Physics – Course Syllabus 2 semesters – 1 credit New Haven High School Teacher – Ms. K. Bryner E-mail: [email protected] Blackboard Web Address: bb91.misd.net Voice mail number: 749-5104, ext. 1803 Prerequisites – none Recommended grade – 10, 11 or 12 Course Description: Physics is a science course designed to meet the state high school graduation requirements. Students will understand and solve problems related to the following topics: motion, force, work, laws of conservation, energy, waves and vibrations, sound, light, and electricity. Course Objectives: Upon completing physics a student will master the Michigan Department of Education High School Science Content Expectations (HSSCE) for Physics. Tentative schedule: Units to be covered in this class may include the following: Unit 1 – Forces, Motion, Conservation Laws Text References: Chapters 1, 2, and 3. Unit 2 – Work, Energy, Systems, Equilibrium Text References: Chapters 4, 5, and 6. Unit 3 – Energy Flow and Transfer, Energy Systems, Changes in Matter Text References: Chapters 10, and 11. Unit 4 – Electricity Text References: Chapters 13, 14, and 15. Unit 5 – Vibrations, Waves, Sound Text References: Chapters 19, 20, and 21. Unit 6 – Light, Optics Text References: Chapters 22, 23, and 24. Unit 7 – Heat, Fluids, Hydraulics, Magnetism, Motors Text References: Chapters 7, 8, 16, and 17. Materials Needed: Text: Physics-A First Course, Tom Hsu, CPO Science, 2005. A folder or binder, notebook or paper, pencil or pen, and a calculator. Grading System: Your card marking grade in this course will be based on: 1. Tests – 100 points each Tests will always be announced a few days in advance. Students who are absent for excused reasons, will have the opportunity to make up tests according to school policy. Make-up tests may be different from the regular test. It is recommended that tests be made up after school, not during class. Talking in class while tests are still out will result in a 20% reduction in your grade. If you have electronic equipment out while tests are still out, you will receive a zero on the test. 2. Quizzes – Various Points Quizzes may be announced or unannounced and will cover the homework assignments and material that has been discussed during the previous few days of class. Quizzes are not made up; your grade is calculated using only the quizzes you take in class. Talking in class while tests are still out will result in a 20% reduction in your grade. If you have electronic equipment out while tests are still out, you will receive a zero on the quiz. 3. Class Assignments/Homework – Various Points Students are expected to complete in class assignments and homework by the due dates; usually by the end of the class or the next day. Late homework will not be accepted. Students can makeup work when absent for excused reasons. Homework is to be made up in 1 day for each day of absence. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all work is completed in the allotted time. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain a folder with all of their assignments. Assignments are posted on the board in class every Monday for the entire week, and can also be found on the lesson plans tab of this website. Copying off of others or letting someone copy off of you will result in a zero for the assignment. 4. Other Activities/Projects – Various points Other activities may be assigned throughout the year that has a variety of points assessed to them. The card marking grade is calculated on a total point system. A percent grade is determined by taking the points earned, to the total points possible. Your grade will be kept up to date on Power School for you to view. Please let the teacher know immediately if there is a discrepancy in your grade (must show your graded paper as proof). The final grade each semester is calculated according to school policy. Parents will be notified with a progress report sent home with the student whenever a student’s grade falls below 70%. Student Assistance: The teacher will be available after school by appointment if a student requires extra help, has additional questions not answered in class, or to make up tests or work if additional time is required.