2017-18 Physical Science Class Syllabus
1) Pencil or pen every day
2) Notebook paper
3) Journal to leave in the classroom: folder with brads & pockets
Textbooks will not be sent home. Online textbook access 24/7. Several different resources will be used for reference and research.
Grades and Assignments:
Grades are always available online and are updated at least once a week.
You may check with the counselor for your student login. https://wengage.com/Okmulgee
Daily points are given for participation in class discussions and activities. Daily points can also be deducted for not participating in class activities, or for not completing the daily journal entry.
Journals are the basis for most assignments and tests.
Lab performance is based on work done during labs.
Lab reports are a written summary of one or more labs.
Textbook searches allow students to use the textbook as a resource to find answers.
Worksheets usually provide information not provided by the textbook.
Quarterly Projects will be assigned each 9 weeks and will be worth 300-500 points.
Quizzes and/or tests can be open journal, using lab equipment, or as conclusion of a learning segment.
Most assignments may be made-up, turned in late, or re-done. However, redone work will have an automatic 10% taken off and all late work will have penalty points deducted.
Physical Science is the study of matter and energy. It is an introductory lab based science course.
We will cover the study of physics with how matter and energy are related and how energy is transferred through matter. You will learn the various forms of energy and how they affect us. You will also be introduced to chemistry, which is a study of the composition of matter and how it behaves.
My weekly lesson plans can be found on the Okmulgee High School website. www.okmulgeeps.com
The following is an excerpt from The Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Oklahoma Academic Standards document:
Science uses observation and experimentation to explain natural phenomena. Science refers to an organized body of knowledge that includes core ideas from the disciplines of science and common themes that bridge the disciplines. The Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science include standards for kindergarten through grade twelve. The standards are arranged by grade levels at Grades K-8, and by course subject area at the high school level. The Oklahoma Academic Standards include the integration of scientific and engineering practices with core content from Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth/Space Science. This integrated approach will provide students with a coordinated and coherent understanding of the necessary skills and knowledge to be scientifically literate citizens.
The specific standards for Oklahoma High School Physical Science may be found at the following web address starting on page 138: http://www.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/OAS_Science_Standards_3-2-15.pdf