Grade 11 Physics allows students to develop their understanding of the basic concepts in physics. Throughout this course, students will analyze the relationships between physics and technology. They will also examine the impact technological applications of physics have on society and the environment using virtual labs and real-world examples.
Summary Of Units And Timelines For Grade 11 Physics SPH3U
Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. Please note that while the unit called “Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration” is not listed below, however the specific expectations listed in this unit are threaded and incorporated within the delivery and assessment of the other five units. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the SPH3U course profile.
|Unit Order||Unit Name||Suggested Time|
|Unit 0||Prerequisite Review||4 Hours|
|Unit 1||Kinematics||20 Hours|
|Unit 2||Forces||20 Hours|
|MID SEMESTER POINT|
|Unit 3||Energy and Society||21 Hours|
|Unit 4||Waves and Sound||21 Hours|
|Unit 5||Electricity and Magnetism||21 Hours|
|FINAL||Final Exam||3 Hours|
Fundamental Concepts Covered In Grade 11 Online Course
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.