Kathleen Pugh & Patrick McManus
Science 10 and Foundations and Precalculus Math 10 or permission from the course teacher.
This newly developed Physics 11 course fully meets the learning outcomes for the new BC Curriculum. It is the pre-requisite for Physics 12.
This course was designed to be engaging, easy to navigate, and to help students come to both a conceptual and mathematical understanding of motion, forces, energy, and electricity at the grade 11 level. Each lesson contains carefully selected practice problems and extra resources.
Online lessons are video-based, and students have complete control over the pace at which they learn—lessons can be paused, resumed and repeated using simple navigation buttons. Examples are interactive with animated step-by-step flash and video whiteboard solutions. Extra resources, including alternate lessons and examples, have been carefully selected to assist students who need additional instruction.
Physics 11 is organized into the following units:
- Unit 1: Physics Matters
- Unit 2: Kinematics
- Unit 3: Dynamics
- Unit 4: Momentum
- Unit 5: Energy
- Unit 6: Electricity
- Unit 7: Waves & Optics
- Unit 8: Modern Physics
Students will be assessed with send-in assignments which can be submitted online, unit tests, lab reports, research projects, and a final exam.
Each unit test and the final exam has a practice test identical in length and style to the real test to help students prepare and study.
Student-paced – Students are asked to complete a schedule for themselves using the built in scheduler as one of the first activities in the course. This will give students the big picture of their commitment and progress towards completion.
At the end of most units, there is a send in assignment which the teacher will use to assess the student’s understanding, and give the student specific feedback on their strengths and how to improve in the course.
There are 5 supervised unit tests and a final exam in Physics 11. Each unit test is intended to take roughly 1.5 hours. Students should plan on having up to 3 hours available for writing the final.
Students in the Greater Victoria area will write their tests at the SIDES Royal Oak campus located at 4575 Wilkinson Road.
Long distance students are responsible for arranging a test supervisor at a school, or academic institution (ex. college, university, or library). Tests supervisors will need to be approved by SIDES administration. Students should actively be arranging a test supervisor while completing the first unit of the course. Students will be required to schedule tests at times that are convenient for the test supervisor.
Unit 1 Take-home Test 5%
Unit 1 Lab Report 5%
Unit 2 Test (supervised) 10%
Unit 3 Test (supervised) 10%
Unit 4 Test (supervised) 10%
Unit 5 Test (supervised) 10%
Unit 5 Lab Report 10%
Unit 6 Test (supervised) 10%
Unit 6 Research Project 5%
Unit 7 Take-home Test 5%
Unit 8 Research Project 5%
Final Exam (supervised) 15%
Local students have access to the SIDES Student Tutoring Centre, where students can get face to face support from a SIDES math and science teacher. The teacher is also available to help long distance students by telephone, e-mail, or online virtual classes.
Students need access to a computer and printer to access the lessons and assignments, a scanner to scan student work that will be submitted online, a scientific calculator, and a ruler. All assignments must be submitted electronically. Paper copies will not be accepted, but a scanner is available at the Royal Oak SIDES campus for students to use.
Click here to view the Physics 11 Curriculum.