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Welcome to Freshmen Science. I personally feel this is the most important science class that we teach here at the high school because we deal with real problems in the world, how man has caused them, and what needs to be done to solve these problems. Many of these concerns are controversial, so we train you to be able to analyze a problem to determine what is actually causing the problem and what things could actually solve the problem. This gives you the ability to analyze problems for yourself in the future and to be able to make logical choices to solve these problems. You won’t need to have someone else tell you what is wrong and what needs to be done about it. The problems in the world are continually changing, sometimes weekly. New research is always being conducted. Thus, this class does not rely on a textbook which could be outdated before it is published. Instead, we will be using journal articles, news reports and internet sources for up to date information. The Freshmen Science program is a ‘Tech-rich’ program. We have classroom computers to use frequently to research information. The quickly changing nature of the topics covered in this class (astronomy, environmental science, pollution, trash and recycling, urban sprawl and development, energy usage and energy sources) lend them selves extremely well for extensive use of technology.
This class will integrate different branches of science, physics, chemistry, ecology and biology. This will allow us to understand how the Universe works and the special characteristics of Earth that allow life to exist, and to examine our role on the Earth. This class also meets the StThe Resilient Planet questionsate requirements for a physical science class which all students must take. The goal of this class is to give you the research tools and techniques and the ability to analyze information to determine the cause of a problem and which solutions seem best. Hopefully, you will learn how to be a citizen of the world who can analyze all sides of a topic and choose the best solution for themselves. This is our best defense against many of the problems that face our world today, made by poorly informed citizens and so-called experts of the past. I hope you enjoy the class, but I especially hope you will see the importance of this class.
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MISSING OR LATE WORK
A student with an unexcused absence can not receive credit for the material missed, receiving a zero for this missed work.
FIRST SEMESTER: Assingments late one day will recieve a 0% or 50% depending on the assignment. Late projects wil be marked down 10% for everyday late.
SECOND SEMESTER: late assignments will receive a zero
LONG TERM PROJECTS
SEMESTER FINAL REVIEW
THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK
****Work not finished in class should be finished for homework
Mon: Phase change graph
Tues: Pressure demo and analysis: due by tomorrow
Wed: Wrap-up states o/ phase changesf matter
Thur: Energy intro
Fri: Quiz: 1) States of matter (power point notes); 2) Phases changes, graph
Mon: States of matter: powerpoint
Tues: States of matter/ changes
Mon: Energy intro
Tues: Types of energy and examples
Wed: States of matter intro
Thur: States of matter
Mon: Covalent bonding
Tues: Bonding practice
Wed: Bonding review
Thur: Quiz review
Fri: Big Quiz:1) Kepler's laws, Perihelion. aphelion, focus; 2) Atomic model development and models; 3) Periodic table: history, summaries, be able to use it, atomic number, atomic mass, mass number, ions, isotopes; 4) Bonding: ionic and covalent, be able to make bonds and show work;
Tues: Periodic table Summary
Wed: Periodic table: History; family characteristics; Hmwk: Elements and their properties
Thur: Making compounds lab
Fri: Intro to bonding: ionic bonding
Mon: Valence electrons
Tues: Lewis dot diagrams; Homework:
Wed: Lewis Dot diagrams
Thur; Periodic table
Mon: Finish gravity lab
Tues: Kepler lab
Wed: Kepler notes
Mon: Spectroscope Lab
Tues: Guidance/ Review: Quiz: 1) EMS 2) Telescopes 3) Life of a History of a Star; Finish life of a star summary paper
Wed: Quiz; Finish spectroscope papers
Thur: Finish Spectroscope lab
Fri: First part of gravity lab
Tues: Introduction to the life history of an average size star (Power point on webpage for review)
Wed: Life history of stars much larger than our sun; Homework: Sorting the Stars questions
Thur: Plot the HR diagram
Fri: 1) Electromagnetic spectrum: types, length, sources, penetrate skin?; 2) Telescopes: see organiz & powerpointer; 3) Life history of a star: notes, organizer, powerpoint;
Mon: Big Bang Theory evidence; http:education-portal.com/academy/lesson/evidence-for-the-big-bang-theory-background-radiation-red-shift-and-expansion.html
Thur: Quiz: Big Bang Theory; Motion terms; What does the Big Bang Theory state, what happened? What is the evidence for the Big Bang Theory? Motion terms:Speed; average speed; velocity; average velocity; acceleration; inertia; momentum;
Mon: Big Bang theory Intro; video
Tues: Finish; Know what the Big Bang states and what the evidence for it is
Wed: Motion lab
Thur: Finish lab; Due Monday
Fri: Motion terms
Mon: Scientific notation; powers of ten
Tues: Slinky lab
Wed: Electromagnetic spectrum
Thur: Quiz: Astronomy terms; Distances in Space; Scientific notation; light box lab
Fri: Pep rally schedule; light box lab
Mon: Radish seed lab due Intro Astonomy
Wed: Distances in space
Thur: Distances in space
Fri: Scientific notation
Mon: Day 3 of lab Lab graph, tables and analysis answers are due next Friday
Tues: Finish project on iPad
Wed: Scientific method notes; Homework: Tom's tomato garden
Thur: Picture day; Go over Tom's garden; Homework: Scientific method packet
Fri: Finish scientific method, intro astronomy
Tues: Soapy water research
Wed: Set up radish seed lab
Thur: Day 1 results
Fri: Day 2 results
Tues: Safety/ Intro to ipads
Thur: Safety Quiz/ wobble stone: What is science
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
You will be given a syllabus for each chapter. Test dates will be included on the syllabus.
********Red indicates new changes!!!!!
The Medical Explorer's Club was started by three students interested in the medical field. They wanted to have exposure to professionals from the medical field here at Londonderry. The club is open to any Londonderry student. We will have different professionals visit LHS and share their experiences, we may have some field trips to various medical institutes, may perform some disections, and will view some medical videos.
: Vice President
: Publicity Coordinator
Thursday Nov. 14; picture and dissection discussion
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For any given assignment, the date assigned and date due refer to to the beginning/ending dates for a specific weekly syllabus.
Go to my teacher webpage at www.londonderry.org/lhs to access every weekly syllabus for this semester.
My Special Codes for X2
Adult Ed Life Science
We covered safety procedures: Get your safety contract signed by a parent/guardian; The scientific method, and parts and their functions of the animal cell.
Topics on next week's quiz: 1) Safety procedures (safety contract); 2) scientific method; 3) cell parts (diagram) and functions; Review the power point (use link above)!!***FOR ALL QUIZZES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next quiz: Cell theory; microscope
Next quiz: Cell transport, Mitosis
Next quiz: Respiration and photosynthesis;
Next quiz: A & P; organization of living things; tissues
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