**Syllabus Physics Honors**

Course code:

**FLVS_HPFYSICS**

Course name:

**Physics Honors Online**

Course length:

2 semesters

Grade:

8 - 10

Partner:

FLVS - Florida Virtual School Global

### Description

In this course, students will be immersed in the contributions of scientific geniuses that have changed the way we observe and think about matter, forces, and energy in the universe. Starting with how matter moves, students will learn that all motion can be described, analyzed, and predicted. Then students will explore the causes of changing motion, forces! Energy is a fundamental property essential to human existence, and physics will take students through all the forms of it: electricity, light, sound, heat, and more. Discover how waves travel and interact with matter and the smallest particles in the universe. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are explained through real-world examples. Through laboratory activities, simulations, and graphical analysis, combined with rigorous mathematical efforts and problem solving, students follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest thinkers and learn to process their world in a unique way.

Study materials (e-books, Discovery Education, etc. ...) for FLVS Global courses are INCLUDED in the price of the course.

### Course Structure

**Study Scope and Sequence**

**SEGMENT ONE**

**Module 1 – Our World in Motion**

Honors Scientifics Theories, Math Inventory, Physical Measurement, Graphing Data, Graphs and Equations, Speed, Motions Graphs I, Velocity

**Module 2 – Acceleration and Force**

Manipulating Equations, Acceleration, Motions Graphs II, Free Fall Motions, Newton’s First and Third Laws, Newton’s Second Laws, Honors 2-D Motion

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**Module 3 – Application of Forces**

Fundamental Forces, Force Diagrams and Friction, Planetary and Circular Motion, Conservation of Momentum, Honors Angular Momentum, Forms of Energy, Work and Power, Conservation of Energy

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**SEGMENT TWO**

**Module 4 – Circuits and Current**

Electric Circuits and Forces, Electric Current and Magnetics Fields, Capacitance, Resistance and Schematics, Circuits Design, Honors Electromagnetism

**Module 5 – Waves and Optics**

Simple Harmonic Motion, Wave Behavior, Lenses and Mirrors, Snell’s Law, Wave Phenomena, Telecommunications and Digital Information

**Module 6 – Heat and Particles**

Temperature, Thermal Energy, Honors Thermodynamics, Atomic Theory, Duality of Light, Atomic Spectra, Photoelectric Effect, Honors Radiation and Radioactivity, Fission and Fusion, Relativity and Cosmology

### Course syllabus

### Syllabus Physics Honors

### Materials required

For this course you need to secure the following textbook and materials (if lab kit is listed, check first the possibility of using your school lab prior to buying the lab kit):

Description | Number | Type | Source |
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Lab Materials | Lab Material | provided by student | |

Graphical Analysis 3.8.4 for Windows and Mac OSX Software | Software | free download | |

### Price

course fee: 567,- EUR / 13 500,- Kč

### Student’s Experience

I particularly liked the structure of the course that covered a relatively broad area of Physics. The project sections were genuinely interesting, I had the opportunity to research topics I was not (yet) interested in, which had broadened my horizons. I also appreciated that every lab assignment had a virtual version, enabling me to complete it even If I did not have the physical equipment required.

I would also like to thank you as my instructor, an active communication and discussions were something I was not used to at school, and I am very much grateful for it.

**Eva N., 2023**