Honors Physics at Hinsdale Central
I learned long ago that bright students get bored if I simply tell them exactly what they could otherwise read for themselves in the textbook. Over the decades we have developed this philosophy where students attempt things first and we answer questions second, and this way we can deal with the concepts that students don't understand instead of spending time on things that they already get.
This also has the added advantage that we have time to discuss questions with students on more of a one-on-one basis than we would in a traditional lecture format.
Our job in Honors Physics is challenge your sons and daughters, and to prepare them for success at the next level.
1. Honors Physics is designed by the creative mind of Dr. Snake, and taught by his assistants Mr. Breig and Ms. Breig.
2. Honors Physics is really hard, and we're proud of that fact. Honors Physics is a college-level physics course that relies on Algebra level mathematics. A lot of it.
3. Why do we do what we do to our students? Do we just enjoy torturing young minds? Yes, but that's not the only reason -- check out Philosophy for details!
4. We try to keep an updated syllabus in the Homework section, along with a list of the problems due.
5. There are equations to be found in the World of Physics area -- some that we use and some of interest that we don't get to during this course but you might find useful later on.
6. As we work on projects like NASA or Cinema Physics, look under Projects.
Those Nasty Tests :-)
Keep in mind that if there is any material that confuses you, it's my job to ask about it on the test. This means that you need to know what we do really well and not try to "fake" your way through the material.
Pace yourself on the test. It's long and you will need to work faster than your natural speed. If you get stuck on something, skip it and move on. Above all, keep accumulating points for the full 50 minutes!
Good luck, and don't panic!