Physical Science Syllabus
Tuesdays at Dove Hill, 2015-2016
Mr. Robinson |
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Week | What to do this week | Assignments |

Week 1Week 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 2Week 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 3Week 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 4Week of 09/15/15 | ☐ Section 2.1: Force ☐ Section 2.2: Mass and Inertia ☐ Section 2.3: Newton’s 2nd Law ☐ HW 2A ☐ HW 2B ☐ Chapter 1 Test - Thursday (9/17) | Due 09/22: HW 2A HW 2B |

Week 5Week 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 6Week of 09/29/15 | ☐ Section 2.6: Gravity ☐ Section 2.7: Newton’s 3rd Law ☐ Lab 2A: Video Demonstration | Due 10/06: Lab 2A |

Week 7Week of 10/06/15 | ☐ Section 3.1: Pressure ☐ HW 3A ☐ Section 3.2: Fluids ☐ Chapter 2 Test - Thursday (10/8) | Due 10/13: |

Week 8Week of 10/13/15 | ☐ Fall Break | Due 10/20: |

Week 9Week of 10/20/15 | ☐ Washington, DC trip | Due 10/27: HW 3A |

Week 10Week 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 11Week of 11/03/15 | ☐ Section 3.5: Bernoulli’s Principle ☐ Lab 3C: Bernoulii’s Principle ☐ HW 3C ☐ Supplemental Reading 3A | Due 11/10: HW 3C Lab 3C |

Week 12Week 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 13Week 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 14Week 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 15Week 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 16Week of 01/05/16 | ☐ Review for Semester 1 Exam ☐ Chapter 5 Test - Thursday (1/7) | Due 01/12: |

Week 17Week of 01/12/16 | ☐ Review for Semester 1 Exam ☐ Semester 1 Exam - Thursday (1/14) | Due 01/19: |

Week 18Week 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 19Week of 01/26/16 | ☐ Section 6.4: Ohm’s Law ☐ HW 6B ☐ Section 6.5: Series and Parallel Circuits ☐ Section 6.6: Magnets | Due 02/02: HW 6B |

Week 20Week 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 21Week 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 22Week of 02/16/16 | ☐ Standardized testing | Due 02/23: |

Week 23Week 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 24Week 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 25Week 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 26Week 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 27Week of 03/22/16 | ☐ Section 9.3: The Moon ☐ Section 9.4: From the Earth to the Moon | Due 03/29: |

Week 28Week 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 29Week 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 30Week 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 31Week of 04/26/16 | ☐ Section 11.3: Stars ☐ HW 11C ☐ Section 11.4: Galaxies ☐ HW 11D | Due 05/03: HW 11C HW 11D |

Week 32Week of 05/03/16 | ☐ Review for Semester 2 Exam ☐ Test on Chapter 11 - Thursday (5/5) ☐ Semester 2 Exam - Tuesday (5/10) |