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. ISBN13: 9780133163940
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Assignment Timeline

Objectives


Ninth Grade Day  

Course and Name Introductions  

Course expectations/syallabusWebsite Tour Lab Safety Review  

Lab Safety ContinuedSafety worksheet (formative practice)  PS12.1.1a. Use scientific principles to solve a problem by technological design (integrated throughout the semester). 

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! 

Finish C1 VocabularyScientific Method Intro Activity 1  PS12.1.1b: Explain the steps scientists may use to solve problems. C1.1 pp. 613. 

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 613 

Graphing and analyzing class data Test  12.1.1 ac cont… 

Measurement Lab  PS12.1.1d: Identify common SI units of mass, volume, distance, time, and temperature. C1.2 pp. 1421. 

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. 1618, Appendix 816 

Graphing Activity 
PS12.1.1e cont… 

Graphing Activity practice  PS12.1.1e cont… 

Test: Scientific method, measuring, and graphing/interpreting data.  

Dimensional Analysis  

Dimensional Analysis  

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. 

Lab: Graphing motion with vernier  PS12.1.2c: Create and interpret displacement (position)/time graphs 

Class Activity on Graphing Motion: Graph matching playoff  PS12.1.2d: (Review)Compare, contrast, and calculate speed and velocity 

Labor Day: No School  

C 11 Notes: Motion
Speed Calculations 


Average Walking Speed Activity  
Thursday 910 
Predicting Distance with Average Walking Speed Calculation  
Friday 911 
C11 Notes and practice on Acceleration  
Monday 914 
C11 Notes and Activity on Acceleration  
Tuesday 915 

Wednesday 916 

Thursday 917 

Friday 918 

Monday 921 
1. – 2. cont…  
Tuesday 922 
C14 Lab: Phase Changes Heating Curves  1. – 2. cont… 
Wednesday 923 
C14 Lab: Surface Tension and properties of water  11., 1. – 2. cont… 
Thursday 924 
C14 Lab: M.P. of water!  11., 1. – 2. cont… 
Friday 925 
C14 Notes  11., 1. – 2. cont… 
Monday 928 
C14 Practice Test and Review  11., 1. – 2. cont… 
Tuesday 929 
Adjusted schedule for speechC14 Test: Water and Solutions  11., 1. – 2. cont… 
Wednesday 930 
C15 Notes: Solutions!  5. understand molarity. p. 1361406. understand chemical reactions in an aqueous environment in terms of net ionic equations. p.5095137. understand how to carry out stoichiometric problems involving molarity. C5 p. 170173 
Thursday 101 
C14 Reading and NotesPractice Net Ionic Equations  5. – 7. cont… 
Friday 102 
Practice Net Ionic Equationswksh and book problems  5. – 7. cont… 
Monday 105 
C15 Lab: Double Replacement Reactions in Solution  5. – 7. cont… 
Tuesday 106 
Finish Lab and DR practice (wksh and book problems)  Review: 1. understand the energy changes that correspond to changes in state for water. p. 476482.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. 490492. 
Wednesday 107 
C15 Notes/calcs on Molarity and Molality – MiniLab  1. – 7. cont… 
Thursday 108 
Finish C15 notes. C15 Practice Test  1. – 7. cont… 
Friday 109 
C15 Lab: Colligative properties and calculations  1. – 7. cont… 
Monday 1012 
C15 Lab: Colligative properties and calculations  1. – 7. cont… 
Tuesday 1013 
C15 Test: Solutions  1. – 7. cont… 
Wednesday 1014 

Thursday 1015 
Quarter Break: No school  
Friday 1016 
Quarter Break: No school  
Monday 1019 
RGDE Testing Schedule (approx 43 min periods)C16 Notes + Learning Guide work cont..  1. cont… 
Tuesday 1020 
Food Energy Lab  1. cont… 
Wednesday 1021 
Food Energy Lab cont…C16 Problem Solving wksh  1. cont… 
Thursday 1022 
C16 Notes on Work and Enthalpy  2. understand thermochemistry in terms of energy changes, enthalpy, enthalpy of formation, and enthalpy of reactions. p 544552. 
Friday 1023 
C16 Enthalpy practice worksheet  2. cont… 
Monday 1026 
Enthalpy Lab  2. cont… 
Tuesday 1027 
C16 Practice problems  1. – 3. cont… 
Wednesday 1028 

Thursday 1029 

Friday 1030 

Monday 112 

Tuesday 113 

Wednesday 114 

Thursday 115 

Friday 116 

Monday 119 

Tuesday 1110 

Wednesday 1111 

Thursday 1112 

Friday 1113 

Monday 1116 

Tuesday 1117 

Wednesday 1118 

Thursday 1119 

Friday 1120 

Monday 1123 

Tuesday 1124 

Wednesday 1125 
Thanksgiving Break: No School.  
Thursday 1126 
Thanksgiving Break: No School.  
Friday 1127 
Thanksgiving Break: No School.  
Monday
1130 

Tuesday 121 

Wednesday122  
Thursday 123 

Friday 124 

Monday
127 

Tuesday 128 

Wednesday 129 

Thursday 1210 

Friday 1211 

Monday 1214 

Tuesday 1215 

Wednesday 1216 

Thursday 1217 
Review for finals!  
Friday 1218 
Final Periods:  
Monday 1221 
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Tuesday 1222 
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