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Pickens High School - Home of the Dragons
Science Department - Room 189
1st Semester Schedule:
1st period: AP Chemistry
2nd period: Physical Science
3rd period: Planning
4th period: Physical Science
Physical Science Syllabus
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School phone: (706) 253-1800
Course Name: Physical Science
This course combines math skills and science knowledge as well as hands-on laboratory experiences. The basics of physical science (combination of physics and chemistry) will be studied as well as areas of mathematics. In physics we will look at the four energy systems: mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal. Matter and change will be emphasized along with compounds, formulas, and equations in the Chemistry segment. The units of study will follow the Georgia Performance Standards with an emphasis on the process of science. EOCT is administered at the end of the course, which counts 20% of the final class average. An emphasis will be placed on the reading and literacy strands for the CCGPS in Science.
Learning Objectives – Georgia Performance Standards:
Course Planning Map covers the 4 units of study along with the primary themes, concepts, and learning goals associated with the Georgia Performance Standards for each unit. Students will receive the GPS and these will be placed behind the syllabus in the student notebook. GPS are posted in the science classroom. Standards and elements are core to the curriculum.
Emphasis is placed on the “process of doing science”
1. Class Lectures and discussions. Daily journal writings and reflections.
3. Problem Solving
4. Lab Experiments: (Inquiry based, and Teacher focused)
6. Computer Software and Integrated Technology
7. Homework and Projects
8. Research writing project
9. Evaluation and Assessment (Pop quizzes, homework checks, labs, major tests, projects)
Textbook: Physical Science by Glencoe: McGraw Hill
Materials: Notebook, pen or pencil, textbook, calculator (needed every day in class)
Schedule of Units to be covered:
UNIT 1 Atomic & Nuclear Theory and the Periodic Table
Properties of Matter
Classifications of Matter
Standards: Content: SPS1a, SPS1b, SPS3a, SPS3b, SPS3c, SPS3d, SPS4a, SPS4b, SPS5a, SPS5b
UNIT 2 Chemical Reactions & Properties of Matter
Law of Conservation of Mass
Standards: Content: SPS2a, SPS2b, SPS2c, SPS2d, SPS2e, SPS6a, SPS6b, SPS6c, SPS6d, SPS6e
UNIT 3 Energy, Force, & Motion
Laws of Motion & Forces
Standards: Content: SPS7a, SPS7b, SPS7c, SPS7d, SPS8a, SPS8b, SPS8c, SPS8d, SPS8e
UNIT 4 Waves, Electricity & Magnetism
Sound and Light
Standards: Content: SPS9a, SPS9b, SPS9c, SPS9d, SPS9e, SPS9f, SPS10a, SPS10b, SPS10c
Characteristics of Science and Habits of Mind Standards are Integrated throughout each Unit.
Method of Evaluation:
Tests and Projects: 40% of your classroom grade (Tests, Projects)
Daily Grades: 30% of your classroom grade. ( homework, labs, quizzes, journals, other)
Final Exam: 10% of your final classroom grade
The EOCT (End of Course Test) will count as 20% of your total grade
Thank you so much for allowing me to study physical science with you this semester. I am sure that we will have a wonderful semester! Remember we are all part of the team! GO DRAGONS!!