Online Physics Course
Our online Physics course is comprehensive and convenient. Regionally accredited JMHS lets you study online at your own pace from anywhere –- at home, during work breaks or while traveling. This is a two-part course. Enroll online at JMHS anytime to be a step closer to completing your online Physics course and becoming a high school graduate.
- Course Name: Physics
- Subject Area: Science
- Credits: 1 Unit
- Track: College Prep
- Price: $299
- Syllabus: Course Syllabus (PDF)
- Book(s)*: Conceptual Physics: The High School Physics Program, Pearson (2009)
Physics introduces students to relationships in the natural world using mathematical and conceptual thinking. Motion, forces and energy are the major themes investigated in this course. Straight-line motion as well as circular motion and gravitation provide ways for students to develop skill in looking at objects from different points of view. Our investigation of forces looks at the causes of motion and the interactions between objects. These interactions occur because of the types of energies that occur in a system. How this energy is transferred and the efficiency of its transfer are illustrated as we analyze collisions and the way simple machines work. We end this course with a discussion of the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory of Relativity. These two ideas form the cornerstones of modern physics. Students will also investigate the different kinds of energy by first looking at the atomic nature of matter. Each of three phases of matter are described in terms of their unique characteristics and features. Students will then learn about the difference between temperature and heat and how heat is transferred. Describing heat transfer and the factors affecting this is another feature of this course. Other forms of energy including waves (sound and light, too), electricity, magnetism and finally nuclear energy finish up the course. With each of the forms of energy there is an emphasis on the conceptual relationships that are unique to each, as well as how each of these forms of energy contribute to our world. Assessments for each individual lesson consist of multiple-choice exams. The mid-term and final exams consist of short answer, problem solving, or true/false questions.
How It Works
- Access your eBook and lessons through your Student Portal
- Study any time and learn at your own pace
- Request academic guidance from certified teachers and academic advisorsAttend voluntary weekly teacher-led live lessonsGet additional study assistance from our online Learning Resource CenterComplete the course in as few as 6 weeks
*NOTE: Individual course purchases include eBooks only.