This is the teacher's guide for Walch's basic, introductory course in physics for students. It is designed for students who will not need physics in college or for technical training.
The nature of this field of science is that it takes basic concepts of physical science and applies them to a variety of situations. The more applications that are studied, the more likely it is that the student will master the physics concepts and principles. This is why most physics courses are so intensive.
Since this program assumes students will not need to master such extensive topics, only the bare minimum is covered to give the student a basic introduction to physics. The primary fields are covered: forces, energy and heat, sound and light, electricity and magnetism, and a brief introduction to modern physics (quantum and nuclear physics). However, most topics are not covered to the depth that they would be in a standard college-prep physics course. Nor is there any emphasis on applications that require advance math skills such as vector analysis.
Topics covered in the textbook sold separately are: kinematics (principles of motion), dynamics (Newton’s Laws), gravity, mechanical energy, work, temperature and heat, heat engines, thermodynamics, sound waves, the nature of light, the behavior of light, basics of electricity and magnetism, applications of electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.
Power Basics - Physics - Teacher's Guide
Publisher: Walch Publishing
Page Count: 29
Author: Robert Taggart
Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topic: Science, Physics