Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE ID:
OOSL-0085
Organization's ID:
PHY250L
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
14 weeks (27 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Physics or Physical Science
Description

Objective:

The course objective is for students to complete at-home laboratory experiments, track and record results, answer lab-based questions reflected in graded lab reports, and complete lab-based assessments to meet the lab requirement. This lab-only course is designed as a standalone addition to StraighterLine's General Physics I course. The labs are provided as part of an inexpensive at-home lab kit supplier with online lab instructional materials and resources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss uncertainty in measurement and significant digits
  • Solve problems involving linear, projectile, and circular motion
  • Explain Newton's laws and how they apply to free body diagrams
  • Discuss the difference between static and kinetic friction
  • Describe how momentum is conserved in elastic collisions
  • Differentiate between specific and latent heat
  • Distinguish between work done by systems and work done on systems
  • Compare and contrast types of energy
  • Apply Archimedes' Principle by measuring buoyant force and displaced water weight

General Topics:

  • Measurements and uncertainty
  • Kinematics
  • Newton's laws
  • Friction
  • Work and conservation of energy
  • Momentum
  • Buoyant force and Archimedes Principle
  • Latent heat and specific heat
  • Thermodynamics
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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