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Madison Metropolitan School District

Math Physics

SCI2040

Students considering a career or college major in physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, or other science related fields should select this course. Topics will include: motion, Newton’s laws, gravity, momentum, energy, electricity, and light. Additional topics may be added as time allows. Considerable effort is made to relate physics theory to naturally occurring events and to applications in all science-related careers. Labs, problem solving, demonstrations, and student presentations are used to help students develop thinking skills.

Textbooks are used as little as possible. Computers play an important role in lab work and are sometimes used to simulate situations that cannot be readily done in the lab. 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: SCI2040
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Note: Elective; 10th Grade By Teacher Recommendation only
  • 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.