UCCI Courses

Physics and Engineering: Motion by Design

A-G Subject: L​aboratory Science (“d”) – Physics
CTE Sector: ​​Engineering and Architecture | CTE Pathway: ​Engineering Technology

In Physics and Engineering: Motion by Design students apply principles of physics and engineering to an iterative cycle of product design. In this yearlong, integrated, college preparatory course, students will develop an understanding of fundamental physics concepts in kinematics, mechanics, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, and electricity/electromagnetism while exploring robotics, computer programming, computer aided design (CAD) and rapid product development. The course culminates with competition-ready, semi-autonomous devices presented as marketable products designed to serve a specific purpose in the student’s local community. By successfully completing the course, students will be prepared for success in college science and engineering as well as in high demand careers like automation and advanced manufacturing.

Course Materials

Access lesson planning materials for Physics and Engineering: Motion by Design.

You are encouraged to modify the curriculum to meet the needs of your students! You can download any curriculum resource onto your computer or "copy" any document onto your own personal Google Drive off of the course's public Google Folder. To contribute to this collection of course materials, please email your versions of any documents to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu.

Materials were compiled/developed by 2016-17 UCCI Course Resources Development Grantee, Mark Bowie, Engineering Teacher at El Modena High School, Orange USD.

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