## SPH 4C COURSE OF STUDY, SEMESTER 1, 2017 - 2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Notes:

- This is a working document and is subject to change without notice

**Unit # 0 – Necessary Skills (2 weeks)**- Metric System
- Time
- Scientific Notation
- Rounding
- Error Calculations
- Introductory Laboratory Investigation

**Unit # 1 -- Electricity and Magnetism (4 weeks)**- Schematic Diagrams
- Current
- Voltage
- Resistance
- Motors and Generators

**Unit # 2 – Motion and Its Applications (2 weeks)**- Distance and Displacement
- Speed and Velocity
- Acceleration
- Motion-Time Graphs
- Gravity

**Unit # 3****-- Mechanical Systems (3 weeks)**- Gravity
- Newton’s Laws of Motion
- The Normal Force
- The Force of Friction
- Simple Machines
- The Law of the Lever
- Torque

**Unit # 4 – Energy and Society (4 weeks)**- Energy Transformations and the Law of Conservation of Energy
- Energy Resources
- Work
- Gravitational Potential Energy
- Kinetic Energy
- Total Mechanical Energy
- Thermal Energy
- Power
- Efficiency

**Unit # 5 – Hydraulics and Pneumatics (1 week)**- Fluid Statics
- Fluid Dynamics
- Hydraulics
- Pneumatics

**Culminating Task – In-Class Assignment and Final Exam (the last three weeks of Semester 1)**- Students will complete and submit the In-Class Assignment
- Students will write the Final Exam