Learn by Doing – A Hands on Education

At THS we focus on a hands on education.  Recently our AP Physics 1 class was doing a lab on friction using two body systems. The lab required them to use two methods of analysis to determine the amount of friction between a wood block and a wood sheet; a hanging mass attached to a stationary block with visual analysis and then pulling on the same wood block using computer graphical analysis. This lab is part of the dual enrollment nature of the course in which Cuesta College sends college faculty to THS to administer the labs for the course.  Our AP Physics 1 class is a dual enrolled course with the Cuesta College Physics 205A.

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