Grades: Elementary/Middle/High School/College: (Difficulty level varies per age group). This course is great for beginner physics students who just want to be introduced to the concepts of basic physics! Learn without worrying about complicated word problems, hard tests,  and hard math...  

Conceptual Physics Bootcamp

This is a condensed course  one week long (5 hours a day for 5 days) designed to introduce the concepts and principles of Physics.  Students study a wide variety of topics in Physics that are components of the major themes of “energy and matter”.  Topics include: motion and forces, work, energy and power.    Activities will allow a student to experience a firsthand account classical physics by using their physical abilities in athletics and sports games as lab  as lab activities.
Topics covered:
  • Four Fundamental forces in nature (Topic 1)

  • The importance of rationalism and the scientific method to try to apply for most problem solving techniques (Topic 2, etc)

  • Speed

  • Velocity 

  • Acceleration 

  • Falling bodies

 

  • Projectile Motion

 

  • Newton’s Laws

  •  Induced Forces

 

  • Momentum and Impulse

  • Conservation of Momentum

  • Rotational motion

  • Moment of inertia and conservation of angular momentum

Syllabus:
                           Day 1
  • Four Fundamental forces in nature (Topic 1) (est. 30 min)

                

                    Activity/break (30 min)

       Activity:   Is there importance      

        tying science with values?

  • The importance of rationalism and the scientific method to try to apply for most problem solving techniques (Topic 2, etc)

       (est. 30 min)

                 Activity.break (30 minutes)

           

Activity:   How the scientific method can be used for solving problems not just in science but everyday life!

  • Introduction to motion/speed/velocity  (30 min)

                      Lunch (30 min)

  • Introduction to motion/speed/velocity  (30 min)

       Activity (who's faster.  Failed                 hide and seek races) (30)

  • Working on your physics comic book:  (1 hr)

Day 1: Total five hours

Day 2

  • Acceleration  (30 min)

   activity/break  (vector kickball)

   (30 min)

  • Falling bodies  (30 min)

   

               break (10 min)

   

  • Projectile Motion  (30 min)

activity: projectile motion kickball 

                     (50 min)

 

                   Lunch 30 min

   Uniform Circular motion (30 min)

  • Working on your physics comic book:  (1 hr)

           Day 2: Total Five hours

Day 3

  • Newton’s first law of motion (30 min)

   (Activity: 'try to stop' 15 minutes)

  Green light red light: newton's first       law -- inertia/break  (45                 minutes)

 

  • Newton’s second law of motion           (30 min)                       

       Activity (kicking/blocking shield or kick ball testing of newton's second law /hurling objects come to life (30 min)

                   Lunch 30 min

  •  Newton's third law of motion

 

       Activity: Free body diagrams

  • Working on your physics comic book:  (1 hr)

           Day 3: Total Five hours

                        Day 4

  • Newton's third law of motion continued  and an introduction to weight and gravity (30 minutes)

      Activity name the forces acting           on an object (20 minutes)

                    (10 minute break)

  • Momentum and impulse (30 minutes)       

          

      Activity: how to make yourself more invulnerable to forces.  Egg toss contest/ medicine vs tennis ball toss (30 minutes) 

  • Review on kinematics, Newton's laws, momentum and impulse (30 minutes)

                Lunch 30 minutes

       Activity: name that physical phenomenon -Game show (30 minutes)

 Exercise Activity: ultimate workouts using physics of your own body for getting fit (30 minutes).

  • Working on your physics comic book:  (1 hr)

           Day 4: Total Five hours

                        Day 5

  • Rotational motion (30 minutes)

       

       Activity (predicting which wheel/ball will roll further (20 minutes)

                10 minute break

  • Angular momentum conservation  (rotational inertia) (30 minutes)

      Activity: spinning your arms tucked in/out for momentum conservation (10 minutes) 

 

    Activity two : name that force (or if time outside allows: rotational motion frisbee golf) (50 minutes)

     

            Lunch (30 minutes)

Activity exercises using body physics (30 minutes)

  • Working on your physics comic book:  (1 hr)

Activity: Demonstrate an exercise or physical motion you learned, how it relates to physics and one topic you learned (30 minutes)

           Day 5: Total Five hours

Group rate 

minimum 6 

Total: for group class rate

minimum 6 students

 $50/day x 5 days =

$250 per student

Group rate 

minimum 3- 5

Total: for group class rate

minimum 3-5 students

 $60/day x 5 days =

$300 per student

Group rate 

minimum 3- 5

Total: for group class rate

minimum 3-5 students

 $90/day x 5 days =

$450 per student

Rates

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