At the end of a high school physics course, students should have a strong grasp on concepts of mass, force, motion, energy and more. Additionally, students should have the sufficient knowledge needed for higher level education.
Below are some examples of potential high school physics goals and objectives for your child:
- Use graphs and equations to solve speed and velocity problems.
- Describe Newton’s first, second, and third laws of motion.
- Solve problems using Kepler’s laws.
- Calculate kinetic energy, mass, or velocity given the other two quantities.
- Explain how electromagnetic waves transfer energy by radiation.
- Distinguish between absorption, transmission, reflection, refraction, and diffraction.
- Analyze how light waves bend around objects.
- Use Ohm’s law to calculate voltage, current, or resistance.
- Apply the right-hand rule to determine the direction of the magnetic force on a charge.
- Use the half-life concept to describe the rate of decay of an isotope.
- Identify Einstein’s two postulates of special relativity.