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Applied Physics/Technology is a High School Course in applied science for vocational-technical and college-bound students. The material studied shows how technical concepts can be analyzed and applied to equipment and devices in mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal energy systems. The course is designed for students to explore and apply the principles of technology in a classroom setting with hands-on laboratory activities.

1- Introduction
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
3- Plagiarism Discussion
4- Pretest
Assignment: Pretest
5- Set the Pace
Handout: Pacing Guide
6- Course Links
7- MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
8- MLA Documentation updates
9- MLA Citation
10- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Math and Measurements
1- Making Measurements
2- Organizing Collected Data
3- Vector Vs Scalar Measurements
Handout: Measuring Data
Assignment: Measuring Data
4- SI Units
5- Significant Figures
6- Using Significant Figures
7- Scientific Notation
Handout: Math with Measurements
Assignment: Math with Measurements
8- Converting Between Units
Handout: Columbia Tragedy
Handout: Equation Card
Assignment: Columbia Tragedy
Quiz: Math and Measurements Test

3- What is Science?
1- The Nature of Science
2- Scientific Knowledge
3- Investigating Science
Essay: Accidental Science
4- Using Models to Explain
5- Science’s Impact on Society
Handout: What is Science
Assignment: What is Science
6- What is Physics?
Quiz: What is Science Test

4- Kinematics in 1 Dimension
1- Distance and Displacement
2- Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration
3- Using Graphs to Describe Motion
4- Relative Velocity
Handout: Describing Motion & Relative Velocity
Assignment: Describing Motion & Relative Velocity
5- Constant Acceleration Problems
Handout: Hot Wheels Lab
Assignment: Hot Wheels Lab
6- Free Fall
Essay: Tin Pan Drop
Assignment: Linear Motion Practice Problems
Handout: Kinematics in 1 Dimension Test
Assignment: Kinematics in 1 Dimension Test

5- Dynamics in 1 Dimension
1- What is a Force?
2- Types of Forces
3- Free Body Diagrams
Assignment: Free Body Diagrams
4- Newton’s 1st Law of Motion
5- Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion
Assignment: Heavy Vs. Light Trucks Lab
6- Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion
7- Terminal Velocity
8- Mass Vs Weight
Handout: Newton’s Laws & Weight Calculations
Assignment: Newton’s Laws & Weight Calculations
9- Calculating Force due to Friction
Handout: Calculating Friction Practice
Assignment: Calculating Friction Practice
10- The Four Fundamental Forces
11- Gravitational Force
Assignment: Chapter Review
Handout: Dynamics in 1 Dimension Test
Assignment: Dynamics in 1 Dimension Test

6- Kinematics in 2 Dimensions
1- What Do Vectors Represent?
2- Trig Ratios – Review
3- Using Vector Addition
4- Type I – Adding Perpendicular Vectors
Handout: Vector Practice
Assignment: Vector Practice – Part 1
5- Type II – Finding Perpendicular Components
Assignment: Vector Practice – Part 2
6- Type III – Adding NON-Perpendicular Vectors
Assignment: Vector Practice – Part 3
7- Type IV – Finding an Equilibrant
Assignment: Vector Practice – Part 4
8- Intro to Projectile Motion
9- Projectiles Launched Horizontally
10- Projectiles Launched at an Angle
Handout: Water Balloon Toss Lab
Assignment: Water Balloon Toss Lab
Assignment: Projectile Motion Practice
Essay: Underhand Toss
11- Describing Circular Motion
12- Changing Circular Motion
Handout: 2-D Kinematics Review
Assignment: 2-D Kinematics Review
Handout: Kinematics in 2 Dimensions Test
Assignment: Kinematics in 2 Dimensions Test

7- Dynamics in 2 Dimensions
1- Equillibrium
2- Tension Force
2- Tension Force
Assignment: Tension Force Practice Problems
3- Inclined Plane 3- Inclined Plane
Handout: Coefficient of Static Friction Lab
Assignment: Coefficient of Static Friction Lab
Assignment: Inclined Plane Practice Problems
Handout: Dynamics in 2 Dimensions Test
Assignment: Dynamics in 2 Dimensions Test

8- Momentum
1- Momentum and Impulse
Essay: Tossing Eggs
2- Conservation of Momentum
Assignment: Understanding Momentum
3- Linear Collisions
Assignment: Momentum Practice Problems
Handout: Momentum Test
Assignment: Momentum Test

9- Energy, Work, & Power
1- Work Energy Theorem
2- When Force is Applied at an Angle
Assignment: Work: Read, Research, & Respond
3- Power
Handout: Work and Power Lab
Assignment: Work and Power Lab
4- Types of Energy
5- Mechanical Energy
6- Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Assignment: Kinetic & Potential Energy Virtual Lab
Assignment: Energy, Work, & Power Review
Handout: Energy, Work, & Power Test
Assignment: Energy, Work, & Power Test

10- Mechanics Project
1- Mechanics Project
2- Infomercial Format
Handout: Infomercial Format Rubric
3- Brochure Format
Handout: Brochure Format Rubric
4- Paper Format
Handout: Paper Format Rubric
Assignment: Mechanics Project

11- Mid-Term
1- Midtest
Assignment: Midtest
Handout: Mid-Term
Assignment: Mid-Term

12- Electricity
1- Electric Charge
2- Electric Force
3- Electric Fields
4- Electric Potential
5- Static Electricity
Essay: Lightning Rods
Assignment: Electric Fields, Forces, & Potential
6- Current Electricity
7- Measuring Electric Current
Assignment: Electric Power & Energy Efficiency
8- Electrical Circuits
9- Circuit Diagrams
Handout: Circuit Construction Kit Lab
Assignment: Circuit Diagrams
Assignment: Circuit Construction Kit Lab
10- Kirchoff’s Circuit Laws
Quiz: Electricity Test

13- Magnetism
1- Properties of Magnets
2- Electromagnetism
Assignment: Magnetism and Its Uses
3- Right-Hand Rules
4- Using Electromagnetism
Handout: Making a Motor Lab
Assignment: Making a Motor Lab
5- Elecromagnetic Induction
6- Using Electromagnetic Induction
Essay: Generators Vs Alternators
Worksheet: Magnetism Review
Quiz: Magnetism Test

14- Waves
1- Types of Waves
2- Measuring Waves
Assignment: Measuring Waves
3- Sound
Assignment: Speed of Sound Lab
4- Light
Assignment: The Electromagnetic Spectrum
5- Wave Interactions
Assignment: Virtual Lab Wave Properties
6- The Doppler Effect
Assignment: Doppler Effect
Quiz: Waves Test

15- Optics
1- Law of Reflection
2- Mirrors and Ray Diagrams
Handout: Concave Mirror Ray Diagrams
Handout: Convex Mirror Ray Diagrams
3- Mirror Equations
4- Snell’s Law and Refraction
Handout: Reflection and Refraction
Assignment: Reflection and Refraction
5- Lenses and Ray Diagrams
Handout: Convex Lens Ray Diagrams
Handout: Concave Lens Ray Diagrams
Handout: Ray Diagram Quiz
Assignment: Ray Diagram Quiz
6- Thin Lens Equation
Assignment: Optics Math Practice
7- Special Effects of Light
Worksheet: Optics Test

16- Thermodynamics
1- Temperature Vs. Heat
2- Laws of Thermodynamics
3- Methods of Heat Transfer
Assignment: Heat Transfer
4- Kinetic Molecular Theory
5- Ideal Gases
Essay: Deflated Balloon
6- Water’s Special Properties
Quiz: Thermodynamics Test

17- Atomic Physics
1- Quantization of Energy
2- Dual Nature of Light
Essay: Double-Slit Experiment
3- The Four Fundamental Forces
4- Fundamental Particles
Worksheet: Atomic Physics Test

18- Physics and Space
1- The Big Bang Theory
2- How Planets Move
Assignment: Virtual Lab – Planetary Motion
Worksheet: Physics and Space Test

19- Modern Physics
1- Quantum Physics
2- Theory of Special Relativity
Essay: Time Traveler
3- Theory of General Relativity
4- Unification of Physics
Assignment: Modern Physics Test

20- Theory of Everything Project
1- Theory of Everything
Handout: Theory of Everything Project Rubric
Assignment: Theory of Everything

21- Final Exam
1- Post-test
Assignment: Post-test
Quiz: Final Exam

22- Course Evaluation
Handout: Course Evalulation
Assignment: Course Evaluation