Welcome from the Physics Department at Weatherford High School
Physics is a calculation-based science course. Therefore, it is essential that each student has a scientific calculator. Please ensure that your son/daughter has one as soon as possible. Calculators can be checked out through the WHS library.Because physics involves laboratory work, the safety of our students is paramount. A Laboratory Safety Agreement will be filled out by each student enrolled in this course. Please read it with your son/daughter before signing and returning this to me.
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based course equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. There is a strong emphasis on math skills so students need to have good problem solving techniques for this course.
The AP Physics 2 course is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.
With the cooperation of instructors, parents and students we can create and maintain a safe and productive science classroom/laboratory environment. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me at (817) 598-2858 x 3614 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to an exciting year!
Graduate of University of Texas at Arlington 2007