- Text: Physical Science published by Glencoe (furnished by the school and assigned to each student)You will need:- Pens and pencils- A loose leaf binder, for organizing class hand outs (furnished by the school)- Loose leaf paper- Composition Book (100 page) Permanent thread binding- Basic calculatorCOURSE OUTLINE
The following is an estimate of our pacing through the class textbook for the school year, describing the materials that we will cover and the approximate timeframes:
|Time Period||Activity Description / Chapter / Subject Matter|
|1st Nine Weeks|
|Week 1 – Aug 18-22||Classroom Procedures / Pre-test / Lab Safety /|
|Week 2 – Aug 25 -29||Nature of Science / Chapter 1 / Scientific Methods|
|Week 3 – Sep 1-5||Motion of Objects / Chapter 2 / Describing Motion|
|Week 4 – Sep 8-12||Motion con’t / Chapter 2 / Acceleration, Motion and Forces|
|Week 5 – Sep 15 - 19||Forces / Chapter 3 / Newton’s Second Law|
|Week 6 – Sep 22-26||Rocks con’t / Chapter 4 / Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary rocks|
|Week 7 – Sep 29-Oct 3||Earth’s Energy and Minerals / Chapter 5 / Energy & Mineral Resources|
|Week 8 – Oct 6-10||Views of Earth / Chapter 6 / Landforms, Topography|
|Week 9 – Oct 13-17||Weathering & Soil / Chapter 7 / Weathering & Erosion|
|2nd Nine Weeks|
|Week 1 – Oct 20-24||Erosional Forces / Chapter 8 / Erosion by Glaciers & Wind|
|Week 2 – Oct 27-31||Water Erosion and Deposition / Chapter 9 / Surface, Ground, Oceans|
|Week 3 – Nov 3-7||Plate Tectonics / Chapter 10 / Theory, Continental Drift|
|Week 4 – Nov 10-14||Earthquakes / Chapter 11 / Features, Internal Forces, People|
|Week 5 – Nov 17-21||Volcanoes / Chapter 12 / Types, Igneous Rocks Features|
|Week 6 – Nov 24 -28||Clue’s to Earth’s Past / Chapter 13 / Fossils, Ages of Rocks|
|Week 7 – Dec 1-5||Geologic Time / Chapter 14 / Early, Middle, Recent Earth History|
|Week 8 – Dec 8-12||Mid Term Exam Review|
|Week 9 – Dec 15 -19||Mid Term Exams|
|3rd Nine Weeks|
|Week 1 – Jan 5-9||Atmosphere / Chapter 15 / Energy Transfer, Air Movement|
|Week 2 – Jan 12 – 16||Weather / Chapter 16 / Patterns, Forecasts|
|Week 3 – Jan 19-23||Climate / Chapter 17 / Climate Types, Climate Changes|
|Week 4 – Jan 26-30||Ocean Motion / Chapter 18 / Currents, Waves, Tides|
|Week 5 – Feb 2-6||Oceanography / Chapter 19 / Mapping, Life, Pollution|
|Week 6 – Feb 9-13||Our Impact on Land / Chapter 20 / Population, Conserving Resources|
|Week 7 – Feb 16-20||Our Impact on Water and Air / Chapter 21 / Water Pollution, Air Pollution|
|Week 8 – Feb 23-27||Exploring Space / Chapter 22 / Radiation, Past, Current, Future Missions|
|Week 9 – Mar 2-6||FCAT Review|
|Week 10 – Mar 9-13||FCAT Review|
|4th Nine Weeks|
|Week 1 – Mar 16-20||FCAT Exams|
|Week 2 – Mar 30-Apr 3||The Sun-Earth-Moon System / Chapter 23 / Earth’s Moon|
|Week 3 – Apr 6-10||Sun-Earth Moon con’t / Chapter 23|
|Week 4 – Apr 13-17||The Solar System / Chapter 24 / Inner & Outer Planets|
|Week 5 – Apr 20-24||Solar System con’t / Chapter 24 / Other Objects in Solar System|
|Week 6 – Apr 27-May 1||Stars & Galaxies / Chapter 25 / Stars, Sun|
|Week 7 – May 4-8||Stars & Galaxies con’t / Chapter 25 / Evolution of Stars, Galaxies, Univ|
|Week 8 – May 11-15||End of Year Wrap Up – Prep for Finals|
|Week 9 – May 18-22||Finals Review|
|Week 10 – May 25-29||Final Exams|
- Arrive on time to class and be seated by the official class start time, fully prepared with the required supplies and assignments, ready to learn. You will not be allowed to exit and re-enter the classroom to get materials after the official start time or to continually get up and down to get paper or sharpen pencils.
- No one should be out of their seat moving around the room without permission.
- Students should raise their hands and wait to be called on to offer comments during class discussions. Comments should be pertinent and not off track or inappropriate.
- Listen to directions and follow them as given the first time, every time.
- All assignments must be turned in. Complete all assignments neatly and turn them in on time.
- Show respect for yourselves, staff, and others by using appropriate language, actions, and materials in the classroom. Singing, other noises, or comments that are not pertinent to the class discussion will not be allowed.
- Make an effort to go to the restroom and get drinks prior to class, as you will not be allowed out of class except in case of a real emergency.
- Work from the beginning of class till the end and wait for the TEACHER to dismiss you.
Evaluation and Grading
Your class grade average is calculated on a total point value and will be based on the following categories:
Unit Exams & Projects ..……………………… 40%
Composition Book Journal ………………….. 20%
Lab Reports ................................................ 20%
Quizzes and Homework .. …………………….. 10%
School Binder Checks ……………………….... 10%
Cheating/plagiarism will result in a grade of zero (0) being assigned to all students involved. Copying someone else’s work is cheating, just as allowing someone to copy your work is cheating.
Projects and Homework Assignments
Projects and assignments are an integral part of this course, and they are due on the assigned date at the end of class. Assignments are not optional. All assignments will be completed, with or without credit. A “While You Were Out” book will be kept at the front of the class. The assignments will be kept in this book and it is the responsibility of the student to make up their work. All work turned in, including homework assignments must have your name, date, reference number, and assignment description on it or you will lose ten (10) percentage points off the grade if one or the other is missing. You are encouraged to work together to solve problems. However, you must complete your own work. You may not print or write work for someone else. Such actions are considered cheating and are subject to a grade of zero (0) as stated above. Teacher
I am committed to the success of all students. I am available most days after school with the exception of Tuesday afternoons and will stay as long as necessary to help students and/or meet with parents. Before or after class, students may request a meeting time with me, or may call my cell phone (251-3360) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. Parents may reach me through the same channels to set up a meeting.