Welcome to our Physics Resource website! We hope that this resource will become an effective tool for fellow teachers in implementing engaging physics lessons and aiding student learning. We have worked hard to include many forms of interactive learning resources such as simulations, games, videos, and animations and to provide teaching strategies that maximize student engagement and participation. Furthermore, we have gathered all of these resources in the hopes of promoting differentiated instruction and appealing to multiple intelligences. We will consistently add to the website in the hopes that one day we will be able to get our students as excited and passionate about physics as we are!

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Alex, Hong, Janani, Ubon, Richard and Zahra

*Foundations of Professional Practice*

*Foundations of Professional Practice*

This website takes into account the Standards of Professional Practice, listed below, in all aspects of lesson development.

Please refer to the 'Foundations of Professional Practice' tab under each strand to obtain further detail on how these standards are incorporated into the lessons.

**Commitment to Students and Student Learning****Professional Knowledge****Leadership in Learning Communities****Professional Practice****Ongoing Professional Learning**

Please refer to the 'Foundations of Professional Practice' tab under each strand to obtain further detail on how these standards are incorporated into the lessons.

**Dynamics**

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The first unit in the Grade 12 University Preparation course (SPH4U) is Dynamics; Strand B in the 2008 Ontario Curriculum. The unit itself can be split into three subsections: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Uniform Circular Motion. In the Kinematics section students will cover topics such as motion and motion graphs, equations of motion, displacement in two dimensions,velocity and acceleration in two dimensions, projectile motion, and relative motion. The Dynamics section introduces students to the concept of forces, free-body diagrams, Newton's Laws of Motion, and frictional forces. The final section, Uniform Circular Motion, will cover inertial and non-inertial reference frames, centripetal acceleration, centripetal force, and rotating frames of reference. In addition to these concepts, students will relate the concepts to society and how these advances in physics have effected it.

**Energy and Momentum**

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In Grade 12 Physics university preparation Course (Course code SPH4U) ,Energy and Momentum fall under strand C. we can divide this in to three sections (1) work and Energy, (2) Harmonic Motion,(3) Momentum and Collision. In work and energy students will investigate about work done by a constant force, Kinetic energy and work energy theorem, gravitational potential energy, the law of the conservation of energy and explore the issue in energy generation. In Harmonic motion students investigate Elastic Potential energy, simple harmonic motion, spring motion and Conservation of energy related to harmonic motion. In Momentum and collision students investigate the momentum, Impulse ,conservation of momentum in one dimension, Collisions, head on elastic collisions in two dimensions and explore the application of Momentum. You can find the lessons under the bar of each section.

**Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic Fields**

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Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic Fields falls under strand D of the 2008 Ontario Curriculum. This unit discusses the concept of a field and goes into detail regarding the three different types of fields. Along with the forces each field produces, the unit discusses potential energies and methodology to determine the strength of the field at any given point. The similarities between the different fields will allow students to compare and contrast the ideas of each. The applications of these fields in the world outside of academics can engage the student into further independent studies. This unit gives ample opportunity for students to really expand and enrich their hidden love for physics.

**The Wave Nature of Light**

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The Wave Nature of Light falls under Strand E of the 2008 Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12. Topics covered are: Properties of waves and light, Refraction and total internal reflection, Diffraction and interference of water waves, Interference of Light waves (Young’s double-slit experiment), Interference in thin film, Single-slit diffraction, Diffraction grating, Electromagnetic radiation and Polarization of Light. Also included among the topics is a Debate on the wave-particle duality of Light. Students should be made to understand how each of the topics supports the wave nature of light. The debate will help students to see some other phenomena, like Photoelectric and Crompton effects, that support the particle nature of Light; hence the conclusion that Light can behave both as wave or as a particle.

**Quantum Mechanics**

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Quantum Mechanics falls under Strand F - Revolutions in Modern Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity in the 2008 issue of the Ontario Science Curriculum, grades 11 and 12. Do you want to know more about Wave - particle duality? Anti-particles? The Theory of Everything? QM--Quantum Mechanic tells us how the very small and /or very fast world differs from the world around us.

**Special Relativity**

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Special Relativity falls under Strand F- Revolutions in Modern Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity in the 2008 issue of the Ontario Science Curriculum, grades 11 and 12. This strand focuses on the two main postulates of Einstein’s theory of special relativity: the constancy of the speed of light and the relativity principle. In special relativity, students will learn that time, length and simultaneity are not absolute concepts but rather, that they depend on a person’s frame of reference. Moreover, this strand focuses on the fact that the effects of relativistic momentum can be described mathematically and that new theories can lead to the development of new technologies. Please click on the button below or the ‘Special Relativity’ tab above to look at teaching ideas, simulations and other resources that you could use to teach this strand.