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SPH3U – Physics – University Preparation

$479

Course Title: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation (SPH3U)
Course Name: Physics
Course Code: SPH3U
Grade: 11
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: SNC2D, Science, Grade 10, Academic
Curriculum Policy Document: Science, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2008 (Revised)
Course Developer: 24H Education
Department: Science
Department Head: Timothy Irvine, B.Sc.(Hon), B.Ed., OCT
Development Date: 2002
Most Recent Revision Date: 2012
Tuition Fee (CAD): $479

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Description

SPH3U course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves & sound; & electricity & magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics & technology, & consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society & the environment.

 

Unit Course Content and Overall Curriculum Expectations Time
1 Kinematics
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating);
  2. identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.
20 hours
2 Forces
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. analyse and propose improvements to technologies that apply concepts related to dynamics and Newton’s laws, and assess the technologies’ social and environmental impact;
  2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, net force, acceleration, and mass, and solve related problems;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between changes in velocity and unbalanced forces in one dimension.
19 hours
3 Work, Power, and Energy (Energy and Society)
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. analyse technologies that apply principles of and concepts related to energy transformations, and assess the technologies’ social and environmental impact;
  2. investigate energy transformations and the law of conservation of energy, and solve related problems;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of work, efficiency, power, gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, nuclear energy, and thermal energy and its transfer (heat).
20 hours
4 Electricity and Magnetism
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. analyse the social, economic and environmental impact of electrical energy production and technologies related to electromagnetism, and propose ways to improve the sustainability of
    electrical energy production;
  2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, magnetic fields and electric circuits, and solve related problems;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of magnetic fields, the principles of current and electron flow, and the operation of selected technologies that use these properties and
    principles to produce and transmit electrical energy.
21 hours
5 Waves and Sound
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. analyse how mechanical waves and sound effect technology, structures, society, and the environment, and assess ways of reducing their negative effects;
  2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the properties of mechanical waves and sound;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of mechanical waves and sound and of the principles underlying their production, transmission, interaction, and reception.
20 hours
6 Review
Review of each previous unit, with emphasis on preparation for the final exam.
8 hours
Final Exam 2 hours
Total 110 hours