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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)).
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Newton's Law of Inertia
This resource provides instructional resources for Newton's First Law, the law of inertia.
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.
1.01 The Nature of Science
In this video, we discuss the underlying philosophy of science.
1.02 Scientific Ethics
In this video, we discuss the ethics and morality required in the responsible practice of science.
1.03 Impact of Science
In this video, we discuss how science affects our lives.
2.01 Laboratory Safety
In this video, we review lab safety procedures.
2.02 Measurement and Error
In this video, we review the proper ways to measure quantities and how to account for errors due to measurement.
2.03 The International System of Units
In this video, we discuss the use of and importance of the International System of Units (SI).
2.04 Techniques for Graphing and Reporting Data
In this video, we discuss techniques for graphing and reporting data.
2.05 Vectors and Trigonometry
In this video, we present an overview of vectors and trigonometric functions, which are helpful in solving physics problems.
4.01 Newton's First Law
In this video, we explore the law of inertia, which states that when no net force acts on an object, that object travels with a constant velocity.
4.02 Newton's Second Law
In this video, we explore the relationship between force and acceleration.
4.03 Newton's Third Law
In this video, we explore the fact that forces come in linked pairs.
4.04 Momentum and Impulse
In this video, we introduce the concepts of momentum and impulse.
Given schematic diagrams, illustrations or descriptions, students will identify the relationship of electric and magnetic fields in applications such as generators, motors, and transformers.
6.01 Classifications of Waves
In this video, we explore the two fundamental categories of waves and give physical examples of each.
6.02 Properties of Waves
In this video, we define the fundamental quantities associated with waves, including frequency, period, amplitude, and speed.
6.03 Sound Waves
In this video, we explore how the mathematics and concepts of waves apply to a specific type of wave: sound.
6.04 The Doppler Effect and Interference
In this video, we explore the Doppler effect, which modulates the perceived frequency of waves depending on the relative motion between source and observer.