Physics 11 Course Outline First Semester 2015-2016 Teacher: Mr. Richie MacIsaac Textbook: Physics, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Course Requirements: Three-ring binder Loose leaf or scribbler Graphing calculator Pencils, pens, etc. Course Outlook: The Atlantic Canada science curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire science-related knowledge, skills, and attitudes to engage them in the study and analysis of the interrelationships among science, technology, society and the environment (STSE). It also reflects the three major processes of science learning: inquiry, problem solving, and decisions making. This course focuses on how and why objects move. The course begins with students learning the standard guidelines for collecting and presenting quantitative data (proper units, conversions, significant digits and scientific notation). This course will consist of four (4) main areas of study: Kinematics: How Objects Move *Note* - The chapters outlined are simply a o Chapter 2 – Describing Motion guide only. This course will consist of o Chapter 3 – Analyzing Motion material from a diverse range of Dynamics: Why Objects Move sources. o Chapter 4 – Introducing Forces o Chapter 5 – Newton’s Laws Momentum and Energy o Chapter 6 – Work, Power, and Efficiency o Chapter 7 – Conservation of Energy and Momentum Waves o Chapter 8 – Waves Transferring Energy o Chapter 9 – Sound Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation Classroom Expectations: Students arrive on time and prepared Students will be respectful and considerate of others Students will be respectful of textbooks and contents of the classroom Assessment for Learning: Throughout this course, students will have ample opportunity to engage in assessment for learning activities. These assessments, which are not assigned a numerical grade, provide a valuable diagnostic to students, teachers, and parents prior to graded evaluation. With this information, gaps or misconceptions can be identified and emphasis placed in these areas. Assessment of Learning: Labs Project Assignments Tests Final Exam Total 15% 15% 15% 25% 30%_ 100% Physics Binder: Each student is required to keep an organized binder which consists of: All notes (chronological and neat) All tests and quizzes All assignments Returned lab reports Dividers to aid in organization Homework: In semester courses, large amounts of information are encompassed in a short period of time. Therefore it is essential to review your notes and complete assignments in a timely manner. There will be periodic quizzes designed to encourage students to participate in class and complete assigned homework. Lab reports will be due the day following the lab activity, unless otherwise stated. Important communications, including homework, will be posted to my SMECA StraitUp! page. Contact: School Phone: 902-522-2035 School Fax: 902-522-2336 E-mail: [email protected] Have a Great School Year!!