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Physics 12




Credits: 4



Physics 11 and Pre-Calculus 11, or equivalent


Students who have not completed Pre-Calculus 12 are strongly urged to take Pre-Calculus 12 concurrently with Physics 12



Physics 12 extends the study of motion to 2-dimensions. You will study motion, forces, momentum, and energy, including unique cases such as equilibrium and circular motion as they apply to the motion of the planets (gravitation). In addition, there is a significant section on the physics of electricity, including electric force and electric field, electric potential energy, and electric potential. This includes being able to apply this knowledge to electric circuits, motors, and generators.


*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:


Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities)

Course Completion


Unit 1

Kinematics & Projectiles

(PLOs: A2, B1, C1, C2)

  • Physics Fundamentals Review, Unit 1 Content and Practice Activities, and Kinematics Learning Guide (12%)
  • Kinematics - Project/Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 1 Kinematics Practice and Exam (2%)

Unit 1- 16%

Unit 2

Dynamics & Torque

  • Unit 2 Content and Practice Activities, and Dynamics & Torque Learning Guide (8%)
  • Dynamics & Torque Project/Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 2 Dynamics & Torque Practice and Exam (2%)

Unit 2- 12%

Unit 3

Circular Motion

  • Unit 3 Content and Practice Activities, and Circular Motion Learning Guide (8%)
  • Circular Motion Project/Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 3 Circular Motion Practice and Exam (2%)

Unit 3- 12%

Unit 4

Energy & Momentum 

  • Unit 4 Content and Practice Activities, and Energy and Momentum Learning Guide (6%)
  • Energy and Momentum Project/Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 4 Energy and Momentum Practice and Exam (2%)
  • Module #1 Review and Exam (2%)

Unit 4- 12%

Unit 5


  • Unit 5 Content and Practice Activities, and Electrostatics Learning Guide (8%)
  • Electrostatics Project/Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 5 Electrostatics Practice and Exam (2%)

Unit 5- 12%

Unit 6

Electrical Circuits

  • Unit 6 Content and Practice Activities, and Electrical Circuits Learning Guide (8%)
  • Electrical Circuits Project/Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 6 Electrical Circuits Practice and Exam (2%)
Unit 6- 12%
 Unit 7


  • Unit 7 Content and Practice Activities, and Electromagnetism Learning Guide (8%)
  • Electromagnetism Project/Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 7 Electromagnetism Practice and Exam (2%)
Unit 7- 12%

Unit 8


  • Unit 8 Content and Practice Activities, and Induction Learning Guide (6%)
  • Induction Project/Lab Activities (2%)
  • Unit 8 Induction Practice and Exam (2%)
  • Module #2 Review and Exam (3%)
Unit 8- 12%




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.


Your grade will be calculated as follows: 

Item Weight

Learning Guides

Projects/Lab Research Activities
Exams  60 %









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.


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.