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Physics Curriculum Day

Students enrolled in the FisherONE Physics program recently delved into a day of practical experimentation. This immersive experience offers them a chance to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, enhancing their understanding of Unit 3 concepts related to energy transfer and utilization.

Hands-On Learning: The FisherONE Physics students eagerly gathered to participate in a series of mandatory experiments, each designed to reinforce key principles covered in their coursework. These hands-on sessions provide invaluable opportunities for students to engage directly with scientific phenomena, fostering deeper comprehension and critical thinking skills.

Exploring Energy Concepts: Throughout the day, students tackled a variety of experiments centered around the theme of energy. Concepts such as the speed of sound, specific heat capacity of metals, and resistance in circuits were among the topics explored. By actively manipulating variables and observing outcomes, students gained practical insights into these fundamental principles.

Speed of Sound: One of the experiments focused on measuring the speed of sound in different mediums. Students utilized various equipment and techniques to conduct precise measurements, analyzing factors such as temperature and medium composition. Through this experiment, students gained a firsthand understanding of the properties influencing sound propagation.

Specific Heat Capacity: Another experiment involved determining the specific heat capacity of a metal. Students applied calorimetry techniques to measure the amount of heat absorbed or released by the metal as its temperature changed. This hands-on approach enabled students to grasp the concept of specific heat capacity and its significance in energy transfer processes.

Resistance in Circuits: In exploring electrical circuits, students investigated the concept of resistance. Through circuit construction and analysis, students examined the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. By manipulating circuit components and observing changes in behavior, students deepened their understanding of electrical principles.