This class was tough.
If you are currently taking Honors Physics and/or are able to take AP Physics in your next school year, do it. While the work load is enormous in Mr. Arico's class, he has based the class around the AP Exam for physics which will enable you to succeed at the end of the year. Colleges look at these AP exams and at times, will consider them for college credit.
Highlights of this course would probably consist of the labs and real world applications of the class. Out of every class at Rockhurst, Physics and Math are the only two that I find to be applicable with every subject learned. I love looking around now and constantly thinking about why things happen, what forces are behind them, what will eventually happen. I go to throw something to somebody and 3D kinematics pops into my head. I see theta, gravity, x and y velocities, all of it. As many people bring up, the class prepares you for the AP exams and makes for a great and fun way to learn about the world around you, especially if you plan on making a career involving physics.
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Advice for students:
Do your homework on time. It took all of first semester for me to get this into my head as I was used to doing work based on due dates rather than a final collection date. He is trying to prepare you for college life when you need to balance homework and daily life. Definitely meet with him if you are not understanding something as he is always willing to help.