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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

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