2020 Online Physics Skills Summer Series
June 23rd - August 13th
Tuesday & Thursday
Morning or Afternoon Session
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Every year students struggle in physics simply because they are not equipped with the proper skill sets to decipher, analyze, and communicate information. Prepare your child for success in physics class by making sure they have the skills and confidence that they need!
It's time to book the 2020 Online Physics Skills Summer Series with finding physics! This is an eight week series focusing on the skills necessary to have a successful start in physics. The topic for each week is listed below and includes two sessions focusing on unique skill development. Each session consists of a prerecorded mini-lesson along with a one-hour-long interactive Zoom meeting to work on the skills live with the instructor.
The workshop goes from June 23rd through August 13th. Live sessions are currently offered on Tuesday & Thursday during a morning session from 9-10 AM or an afternoon session from 4-5 PM, EST.
During the live sessions students work through the problems and skills along with the instructor. Class size is limited to 25 students to allow for adequate time for questions as the lesson progresses.
solve for a variable located anywhere in an equation (common mistakes emphasized)
use equations to explain proportionalities
review right triangle trigonometry including sine, cosine, tangent & Pythagorean Theorem
solve for the sides, hypotenuse, and angles in a right triangle
this topic closely ties to week #7
What are Units?
differentiate between SI & US units and convert between the two systems
demonstrate how units balance on either side of an equation (introduce fundamental vs derived units)
quantify various prefixes and determine appropriate prefixes for measurement scales
use a prefix table to convert between various prefixes and/or base unit
Problem Solving Method
introduce the steps for solving problems in physics
solve a variety of problems using this method
create a scatter plot graph in a spreadsheet and analyze the relationship between variables
review various types of graphical relationships & discuss linearizing a graph and its applications
What is a Vector?
differentiate between a scalar and vector
calculate the components of a vector
The Lab Experience
create a laboratory investigation
take measurements and report uncertainty
format a lab report