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Course SummaryTake Intro to Physics for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your science teaching license with Intro to Physics for Teachers. Brush up on introductory physics topics so you can better teach chemistry, biology, and other sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about forces and motion.
- Check your knowledge of things like thermodynamics and magnetism with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert science instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Intro to Physics exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Intro to Physics for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Chemistry and physics teachers who want to brush up on introductory physics
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging introductory physics videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning an introductory physics unit or course
- Aspiring science teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make introductory physics easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert science instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review introductory physics terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn science credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Physical Science for Teachers, Pathophysiology for Teachers, and Physical Geology for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in introductory physics as well as chemistry, geology, biology, and other science topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Intro to Physics for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1|| Chapter 1|
| Introduction to Physics (elements of the SI, the metric system, unit conversion, significant figures, scientific notation)|
Vectors (vector addition, scalar multiplication of vectors, vector subtraction, vector components)
|Day 2||Chapter 3||Kinematics (scalars and vectors, speed and velocity, acceleration, vector diagrams, projectile motion)|
|Day 3||Chapter 4||Force and the Laws of Motion (Newton's first law of motion, mass and weight, types of force, Newton's second law of motion, Newton's third law of motion, friction)|
|Day 4|| Chapter 5|
| Work and Energy in Physics (work-energy theorem, gravitational potential energy, conservative and nonconservative forces, power)|
Linear Momentum in Physics (momentum and impulse, conservation of linear momentum, center of mass and center of gravity, elastic and inelastic collisions)
|Day 5|| Chapter 7|
| Rotational Motion (rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics and torque, kinetic energy of rotation, angular momentum vs. linear momentum)|
Equilibrium and Elasticity (translational and rotational equilibrium, simple machines, tensile and compressive stress and strain)
|Day 6||Chapter 9||Waves, Sound, and Light (vibrations and waves, electromagnetic waves, reflection, resonance, diffraction, wave-particle duality)|
|Day 7||Chapter 10||Fluids in Physics (density, pressure, Pascal's principle, buoyancy, Bernoulli's equation)|
|Day 8||Chapter 11||Thermodynamics in Physics (temperature units, phase changes and heating curves, heat transfer through conduction and convection, thermal expansion, the ideal gas law, entropy)|
|Day 9|| Chapter 12|
| Electrostatics (electric charge and force, Coulomb's law, electric potential, capacitance)|
Circuits in Physics (insulators and conductors, electrical resistance, Ohm's law, resistor-capacitor circuits)
|Day 10||Chapter 14||The Physics of Magnetism (magnetic force, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction)|
|Day 11||Chapter 15||Wave Optics (mirrors, thin lens equation, single-slit diffraction, polarization)|
|Day 12||Chapter 16||Relativity (classical relativity, time dilation, space contraction, mass and energy)|
|Day 13||Chapter 17||Modern Physics and Nuclear Physics (the photoelectric effect, energy and momentum of a photon, mass-energy conversion, types of radioactive decay)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for introductory physics|
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