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This page describes the purpose and scope of Accelerated Chemistry, Accelerated Physics, and Advanced Placement Physics 1.   It also discusses policies of the courses, method for assessments, laboratory report format, and laboratory safety.

For further information or questions, please e-mail rknowles@pitman.k12.nj.us

 

  

This 5 period lab course is designed to help students recognize and appreciate the application of science to everyday living while still providing a strong foundation for further study of the fundamental concepts associated with physical, chemical and earth and space sciences. The material covered in this course includes selected topics from the areas of Physical Science and curevents 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

 

PHYSICS 1

 

Purpose of the Course

 

 

 

Physics is an area of science that studies motion of matter and energy changes that it undergoes. It is a science that is governed by a relatively few number of laws and equations. Motion and energy surround all that we see. The selection of topics; which include Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, along with atomic and nuclear physics, will be extensively studied and will serve students who will attend college and take additional physics courses.

 

This course has been designed to stress physics knowledge, problem solving, students attributes, and relative connections. It is assumed that the student is familiar with algebra and trigonometry. Physics 1 provides the foundation for students preparing for college majors in medical science, life sciences, or applied sciences.

At the completeion of the course, it is highly recommended that the student take the Advanced Placement Physics 1 test in May.

 Students must understand that Physics AP is an intensive, time consuming course. This course is geared for the student that is highly motivated and willing to take on the challenge of a first semester college level Physics course.

Students will be assessed on tests, quizzes, laboratories, notebook, and homework. Percentages of each will be 40%, 10%, 20%, 10%,  and 20% respectively. There will also be two sessions a week set aside after school for additional problem solving.

 

 

ACCELERATED PHYSICS

 

Purpose of the Course

 

 

 

Physics is an area of science that studies motion of matter and energy changes that it undergoes. It is a science that can be governed by a relatively few number of laws and equations. Motion and energy surround all that we see. The selection of topics; which include mechanics, properties of matter, heat , sound and light, along with electricity and magnetism, will be extensively studied and will serve students who plan to attend college or take additional courses in physics.

Students will be assessed on three main areas; tests/quizzes, notebook, and labs.  The weighting will be 50%, 20% and 30% respectively.

This course also serves as a precursor for AP Physics 1.

 


 

ACCELERATED CHEMISTRY

 

Purpose of the Course

 

 Chemistry is an area of science that studies matter and the changes that it undergoes. It is a central science that all other sciences; physics, biology, environmental, geological, etc., can be linked to. Everywhere you look, chemicals exist! The selection of topics that will be extensively studied will serve students who plan to attend college, take additional courses in chemistry, medical fields, or other related sciences. Students will be assessed in three main areas; tests/quizzes, labs, and notebook.  The percentages of each are 50%, 30%, and 20% respectively.  

 

 

Freshman Science  (5 periods per week)

 

This 5 period course is designed to help students recognize and appreciate science and relate to everyday life while performing a lab once a week. The material covered in this course includes selected topics from the areas of the nature of matter (chemistry), changes in matter (reactions), motion and energy (physics), waves and properties, electricity and magnetism, and exploration of Earth and space.

Throughout the course we will be discussing current events. Students will be graded on homework/projects, notebooks and tests.  The overall grade will be 50%tests/quizzes, 25% laboratory,  and 25% notebook.