SCP303: Applied Physics (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Science
COURSE TITLE: Applied Physics (for Ft. Knox, Okinawa)
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Laboratory Requirement: Students who take this course spend a minimum of 30% of their time engaged in laboratory exercises. All DoDEA science courses have this minimum 30% time period for laboratory exercises.
Major Concepts/Content: Applied Physics is designed as a “hands-on” science class with laboratory investigations that demonstrate technology in the real world. Force, work, rate within systems, resistance, energy power, and force transformers are explored in a new way as the student will be able to see the actual application of science and mathematics as the are encountered in a working situation.
Major Instructional Activities: Based on the philosophy that scientific knowledge is best acquired through inquiry, the course uses a variety of techniques to introduce, stimulate, explore, and reinforce major scientific concepts, theories, principles, and skills.
Major Evaluative Techniques: All aspects (e.g., ability to inquire, scientific understanding of the natural world, and understanding of the nature and utility of science) of progress in science are measured using multiple methods such as individual and group performances, projects, interviews, reports, lab reports, student-generated works, and/or conventional testing.