Physics II Curriculum at a Glance

This course moves beyond the mechanics covered in Physics I and explores several new topics.  It is divided into several modules including – “Fluids,” “Simple Harmonic Motion and Waves,” “Heat and Thermodynamics,”  “Static and Current Electricity,” and “Electromagnetism.”   All content will be taught with an emphasis on combining knowledge with critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on evidence.  Inquiry activities will be conducted throughout the course on various topics to help students expand their critical thinking skills and develop problem solving techniques.  Students will also be asked to develop and apply their math skills throughout the course as we explore the many relationships between physical quantities.

1st  Quarter – Fluids, Simple Harmonic Motion and Waves

2nd  Quarter –Heat and Thermodynamics

3rd Quarter – Static and Current Electricity

4th Quarter – Electromagnetism