Four types of OER material are found here: Study Guides, Laboratory Documents, XML Moodle Quiz Question Files, and YouTube screencast videos. These materials have been used in both calculus and non- calculus Introductory Physics. Twelve to fourteen different topics are covered over a fourteen week semester. Most topics are supported by a Study Guide, a laboratory, a set of Moodle Quiz formatted questions, and one or more YouTube posted screencast videos. These posted resources are at various levels of completeness. Some remain in rough draft stage. OpenStax Physics textbooks are used in all courses.
Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics.
This course covers the basic concepts of chemistry leading to an understanding of atomic structure of the elements and periodic table. The study of chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical equations, formula calculations and stoichiometry is undertaken.
Continuation of Physics 1. Topics include: simple harmonic motion, gravitation, fluid mechanics, waves, the kinetic theory of gases, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. This course is a calculus-based physics course that is required by four-year colleges in science and engineering studies.
Principles of Chemistry I and II and Lab (SCI123 and SCI124), fulfills the chemistry requirement of biology, pharmacy, premed, prevet, engineering, or chemistry majors. It is expected that the student will go on to the second semester of this sequence Principles of Chemistry II (SCI124) or equivalent; SCI123 is not designed to be a one semester introductory course. This course is generally viewed as a science major introductory chemistry class. If your intended program of study is a physical science, pharmacy, pre-med/pre-vet, or engineering major this course is required. Laboratory work serves to reinforce concepts as well as introduce students to the scientific method, basic laboratory techniques, and the importance of safety in the laboratory environment.