Brookings High School
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Brookings, South Dakota 57006

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Physics is a year long lab science course. Topics include (but not limited to): measurement, motion, force, Newton's Laws energy, work, power, simple machines, electrostatics, electricity, magnetism, waves, sound and light. This course provides experiences that will help students develop and apply critical thinking process skills.

This class is standards based face-to-face instruction with the lectures presented via videos. The practices, concept quizzes and tests are delivered through the State approved web-based learning platform Blackboard Learn with opportunities for remediation until mastery is achieved.

Materials required: reliable internet access, computer with microsoft word and Logger Pro, scientific calculator, and headphones. Please see the Expectations Link above for more information.


Unit Due Dates
(Due Dates Subject to Change)
Unit 1: Standards of Measurement

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and Unit 1 Calendar
Unit 2: Motion
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Unit 3: Forces
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Unit 3.5: Momentum
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Unit 4: Circular, Rotational and Satellite Motion
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Unit 5: Mechanical Energy
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Unit 6: Work and Power
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Unit 7: Machines & Efficiency
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Semester 1 Final

Unit 8: Electrostatics
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Unit 9: Electric Fields
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Unit 10: Electric Current
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Unit 11: Electric Circuits
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Unit 12: Magnets
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Semester 2 Midterm Test (Units 8-12) - April 2

Unit 13: Waves
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Unit 14: Sound Waves
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Unit 15: Light Waves
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Semester 2 Test (Units 13-15) - May 24

Helpful Hints for
the Material

Watch your video notes without
interruption. Take your time and
complete the Note-Taking Guides.
Complete the "Check Your
Understanding" questions at the
end of the Note Taking Guides.
Complete all practices until
mastery is achieved.
If you have difficulty completing these
questions after completing the notes seek additional instruction from me.
Complete labs early so you have time to make corrections on lab reports.




Good Practices
Back up work frequently on your Google Drive.

Keep your files organized in folders by units.
Your work will quickly pile up, and establishing a
system for easily locating materials you’ve produced
for your coursework is immensely valuable.

Plan ahead. Don’t leave things until the last
minute. Websites might be unexpectedly
unavailable, internet connections might be weak,
and computers might crash.

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