SPH4U University Preparation

Course Summary

Subject Area Subject: Science

Grade 12


1 Credit

5 Units, 33 learning activities

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Course outline

Learning Activity 1 Investigating vectors

Learning Activity 2 Exploring relative motion


Learning Activity 3 Examining kinematics

Learning Activity 4 Self-check and feflection as you learn

Learning Activity 5 Discovering forces

Learning Activity 6 Uniform circular motion

Learning Activity 7 Unit 1 assessment