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My name is Michael Elder. I have been teaching both physics and biology through the lens of a Christian for 11 years now. I have worked in East Texas at Panola College & Center High School where I was awarded Teacher of the Year Honors while teaching physics. I moved to Houston in 2017 where I taught AP physics 1 and 2 to high school students at Tomball Memorial High School. I currently teach biology full time for Lone Star College University Park and am excited to utilize the many years of Physics teaching resources I have created for my PREP physics courses. I believe that physics is best learned through an interactive approach and will incorporate a number of fun and engaging projects that will help students understand both the conceptual and mathematical aspects of physics. I have been married for 16 years to my lovely wife Amanda. We have three wonderful children: Gracie; 13, Noah; 11, and Iris; 6.

** Tuition**: Course Tuition (including supply fee) is $750

$165 payment and Mr. Elder’s physics course registration form is due at registration or by August 1st to hold the student’s place in the class. This payment is non-refundable after August 1st. The remaining $585 can be paid out over 9 months at $65 per month (September through May).

** Note**: Tuition can be paid in full $750/year at registration if desired or split as described above. Withdrawal fee after 9/15/24 is 3 months of tuition.

Physics is a comprehensive fast-paced, advanced, honors study of God’s physical creation where we will be using laboratory exercises, modeling, and projects that will build a mathematical and conceptual feel for physics. In this course we will be primarily covering first year advanced physics concepts such as kinematics, projectile motion, dynamics, circular motion, rotation, momentum, & energy. We will also explore concepts in thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, and modern physics.

Physics is a full lecture and laboratory course, including testing and weekly homework assignments, that will earn 1 high school advanced honors science credit. The class meets once weekly for 3 hours.

Laboratory exercises hone skills in deduction, reasoning, and problem solving, allowing the student to develop a deeper intellectual approach to their study of science. Experiments, projects, and accompanying calculations and analysis will allow the students to see physics in action in their everyday lives.

** Pre-Requisites:** The study of Physics requires a solid understanding of high school math. Students should have successfully completed Geometry, Algebra I, and Algebra II before attempting this class. The student should also be enrolled in Pre-Calculus, as much of the problem solving will require an understanding of trigonometry.

** Homework**: 1-1.5 hrs/day

** Textbook**: Bob Jones, Physical Science 4th Ed. Physics

Only the student textbook is to be purchased. You must bring your textbook to the first day of class.

****Sections A and B are the same course taught at different times. Please only register for one of them.**

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** Tuition**: Course Tuition (including supply fee) is $750

$165 payment and Mr. Elder’s physics course registration form is due at registration or by August 1st to hold the student’s place in the class. This payment is non-refundable after August 1st. The remaining $585 can be paid out over 9 months at $65 per month (September through May).

** Note**: Tuition can be paid in full $750/year at registration if desired or split as described above. Withdrawal fee after 9/15/24 is 3 months of tuition.

Physics is a comprehensive fast-paced, advanced, honors study of God’s physical creation where we will be using laboratory exercises, modeling, and projects that will build a mathematical and conceptual feel for physics. In this course we will be primarily covering first year advanced physics concepts such as kinematics, projectile motion, dynamics, circular motion, rotation, momentum, & energy. We will also explore concepts in thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, and modern physics.

Physics is a full lecture and laboratory course, including testing and weekly homework assignments, that will earn 1 high school advanced honors science credit. The class meets once weekly for 3 hours.

Laboratory exercises hone skills in deduction, reasoning, and problem solving, allowing the student to develop a deeper intellectual approach to their study of science. Experiments, projects, and accompanying calculations and analysis will allow the students to see physics in action in their everyday lives.

** Pre-Requisites:** The study of Physics requires a solid understanding of high school math. Students should have successfully completed Geometry, Algebra I, and Algebra II before attempting this class. The student should also be enrolled in Pre-Calculus, as much of the problem solving will require an understanding of trigonometry.

** Homework**: 1-1.5 hrs/day

** Textbook**: Bob Jones, Physical Science 4th Ed. Physics

Only the student textbook is to be purchased. You must bring your textbook to the first day of class.

****Sections A and B are the same course taught at different times. Please only register for one of them.**

Read more