I. Course Description
Physical Science is concerned with making sense out of the physical environment. The course’s purpose is to get you to think about and understand your physical surroundings.
II. Units of Study
The student will complete several units from the text, Physical Science from Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
1st Semester: Chemistry 2nd Semester: Physics
Nature of Science Motion
Concepts of Matter Forces
Atomic Structure Work/Power/Machines
The Periodic Table Energy
Chemical Bonding & Reactions Heat
Textbook Pencils with eraser
Three ring binder Red correcting pen
Paper Colored pencils
Assignment notebook Calculator
15 cm metric ruler Reading book
IV. Daily Assignments
There will be regular homework assignments during the week. Usually, there will be some time given to work on the assignment in class. Work must be neat and complete. Assignments are due at the beginning of class for which they are assigned. Only assignments handed in on time receive full credit. A 20% deduction from the assignment grade will be taken for late work. Late work will not be accepted after the completion of the chapter.
V. Make-Up Work
Assignments & activities are recorded on a daily log (3-ring binder) in the classroom and on my website http://tw032.k12.sd.us on the assignment page. It is the student’s responsibility to check the daily log or assignment page and obtain any materials needed. Make up assignments are due two school days after the absence unless it is a prolonged absence. If you plan to miss, check with me.
Quarter grades will be computed from points earned from daily assignments, labs, projects, cooperative group activities, quizzes, tests, and participation. Each semester’s grade will be computed on the basis of the two quarter grades (85%) and a semester test (15%). The grading scale used will be:
93 – 100 A
85 - 92 B
76 - 84 C
65 - 75 D
*Updated grades will be posted on www.sf.k12.sd.us/parentview and given periodically.
VII. Classroom Expectations
1. Come to class well prepared.
2. Be respectful.
3. Follow classroom procedures.
The best available time for help and make-up work is before school (7:30 – 8:20.), during Science Help Sessions, or after school (3:15 – 3:30). Parents feel free to contact me at LHS (367-7990) or e-mail me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Let’s have a great year!!