Grade 11 University-Prep Physics, SPH3U

Ms. McPhee
Room 248
Period B

Welcome to physics! Physics is involved in many human activities. This course has been designed to increase your understanding of basic physical concepts, to provide you with opportunities to use scientific techniques, to communicate about science, and to appreciate the implications and applications of physics in society, technology, and the environment.

The model of instruction in this course promotes inquiry-based learning of essential concepts, and helps the students develop the reasoning skills necessary to engage in the science practices used throughout the course. Students will also develop advanced inquiry and reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical routines, and connecting concepts in and across domains. The result will be readiness for the study of advanced topics in university courses. This is a demanding, rewarding course that requires considerable effort. This course will prepare you well for the rigorous of university Physics. Further, the solid study habits that you would develop in this course will serve you well in your academic life beyond Jarvis.

Keep up with the work. Come to class prepared, take excellent notes, participate in class, review your notes, and be prepared to do independent work since we do not have time to cover all the course material in class.

The strands we will study during this session are as follows:
Waves and Sound: September - October
Kinematics: October - December
Forces: January - March
Energy and Society: March - April
Electricity and Magnetism: April - June

DiGuiseppe, M. (2011). Physics 11: University Preparation. Toronto: Nelson Education.
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Students will be assessed in a variety of ways, including quizzes, tests, labs, assignments, and projects. Please see the course outline for information about the specific topics and category break-down.

Click here to see class policies and procedures.

For success in this course, you need to have a solid background in Science; preferably 70% or higher in Grade 10 Academic Science. Also, it is expected that you achieved at least 70% in Grade 10 Academic Math. If you did not reach those goals last year, you will need to work harder to reach your goals for this year. It can be done.

That being said... get out your calculators, bring out your protractors, and letÂ’s do some Physics.