Hull Adult Education Centre

To Know is to Grow

The Physics program is a secondary 5 optional course. If your are interested in taking this program, It is recommended that you seek counseling from Guidance Services at H. A. E. C. to clarify if the three courses offered in Physics are prerequisites for admission to certain general and technical education programs at the college and ( or) university level and if any particular program requirements will be fulfilled by taking these courses.


It is also suggested that you confirm with Guidance Services that you possess a sufficient level of Math and English skills to succeed in this program.


There are three 50-hour modules which make up the entire Physics program.


Optics PHS 5041-2

In this course, by learning about the scientific method, students will gain a better understanding of optics, as well as of technical phenomena and social changes associated with the development of optics.

This module covers the following topics:

  • the propagation of light;
  • the behavior of light reflected from plane and curved mirrors;
  • the behavior of light refracted by lenses and other substances;
  • the electromagnetic spectrum and applications of its various ranges.


Kinematics and Momentum PHS 5042-2

In this course, by learning about the scientific method, students will gain a better understanding of kinematics and momentum, as well as of technical phenomena and social changes associated with the development of mechanics.

This module covers the following topics:

_ the perception of motion and the concept of trajectory;

_ analysis of the trajectories of different moving objects;

_ analysis of rectilinear motion and rectilinear motion with uniform acceleration;

_ analysis of the two-dimensional motion of a projectile;

_ applications of the principle of conservation of momentum.


Forces and Energy PHS 5043-2

In this course, by learning about the scientific method, students will gain a better understanding of dynamics, as well as of technical phenomena, environmental consequences and social changes associated with the development of dynamics.

This module covers the following topics:

  • the concept of force and the consequences of applying force to an object;
  • gravitational force and its characteristics;
  • the motion of an object as a function of work, energy and the conservation of energy;
  • friction between two surfaces and air resistance on objects in motion;
  • Archimedes’ principle;
  • the extension of a spring and pressure;
  • the operation of simple and compound machines.