Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Physics

Description: I remember my Physics teacher saying, “Everything is Physics!”, and he was right!  Physics attempts to observe and define literally everything in nature. All of the sciences of biology, chemistry, geology and astronomy are grounded in physics. While all of these topics can be studied independently, studying the concepts of physics will enhance your understanding of the others. But physics is also very practical and interesting on its own - dare I even say “fun”?!.  Basic physics concepts helps you understand a lot of every-day things in life.  For example, learning physics can help you be a safer driver, improve your golf game, be a better carpenter, fix your audio mixes, or build your own guitar effects. My primary goal in this class is to get you to look at everything going on around you – things you generally accept without question – and be CURIOUS!  Ask, “Why did that happen that way? If I really observe what is going on, can I learn to explain and predict it?” Think about whether God created meaningless chaos, or is there hidden order behind even the mundane?  I find the world a more amazing creation as I learn to see the order (yes, even the math!) that is its foundation.  Isaiah 48:13 says, “Yes, my hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spread out the heavens: when I call to them, they stand up together”, and Psalm 148:5, “Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.”


Prerequisites: Completion of both Algebra I and Geometry.

*Requires a calculator (or phone app) with sin/cos/tan functions.

Required Text: Exploring Creation through Physics by Apologia 2nd Ed. 

Copy/Supply fee: $30.00 (check written to TBD due at Orientation or the first class)


Tuition: $500.00 ($50/month for 10 months, August-May or $56/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)