Students build on basic physical science principles by exploring in-depth the nature and characteristics of energy and its dynamic interaction with matter. Key areas of study include force and motion, energy transformations, wave phenomena and the electromagnetic spectrum, electricity, fields, and non-Newtonian physics. Physics is applied in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The effects of physics on our world are investigated through the study of critical, contemporary global topics.
Physics is taught at HGS in a full academic year format, which is offered as AP Physics (i.e., Physics 1). AP Physics is algebra based: no knowledge of calculus is required. Traditional high school physics is also offered as Honors Physics in a one semester asynchronous course. AP Physics is a more in-depth version of high school (i.e., "honors") algebra based physics.
Advanced Placement Physics (continues in spring semester)
Advanced Placement Physics (continued from fall semester)
Honors Physics: asynchronous (i.e., "on demand")
Advanced Placement Physics: hybrid (synchronous and asynchronous)
Ms. Amanda Slaughter