Physical Science Syllabus
Tuesdays at Dove Hill, 2015-2016
Mr. Robinson
Week What to do this week Assignments
Week 1
Week of
08/25/15
☐   Introduction
☐   Section 1.1: Some History
☐   HW 1A
☐   Section 1.2: Distance, Time, and Average Speed
☐   HW 1B
☐   Section 1.3: Reference Frames
☐   HW 1C
Due 09/01:
   HW 1A
   HW 1B
   HW 1C
Week 2
Week of
09/01/15
☐   Section 1.4: Graphing Motion
☐   HW 1D
☐   Section 1.5: Motion at Various Speeds
☐   Section 1.6: Converting Units of Speed
☐   HW 1E
Due 09/08:
   HW 1D
   HW 1E
Week 3
Week of
09/08/15
☐   Section 1.7: Vectors
☐   Section 1.8: Acceleration
☐   HW 1F
☐   Supplemental Reading 1A
☐   Lab 1A: Measurement and Graphing
Due 09/15:
   HW 1F
   Lab 1A
Week 4
Week of
09/15/15
☐   Section 2.1: Force
☐   Section 2.2: Mass and Inertia
☐   Section 2.3: Newtonís 2nd Law
☐   HW 2A
☐   HW 2B
☐   Chapter 1 Test - Thursday (9/17)
Due 09/22:
   HW 2A
   HW 2B
Week 5
Week of
09/22/15
☐   Section 2.4: Motion and Force in Two Dimensions
☐   HW 2C
☐   Section 2.5: Friction
☐   HW 2D
Due 09/29:
   HW 2C
   HW 2D
Week 6
Week of
09/29/15
☐   Section 2.6: Gravity
☐   Section 2.7: Newtonís 3rd Law
☐   Lab 2A: Video Demonstration
Due 10/06:
   Lab 2A
Week 7
Week of
10/06/15
☐   Section 3.1: Pressure
☐   HW 3A
☐   Section 3.2: Fluids
☐   Chapter 2 Test - Thursday (10/8)
Due 10/13:
Week 8
Week of
10/13/15
☐   Fall BreakDue 10/20:
Week 9
Week of
10/20/15
☐   Washington, DC tripDue 10/27:
   HW 3A
Week 10
Week of
10/27/15
☐   Section 3.3: Fluid Pressure, Hydraulics
☐   Lab 3A: Aluminum Boat
☐   Section 3.4: Floating and Sinking, Archimedes Principle
☐   Lab 3B: Egg in Salt Water
☐   HW 3B
Due 11/03:
   HW 3B
   Lab 3A
   Lab 3B
Week 11
Week of
11/03/15
☐   Section 3.5: Bernoulliís Principle
☐   Lab 3C: Bernouliiís Principle
☐   HW 3C
☐   Supplemental Reading 3A
Due 11/10:
   HW 3C
   Lab 3C
Week 12
Week of
11/10/15
☐   Section 4.1: Introduction to Simple Machines
☐   Section 4.2: Levers
☐   HW 4A
☐   Section 4.3: Inclines
☐   Section 4.4: Wheel and Axle
☐   HW 4B
☐   Chapter 3 Test - Thursday (11/12)
Due 11/17:
   HW 4A
   HW 4B
Week 13
Week of
11/17/15
☐   Section 4.5: Pulleys
☐   HW 4C
☐   Section 4.6: Gears
☐   Section 4.7: Work and Efficiency
☐   HW 4D
☐   Section 4.8: Simple Machines in the Human Body
Due 12/01:
   HW 4C
   HW 4D
Week 14
Week of
12/01/15
☐   Section 5.1: Temperature
☐   Section 5.2: Heat
☐   HW 5A
☐   Section 5.3: The Equation for Heat Transfer
☐   HW 5B
☐   Chapter 4 Test - Thursday (12/3)
Due 12/08:
   HW 5A
   HW 5B
Week 15
Week of
12/08/15
☐   Section 5.4: Thermal Expansion
☐   Section 5.5: Transfer by Conduction, Convection, Radiation
☐   Section 5.6 Change of Phase
☐   HW 5C
☐   Section 5.7: Phase Changes in Water
☐   HW 5D
☐   HW 5E
Due 01/05:
   HW 5C
   HW 5D
   HW 5E
Week 16
Week of
01/05/16
☐   Review for Semester 1 Exam
☐   Chapter 5 Test - Thursday (1/7)
Due 01/12:
Week 17
Week of
01/12/16
☐   Review for Semester 1 Exam
☐   Semester 1 Exam - Thursday (1/14)
Due 01/19:
Week 18
Week of
01/19/16
☐   Section 6.1: Electric Charge
☐   Section 6.2: Electric Current
☐   HW 6A
☐   Section 6.3: Voltage
Due 01/26:
   HW 6A
Week 19
Week of
01/26/16
☐   Section 6.4: Ohmís Law
☐   HW 6B
☐   Section 6.5: Series and Parallel Circuits
☐   Section 6.6: Magnets
Due 02/02:
   HW 6B
Week 20
Week of
02/02/16
☐   Section 6.7: Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Domains
☐   HW 6C
☐   Section 6.8: Electric Current and Magnetic Fields
☐   Lab 6A: Electromagnetism
☐   Lab 6B: Magnetic Shielding
Due 02/09:
   HW 6C
   Lab 6A
   Lab 6B
Week 21
Week of
02/09/16
☐   Section 7.1: The Elements
☐   HW 7A
☐   Section 7.2 : Isotopes
☐   Section 7.3: The Nature of Light; Scientific Revolution
☐   HW 7B
☐   Chapter 6 Test - Thursday (2/11)
Due 02/16:
   HW 7A
   HW 7B
Week 22
Week of
02/16/16
☐   Standardized testingDue 02/23:
Week 23
Week of
02/23/16
☐   Section 7.4: Radioactivity
☐   HW 7C
☐   Section 7.5: Fission and Fusion
☐   HW 7D
Due 03/01:
   HW 7C
   HW 7D
Week 24
Week of
03/01/16
☐   Section 8.1: Physical and Chemical Changes
☐   Section 8.2: Chemical Equations
☐   HW 8A
☐   Section 8.3: Covalent Bonds
☐   Chapter 7 Test - Thursday (3/3)
Due 03/08:
   HW 8A
Week 25
Week of
03/08/16
☐   Section 8.4: Ionic Bonds
☐   HW 8B
☐   Section 8.5: Organic Compounds
☐   HW 8C
☐   HW 8D
Due 03/15:
   HW 8B
   HW 8C
   HW 8D
Week 26
Week of
03/15/16
☐   Section 9.1: Early Astronomy
☐   Section 9.2: The Earth, Moon, Sun System
☐   HW 9A
☐   HW 9B
☐   HW 9C
☐   Chapter 8 Test - Thursday (3/17)
Due 03/22:
   HW 9A
   HW 9B
   HW 9C
Week 27
Week of
03/22/16
☐   Section 9.3: The Moon
☐   Section 9.4: From the Earth to the Moon
Due 03/29:
Week 28
Week of
03/29/16
☐   Section 10.1: Historical Look at the Solar System
☐   HW 10A
☐   Section 10.2: The Sun
☐   HW 10B
☐   Chapter 9 Test - Thursday (3/31)
Due 04/12:
   HW 10A
   HW 10B
Week 29
Week of
04/12/16
☐   Section 10.3: The Inner Solar System
☐   Section 10.4: The Outer Solar System
☐   HW 10C
☐   Lab 10A: The Scattering of Light
Due 04/19:
   HW 10C
   Lab 10A
Week 30
Week of
04/19/16
☐   Section 11.1: The Tools Astronomers Use
☐   HW 11A
☐   Section 11.2: Astronomical Distances
☐   HW 11B
☐   Test on Chapter 10 - Thursday (4/21)
Due 04/26:
   HW 11A
   HW 11B
Week 31
Week of
04/26/16
☐   Section 11.3: Stars
☐   HW 11C
☐   Section 11.4: Galaxies
☐   HW 11D
Due 05/03:
   HW 11C
   HW 11D
Week 32
Week of
05/03/16
☐   Review for Semester 2 Exam
☐   Test on Chapter 11 - Thursday (5/5)
☐   Semester 2 Exam - Tuesday (5/10)