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Physical Science

Course Syllabus

2004 - 2005

Required Materials:

Classroom Rules:

Course Objective(s):

This class will expose the student to a broad base of content knowledge in the scientific field of Physical Science. Students must be prepared to complete reading assignments and problem assignments on time. To facilitate student success and to prevent overloading of homework, the number of problems in each assignment have been kept to a minimum, but are sufficient in number to ensure that the student becomes familiar with the topic. Like other science classes, Physical Science is a foundational course. Content knowledge gained in one section will be used in additional sections. Students are encouraged to periodically review previous sections to refresh their memories. The use of note cards is required in this class and strongly encouraged in all science classes. Each period is to be considered a separate class; what one class of Physical Science is doing may not necessarily be what your class is doing.

Assignments:

Attached to this syllabus is the tentative assignment schedule for 2004 - 2005. This constitutes advanced notification of assignment due dates. No late work will be accepted. No incomplete assignments will be accepted.

If a student knows they will be absent for a school activity, any assignment due on the day of the activity shall be due PRIOR to the activity, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Students shall write all questions associated with assignments, then showing their work if necessary, complete the question. Students are to write on the front on the page only; do not continue work on the back of the page, use an additional sheet of paper. Students are to PRINT their first and last name, class period, assignment name, and the due date on the upper right portion of EACH page. Multiple pages should be stapled together to prevent lost work. Students are to write in legible handwriting in sufficient size to facilitate grading. If I am unable to read the assignment, it will not be graded, resulting in the student receiving a grade of 0 for that assignment. All assignments are to be written in ether blue or black ink pen; no other color will be graded.

Students are responsible for their grade in this class. No extra credit work will be given in this class. Students are reminded that this class makes up one-third of the mandated science requirements for graduation.

Tests and Quizzes:

The attached assignment schedule has the tentative testing dates in bold print and are hi-lighted for the student. In the event that a test date must be moved, students will be given advanced notice. It is highly unlikely that a test date will ever be moved up, however, test dates may have to be pushed back in the event of unscheduled events.

Each nine weeks, students shall take a minimum of two (2) major exams; a mid-term exam and a nine weeks exam, with the exception of the third nine weeks, when you will take three (3) exams; two mid-term exams and a nine week exam. These tests are constructed by the textbook authors and address topics covered during that period. Additional unscheduled tests may be given as needed. Sectional quizzes, formerly known as "pop quizzes", will be given without advanced notice.

Grading Scale:

I will be using the district approved, standard 10-point grading scale in this class. I will not curve any test or quiz grade. Make up tests will not be given.

Physical Science

Assignment Schedule

Assignment

Due Date

Syllabus, Text, Assignment Schedule

August 18, 04

Pre - Test / Post - Test

August 19, 04

Chapter 1, section 1; read section, study charts and tables

August 20, 04

Chapter 1, section 1 review; write all questions, do all questions

August 23, 04

Chapter 1, section 2; read section, study charts and tables

August 24, 04

Chapter 1, section 2 review; write all questions, do all questions

August 27, 04

Chapter 1, section 3; read section, study charts and tables

August 30, 04

Chapter 1, section 3 review; write all questions, do all questions

August 31, 04

Chapter 1, section 4; read section, study charts and tables

September 1, 04

Chapter 1, section 4 review, write all questions, do all questions

September 3, 04

Chapter 1, section 5; read section, study charts and tables

September 7, 04

Chapter 1, section 5 review, write all questions, do all questions

September 7, 04

Chapter 2, section 1; read section, study charts and tables

September 8, 04

Chapter 2, section 1 review, write all questions, do all questions

September 9, 04

Chapter 2, section 2; read section, study charts and tables

September 10, 04

Chapter 2, section 2 review, write all questions, do all questions

September 14, 04

Chapter 2, section 3; read section, study charts and tables

September 15, 04

Chapter 2, section 3 review, write all questions, do all questions

September 17, 04

Mid-Term Exam #1, Chapters 1 and 2

September 20, 04

Chapter 3, section 1; read section, study charts and tables

September 21, 04

Chapter 3, section 1 review; write all questions, do all questions

September 23, 04

Chapter 3, section 2; read section, study charts and tables

September 24, 04

Chapter 3, section 2 review, write all questions, do all questions

September 27, 04

Chapter 3, section 3; read section, study charts and tables

September 28, 04

Chapter 3, section 3 review, write all questions, do all questions

September 29, 04

Chapter 4, section 1; read section, study charts and tables

September 30, 04

Chapter 4, section 1 review, write all questions, do all questions

October 1, 04

Chapter 4, section 2; read section, study charts and tables

October 1, 04

Chapter 4, section 2 review, write all questions, do all questions

October 4, 04

Chapter 4, section 3; read section, study charts and tables

October 5, 04

Chapter 4, section 3 review, write all questions, do all questions

October 7, 04

Chapter 4, section 4; read section, study charts and tables

October 8, 04

Chapter 4, section 4 review, write all questions, do all questions

October 11, 04

1st 9-weeks Exam, chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4

October 12, 04

Chapter 5, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

October 14, 04

Chapter 5, section 1 review; write all questions, do all questions

October 18, 04

Chapter 5, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

October 19, 04

Chapter 5, section 2 review; write all questions, do all questions

October 20, 04

Chapter 5, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

October 26, 04

Chapter 5, section 3 review; write all questions, do all questions

October 27, 04

Chapter 10, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

October 28, 04

Chapter 10, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

October 29, 04

Chapter 10, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

November 1, 04

Chapter 10, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 2, 04

Chapter 12, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

November 2, 04

Chapter 12, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 3, 04

Chapter 12, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

November 4, 04

Chapter 12, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 8, 04

Chapter 12, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

November 9, 04

Chapter 12, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 11, 04

Chapter 12, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

November 12, 04

Chapter 12, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 15, 04

Mid-Term Exam #2, Chapters 5, 10, and 12

November 16, 04

Chapter 13, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

November 17, 04

Chapter 13, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 18, 04

Chapter 13, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

November 19, 04

Chapter 13, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 22, 04

Chapter 13, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

November 23, 04

Chapter 13, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 23, 04

Chapter 13, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

November 29, 04

Chapter 13, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

November 30, 04

Chapter 14, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

December 1, 04

Chapter 14, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

December 2, 04

Chapter 14, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

December 2, 04

Chapter 14, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

December 3, 04

Chapter 14, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

December 6, 04

Chapter 14, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

December 7, 04

2nd 9-weeks Exam, Chapters 5, 10, 12, and 13. C14 not on test.

December 8, 04

Chapter 14, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

December 9, 04

Chapter 14, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

December 10, 04

Chapter 14, section 5; read section; study charts and tables

December 13, 04

Chapter 14, section 5 review; write all questions; do all questions

December 15, 04

Chapter 15, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

December 15, 04

Chapter 15, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

December 16, 04

Chapter 15, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

January 3, 05

Chapter 15, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

January 4, 05

Chapter 15, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

January 5, 05

Chapter 15, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

January 6, 05

Chapter 15, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

January 10, 05

Chapter 15, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

January 12, 05

Mid-Term Exam #3, Chapters 14 and 15

January 13, 05

Chapter 16, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

January 14, 05

Chapter 16, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

January 18, 05

Chapter 16, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

January 19, 05

Chapter 16, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

January 21, 05

Chapter 16, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

January 24, 05

Chapter 16, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

January 25, 05

Chapter 16, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

January 26, 05

Chapter 16, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

January 28, 05

Chapter 16, section 5; read section; study charts and tables

January 31, 05

Chapter 16, section 5 review; write all questions; do all questions

February 2, 05

Chapter 17, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

February 4, 05

Chapter 17, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

February 7, 05

Chapter 17, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

February 8, 05

Chapter 17, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

February 10, 05

Chapter 17, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

February 11, 05

Chapter 17, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

February 14, 05

Chapter 17, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

February 15, 05

Chapter 17, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

February 16, 05

Chapter 17, section 5; read section; study charts and tables

February 17, 05

Chapter 17, section 5 review; write all questions; do all questions

February 22, 05

Mid-Term Exam #4, Chapters 16 and 17

February 23, 05

Chapter 18, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

February 25, 05

Chapter 18, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

February 28, 05

Chapter 18, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

March 1, 05

Chapter 18, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

March 2, 05

3rd 9-weeks Exam, Chapters 14, 15, 16, and 17. C18 not on test

March 3, 05

Chapter 18, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

March 4, 05

Chapter 18, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

March 7, 05

Chapter 18, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

March 8, 05

Chapter 18, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

March 10, 05

Chapter 18, section 5; read section; study charts and tables

March 10, 05

Chapter 18, section 5 review; write all questions; do all questions

March 21, 05

Chapter 19, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

March 22, 05

Chapter 19, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

March 23, 05

Chapter 19, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

March 24, 05

Chapter 19, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

March 29, 05

Chapter 19, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

March 30, 05

Chapter 19, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

March 31, 05

Chapter 19, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

April 4, 05

Chapter 19, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

April 5, 05

Chapter 19, section 5; read section; study charts and tables

April 6, 05

Chapter 19, section 5 review; write all questions; do all questions

April 7, 05

Mid-Term Exam #5, Chapters 18 and 19

April 11, 05

Chapter 20, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

April 13, 05

Chapter 20, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

April 14, 05

Chapter 20, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

April 15, 05

Chapter 20, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

April 18, 05

Chapter 20, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

April 19, 05

Chapter 20, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

April 20, 05

Chapter 21, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

April 25, 05

Chapter 21, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

April 27, 05

Chapter 21, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

April 29, 05

Chapter 21, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

May 2, 05

Chapter 23, section 1; read section; study charts and tables

May 3, 05

Chapter 23, section 1 review; write all questions; do all questions

May 5, 05

Chapter 23, section 2; read section; study charts and tables

May 6, 05

Chapter 23, section 2 review; write all questions; do all questions

May 9, 05

Chapter 23, section 3; read section; study charts and tables

May 10, 05

Chapter 23, section 3 review; write all questions; do all questions

May 11, 05

Chapter 23, section 4; read section; study charts and tables

May 11, 05

Chapter 23, section 4 review; write all questions; do all questions

May 12, 05

Chapter 23, section 5; read section; study charts and tables

May 16, 05

Chapter 23, section 5 review; write all questions; do all questions

May 17, 05

4th 9-weeks Exam, Chapters 18, 19, 20, 21, and 23

May 19, 05

Post Test

Last Week of Classes

 

 

Assignment Categories:

The following categories have been created for this class. It is possible that not all categories will be used, however no additional categories will be added during this year. The weight number is the MULTIPLIER; the total points from that category are MULTIPLIED by that number in computing your final grade. IT DOES NOT REPRESENT THE PERCENTAGE THAT CATEGORY PLAYS IN YOUR FINAL GRADE.

CATEGORY

WEIGHT

Safety Test

1

Pre Test

1

Book Check (random)

1

Supply Check (random)

1

Post Test

5

Video

5

Homework

10

In-Class Assignments

10

Reading Assignments

10

Chapter Reviews

15

Quizzes

15

Lab Activities

20

Tests/Projects

20

9 weeks Test

30