WELCOME TO WHCT West Harpeth Christian Tutorial
 

 







Contact:
Susan Winn





Course Time:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Please note, this course meets twice per week.
              



Course Prerequisites:

  • This course is typically recommended for advanced 10th, and 11th -12th grade students.
  • Geometry (to have included basic trigonometry) AND Algebra II (see below)
  • This course requires a placement test prior to registering.
    • No placement test is required if the student took both prerequisite courses
      at WHCT, AND scored an A or B.
    • Students who will be concurrently enrolled in Algebra 2 may take the placement test.
  • If you have a question regarding this policy, please contact the tutor or the director.




Course Texts: 
   
  • Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd edition
    ISBN-  1932012427
       
  • Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd edition
    ISBN-  1932012435




Course Description:

As a basic course in preparation for college physics, or to develop problem-solving skills,
students study the fundamentals of one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion,
Newton’s Laws and their application, gravity, work, energy, momentum, periodic motion,
waves, optics,  electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.  






Course Class Time: 

  • Time is spent discussing concepts, working problems, and performing demonstrations or experiments.  





Course Homework Requirements: 

  • Homework time is spent reading a portion of a module, answering the On Your Own Problems,
    Review Questions and Practice Problems, and watching online videos.
  • Tests are taken at home when each module is completed.
  • Students can expect to spend 5-6 hours per week on homework.

    Sample Homework Assignment:
  • Complete the lab write-up for Experiment 1.2
  • Take Module 1 Test at home under supervision. Seal in an envelope with parent’s signature.
  • Read Module 2 to the end of Experiment 2.2 on page 55.  
  • Answer OYO questions 1-6 as you come to them.
  • Study Experiment 2.2 to do in class.  




Tests:

  • Tests are taken at home and returned in a signed, sealed envelope.
  • At the end of each quarter students take a quarter exam in class.  
          



Grading:

  • 40%  tests 
  • 20%  labs
  • 20%  homework 
  • 20%  quarterly tests

  • Students check their own homework.
  • Tests and labs are graded by the tutor.  




Specific Requirements:

  • Experiments should be typed.  




Course Supplies:

  • textbook
  • solutions and tests manual
  • binder with dividers   -labeled Notes, Homework, Labs, and Tests
  • loose-leaf lined paper
  • scientific calculator:   TI-30X IIS or better    -approximately $15



**Summer Assignment:
Prior to the first day of class, students will be asked to read the introduction
to the text which covers a review of mathematical concepts used in Physics.