Physics Honors

Course Description:

HONORS courses will offer an additional layer of depth and complexity applied to the standard core content alongside the high expectations and authentic learning experiences found in all LISD courses Depth and complexity applied to the standard curriculum offers rich learning experiences for students interested in taking on the challenge of advanced coursework. In Physics Honors, students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; forces; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who successfully complete Physics Honors will acquire factual knowledge within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design and interpretation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and develop critical-thinking skills. For Honors, this introductory physics course is inquiry-based and more in-depth than Physics. A strand of study is included to help prepare students to take Advanced Placement Physics 2.

Prerequisite & Recommendations:

Prerequisite: Biology OR Biology Honors, Algebra 2 or concurrent enrollment

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