Physical Science Syllabus
Wednesdays at MAS, 2015-2016
Mrs. Romanoff
Week What to do this week Assignments
Week 1
Week of
09/09/15
☐   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 09/16:
   HW 1A
   HW 1B
   HW 1C
Week 2
Week of
09/16/15
☐   Section 1.4: Graphing Motion
☐   HW 1D
☐   Section 1.5: Motion at Various Speeds
☐   Section 1.6: Converting Units of Speed
☐   HW 1E
Due 09/23:
   HW 1D
   HW 1E
Week 3
Week of
09/23/15
☐   Section 1.7: Vectors
☐   Section 1.8: Acceleration
☐   HW 1F
☐   Supplemental Reading 1A
☐   Lab 1A: Measurement and Graphing
☐   Chapter 1 Test
Due 09/30:
   HW 1F
   Lab 1A
   Test on Chapter 1
Week 4
Week of
09/30/15
☐   Chapter 2
☐   Section 2.1: Force
☐   Section 2.2: Mass and Inertia
☐   Section 2.3: Newtonís 2nd Law
☐   HW 2A
☐   HW 2B
Due 10/07:
   HW 2A
   HW 2B
Week 5
Week of
10/07/15
☐   Section 2.4: Motion and Force in Two Dimensions
☐   HW 2C
☐   Section 2.5: Friction
☐   HW 2D
Due 10/14:
   HW 2C
   HW 2D
Week 6
Week of
10/14/15
☐   Section 2.6: Gravity
☐   Section 2.7: Newtonís 3rd Law
☐   Lab 2A: Video Demonstration
☐   Chapter 2 Test
Due 10/21:
   Lab 2A
   Test on Chapter 2
Week 7
Week of
10/21/15
☐   Section 3.1: Pressure
☐   HW 3A
☐   Section 3.2: Fluids
Due 10/28:
   HW 3A
Week 8
Week of
10/28/15
☐   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 11/04:
   HW 3B
   Lab 3A
   Lab 3B
Week 9
Week of
11/04/15
☐   Section 3.5: Bernoulliís Principle
☐   Lab 3C: Bernouliiís Principle
☐   HW 3C
☐   Supplemental Reading 3A
☐   Chapter 3 Test
Due 11/11:
   HW 3C
   Lab 3C
   Test on Chapter 3
Week 10
Week of
11/11/15
☐   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 11/18:
   HW 4A
   HW 4B
Week 11
Week of
11/18/15
☐   Section 4.5: Pulleys
☐   HW 4C
☐   Section 4.6: Gears
Due 12/02:
   HW 4C
Week 12
Week of
12/02/15
☐   Section 4.7: Work and Efficiency
☐   HW 4D
☐   Section 4.8: Simple Machines in the Human Body
☐   Chapter 4 Test
Due 12/09:
   HW 4D
   Test on Chapter 4
Week 13
Week of
12/09/15
☐   Section 5.1: Temperature
☐   Section 5.2: Heat
☐   HW 5A
☐   Section 5.3: The Equation for Heat Transfer
☐   HW 5B
Due 12/16:
   HW 5A
   HW 5B
Week 14
Week of
12/16/15
☐   Section 5.4: Thermal Expansion
☐   Section 5.5: Transfer by Conduction, Convection, Radiation
☐   Section 5.6 Change of Phase
☐   HW 5C
Due 01/06:
   HW 5C
Week 15
Week of
01/06/16
☐   Section 5.7: Phase Changes in Water
☐   HW 5D
☐   HW 5E
☐   Chapter 5 Test
Due 01/13:
   HW 5D
   HW 5E
   Test on Chapter 5
Week 16
Week of
01/13/16
☐   Review for Semester 1 Exam Due 01/20:
Week 17
Week of
01/20/16
☐   Semester 1 ExamDue 01/27:
Week 18
Week of
01/27/16
☐   Section 6.1: Electric Charge
☐   Section 6.2: Electric Current
☐   HW 6A
☐   Section 6.3: Voltage
Due 02/03:
   HW 6A
Week 19
Week of
02/03/16
☐   Section 6.4: Ohmís Law
☐   HW 6B
☐   Section 6.5: Series and Parallel Circuits
☐   Section 6.6: Magnets
Due 02/10:
   HW 6B
Week 20
Week of
02/10/16
☐   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 02/17:
   HW 6C
   Lab 6A
   Lab 6B
   Test on Chapter 6
Week 21
Week of
02/17/16
☐   Section 7.1: The Elements
☐   HW 7A
☐   Section 7.2 : Isotopes
☐   Section 7.3: The Nature of Light; Scientific Revolution
☐   HW 7B
Due 02/24:
   HW 7A
   HW 7B
Week 22
Week of
02/24/16
☐   Section 7.4: Radioactivity
☐   HW 7C
☐   Section 7.5: Fission and Fusion
☐   HW 7D
☐   Chapter 7 Test
Due 03/02:
   HW 7C
   HW 7D
   Test on Chapter 7
Week 23
Week of
03/02/16
☐   Section 8.1: Physical and Chemical Changes
☐   Section 8.2: Chemical Equations
☐   HW 8A
☐   Section 8.3: Covalent Bonds
Due 03/09:
   HW 8A
Week 24
Week of
03/09/16
☐   Section 8.4: Ionic Bonds
☐   HW 8B
☐   Section 8.5: Organic Compounds
☐   HW 8C
☐   HW 8D
☐   Chapter 8 Test
Due 03/16:
   HW 8B
   HW 8C
   HW 8D
   Chapter 8 Test
Week 25
Week of
03/16/16
☐   Section 9.1: Early Astronomy
☐   Section 9.2: The Earth, Moon, Sun System
☐   HW 9A
☐   HW 9B
☐   HW 9C
Due 03/23:
   HW 9A
   HW 9B
   HW 9C
Week 26
Week of
03/23/16
☐   Section 9.3: The Moon
☐   Section 9.4: From the Earth to the Moon
☐   Chapter 9 Test
Due 03/30:
   Test on Chapter 9
Week 27
Week of
03/30/16
☐   Section 10.1: Historical Look at the Solar System
☐   HW 10A
☐   Section 10.2: The Sun
☐   HW 10B
Due 04/13:
   HW 10A
   HW 10B
Week 28
Week of
04/13/16
☐   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 04/20:
   HW 10C
   Lab 10A
   Chapter 10 Test
Week 29
Week of
04/20/16
☐   Section 11.1: The Tools Astronomers Use
☐   HW 11A
☐   Section 11.2: Astronomical Distances
☐   HW 11B
Due 04/27:
   HW 11A
   HW 11B
Week 30
Week of
04/27/16
☐   Section 11.3: Stars
☐   HW 11C
☐   Section 11.4: Galaxies
☐   HW 11D
☐   Chapter 11 Test
Due 05/04:
   HW 11C
   HW 11D
   Chapter 11 Test
Week 31
Week of
05/04/16
☐   Review for Semester 2 ExamDue 05/11:
   
Week 32
Week of
05/11/16
☐   Semester 2 Exam