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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 Thus, this class does not rely on a textbook which could be outdated before it is published.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.
The easiest way to reach me is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, including homework and tests.
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. If we go over the homework that day, late work will receive a zero.
SECOND SEMESTER: late assignments will receive a zero
LONG TERM PROJECTS
THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK
****Work not finished in class should be finished for homework
Mon: White powder lab
Tues; White powder lab wrap up
Wed: Unknown lab; Lab due Friday!!!
Thur: Wrap-up labs and states of matter/phase changes
Fri: Quiz; States of matter; phase changes; endothermic/exothermic; Intro to energy
Mon: States of Matter
Tues: States of Matter lab
Wed: Exothermic endothermic lab
Thur: Incredible melting blocks lab; Hmwk: Phase change packet due Monday
Fri: White powder lab
Mon: Finish iPad chemistry and work on review sheet
Tues: Review for Chemistry Big Quiz
Wed: States of Matter intro
Thur: States of Matter
Fri: Big Quiz on Chemistry
Chemistry Big Quiz Review
- Know how the atomic theory evolved; know the models and which particles were described in each;
- Know how the periodic table was developed; know the different areas of the periodic table; periods, families, metals, metalloids, non-metals, halogens, alkali metals, alkaline metals, noble gases, transition metals, rare earth elements; summarize the characteristics of metals, non-metals, and metalloids; be able to use the periodic table to find: atomic mass, mass number, atomic number, number of protons, electrons and neutrons; define the terms: ion, isotope;
- Be able to do the following:
- Show the Lewis dot and Bohr diagram for the following: Ne; Na; B; H; He; What is a valence electron and determine them for the following: Li; He; C; O; Why are valence electrons important?
- Why do elements bond? Know the 2 different types of bonds and show how elements would bond in each type of bond;
- Calcium and Selenium
- Barium and Bromine
- Potassium and Phosphorus
- Carbon and Sulfur
- Silicon and Iodine
- Fluorine and Chlorine
Mon: Bonding review sheet: ionic and covalent
Tues: echalk.co.uk chemistry worksheet with ipads;Homework: Review sheet is due Tuesday Dec 2; Big Quiz Next Thursday
Mon: wrap up valance electrons and Lewis dot
Tues: periodic table use and summary
Wed: ionic bonding intro
Thur: covalent bonding
Fri: bonding practice and wrap up
Mon and Tues: no school
Wed: evolution of atomic model (power point) and what is a stable atom
Thursday: playing with compound models (finish questions at home)
Fri: periodic table summary using the periodic table
Mon: Gravity/orbits lab
Tues: Formation of elements
Wed: Chemistry intro
Thur: Chemistry, terms
Fri: Quiz: Kepler's laws; know the laws and be able to use and explain them.
Mon: Kepler's laws lab; Due Wed
Tues: How elements are made, fusion
Wed: Basic Chemistry
Thur: Atomic model development over history
Fri: Valence elctrons
Mon: Finish up forces, video clip, hand outs, power point
Tues: Gravity video
Wed: finish video, wrap up forces
Thur: review: see FrSciEMPlusQuizReview on my webpage
Fri: Quiz: 1) EM Spectrum: Know the proper order; know differences in wavelength, frequency and amount of energy; which can reach Earth through the atmosphere; which can penetrate the skin; sources of each in the univers; differences between contiuous spectrum, bright line spectrum and absorption spectrum (look and sources); 2) Telescopes: Optical telescopes and parts and how they work; which can be made largest and why; radio telescopes: parts, benefits; the other types of radiation: how and where are they recieved?
3) fundamental forces of the universe; all four, their characteristics/what they do
Tues: telescope background work on Telescope power point
Thursday: Telescope lab due tomorrow
Fri: wrap up EM spectrum and Telescope start forces
Mon: Electromagnetic Spectrum introduction with NASA video @ FrSciQ1ElectromagneticSpectrumVideo.docx (Link in my documents)
Tues: EM Spectrum disscussion/introduction; New terms: Refraction; reflection; diffraction; and absorption. LEARN THEM!! Classwork: The Electromagnetic Spectrum graph reading sheet (some need to finish for homework), Handout: Chart reading skills: summary of EM radiation types
Wed: Finish spectroscope disscussion, start spectroscope lab; Due Monday;
Thur: finish lab, Powerpoint: FrSciQ1Howdoweknowwhatweknowabouttheuniverse; intro telescopes: Powerpoint: FrSciQ1Telescopes
Fri: Telescope lab
Mon: Finish Star Life History
Tues: Star video
Wed: Light Lab #1: Light and matter interaction: Questions due Friday
Thur: Light Lab #2: How does light and matter interact?
Fri: Quiz: 1) Motion terms from flashcards (also on powerpoint); 2) Life history of a star; Know the stages and what is happening; Label largest to smallest, densest to least dense; Difference between sun sized star, star 8-20X the sun's size, and a star more than 20X the sun's size; Finish lab
Mon: Finish Electromagnetic Spectrum lab. Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper in complete sentences, Due Wed. Start Motion Lab.
Tues: Finish Motion Lab. Questions due Friday
Wed: Lab terms wrap up. Learn terms. Big Bang wrap up. Electromagnetic Spectrum lab questions due. Hmwk: Make flasch cards of phsica terms on handout sheet. Due Friday. Powerpoint: On my webpage: FrSciQ1BigBangandlabs.pptx
Thur: Dancing with the stars; Star life History intro
Fri: Pep rally. Finish stars
Mon: Finish Universe Draw, know the terms and their definitions and order (size); Start Distances in Space
Tues: Raddish seed lab Due!!!!! Distances in Space; Scientific Notation
Wed: Big Bang Theory Intro; Motion lab
Thur: Motion lab
Fri: Quiz: 1) Universe terms: definitions and order and our terms; 2) Space distances: AU, LY, Parsec; 3) Scientific notation: plus know addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; Finish lab
Mon: Raddish seed lab wrap up; due dates: Whole lab with the 2 graphs and answers to the 8 questions is due next Tuesday Sept. 16; Hmwk: Tomato Garden: answer the questions
Tues: Science terms: on powerpoint: FrSciQ1scientificdefinitions
Wed: Science terms; prequiz
Thur: Picture Day
Fri: Quiz: 1) Scientific method: know the definitions, proper order, and be able to pick the parts out of a reading (Like Tomato garden homework); 2) Science terms: know the definitions
Mon: Labor day: NS
Tues: Go over reading assigment and learn about the other articles; form a hypothesis about: How does soap affect plants? Set up lab to test if soap does affect plant growth; Study for safety quiz
Wed: Day one of observations on raddish seed lab; go over safety contract and procedures
Thur: Day 2 observations; Safety Quiz
Fri: Finsh lab: day 3 observations; clean up; extended study of raddish plants; Go over lab expectations and due dates
Tues: Introduction; safety contract; sign the honors pledge, inforamtional sheet and safety contract and return tomorrow; start studying for the safety quiz next week;
Wed: Use Qrafter to find and learn about the safety equipment in the room and how to use it; 4 bottle demo and questions: the value of testing
Thur: iPad training with google apps by library; intro the scientific method; why it is used; the steps; the important parts; Discussion: does saopy water affect plants?? Assignment: 1 article on the effect of soap on plants
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Welcome!! You are now in a class that will prepare you for college and especially for the medical field. All the time and hard work you put into this class will definitely benefit you in the future!! If you begin to struggle come and see me ASAP!!
You will be given a syllabus for each chapter. Test dates will be included on the syllabus. We generally have a test after each chapter is completed. Homework is graded and can definitely benefit your grade!! Don't fall behind!!!
********Red indicates new changes!!!!!
Old Home Day Race
2014 2013 Difference 2012
Gregoire, Kalin 20:57 20:09 +:48 -----
McKivergan, Madison 21:18 21:50 -:32 21:16
Seeley, Alexandra 21:42 ----- ---- -----
Guay, Courtney 21:43 23:05 -1:22 -----
Ziolek, Bella 23:01 22:58 +:03 -----
Marchant, Kaitlyn 23:11 23:22 -:11 -----
Holland, Emily 23:31 24:21 -1:10 25:47
Doris, Jill 24:30 27:32 -3:02 27:05
Stubbs, Elizabeth 24:36 26:39 -2:03 27:43
Howes, Natalie 24:15 26:30 -2:15 24:28
Lupo, Emily 26:22 ----- ---- 29:12
Fitzmaurice, Keira 30:03 ----- ---- -----
NH XC Festival Jamboree
Derryfield Park, Manchester, NH 08/23/2014
Results by Millennium Timing
Alexandra Seeley Londonderry 6:47 14:37.3 6:58
Courtney Guay Londonderry 6:43 14:44.1 7:01
Madison McKivergan Londonderry 6:49 14:46.9 7:03
Bella Ziolek Londonderry 7:17 15:30.6 7:24
Emily Holland Londonderry 7:23 15:34.1 7:25
Kaitlyn Marchant Londonderry 7:17 15:35.0 7:26
Jill Doris Londonderry 7:35 16:06.2 7:41
Natalie Howes Londonderry 7:44 16:38.4 7:56
Emily Lupo Londonderry 7:52 17:10.7 8:11
Elizabeth Stubbs Londonderry 8:04 17:15.3 8:13
Sophia Simard Londonderry 7:53 17:41.8 8:26
Sarah Court Londonderry 8:06 17:56.4 8:33
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
Post in X2 announcements section:
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
Powerpoint: ADULTEDnotes.pptx This powerpoint has many of the summarized notes you will need for the class.
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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