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ST. PAUL UNIVERSITY, QUEZON CITY
Aurora Blvd., corner Gilmore Avenue, Quezon City
NSC 04 – Physical Science
COURSE OUTLINE
This course for non-science majors deals with identifying and analyzing the physical environment, from landscapes and
the day-to-day weather, to atoms and the universe. It also presents breakthroughs and trends in the study of the physical
world and applications for students and their community.
Topic I
What is Science?
Physics I
Motion
Energy
Heat and Temperature
EVALUATION OF STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE:
Midterm Grade =
Topic II
Topic III
Physics II
Chemistry I
Wave Motions and Sound
Electricity
Light
Atoms and Periodic Properties
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Topic IV
Chemistry II
Water and Solutions
Organic Chemistry
Nuclear Reactions
Topic V
Astronomy
The Universe
The Solar System
Earth in Space
Topic VI
Earth Science I
Rocks and Minerals
Plate Tectonics
The Earth’s Surface
Geologic Time
Pre-Final Grade =
Final Grade= Midterm Grade + Pre-Final Grade
2
where
CP = Class Participation
CA = Creative Assessment
FA= Formal Assessments
MT = Midterm Test
FT = Final Test
Minimum Learning Passing Percentage =
60% (i.e. 60/100=75%)
REFERENCES
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Topic VII
Earth Science II
Topic VIII
Current Issues
Science and Society
Atmosphere of Earth
Weather and Climate
Earth’s Water
QUIZZES AND EXAMINATIONS
Tillery, Bill W. (2009). Physical Science 8 Edition.
McGrawHill, New York
Solomon et al. (2008). Biology 8th Edition. Thomson
Brooks/Cole
www.mhhe.com
www.thomsonedu.com/biology/solomon
www.biology-online.org
www.sciencedirect.com
www.bioscience.org
Creative Assessments: Reports, assignments, research
papers and projects that students are required to submit for
each topic.
Summative Assessment:
2 long quizzes before Midterms Examinations
2 long quizzes before the Final Examinations
DINO T. TORDESILLAS
College of Arts, Sciences and Education
ST. PAUL UNIVERSITY, QUEZON CITY
[email protected]
dinotordesillas.weebly.com
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