Name: Physics Syllabus 2013-2014 Teacher Information: Mrs. Alyson Bechtum [email protected] Room 514 913-856-2684 Main Ideas: Mrs. Bechtum’s Schedule: (Schoology Student Access Code) Details: Before School—Usually available for help. Block 1: Chemistry (NJ7NG-8SNKP) Block 2: Chemistry (6Q36G-53XTF) Block 5: Physics (RPJ79-TFKQ4) Block 6: Chemistry (J3NDC-J56NX) Block 7: Physics (NXMC2-XB285) Block 8: PLANNING (MWF) Block 9: PLANNING (MTR) Block 10: Physics (64342-45775) After School—Available for help until 4pm. Connections: Course Objectives: Daily Expectations: Take responsibility for your learning by: o attending class o bringing required materials to class o participating in all activities o asking questions o keeping materials updated and organized o following lab safety guidelines. In this course, you will be asked to practice and improve the skills necessary to enable you to start thinking about the workings of physics in our everyday life. These are expectations and skills that are needed to be successful in all areas of your academic life. Demonstrate academic integrity. Most importantly, RESPECT your classmates, teacher, property, and any other person in the classroom. NO FOOD, DRINK, CELL PHONES, or BACKPACKS are allowed in the classroom! To be a productive member of a team. To be a problem solver in physics. To prepare for entrance into post-secondary education. All of these objectives require you to use critical scientific thinking skills. Required Materials: Please bring the following to class each day: Pen/Pencil Notebook/Paper Scientific calculator (graphing NOT required) Assignments/Practice Sheets STRONGLY RECOMMENDED 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper Page/binder dividers (minimum of 5) Colored pen (for modifying thinking) Textbook Information: Conceptual Physics, 3rd Edition, Hewitt 1999 If you need help, please just ask and we can set up a time. Please bring a list of specific questions/topics that need to be addressed. Teasing, Bullying, and Cursing will NOT be tolerated. Being successful means being prepared and organized! Main Ideas: Grading: Engineering Challenges Supporting Details: Graded Assignments can be viewed by logging into Family Access. Connections: Missed Exams or Assignments: If a student misses an exam he/she will 60% of your course grade is determined have one week from the date by: the test was given to make it up. The student must setup a tests time with the teacher to make 40% of your course grade is determined up the exam. Students will not be allowed to make up an by: exam during seminar. quizzes practice problems If a student is sick and labs/investigations misses an assignment then engineering challenge (s) he/she has two class periods and other assigned tasks from the day missed to hand it in for full credit. 20% of the overall semester grade will be from the semester final. If a student is to miss a lab they are strongly encouraged Grading Scale to make up the lab as they are 93-100% A learning opportunities. If you 90-92% Amiss a lab you will be 87-89% B+ responsible for scheduling a 83-86% B time to complete the missing 80-82% Blab within two weeks. 77-79% C+ 73-76% C 70-72% CLate Work: 67-69% D+ Late work will be accepted up 63-66% D until the unit test. Penalty for 60-62% Dlate work is 50%. < 59% F Retesting Policy: The student has two weeks from the date they take their original test to come in and retest. To be eligible to retest, students will have to complete a set of “qualifiers” which will be practice sheets that show student mastery of concepts presented throughout the unit. Once students complete the qualifiers, they will be eligible to schedule a date to retest. The score from the second test is the final score. Students may not earn more than an 89% on the retest. 1 or more per semester Multiple level problems for students to apply/demonstrate content mastery. Will be done in groups with each student accountable for producing a report. See Student Handbook for More Information. The grade of Incomplete (INC) is given when students have not completed enough work for learning to be assessed. Any work not completed will earn an incomplete grade until the work is completed and learning can be assessed, this is due by the end of the unit. Applying multiple Physics concepts to everyday life situations. Clipart from http://schools.clipart.com and Microsoft Office. Main Ideas: Schoology and Binders: Units of Study: Supporting Details: Most assignments, practice opportunities, class notes, major announcements, and resources will be uploaded to the Course Schoology Page in addition to addressed in class. Students are strongly encouraged to reference the Course Schoology Page for missed learning or for additional resources or clarification. Please see student access codes listed above in Mrs. Bechtum’s schedule. All notes and practice work should be kept in your binder. Binders need to be kept updated and organized. Unit 1: Measurement Connections: If you miss class you will be responsible for the learning you missed. (Please utilize Schoology) Schoology is NOT a substitute for class time/learning but a complimentary resource. www.schoology.com Can one move without accelerating? Unit 2: Kinematics/ Motion Unit 3: Projectile Motion and Free-Fall Unit 4: Forces (Statics and Dynamics) Unit 5: Momentum and Impulse Unit 6: Energy, Work, Power Unit 7: Circular Motion, Torque, and Gravitation Unit 8: Properties of Matter Unit 9: Thermodynamics/Heat Unit 10: Waves (Light and Sound) Unit 11: Electrostatics and Circuits How can an athlete in your sport improve their performance using one of Newton’s three laws of motion? What variables can you manipulate to affect the movement of objects? How do you know something has energy? In what ways do we witness the effects of something having energy? Where do waves come from? How do waves carry energy? What determines the colors you see in nature? How can physical matter impact the behavior of light? How are electric currents used in our everyday lives? Unit 12: Fission vs. Fusion See Student Handbook for More Information. Clipart from http://schools.clipart.com and Microsoft Office. See Student Handbook for More Information. Clipart from http://schools.clipart.com and Microsoft Office.