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Madison Metropolitan School District

General Physics

SCI2030

This course is designed for students interested in learning physics but who intend to pursue a career or college major not closely tied to science. The course emphasizes student-centered development of conceptual models. Topics include: motion, Newton’s laws, gravity, momentum, energy, and additional topics as time allows. Considerable effort is made to relate Physics theory to naturally occurring events and everyday experiences. Labs, problem solving, demonstrations, and student presentations are used to help students develop thinking skills. The course covers the same topics as Math Physics but not as deeply. Students should have skills in algebraic fluency such as solving and graphing linear equations, use of trigonometric relationships, scientific notation and orders of magnitude, and logico-deductive reasoning.

  • Recommended Grades: 11-12
  • Course Number: SCI2030
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Note: Elective
  • Prerequisite Recommendation: Students should have skills in algebraic fluency such as solving and graphing linear equations, use of trigonometric relationships, scientific notation and orders of magnitude, and logico-deductive reasoning.