Bell Schedule 2011-2012
Conceptual Physics is an introductory course for the
college-bound student who wishes to undertake a challenging science
physics focuses more on the ideas and concepts of physics rather
than the complex math that helps to explain the concepts.
Demonstrations, computer simulations, and laboratory work will
combine to help develop the studentís understanding of physics and
its role in the Universe.
This course will be taught
with a heavy emphasis on laboratory investigations. Lectures will cover
the main concepts in the chapters and labs will reinforce those concepts.
Students will be required to take notes from the lectures or labs. Quizzes
and tests will be given periodically to insure students understand
the material (remember that practice tests and review games are
available online on my homework page) . Critical thinking skills and hands-on
investigative skills will be emphasized in the labs, where students will often
work with partners or groups to develop cooperative learning skills.