Developments in physics have become the bases for many modern technologies, including the “smart phone.” This course uses the evolution of several modern technologies and their integration into products and services that permeate our current lives as a meta theme for investigating physics. Learning physics through this approach deepens student understanding of technological developments and connects them to an ongoing story that impacts their daily lives.

In this course, students actively investigate major experimental physics’ themes including:

  • Mechanics
  •  Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Relativity

The course uses an exciting hands-on, lab-based approach to core experimental physics concepts to ensure tangibility and enduring learning. It simultaneously provides students with a rigorous foundation needed for higher-level studies. Calculus and pre-calculus are not pre-requisites. However, if student level permits, the instructor provides exposure to underlying mathematics to present a more balanced view of some physics concepts.* 

 

Home school students have regular home extensions (homework) assignments to ensure curricular coverage and learning consolidation. After school and weekend sessions receive assignments that maintain learning continuity between sessions.

Site visit and visiting specialists! The Ti2 team engages area research institutions and industries to help students understand how and why people are investigating the science behind and developing innovative solutions to the topics and issues covered in this course.   

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