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Physics 11

 


 

Credits: 4


Prerequisites: 

Science 10, Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 (it is also recommended that Pre-Calculus 11 is taken prior to or concurrently with Physics 11)


Introduction:

In Physics 11, students will focus on the study of light, motion, forces, and energy. Throughout this course students will be asked to observe, measure and analyse natural phenomena using the scientific method. By performing experiments, testing hypotheses, and using models, students will investigate some of the central ideas of physics. This course will be broken down into the following units:
 

 

*Within the course, on the right hand side, you will find small boxes, some of which may have check marks. These checked boxes appear when the corresponding activity is complete.


Course Layout:

The course is broken down into 8 units of study as follows:

Topic    

Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities)

Course Completion

Milestones

Unit 1

Math Tools

(PLOs: A1, A2)

  • Physics Fundamentals, Unit 1 Content and Practice Activities, Physics 11 Basic Concepts Quiz, Goals Submission (13%)
  • Math Tools - Learnings and Guide (2%)
  • Unit 1 Math Tools Practice and Exam (2%)

Unit 1- 17%

Unit 2

1D Kinematics

  • Unit 2 Content and Practice Activities (6%)
  • 1D Kinematics - Learnings and Guide (2%)
  • 1D Kinematics - Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 2 1D Kinematics Practice and Exam (2%)

Unit 2- 12%

Unit 3

Dynamics

  • Unit 3 Content and Practice Activities (6%)
  • Dynamics - Learnings and Guide (2%)
  • Dynamics - Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 3 Dynamics Practice and Exam (2%)
  • Module #1 Review and Exam (3%)

Unit 3- 15%

Unit 4

Momentum

  • Unit 4 Content and Practice Activities (6%)
  • Momentum - Learnings and Guide (2%)
  • Momentum - Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 4 Momentum Practice and Exam (2%)

Unit 4- 12%

Unit 5

Work & Energy

  • Unit 5 Content and Practice Activities (6%)
  • Work and Energy - Learnings and Guide (2%)
  • Work and Energy - Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 5 Work and Energy Practice and Exam (2%)

Unit 5- 12%

Unit 6

Waves & Optics


  • Unit 6 Content and Practice Activities (6%)
  • Waves and Optics - Learnings and Guide (2%)
  • Waves and Optics  - Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 6 Waves and Optics Practice and Exam (2%)
 Unit 5- 12%
 Unit 7

Modern Physics


  • Unit 7 Content and Practice Activities (6%)
  • Modern Physics - Learnings and Guide (2%)
  • Modern Physics  - Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 7 Modern Physics Practice and Exam (2%)
  • Module #2 Review and Exam (3%)
 Unit 5- 15%

Unit 8

Research and Collaboration


  • Canadian Physics (3%)
  • Peer Discussion (2%)
  • Final Exam (if needed)
 Unit 8- 5%

 

 

Resources:

Use the course booklets as a primary resource.

  • This course does not require a textbook.
  • You do need a basic scientific calculator.
  • You need the ability to print and scan material.

Assessment: 

Your grade will be calculated as follows: 

Item Weight

Learning Guides

15%
Labs
20%
Research & Collaboration 5%
Unit Exams
20%
Module 1 Exam (covers Units 1-3)
15%
Module 2 Exam (covers Units 4-7)
15%
Final Exam (covers Units 1-7)  (*If needed)
10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achievement is assessed as a measure of achievement relative to Ministry prescribed learning outcomes. These can be viewed by clicking the link.  

Curriculum may be viewed within the Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Package.


Delivery and Support:

This course can only be done online. Teacher and leaners work together in Moodle. The course is self-paced. Learners may start any time.


Communication:

Students may use the Moodle messaging system, email, Blackboard Collaborate video-conferencing, Skype or the phone. Learners are encouraged to initiate communication.


Technical Requirements:

Browser: Firefox or Chrome recommended

Internet: Cable or ADSL

 

Additional Software:

Adobe Reader, full Flash and Java support, an office suite, ability to play audio and video files

For additional information on computer requirements, please refer to the Computer Requirements and Standards section under Resources & Information on our home page, and to the contents of the Introductory Orientation Course.

 

For definitions of some terms please refer to our glossary.