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Physics 11

Physics 11 Course Overview

Big Ideas

An object’s motion can be predicted, analyzed, and described.

Forces influence the motion of an object.

Energy is found in different forms, is conserved, and has the ability to do work.

Mechanical waves transfer energy but not matter.



Physics is the study of the workings of the entire universe around us. It ranges in size from galaxies to sub-atomic particles. Physics studies large objects we can see, small objects we can't, light and other forms of energy. In Physics 11 topics include: introductory physics skills, kinematics, projectiles, vectors, dynamics, momentum, energy, electricity, and waves.

About 60% of your mark will be graded on assignments and open book online quizzes. Many of the final answers are given for the assignments and you will be graded on the process of solving the problems rather than just writing down the final answer. You have unlimited attempts for the online quizzes and the highest score on the attempts is the one that graded.

Where does this course fit?

  • Prerequisites: Science 10
  • Graduation Status: One of the Grade 11/12 Science options required for graduation

Course Materials

  • All materials are provided in the course online.

Brief Outline



1. Math Tools

Math is our language for describing the patterns in nature.

2. Motion

Describing and analyzing the motion of objects all around us.

3. Projectiles

Motion does not only happen in a straight line (2-dimesion).

4. Forces

Forces are the interactions that cause changes in motion.

5. 2D Forces

Forces around us can occur at a variety of angles (2-dimention).

6. Energy

Being energy efficient start with an energy understanding.

7. Electricity

Electricity is being used to drive and control more and more.

8. Waves

Waves can be used to transfer sound, light, and other energy.

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course



Quizzes (open book, unlimited attempts)


Test 1 (units 1 - 4) (1 hour)


Test 2 (units 5 - 8) (1 hour)


You have up to a year to complete your course. 

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