At Moses Brown, the Science department strives to nurture a spirit of inquiry in every eleventh grader. Laboratory experiments, field observations, and close reading of scientific literature guide students as they study the natural and physical sciences and consider the implications of science in modern life. In every discipline, students apply the scientific method and their best critical thinking to connect data to the topics they are learning.
Physics students will learn the central role of force and energy in mathematically explaining motion. But the explanations only start with the equation–the best part of Newtonian physics is that you can see the effects for yourself. How does launch angle change the distance a rocket will fly? What effect is air resistance having on it? How hard do you need to swing an object on a string to keep it aloft? How can you measure that force? How does the length and thickness of wires affect the current flowing in them? How do generators and motors work?
Honors-level students pursue similar topics in AP Physics 1, and may earn college credit. Ambitious students can also supplement their science program with exciting electives. Inquire to find out more!Inquire