Horizon Physics: Unveiling the Wonders of the Physical Universe


Explore the fundamental principles governing the physical world with Horizon Physics, a comprehensive high school physics curriculum. Designed to prepare students for college-level science, this course utilizes multimedia lessons, instructional videos, quizzes, tests, and both online and offline projects. Delve into the mysteries of motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, and the laws that shape our universe.

What Do You Teach in High School Physics?

Horizon Physics aims to unravel the complexities of the universe, offering students a profound understanding of scientific concepts and their real-world implications. Key concepts and skills covered in the curriculum include:

  1. Laws and Applications of Motion, Forces, and Gravity
  2. Processes of Work and Energy, Laws of Thermodynamics
  3. Function of Light and Sound Waves in the Environment
  4. Principles of Electricity and Magnetism
  5. Current Achievements and Innovative Ideas in Nuclear and Modern Physics
  6. Application of the Scientific Method to Explore Physics Questions
  7. Critical and Abstract Thinking about Physics Design Elements and Real-World Applications
  8. Skills in Equation Manipulation, Graphing, Observation, Data Recording, and Research

To explore specific topics and lessons, refer to the 11th-grade science lesson plans.

Learning Objectives for High School Physics

At the conclusion of the Horizon Physics course, students are expected to have a robust understanding of mass, force, motion, energy, and other foundational physics concepts. Sample learning objectives include:

  • Graph and Equation Utilization: Solve speed and velocity problems.
  • Newton’s Laws: Describe and apply the first, second, and third laws of motion.
  • Kepler’s Laws: Solve problems related to planetary motion.
  • Energy Calculations: Determine kinetic energy, mass, or velocity given the other two quantities.
  • Electromagnetic Waves: Explain energy transfer through radiation.
  • Optics Understanding: Differentiate between light phenomena such as reflection, refraction, and diffraction.
  • Electricity Fundamentals: Use Ohm’s law to calculate voltage, current, or resistance.
  • Magnetic Forces: Apply the right-hand rule to determine the direction of the magnetic force on a charge.
  • Nuclear Physics: Understand the concept of half-life for isotopes.
  • Special Relativity: Identify Einstein’s two postulates of special relativity.

Why Choose Horizon Physics?

Elevate your student’s physics education with Horizon Physics. Whether used as a supplement to traditional schooling or as the main homeschool curriculum, Horizon Physics offers:

  1. Quality Education: Self-paced online courses for flexible learning.
  2. Experimentation: Encourages students to apply knowledge through experiments and problem-solving.
  3. Rigorous Lessons: Fosters a deep understanding of physics concepts.
  4. User-Friendly Interface: Ideal for both supplemental and main homeschooling needs.

Embark on a captivating journey into the wonders of the physical universe with Horizon Physics—where learning transcends the ordinary.

Note: The Horizon Physics curriculum is available to Time4Learning members exclusively.

The live classroom sessions are scheduled to commence in the first week of September 2024