• Physics seeks to build a strong conceptual understanding of physics. This is a base for all students to view nature more perceptively to see that surprisingly few relationships make up all its rules. Emphasis will be placed on the development of understanding through analysis of lab activities and in-class discussion.  For students wishing further study in science, it provides a conceptual base and a springboard to a greater involvement in sciences, as students will develop problem solving, critical thinking, and data analysis skills that are relevant to a wide variety of subject areas.