This course is delivered asynchronously; however, there is a registration deadline and students will be expected to move through the course with each other. Therefore, there will be due dates on assignments that must be followed. There will also be times where students must meet with the instructor online through video conferencing. Students are expected to register for this course for the entire school year.
For general Advanced Placement information including exam fees and where to write the exam click here.Physical Science 20 and Physics 30 AP are combined into a single course designed to be equivalent to the first semester of an introductory college-level algebra-based physics course which prepares students for the AP Physics 1 Exam. This course is useful for potential engineering, pre-med, science and computer science majors as well as anyone interested in Physics. It is also a fantastic college preparatory course. Since Physics 30 AP is taught over a full school year, there is time for thorough, in-depth, student centered activities allowing students to carry out careful experiments and design practical laboratory work to answer real world questions.
Physics 30 AP ends with completing an exam (administered by the AP Board) that can be used to earn College credit (this depends on the institution and how you do on the exam). More details about AP exams can be found in the General Advanced Placement (AP) Information below.
**NOTE** This course will be available for the 2017-2018 school year and has registration deadlines. See details below.
Successful completion of this course will prepare you for the AP Physics 1 exam, to be written in May. After the exam there are two modules that must be completed to fully earn the Physical Science 20 and Physics 30 high school credits. On your transcript, you will have an AP designation for Physics 30 if you attempt the AP exam in May; otherwise, you will recieve the regular Physics 30 credit. There is no AP designation for 20 level courses, so you will recieve the regular Physical Science 20 credit regardless of whether you attempt the exam or not. Other important details about Advanced Placement (AP) lie below the Course Description and Units of Study. All students considering AP should read all of these details.
If you are not registered with the Sun West School Division, or are 22 years of age or older, then this course will cost $1000 as there are two 100 hour credits associated.
Registration Deadline: Friday September 12th, 2017
AP Exam Date: Tuesday May 8th, 2018 @ 12:00pm.
Units of Study
- Unit 0 - Intro and Math Concepts
- Unit 1 - Kinematics
- Unit 2 - Dynamics
- Unit 3 - Circular Motion and Gravitation
- Unit 4 - Work, Energy & Power
- Unit 5 - Impulse & Linear Momentum
- Unit 6 - Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics
- Unit 7 - Simple Harmonic Motion
- Unit 8 - Mechanical Waves & Sound
- Unit 9 - Electrostatics
- Unit 10 - Direct Current Electric Circuits
- Physical Science 20 AP 1 Module
- Physics 30 AP 1 Module