In this course, we will study the universe with computer-coded simulations and learn how one simple method can help us simulate constant-velocity motion, projectile motion, solids and gases, and planetary motion around the sun. Streams will focus on developing and walking through sample codes that students can freely access, edit, and run on the Web (with no downloading or installation required). we will also take some time to review example codes from students and explore their unique developments to the starter code.
This course will cover principles of mechanical physics and electromagnetism. Students will engage with the material through project-based learning and inquiry, developing the basic analytic, experimental, and mathematical skills necessary for meaningful engagement with the sciences. The material will overlap with concurrent mathematical studies in order to reinforce not only skill acquisition, but more importantly, the interconnectedness and relevance of each discipline; it will likewise allow for interdisciplinary explorations of conceptual material through the lenses of literature and history.
In this course, we’ll cover high school geometry topics (congruent, similar, and right triangles, quadrilaterals, geometric inequalities, circles and angles, three-dimensional geometry and curved surfaces). The course will also include some algebra functions.