“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1)
Physics is the most basic of all sciences, because it is about the study of the laws and principles governing the Creation such as motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. The Physics student will study these topics through a conceptual approach. The student’s curiosity will be stirred with meaningful, real-life examples and hands-on exercises as each topic is explored. Each concept will be further developed through relevant demonstrations, problem-solving practice, and thought-provoking questions. The new ideas learned will be applied through laboratory work and discussion of critical-thinking questions. The study of physics will reinforce in the student’s mind the truth of the Psalmist’s proclamation and the awesomeness of the Creator, Who spoke into the darkness, saying “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3); the single, most astounding statement ever spoken.
Prerequisite: 85% in previous science course, also 85% in Algebra II and concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus or above. This course is generally reserved for seniors who meet the above prerequisites.