Author:
Jonathan Frostad, Gary Thayer, Malia Turner, Zachary Sawhill, Mackenzie Neal, Michael Crebbin, Washington OSPI OER Project
Subject:
Physical Science, Astronomy, Physics
Material Type:
Full Course, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Unit of Study
Level:
High School
Tags:
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  • Space Exploration
  • Vehicle Safety
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
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    Downloadable docs

    Education Standards

    Conceptual Physics

    Conceptual Physics

    Overview

    Conceptual Physics is a year-long course based on CK-12 OER instructional material and supplemented with limited commercially-available materials. The course is project-based, argument-driven inquiry. Each unit begins with presentation of an intriguing phenomenon, followed by an essential question about the phenomenon, and a project centered on answering that essential question. Throughout the unit, students conduct research and investigations to answer portions of the question. Each unit has a student "Task" at the end that serves as an assessment of the unit's concepts. At the end of each unit, students assemble all of the unit tasks and synthesize a personal final project that answers the essential question in a personal context chosen by the student.

    Conceptual Physics is a year-long course based on CK-12 OER instructional material and supplemented with limited commercially-available materials. The course is project-based, argument-driven inquiry. Each unit begins with the presentation of an intriguing phenomenon, followed by an essential question about the phenomenon, and a project centered on answering that essential question. Throughout the unit, students conduct research and investigations to answer portions of the question. Each unit has a student "Task" at the end that serves as an assessment of the unit's concepts. At the end of each unit, students assemble all of the unit tasks and synthesize a personal final project that answers the essential question in a personal context chosen by the student.