Physical Science

In Physical Science, 3rd Edition, we made the new edition 15 modules (rather than 16). In addition, there is all new content that makes this a true physical science course that focuses on chemistry (4 modules) and physics (6 modules). In addition, this course shows how chemistry and physics are integral to understanding earth science (2 modules) and life science (1 module). The first module reviews science basics and the last module covers how to do science research and write a science paper. All of this will prepare students for more in-depth study of biology, chemistry, and physics in high school. You’ll find all new photos and graphics, as well as updated experiments and tests. This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course, you can also use it for their 9th grade course work (taken www.apologia.com)

Description

  • Course Title: Physical Science
  • Instructor: Helene Lee
  • Administrator: Crissi Allen HEART
  • Credit: 10 credits
  • When: Fridays, 2nd Period
  • Email her: edlee7358@yahoo.com
  • Cost: $80 fee for 5+students, or $90 Tutoring $35 Lab Fee for the year($18/semester)
  • Shelter-in-Place: Same fees apply
  • Course Content:

In Physical Science, 3rd Edition, we made the new edition 15 modules (rather than 16). In addition, there is all new content that makes this a true physical science course that focuses on chemistry (4 modules) and physics (6 modules). In addition, this course shows how chemistry and physics are integral to understanding earth science (2 modules) and life science (1 module). The first module reviews science basics and the last module covers how to do science research and write a science paper. All of this will prepare students for more in-depth study of biology, chemistry, and physics in high school. You’ll find all new photos and graphics, as well as updated experiments and tests. This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course, you can also use it for their 9th grade course work (taken www.apologia.com)

Course Requirements:

  • This subject will require a minimum of 1 hour a day workload, 5 days a week, 120 hours for year. Advantage Set Physical Science 3rd Ed: text, notebook and solutions manual
  • HAVE A Prayed Up WILLING HEART & MIND – praying for a willing heart & mind to learn will prepare you for a life-time of learning.
  • LISTEN ACTIVELY – you can’t learn anything without listening to others.
  • COME PREPARED – have your BOOK and materials with you and your assignments finished. Record attendance and grades under your NAME Tab in classroom binder
  • Most importantly, if behavior is a way that we feel is disrupting the learning experience of others, the student will be sent to Study Hall and a note will be sent home.

 Handing in Assignments

TEST and LAB REPORTS are put into the in class binder. Assignments are due at the beginning of class. All work should be done neatly and reflect the student’s best efforts. Messy work or work that cannot be understood will be subject to a penalty or considered wrong and receive no credit. Please strive for excellence and do your best work.

Please notify the instructor of excused absences or waived grades on labs or assigned work. Tests are expected to be completed and graded by parent

Bring to class every Friday:

  • Your Textbook must always come to class
  • 1. A 3-ring, 11/2 to 2 inches Pocketed Binder, 8 TAB Dividers labeled as follows:
  • a. Grading – Semester Evaluations and Lab Report Rubric for grading suggestions
  • b. Tests & Quizzes – Stores completed and graded past tests
  • c. Lab Data and Reports –Store your print out Lab worksheets and graded reports
  • d. Vocabulary Words and Table Questions
  • e. OYO – i.e. On Your Own Questions (May also use the notebook for this section
  • f. Graphing Exercises and Examples Reworked
  • g. Study Guides – completed and self-graded (notebook may replace this tab)
  • h. Assignments – Store past assignment sheets in this section
  • 2. Pencils and Pens, erasers paper clips, etc.
  • 3. 3 x 5 cards plain or lined
  • 4. Lined Binder paper, college ruled or wide
  • 5. Zippered pocket for supplies.
  • 6. Safety Goggles or Glasses – to be worn during experiments
  • 7. Simple Calculator
  • 8. 12 inches Ruler
  • 9. Scissors
  • 10. Plastic Adhesive Tape

IMPORTANT: Physical Science Text book, 3rd Edition with Solutions Manual (Test & Test Solutions must be clipped shut with big clips) You may allow your Student access to the Study Guide and Solutions only! No viewing the TEST until actually taking the test. No preview of Solutions to Test. Habits of Integrity and Responsibility are built early. Please let me know if you need help grading tests and labs.

Laboratory Experiments

  • Your materials fee will be used to purchase most of the items for experiments in this class. Some supplies may be requested and some experiments must be done at home.
  • If student misses a lab due to an excused absence, the lab cannot be made up in class due to equipment considerations. If the absence is excused, a student may miss up to three labs without harm to her/his grade. After that, all missed labs will receive a score of 0.

Physical Science Assignments for the first week

(to be completed prior to the first class in September )

Parents:  Read TEACHER’S NOTES in the Solutions and Tests MANUAL.

Students

    • Day 1 – Read Student Notes, pp.v-viii and pp. 13-14 in the Notebook.
    • Day 2 – Read/study p .1 – 4 Always memorize boldfaced terms in text and review Figures –What are 3 branches of Natural Sci-ence in Figure 1.4 on p. 3. do OYO p. 4 (On Your Own questions); Correct using p. 36. ALWAYS Review terms and figures in the reading.
    • Day 3 – Read/study pp. 4-8; (Do and answer experiments E.1.1 –use any fizzy tablet you have). Do OYO p. 8; Correct. Review terms and figures. CFDR= Correct & File, Define terms and Review figures. Draw/sketch like the one in Fig.1.5. Answer Fig. 1.6.
    • Day 4 – Read/study pp. 8 – 12; Do OYO, p. 12: CFDR Answer Fig. 1.9 -10
    • Day 5 – Read/study pp. 12 – 17; Do OYO, p. 17: CFDR Answer Fig. 1.14
    • Day 6 – Read/study pp. 17 – 22; Do OYO, p. 22: CFDR, Copy T (Table) T.1.1-1.2 (numbers and prefixes in 1.2). Answer Fig. 1.18-24 Questions
    • Day 7 – Read/study pp. 22 – 27; Do OYO, p.27; CFDR Copy T.1.3 Rework Examples
    • Day 8 – Read/study pp. 27-35; Do Graphing exercise p.31. Read/Prepare for doing E.1.2
    • During your daily study time, Read and record all Boldfaced and Underline terms in the chapter, in the Vocabulary tabbed section of your binder. Answer Figures and Study Tables