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Physics as a Separate Subject

Why? Physics is the most fundamental science discipline.

Physics is how the world works, it’s how the universe works. We see it in everyday life. Physics is the most fundamental science discipline. It is the science that leads to all other sciences. Understanding key areas of physics (Mechanics, Material Structure, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Nuclear & Anatomic Physics, and Modern Physics) allows the deepest understanding of how the world around us works, and develops a foundation for strong analytical and research skills, in other words, it promotes critical thinking. Studying physics on a comprehensive level turns excitement into real knowledge. Physics will help in whatever field the student chooses.


PHYSICS for Middle School Students: Unit 1 Course Outline

See The Change USA FUNdamental Physics Curriculum Covers 80% More Than the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

What does 80% more mean? If we take all the European/Asian content for 100% then NGSS will bring us to only 20% of that number. Mathematically it means See The Change USA, curriculum paralleling European/Asian content, is providing 5 times more content than NGSS requirements.

The table below is Unit 1 as an example; thorough evaluation has been done on every unit. Please note, only Unit 1 is shown, material is proprietary and licensed to purchaser.

See The Change USA  FUNdamental Physics Structure of the Material Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Colorado Academic Standards /Science Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
1.Nature and the World around Us: What Physics is and What Physics Studies
– Lab 1: Physics Classroom and Equipment. Safety Rules of a Physics Classroom
W1L1  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.
2.Physics, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics W1L2  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this. Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.
3.Using the Scientific Method to Study Nature: From Observations and Experiments, to Theories and Beyond. W1L3 The concept is covered through the course of physical science The concept is covered through the course of physical science
4.Drawing, Tables, and Graphs in Physics; Building Line Graphs like a Pro.
– Lab 4a: Drawing Graphs by Hand
– Lab 4b: Drawing Graphs with a Computer Program (Excel, Origin, Mathematica)
W2L1W2L2  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.
5.States of Matter. Energy W2L3 St.1-G6-3a – Explain how the arrangement and motion of particles in a substance such as water determine its state. (DOK1-2)St.1-G6-3b – Distinguish between changes in temperature and changes of state using the particle model of matter. (DOK 1-2) MS-PS1-a…g. Develop a molecular level model that depicts and predicts why either temperature change and/or change of state can occur when adding or removing thermal energy from a pure substance.

 

See The Change USA Structure of the Material Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Colorado Academic Standards /Science Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
6.Physical Quantities, Measurements, and Units W3L1W3L2  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.  Subject outside of  Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.
7.The Measurement Process: Estimation, Precision, Accuracy, Rounding, and Significant Figures- Lab 7: Scale of a Measuring Device W3L3W4L1W4L2  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.
8.Space and Time- Lab 8a: The Measurement of Time
– Lab 8b: The Number p.
– Lab 8c: Dimension and Surface Area of Regularly and Irregularly Shaped Objects
– Lab 8d: Measuring Small Objects
– Lab 8e: Creating a Graduated Cylinder
– Lab 8f: Volume of Solid Objects, Fluids and Gases.
W4L3W5L1W5L2W5L3  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this. Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.
9.Interactions of Bodies, Force,and Work W6L1  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this. MS-PS2-a…f
10.Founders and Prominent Physicists W6L2  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.
11.Summary of Unit 1. W6L3  Subject outside of  Standards, FUNdamental Physics covers this.  Subject outside of Standards, FUNdamental covers this.
Topics for additional reading:a. Developing Energy Sources for the Future.b. Radio Locator, Radar.c. Hydro Locator, Sonar.d. GPS.  Additional reading  Additional reading

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Five easy steps for seamless roll-out and implementation

  1. Say Yes – I want this curriculum in my school district!
  2. You are assigned a dedicated See The Change USA Project Manager.
  3. See The Change USA meets with teachers two weeks prior to start of semester for a one day session of pre-rollout instructions. Teachers receive a Certificate of Readiness (valid for 3 years).
  4. Receive age appropriate class-by-class sequence of curriculum to teach that includes-
    • Teacher handouts for each class with detailed step by step instructions
    • Student handouts for each class
    • Presentations for each class and topic with charts, diagrams, homework and a bank of tests and quizzes.
  5. Two semesters of ongoing teacher training (approx. 30 one-hr. sessions)

 


FUNdamental Physics

Curriculum Rollout Plan – New Schools

Grade

6

7

8

Year 1 Rollout:

Physics I

Physics I

Physics I

Year 2 Rollout:

Physics I

Physics II

Physics II

Year 3 Rollout:

Physics I

Physics II

Physics III

*Note:
Assumption is that students taught in year 1 carry forward into year 2 education; those taught in year 2 carry forward into year 3.

“This country’s competitiveness depends upon the difficult work of fundamentally transforming public education.”
-Senator Michael F. Bennet

 

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