Course Map for
SLCC Concurrent Enrollment Physics 1010
Course # 37613762
Month 
Content 
State Core
Standards 
Assessment 
August September 
Measurement, metric system, scientific
notation, scientific method History of science (Galileo to Vectors and scalars 
Standard I: Students will understand how to
measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of
position, time, velocity, and acceleration Standard I, Objectives 1,2,3: Describe and
analyze motion in terms of position, time, velocity and acceleration, relate
motion to frame of reference Standard III: Students will understand the
factors determining the strength of gravitational and electric forces Standard III, Objective 1: Relate the strength of
the gravitational force to distance between two objects and the mass of the
two objects 
Lab 1: Scientific Method and the Nature of
Science Quiz 1: Units, Prefixes, Scientific Notation Lab 2: Uniform Motion Lab 3: Free Fall Lab 4: Projectile Motion/Tin Can Exam 1: Scientific method and Equations of
Motion 
October 
Addition of forces/vector addition 
Standard I, Objective 4: Use Newton's 1st law to explain the motion
of an object Standard II: Students will understand the
relation between force, mass, and acceleration Standard II, Objectives 1,2,3: Analyze forces
acting on an object, use Standard III, Objective 1: Relate the strength of
the gravitational force to distance between two objects and the mass of the
two objects 
Lab 5: Lab 6: Quarter 1 Project: Rockets Exam 2: 
November 
Momentum, impulse, collisions, conservation of momentum
Special Theory of Relativity History of science and nature of science: Energy 
Standard I, Objective 3: relate motion of objects to a
frame of reference Standard IV: Students will understand transfer and
conservation of energy 
Mythbusters: Quiz 2 and 3: Momentum I and II Lab 7: Conservation of Momentum Exam 3: Momentum and Special Relativity Quarter 2 Project: Document Your Own Physics History of Energy timeline 
December 
Work and power Energy, conservation of energy Simple machines 
Standard IV, Objectives 1,2,3: Determine kinetic and
potential energy in a system, describe conservation of energy in terms of
systems, describe common energy transformations and the effect on
availability of energy 
Lab 8: Human Power Lab 9: Kinetic Energy/Marble Drop Lab 10: Simple Machines 
January 
General Theory of Relativity Rotational motion Flotation, buoyancy, Archimedes' principle 
Standard III, Objective 1: Relate the strength of the
gravitational force to distance between two objects and the mass of the two
objects Standard I, Objective 2: describe acceleration of an
object moving in a circular path at constant speed Standard II, Objective 1: Analyze forces acting on an
object 
Exam 4: Work, Power, Energy, Simple Machines, General
Theory of Relativity Lab 11: Center of Mass/Stability Lab 12: Rotational Lab 13: Flotation 
February 
Raft project Cargo shipping and physics: reallife applications of
CM/CG, flotation, buoyancy, etc. 

Quarter 3 Project: Rafts Exam 5: Rotational Motion and Flotation 
March 
Gases; Boyle's law, Bernoulli's principle Bernoulli and flight Heat and thermodynamics

Standard II, Objective 1: Analyze forces acting on an
object Standard IV, Objective 3: Describe common energy
transformations and the effect on availability of energy 
Lab 14: Air Pressure and Bernoulli's Principle Exam 6: Gases Group Presentations: Heat and Thermodynamics Power Point Quiz 4: Heat and Thermodynamics 
April 
Vibrations and waves, sound, music Electrostatics, electric and gravitational forces;
comparison Electric current Magnetism Electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic induction 
Standard V: Students will understand the properties and
applications of waves Standard V, Objective 1: demonstrate an understanding of
mechanical waves in terms of general wave properties Standard III, Objective 1, 2: Relate the strength
of the gravitational force to distance between two objects and the mass of
the two objects, describe the factors that affect the electric force Standard V, Objective 2: describe the nature of
electromagnetic radiation and visible light 
Lab 15: Vibrations and Waves  fundamentals Lab 16: Sound and Music Quiz 5: Vibrations, Waves, Sound Lab 17: Electrostatics, electric force Lab 18: Electromagnetic induction and motors Exam: Electricity and Magnetism 
MayJune 
Light and Optics: Reflection, Refraction, Lenses and
Mirrors Light quanta, quantum mechanics Nuclear physics 
Standard V, Objective 2: describe the nature of
electromagnetic radiation and visible light 
Lab 19: Optics Final Exam (Comprehensive) 