PHS-5061-2 – Kinematics and Geometric Optics, 2nd Edition is the first of two courses in the Secondary V physics program.
It develops the learners' ability to deal effectively with situations that require you to use geometry to describe the motion of objects or the deviation of the path of light. Learners will study phenomena and technical applications related to kinematics and the reflection and refraction of light, and look for answers to related problems.
This learning guide features seven learning sequences designed to help the learners to acquire new knowledge and to apply it proficiently.
The subject-specific competency “Seeks answers or solutions to problems involving physics” will be required to carry out tasks in experimental activities, such as verifying the second law of reflection.
The competency “Makes the most of his/her knowledge of physics” will be required to complete tasks in complex and realistic situations, such as planning a stunt in which a stunt man falls from the roof of a building.
For each of these competencies, learners will apply the competency “Communicates ideas relating to questions involving physics, using the languages associated with science and technology” when explaining results or justifying choices.
A self-evaluation activity and three scored assignments will allow to assess the learners' knowledge and competencies.
Required knowledge and competencies in Mathematics and Science (Secondary 4 level).