Physics Fitness Bootcamp II

6th-8th Grade

Topics covered:
  • Energy: What is energy? (Topic 1)

  • Work (Topic 2, etc)

  • Mechanical energy

  • Types of mechanical energy: kinetic, potential, rotational energy

  •  chemical energy: fuel/food.  Importance of food and why it pays to eat properly

  • Natural organic diet recommendations and meal plans

  • Dissecting what energy really is

  • brief intro to strings and quantum fields

  • basics of particle physics: quarks and leptons

  • protons, neutrons, electrons, the basics of an atom

  • how electromagnetic forces between atoms work and make up what we call chemistry 

Rates

Topics covered:
  • Energy: What is energy? (Topic 1)  (est 30 min)

           

              Activity/break (30 min)

  • Work (Topic 2, etc) (est 30 min)

  • Mechanical energy (30 min)

               Activity (30 min)

                  Lunch (30 min)

  • Types of mechanical energy: kinetic, potential, rotational energy (introduction) (30 min)

     

                Activity (30 min)

        Potential energy  (30 min)

      Working on your physics comic         book

                        (30 min)

          Day 1: Total five hours

  

                         Day 2 

  • Gravity -- the reason gravitational potential energy exists (30 min)                                                                                                        Activity (30 min)                        

  • Uniform circular motion and satellites: how planets orbit and satellites operate because of gravitational potential energy (30 min)

 

                    Activity (1 hour)

                 

                             Lunch (30)

 

Activity a reflection on how you felt after you ate.  (light workout to notice how your digestion stress due to light activity vs intense activity (30 min)

  • more types of mechanical energy: elastic potential energy (30 min)

 

         Activity (spring systems) (30 min)

  • Working on your physics comic book -- what you learned so far (30 min)

           Day 2: Total five hours

                          Day 3

  • Other types of mechanical energy: translational kinetic energy (energy in motion) (30 min)

                         Activity  (30 minutes)

  • Rotational kinetic energy

      Activity Power and power                        exercises(30 minutes)

  • review on all mechanical energies covered (30 minutes)

                     Lunch (30 minutes)

  Activity: a recollection on how you feel after your meal: how much energy you feel you have and why + light activity to understand one's internal digestion  (30 minutes)

  • chemical energy: fuel/food.  Importance of food and why it pays to eat properly   (30 min)

 

                  Activity  (30 min)

   Activity (working on your physics comic book) (30 min)

             Day 3 Total five hours

                     Day 4

  • Chemical energy continued: Natural organic diet recommendations and meal plans the importance of how food affects our reality (30 min)

                   Activity (30 min) 

  • Dissecting what energy really is

  • brief intro to strings and quantum fields (30 minutes)

 

               Activity: drawing 'strings and quantum fields in your notebook: trying to visualize what this looks like in your own head (there's no wrong way of picturing such subatomic sized entities because they can never be seen under a microscope) (30 min)

  • basics of particle physics: quarks and leptons (30 min)

                Lunch (30 min)

  • protons, neutrons, electrons, the basics of an atom (30 minutes) 

 

                 Activity (30 min)

  • photons and light (30 minutes)

   Working on your physics comic book (30 minutes)

           Day 4 Total five hours

                 

                         Day 5

  • Now that we looked at some of the basic particles we can define as individual bits of energy, how none of these subatomic particles are still technically energy by itself!: What's out there beyond the universe(30 minutes)

     

      Activity: try to draw and picture what energy looks like if its not these subatomic particles we wrote about (30 minutes)

     Activity 2: Utilizing energy effectively: custom made workout routine based on all the exercises we learned so far  (30 minutes) 

  • Coming to full circle: how nothing, no subatomic particles or even us can move around without some sort of energy being expended (30 minutes)

                 Lunch (30 minutes)

  • Conservation of energy in the entire universe (30 minutes)

        Activity (learning to conserve                your energy) Power exercises: the trade off we feel when we do explosive power movements (30 minutes) 

  • how electromagnetic forces between atoms work and make up what we call chemistry (30 minutes)

  • Activity review, and what was the coolest thing you learned about energy you didn't know before? (30 minutes)


Contact us for individual/group rate information and specials!
 


Grades: Middle School: (Difficulty level varies per age group). Academically, This course continues where Physics Fitness Bootcamp I left off.  Our classes have been a favorite staple that blends in the skill building ideals of science education, personal training, and athletic development all at the same time!

 

Fitness Physics II runs complete with a sports nutrition element.  It doesn't just teach you how to be a better student athlete, it teaches you HOW to live well.  In essence, this course is a combination of learning classical physics, particle physics, SPORTS NUTRITION, kinematics, athletic development and even holistic wellness! Because of its diversity, students finally learn to appreciate how powerful having a physics education can really be, for the justification of all these concepts unifying together can be made possible through exploring physics!
 

 Like Physics Fitness Bootcamp I, this course is great for beginner physics students who just want to be introduced to the concepts of basic physics through the power of seeing their own kinematics perform the motions.  Learn physics and get a GREAT exercise routine supplied by a physics professor and a profession personal training! Learn without worrying about complicated word problems, hard tests,  and hard math... !

 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: energy, work, conservation of energy, an introduction to particle physics, atoms, and ultimately learning reality from the ground up until we get to chemistry.    Professional level personal training activity and hands-on instruction, exercise routines, and physical games are your labs!  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. Below is a typical example of the curriculum (scheduling may vary depending on time of day):

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