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Study Edge Physics

In Physics, students will conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; forces; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who successfully complete Physics will acquire factual knowledge within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design and interpretation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and develop critical thinking skills (TAC §112.39(b)(1)).

This video book is brought to you by TEA and Study Edge. It may be used to teach an entire Physics course or to supplement traditional Physics textbooks.

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TEA Physics

*Physics* covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical one-year physics course. The text provides comprehensive

coverage of physical concepts, quantitative examples and skills, and interesting applications. *Physics* has been

designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the relevant Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), while allowing

significant flexibility for instructors. Content requirements for Physics are prescribed in “Chapter 112. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter C. High School, 112.39. Physics, Beginning with School Year 2010-2011 (One Credit)”

(http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112c.html#112.39).

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TEA AP^{®} Physics 1: Algebra-Based

^{®}Physics 1: Algebra-Based

*AP ^{®} Physics* is the result of an effort to better serve teachers and students. The textbook focuses on the College Board’s AP

^{®}framework concepts and practices.

The AP^{®} Physics curriculum framework outlines the two full-year physics courses AP^{®} Physics 1: Algebra-Based and AP^{®} Physics 2: Algebra-Based. These two courses focus on the big ideas typically included in the first and second semesters of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. They provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to support future advanced coursework in physics. The AP^{®} Physics 1 curriculum includes mechanics, mechanical waves, sound, and electrostatics. The AP^{®} Physics 2 curriculum focuses on thermodynamics, fluid statics, dynamics, electromagnetism, geometric and physical optics, quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. AP^{®} Science Practices emphasize inquiry-based learning and development of critical thinking and reasoning skills. Inquiry-based learning involves exploratory learning as a way to gain new knowledge. Students begin by making an observation regarding a given physics topic. Students then explore that topic using scientific methodology, as opposed to simply being told about it in lecture. In this way, students learn the content through self-discovery rather than memorization.

The AP^{®} framework has identified seven major science practices, which are described using short phrases that include using representations and models to communicate information and solve problems, using mathematics appropriately, engaging in questioning, planning and implementing data collection strategies, analyzing and evaluating data, justifying scientific explanations, and connecting concepts. The AP^{®} framework’s Learning Objectives merge content with one or more of the seven science practices that students should develop as they prepare for the AP^{®} Physics exam. Each chapter of AP^{®} Physics begins with a “Connection for AP^{®} Courses” that explains how the content in the chapter sections align to the Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings, Essential Knowledge, and Learning Objectives of the AP^{®} framework. These sections help students quickly and easily locate where components of the AP^{®} framework are covered in the book, as well as clearly indicate material that, although interesting, exceeds the scope of the AP^{®} framework. Content requirements for AP^{®} Physics are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Physics, published by The College Board (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.64) and (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/ch112d.html#112.65).

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Transformations of Absolute Value Functions

Given an absolute value function, the student will analyze the effect on the graph when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(bx), f(x – c), and f(x) + d for specific positive and negative real values.

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Newton's Three Laws of Motion

This resource provides alternate or additional learning opportunities for students learning the three Newton's Laws of Motion. It includes a collection of interactive materilas, videos, and other digital media. Physics TEKS, (4)(D)

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Light: Reflection and Refraction

This is a tier I instructional resource to provide a scaffolded learning experience for TEKS (5)(6)(C).

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Domain and Range: Numerical Representations

Given a function in the form of a table, mapping diagram, and/or set of ordered pairs, the student will identify the domain and range using set notation, interval notation, or a verbal description as appropriate.

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Transformations of Square Root and Rational Functions

Given a square root function or a rational function, the student will determine the effect on the graph when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(x) + d, f(bx), and f(x - c) for specific positive and negative values.

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Transformations of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Given an exponential or logarithmic function, the student will describe the effects of parameter changes.

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Solving Square Root Equations Using Tables and Graphs

Given a square root equation, the student will solve the equation using tables or graphs - connecting the two methods of solution.

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Functions and their Inverses

Given a functional relationship in a variety of representations (table, graph, mapping diagram, equation, or verbal form), the student will determine the inverse of the function.

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Rational Functions: Predicting the Effects of Parameter Changes

Given parameter changes for rational functions, students will be able to predict the resulting changes on important attributes of the function, including domain and range and asymptotic behavior.

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Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line

You will learn how to write an imaginative story that sustains reader interest and includes well-paced action, an engaging story line, and a believable setting.

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Newton's Law of Inertia

This resource provides instructional resources for Newton's First Law, the law of inertia.

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Newton's Law of Action-Reaction

This resource is to support TEKS (8)(6)(C), specifically the Newton's third law or the law of action-reaction.

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Wave Behavior: Doppler Effect

Given diagrams, scenarios, or illustrations, students will identify the characteristics of the Doppler effect.

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Waves: Practical Applications

Given diagrams, scenarios, illustrations, or descriptions, students will identify uses of waves in medical and industrial applications.

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1.01 The Nature of Science

In this video, we discuss the underlying philosophy of science.

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1.02 Scientific Ethics

In this video, we discuss the ethics and morality required in the responsible practice of science.