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Syllabus

Physics  2013-14                                                                                                                                                             Ms. Moser                                                                                         email: heather.moser@beaverlocal.org or msmoserscience@gmail.com

Syllabus

Course Goal

Students will gain an in depth working understanding of the principles of physics, be able to apply those principles to real world problems and scenarios. Students will develop excellent laboratory technique and become problems solvers in lab situations. Students will be prepared to enter and succeed in college science course work.

Expectations

Students will:

  • arrive prepared for class (have required materials) and  be ready to work
  • follow class procedures
  • treat others with respect and dignity
  • attempt all work that is asked of them
  • ask questions when they do not understand and seek help when it is needed

 

Teacher will:

  • be prepared for class
  • return graded work in a timely fashion
  • treat others with respect and dignity
  • treat all questions as valid and help all students who request help

 

Ms. Moser is available for help before school, after school, and during study halls and planning period.

 

DAILY Required Materials

2”(or larger) three ring binder

Loose leaf paper

Pen or pencil

Text book

Grading

Students will receive grades for:

Homework

This is any work assigned to be completed outside of class.

Laboratory exercises

Labs are designed to enhance and reinforce concepts covered in lecture. Points are assigned for lab work as well as written work associated with the lab (data collection, pre and post lab questions, etc).

Quizzes

Tests and quizzes will make up over half the points earned for each nine weeks. Doing all labs and home work, maintaining your notebook and completing all projects are critical!

Tests

Projects

This may include power point presentations, posters and special research.

Work must be turned in on time to receive full credit. One day late = 50% Two or more days = No Credit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics of Study (in approximate order, sequence is subject to change!)

  • Motion and Forces
  • Work and energy
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Sound and light
  • Electricity and circuits