Physics

Physics is the study of matter and energy and their interactions. Students are introduced to fundamental concepts in the areas of mechanics, light, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear phenomenon. Students acquire information using the senses and instrumentation. Observations of the laws of force and motion, the nature of light, wave phenomena, and properties of electricity and magnetism are integral components of the course.

Physics course description taken from District Course Catalog.
 

Physics Syllabus Year-At-A-Glance 2014-2015

Unit Number and Title 

Length 

Dates 

TEKS 

CBA Dates 

Unit 1:  Physics Skills and Process 

2 days 

Aug. 26-27 

Process TEKS:  1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2F, 2G, 2H, 2I, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3F 

 

Unit 2:  Kinematics in One Dimension and Graphing Motion 

14 days 

Aug. 28 – Sept. 17 

Process TEKS:  1A, 2E 2F, 2G, 2h, 2I, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  4A, 4B, 4F 

CBA #1:  Sept. 18th (Make-up Sept. 19th) 

Unit 3:  Newton’s Laws of Motion 

9 days 

Sept. 22 – Oct. 2  

Process TEKS:  1A, 2F, 2G, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  4D, 4E 

 

Unit 4:  Two-Dimensional Motion 

12 days 

Oct. 6 – Oct. 21 

Process TEKS:  1A, 2F, 2G, 2K, 2L, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  4C 

CBA #2:  Oct. 22 (Make-up Oct. 23rd) 

Unit 5:  Universal Gravitation 

5 days 

Oct. 27 - 31 

Process TEKS:  2F, 2J, 2G, 2K, 2L, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  5A, 5B 

 

Unit 6:  Conservation of Energy 

13 days 

Nov. 3 - 19  

Process TEKS:  1A, 2E, 2F, 2H, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3C 

Concept TEKS:  6A, 6B, 6C, 6D 

CBA #3: Nov. 20th (Make-up Nov. 21st) 

Unit 7:  Conservation of Momentum 

13 days 

Dec. 1 – 17 

Process TEKS:  1A, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  6C, 6D 

Re-teach Dec. 18-19th  

Unit 8:  Thermodynamics 

7 days 

Jan 5-13 

Process TEKS:  1A, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2K, 2L, 3A, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  6E, 6F, 6G 

CBA #4:  Jan. 14th (Make-up Jan. 15th) 

Unit 9:  Mechanical Waves: Properties and Applications 

15 days 

Jan. 20 – Feb. 10 

Process TEKS:  1A, 2F, 2G, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7F 

CBA #5:  Feb. 11th (Make-up Feb. 12th) Re-teach Feb. 13th  

Unit 10:  Electromagnetic waves 

15 days 

Feb. 16 – Mar. 6 

Process TEKS:  1A, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 2J, 2K, 2L 

Concept TEKS:  7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F 

 

Unit 11:  Electrostatics:  Forces, Fields, and Energy 

7 days 

Mar. 16 – 24 

Process TEKS:  2F, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3D, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  5A, 5C, 5E, 6B 

CBA #6:  Mar. 25th (Make-up Mar. 26th  

Unit 12:  Current Electricity 

16 days 

Mar. 30 April 21 

Process TEKS:  1A, 1B, 2E, 2F, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  5E, 5F 

CBA #7:  April 22nd (Make-up April 23rd) 

Unit 13:  Magnetic Fields and Electromagnetism 

11 days 

April 27 – May 11 

Process TEKS:  1A, 2F, 2K, 3D 

Concept TEKS:  5A, 5D, 5G 

 

Unit 14:  Atomic, Nuclear, and Quantum Physics 

6 days 

May 12 – 19 

Process TEKS:  2F, 2J, 2K, 2L, 3A, 3D, 3E, 3F 

Concept TEKS:  5A, 5H, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D 

CBA #8:  May 20th (Make-up May 21st)