Physics Roundtable prepares students for advanced studies in Physics (AP, IB,) and for achievement on exams-- standardized tests (AP, IB SAT 2 Subject Test).
In the hope of preparing young minds for Science Technology Engineering and Mechanics (STEM) careers, we introduce the weekly Physics Round Table. I invite you to join Instructor David Hodge as we embark on a journey to learn of things both great and small. Our primary goal is to provide students with a functional method for evaluating a complex subject: Physics. With this goal in mind, students will acquire strategies to rapidly master the material in preparation for both the AP exam and the SAT II Subject test in Physics. On a weekly basis, we will meet as a group and discuss Physics topics pertinent to the standardized exams. The discussing will take place in a manner where we will learn problem-solving strategies and consider the contextual applications of Physics formulae. Moreover, we will discuss the implications of these formulae on a grand scale and how to relate the way Physics utilizes mathematics as a modeling tool. In such, a student learns how to experimentally apply the Scientific Method. Additionally, students will be given diagnostic exams to ascertain their present level of understanding and determine any deficiencies/inconsistencies in their logic. Practice material and resources will be provided to correct (supplement) any deficiency/inconsistency. Overall, the student receives an enriching experience that will provide them the necessary tools to excel in high school, college and beyond.
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