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This course is designed to give an understanding of classical physics. Physics is the science of the natural laws of the physical universe, which, like the natural moral law, flow through creation, having as their origin the goodness of God. "The beauty of creation reflects the infinite beauty of the Creator and ought to inspire the respect and submission of man's intellect and will" (New Catechism of the Catholic Church 342).

Course Description

Kolbe Core (K) Physics course of study: The Kolbe Core (K) is conceptual in nature and is recommended to students who may not be interested in pursuing science in college, but who would like to include physics in their high school course of study. Although the course is conceptual in nature, it does include physics rquations and some problem working. The chapters, sections, and problems assigned in this course of study mimic EXACTLY the previous Kinetic Books Conceptual Physics text that Kolbe has carried in previous years. The physics topics included are mechanics, thermodynamics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (OK) credit are expected to complete daily assignments and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their parent.  

All requirements are assigned and graded by the parent - Enhanced Evaluation Service is available for additional grading assistance.

Course Texts
  • Principles of Physics*, Kinetic Books
  • Virtual Physics Labs, Kinetic Books


*Digital text available only.

Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 


Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

 9 - 12 (11th, 12th)

Video Presenter

Dr. Trasancos



Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance


Credits (Type)

 10 (Science with LabSave )

Transcript Designation



Algebra 2

Self-Paced Companion Course


Online Companion Course



Also offered at the Kolbe Honors (H) level.

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