Uses the ASKME® model to integrate the disciplines of Physics and Chemistry at the introductory level. Topics studied include: force and motion; waves; energy transformations; properties of matter; changes in matter and solution chemistry. Students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations and make informed decisions using critical-thinking and scientific problem solving. This is a laboratory course.
A complete list of required lab materials and common household items needed to complete the course can found here.
Chapter Movies. These animations will show you a problem
that you will learn about throughout the unit.
Activities. The Activities are practice assignments. Each Activity is a non-graded exercise that allows you to build your knowledge and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Generally, the Activities consist of:
Introduction: A short introduction to the Activity.
Review Exercises: Short review assignments that you submit for a grade. These are required and must be completed to finish the course.
Tutorials: Animations that teach concepts and ideas.
Guided Practice Questions: Questions to answer with the help of hints.
Graded Assignments. Graded Assignments are the tasks you will submit to your instructor for a grade. Each assignment contains specific information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. The average of your assignments will count for 75 percent of your course grade.
The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of
the units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: 2 pencil, graphing calculator, computer-graded answer sheet provided
Total Number of Units: 3
Total Number of Activities: 45
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 12
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 12
Unit 1: Position, Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration as Experimental
Chapter 1: Scientific Notation and Measurement
Activity 1: Dimensional Analysis
Activity 2: Using Significant Figures in Calculations
Activity 3: Scientific Notation
Activity 4: Accuracy and Precision in Measurement
Activity 5: Measurement
Activity 6: Laboratory: Scientific Measurement
Chapter 2: Scientific Processes and Measurement
Activity 7: Scientific Processes
Activity 8: Laboratory: Precision and Accuracy
Chapter 3: Models and Graphs
Activity 9: Models and Graphs
Activity 10: Laboratory: Models and Graphs
Chapter 4: Safety
Activity 11: Safety
Activity 12: Laboratory: Safety
Chapter 5: Position, Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration
Activity 13: Position and Distance
Activity 14: Calculating Speed and Velocity
Activity 15: Acceleration
Activity 16: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as Experimental Variables
Activity 17: Laboratory: Position, Speed, and Acceleration
Activity 18: Laboratory: Position, Speed, and Acceleration (Part II)
Activity 19: Laboratory: Position, Speed, and Acceleration (Part III)
Unit 2: Work, Energy, and Power
Chapter 1: Newton’s Laws
Activity 1: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Activity 2: Mass, Weight, and Gravity
Activity 3: What is Momentum?
Activity 4: Friction
Chapter 2: Work and Machines
Activity 5: Work and Machines
Activity 6: Simple and Compound Machines
Activity 7: Laboratory: Machines Multiplying Force
Activity 8: Laboratory: Levers
Activity 9: Laboratory: Mechanical Advantage of an Inclined Plane
Chapter 3: Work, Energy, and Power
Activity 10: Work, Energy, and Power
Activity 11: Conservation of Energy
Activity 12: Laboratory: Calculating Work and Power
Activity 13: Laboratory: Energy Conversions in a Pendulum
Unit 3: Energy In Motion
Chapter 1: Heat
Activity 1: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
Activity 2: Laboratory: Conduction
Activity 3: Laboratory: Convection
Activity 4: Laboratory: Observing Radiation
Chapter 2: Harmonic Motion and Pendulums
Activity 5: Simple Harmonic Motion Tutorial
Activity 6: Laboratory: The Pendulum
Chapter 3: Waves
Activity 7: Waves
Activity 8: Laboratory: Waves
Chapter 4: Waves in the Real World
Activity 9: Light and Color
Activity 10: Optics
Activity 11: Light and Color (Part I)
Activity 12: Light and Color (Part II)
Activity 13: Light and Color (Part III)