Syllabus Physical Science Mrs. Chidester The Description: Physical Science covers basic chemistry and physics principles and their applications. Supplies Needed For Class: 2 Composition Notebooks (College Ruled) Colored pencils Dry Erase Markers Calculator (same as math calculator) Clear scotch tape Composition notebooks usually have a marble cover but DO NOT have a metal spiral binding LABS: All students must pass a safety quiz to be able to participate in labs. Safety goggles, long pants and shoes must be worn to participate. Students not following proper safety procedures will receive a zero and removed. The Outline: Scientific Inquiry Classification of Matter 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. Tardies: THREE TARDIES equal one absence. Classroom Rules: Obey all class rules. Be in your seat, prepared to work, when the bell rings. Work from bell to bell. Behavior that prevents me from teaching and prevents others from learning will not be tolerated. Respect yourself and others. Personal issues will be handled privately and confidentially. 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% Each 9 weeks grade counts 25% of the final yearly grade. The final nine weeks exam is cumulative. Any student discovered cheating will receive a grade of zero on that assignment. Procedures: Entering: Immediately sit down. Exiting: Wait until I tell you to pack up. NEVER LINE UP AT THE DOOR. Pencils: Sharpen before or after class or with permission after I have finished instructions. Restrooms or water fountain: You may not leave unless it is an emergency and then you must have a bathroom pass. Trash: Do not get out of your seat to throw away trash. Consequences: Students who do not follow the rules may expect the following: A private warning. A seat assignment change. Assigned lunch detention or after school detention with Mrs. Chidester or Mrs. Anthony. A phone call home to a parent. A referral to Mrs. Anthony. Food: Food, drinks and gum are against school policy in the classroom. 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: Please let me know if you need extra help. It helps me if I know you are coming to see me in advance. Free science tutor: Monday and Thursday 3:50 to 4:50pm in Room 506. Make-up tests: During Power Hour in Room 506 unless other arrangements are made.