Course Description:
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Whether by observation, experimentation or brilliant insight, the progress of physics through the centuries has been advanced by scientific geniuses who wanted to know how things work and were guided in their pursuit of science by God’s Word. You’ll find out for yourself when you take this course and visit “Physics World”.

As students seek to discover more about God’s universe and enjoy God’s creation they will stand on the shoulders of these great men and discover the contributions of geniuses like Galileo, Newton and Einstein. In their work, students will learn the concepts, theories and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are there for them to observe and apply. Using laboratory activities, videos, software, and websites, students will follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest thinkers.

This is a serious course that will make students think. It will also make them appreciate the beauty and importance of the science that governs their lives revealing many truths about Jesus Christ, our Creator and Sustainer. God, at creation, established the natural laws studied here. His designs in Nature teach us many truths about our all-powerful God.

Recommended Prerequisites:
Algebra 1 and 2 recommended.

Grade Level:
9th-12th Grade recommended

Approved by:

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®)
  • University of California (UC)

    Course Types Available:

    • 1 Credit – Full course (12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
    • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
    • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
    • Honors track available

    Biblical Integration Information:
    Science is the orderly study of God’s creation. God’s true nature is partially revealed through the orderly, discoverable, and purposeful scientific laws He established to govern His Creation. Recognizing our limitations and sinful tendencies to worship the creation rather than the Creator, we should use science to encourage and promote life, health, community, and godliness as we seek to take our role in having dominion over the natural world. We can seek to bring glory to God by using scientific reasoning and critical thinking to understand God’s world, man’s role in it, and how to properly relate with our Creator and fellow man. As we pursue scientific truths through the lens of the Word of God, we will be led into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation of His provision and wisdom.

    To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

    Required Course Materials:
    Scientific calculator with logarithmic functions and scientific notation capabilities.