Blackman, Brent

 

PHYSICS/ASTRONOMY

2017-2018

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Teacher: Coach Blackman              Room: 215                  Phone:  254-5300

Email:  lblackman@lfcisd.net

Schedule
 1st- Boys Athletics
2nd- Physics
3 A- Astronomy
3 B- Lunch
3 C- Astronomy
4th- Physics
5th- Athletics

Course Description

Physics provides an in depth overview of the laws of nature that govern the universe.  It is a fast paced course requiring outside class study time. 

In Astronomy, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study the following topics: astronomy in civilization, patterns and objects in the sky, our place in space, the moon, reasons for the seasons, planets, the sun, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and space exploration.

Homework

·       Students are encouraged to complete all written and reading assignments throughout the term. 

Late work

·       Will not be accepted for full credit due to the fact that most work is graded in class.  Make up assignments (70% maximum grade) for these zeros are available during tutorial hours ONLY and MUST be done before the unit test.  If you have difficulty completing assignments, speak with me ahead of time. 

Absences and Make-Up Work

·       Make-up assignments and notes are the responsibility of the student

·       If you miss a quiz, be ready to take it upon your return. There are usually no makeup labs. You will be given an alternate assignment covering the same material. Alternative assignments include such as; written report, online simulation lab, or other. 

Testing

·       Students will be tested over each unit upon the completion of the unit material. 

·       Retests and makeup tests must be completed within a one week time period of the original test date.

Grading Criteria

Each Nine Weeks                               

50% Daily Grades, Homework, Quizzes, and Labs                                                                        

50% Tests & Major Projects 

 

 Notebooks & Supplies

·       You need to bring 1 notebook

 

 

Course Content (Tentative Pacing Guide):

First Three-Weeks

Safety, Scientific Method and Graphing

Math review (Scientific Notation, Conversions, Re-arranging formulas)

Motion (Speed and Acceleration)

Second Three-Weeks

Newton’s Laws

Force

Momentum

Third Three-Weeks

Circular and projectile Motion

Gravity

Fourth Three-Weeks

Energy (KE &PE)

Work

Power

Fifth Three-Weeks

Thermodynamics

Waves

Electricity

Sixth Three-Weeks

Magnetism

Light

Nuclear