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Honors Physics Class Syllabus and Calendar

Honors Physics Class Syllabus:

Course Description:  In Honors Physics, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.  Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; force; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and quantum physics.  This course provides students with a conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical and scientific skills.  In addition, students conduct research investigations as well as outside activities to further their knowledge of Physics. 

Fourth Six Weeks

January 8-17                             Waves

January 18-25                           Sound

January 29-February 16             Light and Optics

Fifth Six Weeks

February 19-22                          Electric Forces and Fields

February 23-27                          Electric Energy, and Capacitance

February 28-March 9                 Electric Circuits

Sixth Six Weeks

March 19-April 13                     TAKS Preparation

April 16-20                                TAKS Testing

April 23-27                                College Preparation Week

April 30-May 18                        Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

May 21-25                                Review and Final Exams


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