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# Physical Science Calendar and Objectives

Course Description:

Physical Science is an introductory physics course. Students will learn about motion, friction, gravity, acceleration, Newton’s Laws, types of energy, sound, light, the Electromagnetic Spectrum, the Laws of Thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and simple machines This course consists of laboratory experiences where we examine the concepts found within the LPS Physical Science Curriculum.

Textbook Resource:  Pearson Physical Science: Concepts in Action, by Wysession, Frank, and Yancopoulos. Copyright 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-316394-0

Class Expectations

Physical Science Objectives

Lab Safety Rules

Lab Safety Contract

(signed by student and parent)

 Date Assignment Timeline Objectives Wednesday 8-12 Ninth Grade Day Thursday 8-13 Course and Name Introductions Friday 8-14 Course expectations/syallabusWebsite Tour Lab Safety Review Monday 8-17 Lab Safety ContinuedSafety worksheet (formative practice) PS12.1.1a.  Use scientific principles to solve a problem by technological design (integrated throughout the semester). Tuesday 8-18 Science Safety QuizC1 Vocabulary Assignment PS12.1.1f:  Represent, review, and analyze data in a systematic, accurate, and objective manner * Collect appropriate measurements * Display organized data (data chart) * Create graphical representation of data * Analyze and interpret dataIntegrated throughout the semester! Wednesday 8-19 Finish C1 VocabularyScientific Method Intro Activity 1 PS12.1.1b: Explain the steps scientists may use to solve problems.  C1.1 pp. 6-13. Thursday 8-20 Graphing and Analyzing variable wkshScientific Method Activity (Thumb wrestling v. Thumb length) PS12.1.1b cont…PS12.1.1c:  Identify and manage variables and constraints.  C1.1 pp 6-13 Friday 8-21 Graphing and analyzing class data Test 12.1.1 a-c cont… Monday 8-24 Measurement Lab PS12.1.1d:  Identify common SI units of mass, volume, distance, time, and temperature.  C1.2 pp. 14-21. Tuesday 8-25 Finish and discuss the measurement lab.Accuracy v. precision along with other units of measurementStart Dimensional Analysis (using Math in Science) PS12.1.1d cont…PS12.1.1e:  Convert measurements using common units through dimensional analysis (railroad track).  CH 1.2, p. 16-18, Appendix 816 Wednesday 8-26 Graphing Activity PS12.1.1e cont… Thursday 8-27 Graphing Activity practice PS12.1.1e cont… Friday 8-28 Test: Scientific method, measuring, and graphing/interpreting data. Monday 8-31 Dimensional Analysis Tuesday 9-1 Dimensional Analysis Wednesday 9-2 C11 Vocabulary on Motion   C11 Notes on Motion Displacement Activity p. 330 C11 Notes on Speed Lab Activity: Calculating Average Walking speed PS12.1.2a: Describe motion with respect to distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration. PS12.1.2b: Compare and contrast distance and displacement. PS12.1.2a: Describe motion with respect to distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration. Thursday 9-3 Lab: Graphing motion with vernier PS12.1.2c: Create and interpret displacement (position)/time graphs Friday 9-4 Class Activity on Graphing Motion:  Graph matching playoff PS12.1.2d:  (Review)Compare, contrast, and calculate speed and velocity Monday 9-7 Labor Day: No School Tuesday 9-8 C 11 Notes: Motion Speed Calculations Wednesday 9-9 Average Walking Speed Activity Thursday 9-10 Predicting Distance with Average Walking Speed Calculation Friday 9-11 C11 Notes and practice on Acceleration Monday 9-14 C11 Notes and Activity on Acceleration Tuesday 9-15 Wednesday 9-16 Thursday 9-17 Friday 9-18 Monday 9-21 1. – 2. cont… Tuesday 9-22 C14 Lab: Phase Changes Heating Curves 1. – 2. cont… Wednesday 9-23 C14 Lab: Surface Tension and properties of water 11., 1. – 2. cont… Thursday 9-24 C14 Lab: M.P. of water! 11., 1. – 2. cont… Friday 9-25 C14 Notes 11., 1. – 2. cont… Monday 9-28 C14 Practice Test and Review 11., 1. – 2. cont… Tuesday 9-29 Adjusted schedule for speechC14 Test: Water and Solutions 11., 1. – 2. cont… Wednesday 9-30 C15 Notes: Solutions! 5. understand molarity. p. 136-1406. understand chemical reactions in an aqueous environment in terms of net ionic equations. p.509-5137. understand how to carry out stoichiometric problems involving molarity. C5 p. 170-173 Thursday 10-1 C14 Reading and NotesPractice Net Ionic Equations 5. – 7. cont… Friday 10-2 Practice Net Ionic Equations-wksh and book problems 5. – 7. cont… Monday 10-5 C15 Lab: Double Replacement Reactions in Solution 5. – 7. cont… Tuesday 10-6 Finish Lab and DR practice (wksh and book problems) Review: 1. understand the energy changes that correspond to changes in state for water. p. 476-482.Review: 2. understand the unique properties of water.3.  understand “like dissolves like”‘4. understand how temperature and pressure affect solubility of solutes in water. p. 490-492. Wednesday 10-7 C15 Notes/calcs on Molarity and Molality – Mini-Lab 1. – 7. cont… Thursday 10-8 Finish C15 notes.  C15 Practice Test 1. – 7. cont… Friday 10-9 C15 Lab: Colligative properties and calculations 1. – 7. cont… Monday 10-12 C15 Lab: Colligative properties and calculations 1. – 7. cont… Tuesday 10-13 C15 Test: Solutions 1. – 7. cont… Wednesday 10-14 Thursday 10-15 Quarter Break: No school Friday 10-16 Quarter Break: No school Monday 10-19 RGDE Testing Schedule (approx 43 min periods)C16 Notes + Learning Guide work cont.. 1. cont… Tuesday 10-20 Food Energy Lab 1. cont… Wednesday 10-21 Food Energy Lab cont…C16 Problem Solving wksh 1. cont… Thursday 10-22 C16 Notes on Work and Enthalpy 2. understand thermochemistry in terms of energy changes, enthalpy, enthalpy of formation, and enthalpy of reactions. p 544-552. Friday 10-23 C16 Enthalpy practice worksheet 2. cont… Monday 10-26 Enthalpy Lab 2. cont… Tuesday 10-27 C16 Practice problems 1. – 3. cont… Wednesday 10-28 Thursday 10-29 Friday 10-30 Monday 11-2 Tuesday 11-3 Wednesday 11-4 Thursday 11-5 Friday 11-6 Monday 11-9 Tuesday 11-10 Wednesday 11-11 Thursday 11-12 Friday 11-13 Monday 11-16 Tuesday 11-17 Wednesday 11-18 Thursday 11-19 Friday 11-20 Monday 11-23 Tuesday 11-24 Wednesday 11-25 Thanksgiving Break: No School. Thursday 11-26 Thanksgiving Break: No School. Friday 11-27 Thanksgiving Break: No School. Monday 11-30 Tuesday 12-1 Wednesday12-2 Thursday 12-3 Friday 12-4 Monday 12-7 Tuesday 12-8 Wednesday 12-9 Thursday 12-10 Friday 12-11 Monday 12-14 Tuesday 12-15 Wednesday 12-16 Thursday 12-17 Review for finals! Friday 12-18 Final Periods: Monday 12-21 Final Periods: Tuesday 12-22 Final Periods: