Our Feature Classroom of the week (March 4-8) is Physics.
This is a two semester course in basic physics which includes laboratory investigations. The primary purpose of the class is to study motion concepts and different forms of energy. To be successful in this study a strong background in Algebra is required. Students successfully completing this course will: 1. Conduct Scientific Investigations and use problem solving skills. 2. Apply Kinematic variables and equations for position, velocity and acceleration. 3. Draw and Evaluate Motion Diagrams for linear, 2 dimensional, and rotational motion. 4. Identify and Resolve Vectors for motion and force. 5. Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to Force. 6. Identify and Evaluate Kinetic & Potential Energy. 7. Identify and Evaluate Wave Properties. 8. Investigate the properties of Thermodynamics.
The Teacher that teaches this class is Mr. Brandon Wagner. Their current class project is the Pop Sickle Bridge Engineer. Mr. Wagner says he like the project because we just went over torque and statics. It makes them apply real world knowledge to the knowledge learned in class. His favorite thing about the class is “It’s challenging and they get into more real world applications than physical science.” The students had some of their own thoughts on the project, Zach Haefele said “very interesting, good concept and it makes students use problem solving”, Michael Sanchez said, “It’s fun and requires creativity and research knowledge.” The students also gave me their favorite thing about the class from Brycen Detimore, “This Project” and Michael Sanchez said, “finding the mass of the sun to figure how big a black hole would form from the size of another planet.”
Article By: Zach Perring