SPH4C Physics – Grade 12 (College)
PREREQUISITE: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
GRADE: 12 (College)
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Science
UNIT ONEMotion and Its Applications
- In this unit, students will be introduced to motion and the causes of motion. Students will first explore scientific notation, significant digits and rounding, motion equations and graphs used to analyze motion. Students will then explore the causes of motion by learning about forces. They will be introduced to different types of forces and investigate their net effects using diagrams, equations, and Newton’s three Laws of Motion.
UNIT TWOMechanical Systems
- In this unit, students will describe and apply concepts related to forces, Newtons laws of motion, static and kinetic friction, simple machines, torques, and mechanical advantage. There will be an opportunity to design and carry out experiments to investigate forces, coefficients of friction, and the operation of simple machines. Students will also identify and analyze applications of applied forces, friction, and simple machines in real-world machines and in the human body.
UNIT THREEElectricity and Magnetism
- In this unit, students will explain, describe and calculate magnetic fields and electric circuits arising from real-world problems both qualitatively and quantitatively. Students will also explain, describe and calculate the properties of; magnetic fields, current, electron flow. Students will then analyze the social, economic and environmental impact of electrical production and propose ways to improve sustainability.
UNIT FOUREnergy Transformations
- In this unit, students will study forms of energy, work, energy sources, energy transformations, efficiency, and the operation of energy-transforming devices. Students will investigate devices involving energy sources, energy transformations, and energy losses and assess their efficiency. Students will also analyze various energy-transforming technologies and evaluate sources of renewable energy.
UNIT FIVEHydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
- In this unit, students will develop an understanding of the scientific principles related to fluids at rest and in motion. Students will design and carry out investigations on how fluids under pressure can be used to do work and have predictable properties that make them useful in many technological applications. Students will assess the social and economic consequences of the development of technological applications related to the motion and control of fluids.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of the SPH4C online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
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