2024 - 2025 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

SCI2096A/SCI2096B IB Physics 1A

0.5 credit per semester

IB Physics courses prepare students to take the International Baccalaureate Physics exams at either the standard or higher level In keeping with the general aim of IB Experimental Sciences courses. IB Physics promotes understanding of the facts patterns and principles underlying the field of physics critical analysis prediction and application of scientific information and hypotheses improved ability to communicate scientific ideas and an awareness of the impact of scientific advances in physics upon both society and issues of ethical philosophical and political importance. Course content varies but includes the study of physical measurement mechanics thermal atomic and nuclear physics oscillations and waves electric currents fields and forces and energy power and climate change Laboratory experimentation is essential calculus may be used in some courses.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

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