Syllabus 2015-2016

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Seat # ___ Name ______________ Physical Science Page 9
Syllabus for Mrs. Chidester
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Phone: 260-5110
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The Description:
Physical Science covers basic
chemistry and physics principles
and their applications.
Colored pencils, Ruler
Dry Erase Markers
Calculator (same as math calculator)
Clear scotch tape
Labs:
All students must submit a parent
permission form and pass a safety
quiz to participate in labs. Safety
goggles, long pants and shoes must
be worn in lab. A grade of zero and
an office referral will be given if
proper procedures are not
observed.
The Outline:
Scientific Inquiry
Atomic Structure
Periodic Table
Chemical Bonding
Reactions
Acids and Bases
Organic & Inorganic Substances
Motion and Forces
Energy Transformation
Electricity and Magnetism
Wave Characteristics
Absences:
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
to find out what you missed when
you are absent. You may e-mail or
call me if you are absent.
Attendance Policy:
NO CREDIT will be given for a
class if you have more than five
unexcused absences, even if you
have a passing grade.
Classroom Rules:
1. Obey all class rules.
2. Always have your notebook,
Chromebook and a pencil.
3. Work from bell to bell.
4. Interference will not be
tolerated.
5. Respect yourself and others.
6. Students will not be allowed to
sit in class without an ID.
Grading:
Grades will be calculated as follows:
Daily Work/Quizzes
50%
Major Tests
40%
9 weeks Exams
10%
Procedures:
1. Be in your seat when the bell
rings.
2. At the end of class wait until I
tell you to pack up. NEVER
LINE UP AT THE DOOR.
3. Pencils are sharpened before or
after class.
4. Restrooms or water fountain:
Only emergencies with a pass.
5. Throw trash away before or after
school.
Consequences:
1st Interference: Warning
2nd Interference: Detention the next
day.
3rd Interference: Immediate Office
Referral.
If the behavior is over the limit for
what is considered interference, an
immediate office referral will be
given.
Tardies:
Students are considered tardy if not
in their seats when the bell rings.
Cell Phones:
Turn off your phone before entering
my class and put it in your book bag.
If I see that you have a cell phone, it
will be taken to the front office
unless we are using it for class
purposes.
Extra Help:
I will be happy to help students after
school when possible if you contact
me in advance.
Power Hour : Science every
Monday and Thursday
Time: 3:50pm to 4:50pm.
Each 9 weeks grade counts 10% of
the final grade.
The final nine weeks exam is
cumulative.
Supplies Required For Class:
Composition Notebook 100 pages
College Ruled – May not be 70 pg
or spiral bound notebooks
Also:
Any student discovered cheating will
receive a grade of zero on that
assignment.
Food:
Food, drinks and gum are against
school policy in the hallways,
classroom, computer lab and
science lab.
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