Physics is a science course dealing with the organized body of tested ideas about the physical world. It offers and explanation for events taking place around us. The activities of this course are designed to get you thinking about and doing physics - in a way that is a lot closer to the way professional scientists think. about and do science. You will learn by communicating your ideas with the teacher and with other students, and by trying to make sense of the ideas presented in this course.
During the school year, you may be required to memorize some definitions, vocabulary, and other basic information, but you should not memorize the answers to specific questions and problems. Answers should make sense to you. If they do not make sense to you, then you probably should go back and change how you think about the problem or situation. Even if everyone else seems to understand something, please do not give up! Keep trying until it makes sense to you.