Apologia curriculum - Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition
Scientific Calculator REQUIRED (Student brings calculator to EACH class); Book set (text + solutions manual) & companion CD; PLUS Items on Supply List
The work involved to complete assignments for this course incorporates math with science along with some engineering, so it is designed for the student who has completed algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It is a college and work force preparatory class that is formatted to train students accordingly. The course is set up to help teach students how to learn and how to study. The calculations can be challenging, but the labs are engaging and fun, which fosters teamwork and class unity.
TIME COMMITMENT: This course is challenging. Per text – 45 to 1 hour or more per school day; however, it can vary greatly for each individual student. This is one of the many things addressed at our Orientation.
There are 16 modules, which translate into 32 weeks of work to cover in 30 weeks, so students have a reading and work assignment to complete prior to our first class in the Fall AND Spring semester.
Pertaining to the labs, one experiment is performed off campus at a building with an elevator, location to be announced. The text provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; it is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.
Students are given an outline of course work required to complete as school work, which includes the student correcting and grading work that is turned in for review. Participation in an approved science fair is optional for additional credit. Another vital component is the student’s notebook where all of the course work is to be filed weekly.
Notebooks are a major part of the course.
Schoology is the platform used for assignments and communication between the teacher and student, so access to a computer and printer are essential to this class.
Looking forward to our exciting adventure as we do this together!
11th-12th, college preparatory - 2.5 hours
Tuesdays, TTC, Conroe campus, 9:00 - 11:30 am
FYI - Physics and Anatomy rotate each year.
Algebra I, Geometry; basic Trigonometry functions
There is a required Student & Parent Orientation two weeks prior to class beginning.
It is typically held at the same time the class is scheduled and typically same location.
The orientation is to overview what is required for the year & to enable students to get their first assignment as well as meet their fellow lab students & set up their notebooks prior to class beginning.
This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year & the parents’ role in it.
A higher level of accountability is now incorporated into the course. To maintain enrollment, students must follow through on weekly assignments. A vital component of the course grade evaluation is following instructions and keeping work organized.
It begins at the required Student & Parent Orientation. HIS campus is working out the date details, while at TTC due to all classes having Orientation Week the week prior to classes starting, our orientation is two weeks prior.
FYI - Our orientation time is 2.5 hours and the time slot during TTC Orientation Week is less, so ours has to be at a different time..
Class size: Min. 6 students, max. 14
Tuition: Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months +
Lab Fee: $35 lab fee per semester, due July 1st & January 1st +
Late Fee: Payment is late after the 10th; $10 late fee charged
Payment Mailing Address: 7327 Root Rd, Spring, TX 77389 (Made out to Karen Garza)
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