Physical Science

Capital High School

Physical Science 2014-2015

Instructor: M. Jansen

Work email  mjansen@osd.wednet.edu

PowerPoints for the lectures (very important) and the text book worksheets (not very important) are accessible via the links to the left.  Powerpoints for some labs and other documents are sometimes linked in the calendar below.

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Week #8 (10/20-10/24)

Monday

  • Speed of the Energy Car re-write due.  I hope you did your best work on this.
  • Also turn in your composition notebooks so I can check lab 2B and Egg Drop
  • Work on Unit II Outline

Tuesday

  • PowerPoint- Acceleration

Wednesday

  • PowerPoint- Acceleration
  • Introduce the Observing Forces at Work lab

Thursday

  •  Observing Forces at Work

Friday

  •  Observing Forces at Work

Week #7 (10/13-10/17)

Monday

  • Grade and turn in Binder/Comp. Notebook Check #1
  • Self-assess and work on your Speed of the Energy Car lab.  This will be due on MONDAY.  This lab should be typed up with the exception of the data table and graph.  These can be done on graph paper if you would like.  Do your  best work on this lab!

Tuesday

  • PowerPoint presentation- Acceleration

Wednesday

  • Finsih PowerPoint presentation- Acceleration
  • Hand out Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration worksheet.  This is not a graded assignment.
  • Use motions detectors to understand speed and acceleration.  This is not a graded assignment.

Thursday

  • Continue with yesterday's worksheet and motions detectors.

Friday

  • Speed of the Energy Car re-write due MONDAY.  I hope you did your best work on this.
  • Also turn in your composition notebooks MONDAY so I can grade two previous labs- Experments and Variables AND Egg Drop.
  • Speed, Velocity, and Accelerations quiz.  This quiz will be VERY similar to the worksheet handed out Wednesday.

Week #6 (10/6-10/10)

Monday

  • Design the Speed lab.  This lab is a formal lab write-up.  This means it must be word processed.  However, the data table and graph do not have to be done with a compter.  You can use graph paper for these and just staple to the lab.

Tuesday

  • Contintue to design the Speed lab or start the lab if planned out appropriately

Wednesday

  • Speed lab
  • Hand out another rubric to help you undertand how to write up a good expeiment.

Thursday

  • This is the last day to type up your Speed lab.  The rest must be done at home.  It will be due the middle of next week.
  • Hand out Binder and Comp. Notebook Check #1.  These will be checked Monday

Friday

  • No school

Week #5 (9/29 - 10/3)

Monday

  • Mr. Jansen absent
  • Work on Unit I Outline that is due Wednesday before the test
    • a small amount of extra credit if a parent/guardent comments on the Outline and then signs it
      • the comments must include their understanding that the Outline is over two chapters and their are three parts (notes, questions, and pictures)

Tuesday

  • Hand out Review for Unit I Test.  This review will not be graded.

Wednesday

  • Unit I Test

Thursday

  • Unit II Outline due
  • Start Unit II Outline.  This follows the same format as the last Outline.  It won't be due for at least a month.
  • Chapter 4
  • Notes:  Take notes 4.1 & 4.3 only.  Write the brown title at the top of each page and then take some notes.  How much is up to the student.
  • Questions: 
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      • p. 80:  1-3
      • p. 93:  1,2,4,7,8
      • Vocabulary:  1,2,4,7
      • Concepts:  2,10
      • Problems:  6,8
  • Vocab Pictures:  Draw a simple picture or symbol for each of the 10 vocab words.  You do not have to define the words.
  • Chapter 5
  • Notes:  Take notes on all of chapter 5.  Write the brown title at the top of each page and then take some notes.  How much is up to the student.
  • Questions: 
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      • p. 106:  4,5,6,9
      • p. 113:  2-7
      • p. 119:  2-6,10
      • Vocabulary:  9,10
      • Concepts:  3,5,6,22
      • Problems:  2-4, 15-17
  • Vocab Pictures:  Draw a simple picture for each of the 14 vocab words.  You do not have to define the words.
  • Chapter 6
  • Notes:  Take notes on all of chapter 6.  Write the brown title at the top of each page and then take some notes.  How much is up to the student.
  • Questions: 
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      • p. 129:  2,4
      • p. 135:  2-4, 8,9
      • p. 143:  1, 3-5
      • Vocabulary:  1-6
      • Concepts:  1,5,7
      • Problems:  3,5,6
  •  Vocab Pictures:  Draw a simple picture for each of the 6 vocab words.  You do not have to define the words.
  • Chapter 7
  • Notes:  Take notes on 7-1 & 7-2 only.  Write the brown title at the top of each page and then take some notes.  How much is up to the student.
  • Questions: 
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      • p. 154:  5,6
      • p. 166:  2,3
      • Vocabulary:  1,10,11,14,15
      • Concepts:  2,3
      • Problems:  1,2,7,8
  • Vocab Pictures:  Draw a simple picture for each of the 17 vocab words.  You do not have to define the words.

Friday

  • Comp notebooks due.  You are turning in two labs. 
    • 2B Experiment and Variables
    • Egg Drop
  • PowerPoint presentation- Speed and Velocity

 


 

Week #4.  9/22 - 9/26

Monday  

  • Work on Egg Drop Project

Tuesday  

  • Drop Egg Drop Project.  This will be the first of two drops.  The second drop will be Friday.

Wednesday 

  • Follow up on Egg Drop Project and start planning for the next drop (Friday)
  • Start reviewing for the Unit I test that will most likely be Wednesday of next week.
    • CLICK HERE for the review (we did the first slide and part of the second)
  • Furthermore, the Unit I Outline (see Week #2) will be most likely be due Wednesday of next week.  This is four weeks of book work so make sure it is done.

Thursday

  • Continue reviewing for next week's test.
  • Hand out Rubric for Science Experiments (this will help prepare you for the test somewhat and be valuable when we conduct very large labs)
  • Second Egg Drop will be tomorrow.

Friday

  • Drop Egg Drop Project the second time.

Week #3.  9/15 - 9/19

Monday  

  • Start lab 2B, Experiments and Variables

Tuesday

  • Continue and finish lab 2B, Experiments and Variables.  This should be completed today or finished for homework.  It will be collected after we do another lab.  At that time, both labs will be collected.

Wednesday 

  • Work on Unit I Outline that was assigned last week.  (Mr Jansen absent)

Thursday 

  •  PowerPoint presentation-  Inquiry and Scientific Method

Friday

  • Finish yesterday's PowerPoint
  • Introduce Egg Drop

Week #2.  9/8 - 9/12

Monday  

  • Hand out text books and explain how to complete Unit Outlines.
  • Unit I Outline.  This is not due for about three weeks.
    • Chapter 1
      • Notes:  Take notes on all of chapter 1.  Write the blue title at the top of each page and then take some notes.  How much is up to the student.
      • Questions: 
        • p. 11:  1,2,6,7,8
        • p. 16:  3,5
        • p. 23: 1,5
        • p. 29: 1,3
        • Vocabulary:  3-6, 13, 17
        • Concepts:  4,9
        • Problems:  1,2,5,9
      • Vocab Pictures:  Draw a simple picture or symbol for each of the 21 vocab words.  You do not have to define the words.
    • Chapter 2
      • Notes:  Take notes on all of chapter 2.  Write the blue title at the top of each page and then take some notes.  How much is up to the student.
      • Questions: 
        • p. 39:  3,5
        • p. 43:  2,3,7
        • p. 47:  4
        • Vocabulary:  4,7,9-13, 18
        • Concepts:  1,3,7
        • Problems:  1
      • Vocab Pictures:  Draw a simple picture or symbol for each of the 18 vocab words.  You do not have to define the words.

Tuesday

  • Finally go over the class syllabus and safety for the science class room 
    • hand out a safety sheet and contract 
      • the contract needs to be signed by student and guardian and returned

Wednesday 

  • PowerPoint presentation- Measurement

Thursday 

  • Finish PowerPoint presentation- Measurement
  • Work on the Unit I Outline that is due in about two weeks

Friday

  • Interpreting Graphs.  This is due Monday.


Week #1.  9/1 - 9/5

 

Monday  

  • No school.  Still summer!

Tuesday

  • No school.  Still summer!

Wednesday 

  • Science Is (also called Queen Ann Likes).  This is not a graded assignment. 
  • Hand out class syllabus (CLICK HERE for the class syllabus)
    • The following are required for the class by Wednesday, 9/10:
      • 3-ring binder
        • 6 tab dividers labeled as follows:
          • Organizer
          • Labs
          • Notes
          • Outlines
          • Class Work
          • Quiz/Test
      • calculator
      • composition lab notebook.  These can be purchased at CHS for $1 but are cheaper and come in lots of colors and designs at local stores.

Thursday 

  • Finish Science Is(Queen Ane) and complete a Questionnaire.
  • Hot Rail Demonstration (this is not a graded assignment and will be added to Science Is and the Quesionnaire)

Friday

  • Previous Knowledge Exercise (not a graded assignment)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Hand out text books and explain how to complete Unit Outlines.
  • Unit I Outline.  This is not due for about three weeks.
    • Chapter 1
      • Notes:  Take notes on all of chapter 1.  Write the blue title at the top of each page and then take some notes.  How much is up to the student.
      • Questions: 
        • p. 11:  1,2,6,7,8
        • p. 16:  3,5
        • p. 23: 1,5
        • p. 29: 1,3
        • Vocabulary:  3-6, 13, 17
        • Concepts:  4,9
        • Problems:  1,2,5,9
      • Vocab Pictures:  Draw a simple picture for each of the 21 vocab words.  You do not have to define the words.
    • Chapter 2
      • Notes:  Take notes on all of chapter 2.  Write the blue title at the top of each page and then take some notes.  How much is up to the student.
      • Questions: 
        • p. 39:  3,5
        • p. 43:  2,3,7
        • p. 47:  4
        • Vocabulary:  4,7,9-13, 18
        • Concepts:  1,3,7
        • Problems:  1
      • Vocab Pictures:  Draw a simple picture for each of the 18 vocab words.  You do not have to define the words.