and apply this principle in interpreting graphs constructed from data.Maintain an organized lab notebook.

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