High School Physics (part 2) Study Guide

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In this high school study guide, students will learn about sound, electricity, magnetism, and energy. The following items are included:

  • Reading assignments
  • Activities based on the readings
  • Recommended supplemental books, videos, and articles
  • Discussion prompts
  • Suggested biographies for students who takes a particular interest in this topic
  • Links to current events
  • Exam questions

Spine Text:

This study guide accompanies the living book For the Love of Physics by Walter Lewin (Free Press, 2011).

This book is available on Amazon, but for more extensive used-copy search, try used.addall.com.

  • 284 pages, 15 chapters (102 pp, 5 chapters this term)
  • Reading Level: Grade 10 and up
  • Prerequisites: H.S. Physics (part 1)

*This book is also available as a well-read audiobook which might be a nice option if the reading level is a bit difficult for your student. Look for it on Audible.com (free with a 30-day trial,) Learn Out Loud or iTunes.


This study guide includes 33 lessons, each requiring approximately 30-40 minutes. You can either schedule it:

  • Three times a week for 11 weeks, allowing for exams during the 12th week, or
  • Once a week for an entire year, allowing time for exams at the end of each term and including other science subjects on the other days of the week.

Sample Lessons: