Advanced Physics

Teacher: Amy Eversole

Age of Students: 15 and up

Class Fee: $5

Length: 2 Semesters

Prerequisites:  Completion of first-semester or teacher approval.

Class Capacity: 6

Class Description:

Following the Apologia curriculum (Advanced Physics in Creation), this class will study kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, gravity, oscillations, waves, optics, thermal physics, electrical forces, electrical potential, DC circuits, magnetic forces, atomic physics, and nuclear physics, as well as introduce special and general relativity. This two-hour class focuses on completing each lab in the textbook, but also allows time to work through practice problems. Students will be provided a syllabus with reading and practice problem assignments. They will also keep a lab notebook to record their observations and conclusions for each lab. It is NOT necessary to take the AP Exam to be a part of this class.

Homework Requirements:

At home, students must read chapters, complete problems, and take tests on pace with the class. Approximately 4 hours weekly is necessary outside of co-op. Additional time is needed if taking AP exam(s) for review/practice.

Required Materials:

Apologia’s Advanced Physics in Creation textbook, Advanced Physics Solutions and Tests manual,  ruler, timing device (phone, watch, etc..), protractor, paper, and pencil/pen to each class – all other lab supplies will be provided.


Each chapter (module) takes 2 weeks. If any students think they want to take the AP exam, we need to finish all material by the last day of spring semester so students taking the AP exam have time to review and take sample tests. This will likely be accomplished by completing 1 chapter before fall semester begins, 6 during fall semester, 3 between semesters (late November-mid January) and 6 during spring semester. Students have the option of holding extra class meetings outside of co-op or completing the study independently. Exact details will be finalized once co-op schedule, AP exam date and class number are determined. If no students are interested in taking the AP exam, then we will reduce the workload between semesters and leave students with approximately 1 module to complete after the spring semester ends.