Physical Science Syllabus
Mondays at LAC, 2015-2016
Mrs. Romanoff |
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Week | What to do this week | Assignments |

Week 1Week of 09/14/15 | ☐ 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 09/21: HW 1A HW 1B HW 1C |

Week 2Week of 09/21/15 | ☐ Section 1.4: Graphing Motion ☐ HW 1D ☐ Section 1.5: Motion at Various Speeds ☐ Section 1.6: Converting Units of Speed ☐ HW 1E | Due 09/28: HW 1D HW 1E |

Week 3Week of 09/28/15 | ☐ Section 1.7: Vectors ☐ Section 1.8: Acceleration ☐ HW 1F ☐ Supplemental Reading 1A ☐ Lab 1A: Measurement and Graphing ☐ Chapter 1 Test | Due 10/05: HW 1F Lab 1A Test on Chapter 1 |

Week 4Week of 10/05/15 | ☐ Chapter 2 ☐ Section 2.1: Force ☐ Section 2.2: Mass and Inertia ☐ Section 2.3: Newton’s 2nd Law ☐ HW 2A ☐ HW 2B | Due 10/12: HW 2A HW 2B |

Week 5Week of 10/12/15 | ☐ Section 2.4: Motion and Force in Two Dimensions ☐ HW 2C ☐ Section 2.5: Friction ☐ HW 2D | Due 10/19: HW 2C HW 2D |

Week 6Week of 10/19/15 | ☐ Section 2.6: Gravity ☐ Section 2.7: Newton’s 3rd Law ☐ Lab 2A: Video Demonstration ☐ Chapter 2 Test | Due 10/26: Lab 2A Test on Chapter 2 |

Week 7Week of 10/26/15 | ☐ Section 3.1: Pressure ☐ HW 3A ☐ Section 3.2: Fluids | Due 11/02: HW 3A |

Week 8Week of 11/02/15 | ☐ 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 11/09: HW 3B Lab 3A Lab 3B |

Week 9Week of 11/09/15 | ☐ Section 3.5: Bernoulli’s Principle ☐ Lab 3C: Bernoulii’s Principle ☐ HW 3C ☐ Supplemental Reading 3A ☐ Chapter 3 Test | Due 11/16: HW 3C Lab 3C Test on Chapter 3 |

Week 10Week of 11/16/15 | ☐ 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 | Due 11/30: HW 4A HW 4B |

Week 11Week of 11/30/15 | ☐ Section 4.5: Pulleys ☐ HW 4C ☐ Section 4.6: Gears | Due 12/07: HW 4C |

Week 12Week of 12/07/15 | ☐ Section 4.7: Work and Efficiency ☐ HW 4D ☐ Section 4.8: Simple Machines in the Human Body ☐ Chapter 4 Test | Due 12/14: HW 4D Test on Chapter 4 |

Week 13Week of 12/14/15 | ☐ Section 5.1: Temperature ☐ Section 5.2: Heat ☐ HW 5A ☐ Section 5.3: The Equation for Heat Transfer ☐ HW 5B | Due 01/04: HW 5A HW 5B |

Week 14Week of 01/04/16 | ☐ Section 5.4: Thermal Expansion ☐ Section 5.5: Transfer by Conduction, Convection, Radiation ☐ Section 5.6 Change of Phase ☐ HW 5C | Due 01/11: HW 5C |

Week 15Week of 01/11/16 | ☐ Section 5.7: Phase Changes in Water ☐ HW 5D ☐ HW 5E ☐ Chapter 5 Test | Due 01/18: HW 5D HW 5E Test on Chapter 5 |

Week 16Week of 01/18/16 | ☐ Review for Semester 1 Exam | Due 01/25: |

Week 17Week of 01/25/16 | ☐ Semester 1 Exam | Due 02/01: |

Week 18Week of 02/01/16 | ☐ Section 6.1: Electric Charge ☐ Section 6.2: Electric Current ☐ HW 6A ☐ Section 6.3: Voltage | Due 02/08: HW 6A |

Week 19Week of 02/08/16 | ☐ Section 6.4: Ohm’s Law ☐ HW 6B ☐ Section 6.5: Series and Parallel Circuits ☐ Section 6.6: Magnets | Due 02/15: HW 6B |

Week 20Week of 02/15/16 | ☐ 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 02/22: HW 6C Lab 6A Lab 6B Test on Chapter 6 |

Week 21Week of 02/22/16 | ☐ Section 7.1: The Elements ☐ HW 7A ☐ Section 7.2 : Isotopes ☐ Section 7.3: The Nature of Light; Scientific Revolution ☐ HW 7B | Due 02/29: HW 7A HW 7B |

Week 22Week of 02/29/16 | ☐ Section 7.4: Radioactivity ☐ HW 7C ☐ Section 7.5: Fission and Fusion ☐ HW 7D ☐ Chapter 7 Test | Due 03/07: HW 7C HW 7D Test on Chapter 7 |

Week 23Week of 03/07/16 | ☐ Section 8.1: Physical and Chemical Changes ☐ Section 8.2: Chemical Equations ☐ HW 8A ☐ Section 8.3: Covalent Bonds | Due 03/14: HW 8A |

Week 24Week of 03/14/16 | ☐ Section 8.4: Ionic Bonds ☐ HW 8B ☐ Section 8.5: Organic Compounds ☐ HW 8C ☐ HW 8D ☐ Chapter 8 Test | Due 03/21: HW 8B HW 8C HW 8D Chapter 8 Test |

Week 25Week of 03/21/16 | ☐ Section 9.1: Early Astronomy ☐ Section 9.2: The Earth, Moon, Sun System ☐ HW 9A ☐ HW 9B ☐ HW 9C | Due 03/28: HW 9A HW 9B HW 9C |

Week 26Week of 03/28/16 | ☐ Section 9.3: The Moon ☐ Section 9.4: From the Earth to the Moon ☐ Chapter 9 Test | Due 04/11: Test on Chapter 9 |

Week 27Week of 04/11/16 | ☐ Section 10.1: Historical Look at the Solar System ☐ HW 10A ☐ Section 10.2: The Sun ☐ HW 10B | Due 04/18: HW 10A HW 10B |

Week 28Week of 04/18/16 | ☐ Section 10.3: The Inner Solar System ☐ Section 10.4: The Outer Solar System ☐ HW 10C ☐ Lab 10A: The Scattering of Light ☐ Test on Chapter 10 | Due 04/25: HW 10C Lab 10A Chapter 10 Test |

Week 29Week of 04/25/16 | ☐ Section 11.1: The Tools Astronomers Use ☐ HW 11A ☐ Section 11.2: Astronomical Distances ☐ HW 11B | Due 05/02: HW 11A HW 11B |

Week 30Week of 05/02/16 | ☐ Section 11.3: Stars ☐ HW 11C ☐ Section 11.4: Galaxies ☐ HW 11D ☐ Chapter 11 Test | Due 05/09: HW 11C HW 11D Chapter 11 Test |

Week 31Week of 05/09/16 | ☐ Review for Semester 2 Exam | Due 05/16: |

Week 32Week of 05/16/16 | ☐ Semester 2 Exam |