In Physics A, you will learn about the “basics” of physics: how to describe and analyze motion, how forces interact with matter, and how to further describe these interactions with the aid of the concepts of energy and momentum. Finally, you’ll explore one more specialized topic, thermodynamics, the physics of heat.
|Course Title (District):
|Course Title (NCES SCED) :
|Course Provider :
||Buchanan Community Schools
|Content Provided By :
||My Virtual Academy
|Online Instructor Provided By :
||Buchanan Community Schools
|Standards Addressed :
||Michigan Merit Curriculum, Common Core State Standards
|Academic Terms :
||Accelerated, Open Entry / Open Exit, Semester, Trimester
|NCES SCED Code :
|Subject Area :
||Life and Physical Sciences
|Course Identifier :
|Course Level :
||High School (Secondary)
|Available Credit :
||1 of 2
How To Enroll:
Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or
registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration
Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for
the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the
registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with
your school after submitting a registration request.
Start Registration Request
Additional Course Information:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 800-297-2119
At the end of this course students will be able to:
Accurately describe and analyze motion along a linear path in mathematical terms,
including distance, velocity, and acceleration.
Mathematically describe and analyze motion along a curved path, using vectors as a
mathematical tool in this process.
Explore and apply the laws of dynamics, relating forces and motion.
Use the concepts of energy, work, and momentum to analyze complex physical
situations, including situations in which two or more bodies interact with each other.
Observe, analyze, and predict effects of periodic motion, including such everyday
motions as a child swinging back and forth on a swing, an object bobbing up and
down on a spring, or a planet traveling in an orbit around a star.
Explore and understand the relationship between temperature, heat, and energy,
and understand the ways in which heat can be transferred from one body to another.
Unit 1: Kinematics 1
Unit 2: Kinematics 2
Unit 3: Dynamics
Unit 4: Energy and Momentum
Unit 5: Periodic Motion
Unit 6: Thermodynamics
||Random Draw Date
||Enrollment Drop Date
||# of Seats
||Potential Additional Costs
In order to be successful in our program, it is important for the student to remain in constant communication with the online instructor. The online instructor will be communicating with the student 1-2 times per week. Communication between the student and online instructor will be phone, email, texting, and/or discussion boards. Online instructors provide families with their weekly office hours and My Virtual Academy is open Monday – Thursday from 8 AM – 8 PM, Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM and Saturday from 8AM – 2 PM with staff available to answer questions/concerns. Messages received after hours will be returned the next school day. Parents/Guardians/Students will have access to the curriculum and gradebook 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
My Virtual Academy Tech Support is available Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 8 PM, Friday 8 AM - 4 PM, and Saturday 8 AM - 2PM.
Edge (latest), Internet Explorer® 11, Chrome (latest), Firefox (latest), and Safari (latest).
Adobe Flash®, Java, Office compatible software. For a small percentage of our legacy content, you may need the following plug-ins: Shockwave® and/or Plato® Xtras.
How to turn off pop-up blockers
Mobile Browser Support:
We support the following tablet configurations:
OS - Android; Browser- Chrome (Latest version)
OS - iOS; Browser - Safari (Latest version)
Please note, voice recorder for World Languages works with Flash.