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    Week 19:  May 22 - 24
    Block 1:  FINALS

    May 24:  Credit recovery.
    Week 18:  May 15 - 19
    Block 1:  WUP 5: What is the Law of Superposition? Discussion of Chapter 23-26, HW Packet: Chapter 25 and Chapter 26. Packets due next block.

    Block 2: ​ Hand in WUP 1-5 today. Review of 23-26. Quiz with Notes. HW Packet for Chapter 22. (Due on Friday.)​ Extra Credit: Chapter 23 HW Packet.  (Due on Friday.) Start of group competition review.

    Friday:  Group Competition review.  No homework will be accepted for grading after 3:30pm today for any reason.
    Week 15:  May 08 - 12
    Block 1:  Review of Chapter 22 concepts. Quiz with Notes.​  ​WUP 2: What is the hydrologic cycle? The Water Cycle, Earth, and Geologic Time. Chapter 23 notes.

    Block 2: ​ WUP 3: List the planets in order from closest to the sun to farthest from the sun. Earth's Movement and the Solar System. Chapter 24-25 notes.  WUP 4: What happens in a lunar eclipse? The Moon and the Universe. Chapter 25-26 Notes.​ ​

    Friday:  Review of Water Cycle, Geologic Time, Movement, and the Solar System. Quiz with notes. HW: Chapter 24 HW Packet.   Due first block next week.​ 
    Week 17:  May 01 - 05
    Block 1:  WUP 2: Explain what a concave lens does to the light rays passing through it. Ray diagrams practice. (Lenses.)​  WUP 3: Why do convex mirrors always make virtual images? 19-3 and 19-4: Optical Instruments and the Human Eye. HW: 19-34.1 

    Block 2: ​ Short Ray Diagrams Quiz.  (WUP due.)​  Earth's Structure and Mineral Properties. Chapter 22 notes. ​

    Friday:  WUP 1: What are the three main classifications of rock type? Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanos. Chapter 22 notes 2.
    Week 16:  April 24 - 28
    Block 1: WUP 7: What three things can happen when light is transmitted? Light and Color. HW: 18-34.1 Review of 17-18.

    Block 2: ​ Quiz over Chapters 17 and 18! Bring notes (should have at minimum four sets) and WUP 1-7 today!​    Introduction to Optics. Mirrors. PPT: physci1910.pdf HW: 19-1.1 

    Friday:  WUP 1: What is the difference between a real image and a virtual image? Lenses and Mirrors, part II. HW: 19-2.1 
    Week 15:  April 17 - 21
    Block 1: WUP 3: A wave has a period of 4s. What is its frequency? Wave Behavior and Sound Waves. HW: 17-3.1 and 17-4.1  ​​ WUP 4: When two waves interact, and the resulting wave is larger, what is that called? Electromagnetic Waves. Notes for 18-1 and 18-2  

    Block 2: ​WUP 5: A wave has a frequency of 114 Hz and a wavelength of 3.00m. What is the speed of the wave? Electromagnetic Spectrum. HW: 18-12.1 WUP 6: List each type of wave in the electromagnetic spectrum, from lowest energy to highest energy. Light and Color. Notes for 18-3 and 18-4  
     
    Week 14:  April 10 - 14
    Block 1: Calorimetry Experiment

    Block 2: ​WUP 1: What are the three main types of mechanical waves? Mechanical Waves. PPT: physci1710.pdf HW: 17-1.1  ​WUP 2: What is the second law of thermodynamics?  PPT: physci1720.pdf HW: 17-2.1

    Friday:  No school.  ​
    Week 13: Apr 03 - Apr 07
    Block 1: WUP 5: What is thermal energy? Thermal Energy. PPT: physci1610.pdf HW: 16-1.1  ​  ​WUP 6: How much energy is required to raise the temperature of 500g of water from 24 degrees C to 37 degrees C? Thermodynamics. PPT: physci1620.pdf HW: 16-2.1

    Block 2:  Newton's Scooter Final Test Day.​  WUP 7: A 5kg ball is 12.5 m above the ground and moving at 3.7m/s. What is its total energy? Review of Chapters 15-16. HW: Rev15-16  

    Friday:  QUIZ over Chapters 15 and 16! WUP 1-7 due. Review Worksheet due. Notes due.​
    Week 12: Mar 28 - Mar 31
    Block 1:  WUP 1: What is the kinetic energy of a 5kg object moving 8m/s? Energy and Its Forms. PPT: physci1510.pdf HW: 15-1.1  WUP 2: An object has a mass of 47kg and a gravitational potential energy of 650 J. How high is it off the ground? Conservation of Energy. PPT: physci1520.pdf HW: 15-2.1

    Block 2:  WUP 3: A 6kg object is 12m above the ground and is moving at 3.5m/s. What is the total energy of the situation? ​ Review of concepts from 15-1 and 15-2.​  Newton's Scooter Improvement Work Day 2.  

    Friday:  WUP 4: An object of mass 5kg has a total energy of 5000 J, and is moving at 30 m/s. How high is it above the ground? Energy Resources. PPT: physci1530.pdf HW: 15-3.1
    Mar 20 - Mar 24: Spring Break
    Week 11: Mar 13 - Mar 17
    Block 1: ​​Newton's Scooter Initial Test Day. WUP 4: What is the efficiency of a machine that starts with 100 J of energy and loses 13 J to friction? Review of Chapter 14. HW: Rev14. ​

    Block 2: ​​ QUIZ! Hand in Chapter 14 WUP, Notes, and Review worksheet.  Newton's Scooter Improvement Day.

    Friday: No school for students.
    Week 10: Mar 06 - Mar 10
    Block 1: ​​QUIZ! Chapter 13 WUP and notes due today.  ​Newton's Scooter Work Day 3.

    Block 2: ​​ Quiz results. WUP 1: What is the equation for work? Work and Power. PPTphysci1410.pdf HW: 14-1.1  ​​ WUP 2: What is the equation for power? Work and Machines. PPTphysci1420.pdf HW: 14-2.1  ​

    Friday: WUP 3: What is the mechanical advantage of a system with a 250N input force and an 800 N ouput force? Machines and Mechanical Advantage. PPTphysci14340.pdf HW: 14-34.1 ​​
    Week 9: Feb 27 - Mar 03
    Block 1: ​​WUP 5: What is the force created when a pressure of 1.2 kPa is applied to a square with side length 0.03m?  Newton's Scooter Work Day 1. MUST have materials to work on today for grade. WUP 6: List two ways to increase the buoyant force on an object. WUP 7: What is Pascal's Principle? Reviewing Chapter 13. HW: Rev13   ​

    Block 2: ​​WUP 7: What is Pascal's Principle?​ Group Review Competition.  Then:  Buoyancy Lab Competition.

    Friday: WUP 8: A force of 
    17N acts over a circle of radius 0.3m. What is the pressure that is created?​ Newton's Scooter Work Day 2.
    Week 8: Feb 20 - Feb 24
    Block 1:WUP 1: What is the equation for pressure? Understanding Fluid Pressure. PPTphysci1310.pdf HW: 13-1.1  ​WUP 2: A force of 15 N is applied to a square with a side length of 0.5m. What is the pressure? Newton's Scooter: Basic Designs. Remember to bring materials to work on your Newton's Scooters on Friday.

    Block 2: ​WUP 3: A force of 10N is applied to a circle of radius 0.05m. What is the pressure created? Understanding Forces and Pressures PPTphysci1320.pdf HW: 13-2.1  WUP 4: What is Bernoulli's Principle?​  Understanding Buoyancy PPTphysci1330.pdf HW: 13-3.1

    Friday: Snow day.
    Week 7: Feb 13 - Feb 17
    Block 1:WUP 12: What is the momentum of an 82kg person falling downward at 24m/s? Review of Chapters 11 and 12. HW: Rev11-12

    Block 2: ​QUIZ! Hand in WUP 1-12, Notes, and review worksheet. Newton's Scooter Project discussion.  Initial Designs first block next week.

    Friday: No school.

     


    Week 6: Feb 06 - Feb 10
    Block 1: WUP 7: What causes accelerations? Understanding Forces and Motion PPT: physci1210.pdf HW: 12-1.1  ​WUP 8: What is the term for the slope of a distance vs time graph? Review Motion and Graphs. (Open note quiz at end of period.)

    Block 2: WUP 9: When an object is moving at terminal velocity, what is the net force on the object? Understanding Newton's Laws. 
    PPTphysci1220.pdf HW: 12-2.1  ​WUP 10: What is Newton's Second Law? Reviewing Forces and Motion. (Open note quiz at end of period.)

    Friday:  WUP 11: A car initially is not moving. One minute later it is moving 
    35m/s to the left. What is the acceleration of the car? Newton's Third Law and Momentum. PPTphysci1230.pdf HW: 12-3.1

     


    Week 5: Jan 30 - Feb 03
    Block 1: WUP 4: A motionless rocket suddenly feels an acceleration of 2.6 m/s^2 upward. After 4 minutes, what is the velocity of the rocket? Understanding Motion and Graphs. PPTphysci1132.pdf HW: 11-3.2  WUP 5: A car is moving to the right with a velocity of 10 m/s. How fast is it going after it feels an acceleration of 2 m/s to the left for 3 seconds? Rolling Ball Lab. Lab: rollingball.pdf 

    Block 2:  WUP 6: A rocket accelerates in the direction of motion at 5m/s2 for one minute. If its final velocity is 340m/s, what was its initial velocity? Rolling Ball discussion, then finish lab. Lab report due Friday.  Read 12-1

     

    Friday:  WUP 7: What causes accelerations? Understanding Forces and Motion PPT: physci1210.pdf HW: 12-1.1


    Week 4: Jan 23-27
    Block 1:WUP 1: What is displacement? Starting Physics! Distance and Displacement. PPTphysci1110.pdf  HW: 11-1.1 WUP 2: A person walks 4mE16mS14mE2mN20mW and 17mN. What is the total distance, and what is the magnitude of the displacement? Speed and Velocity. Read 11-3 for tomorrow. PPTphysci1120.pdf HW: 11-2.1

    Block 2: WUP 3: A car accelerates such that it goes from 42m/s to 24m/s in 4 seconds. The car is moving west. What is the car's acceleration? Understanding Acceleration PPT: physci1130.pdf HW: 11-3.1 

    Friday:  ​WUP 4: A motionless rocket suddenly feels an acceleration of 2.6 m/s^2 upward. After 4 minutes, what is the velocity of the rocket? Understanding Motion and Graphs. PPTphysci1132.pdf HW: 11-3.2

    Week 3: Jan 17-20
    Block 1: WUP 6: How do we characterize an acid that completely disassociates in water?  (What do we call it when an acid ionizes completely?) Reviewing for State Assessment, covering Chemical Bonds, Chemical Reactions, Acids, Bases, Organic Chemistry, Fission, and Fusion, including discussing the Chapter 8-9 quiz.  Then:  State Assessment! Read 11-1 and 11-2 for next time. Optional Extra Credit, due by second block in week 4: 11EC.pdf

    Block 2: WUP 1: What is displacement? Starting Physics! Distance and Displacement. PPT: physci1110.pdf  HW: 11-1.1 WUP 2: A person walks 4mE, 16mS, 14mE, 2mN, 20mW and 17mN. What is the total distance, and what is the magnitude of the displacement? Speed and Velocity. Read 11-3 for tomorrow. PPT: physci1120.pdf HW: 11-2.1


    Week 2: Jan 9-13
    Block 1:  Closed-note practice quiz over chapter 8 material.  Then, discussion about 9-1 and 9-4.  WUP 5: What is the main difference between fission and fusion? Learning about Fission and Fusion, section 10-4. Groupwork.​

    Block 2:  MAP Testing

    Friday:  Open Note Quiz over Chapters 8-9. (Open note, not open book.) WUP are NOT due at this time . (No redo on this one, so take your time and be certain your answers are completely correct!)​


    Week 1: Jan 3-6
    C-Day:  WUP 1: What is the main topic of Chapter 8? Review of Class Rules. Overview of Chapter 8. HW: Read 8-1 and 8-2.​

    Block:  WUP 2: What is the definition of solubility? Solutions--Sections 8-1 and 8-2. Class groupwork on important points in sections 1 and 2.  WUP 3: List two general properties of an acid. Understanding Acids and Bases (8-3 and 8-4). Groupwork​

    Friday:  WUP 4: What is a polymer? Understanding Organic Chemistry and Digestion (9-1 and 9-4). Groupwork​



    FINALS: Dec 19-21

     


    Week 18:  (Dec 12 - 16)
    Block 1: WUP 2: Balance this reaction: propane reacts with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water. Types of Reactions. PPTphysci720.pdf HW: 7-2.1 Read 7-3 to 7-5. WUP 3: What three things are required for something to be a combustion reaction? Energy changes, reaction rates, and equilibrium. PPTphysci7350.pdf HW: 7-35.1

    Block 2: Chapter 7 Quiz. WUP 1-3 and Review worksheet due today.

    Friday: ​Quiz Results.  Review for Final.
    Week 17: (Dec 05 - 09)
    Block 1:  ​WUP 6: What is the formula for the binary ionic compound made from ammonium and sulfur? Chemical Bonds Review. PPTphysci6-Rev.pdf HW: Rev6

    Block 2: QUIZ! WUP 1-6 and Review Worksheet due today.​  Review Topics for Final: physciReviewTopics.pdf 

    Friday: Quiz Results. WUP 1: What is the chemical formula for hydrogen gas? Chemical Reactions. PPT: physci710.pdf HW: 7-1.1  Additional:  HW:  Rev7. Review worksheet due on the day of the quiz.  
     
    Week 16: (Nov 28 - Dec 02)

    Block 1: WUP 2: How many protons, neutrons, and electrons are in an atom of Bromine? Understanding Ions. PPTphysci601.pdf HW: 6-0.3  ​WUP 3: Draw the nuclear symbol for the isotope that has 14 protons and 15 neutrons. Understanding Ionic Bonds. PPTphysci610.pdf HW: 6-1.16-1.2

    Block 2: WUP 4: List three properties of ionic substances. Covalent Bonds. PPTphysci620.pdf HW: 6-2.1 , 6-2.2  ​

    Friday: ​WUP 5: What is a diatomic molecule? Polyatomic ions and Chemical Formula. PPTphysci630.pdf HW: 6-3.1

    Week 15: (Nov 21 - Nov 22)

    Block: Finish presentations as necessary, knowledge check.



    Week 14: (Nov 14 - Nov 18)

    Block 1: Work day for 3-D Models.

    Block 2: Last day for 3-D Model work. Presentations will start tomorrow!

    Friday: Presentations. 6-0.2 worksheet due before you start your presentation.
     
    Week 13: (Nov 14 - Nov 18)
    Block 1: QUIZ! Due Today: WUP 1-11, Notes, and Review Worksheets for Chapters 4 and 5. (Notes should include sections 4-1, 4-3, and 5-1, plus the two days of directed notes .) Creating a 3-D model of an atom. Make sure to bring materials to work on November 18th for class.

    Block 2: WUP 1: How many protons, neutrons, and electrons does your element have (for your 3-D Model of an Atom project)? Understanding Electron Energy Levels. PPT: physic600.pdf HW: 6-0.1 Computer research work. HW: 6-0.2

    Friday: Working on 3-D models. You MUST have materials to work on in class today.
     

    Week 12: (Oct 31 - Nov 04)
    Block 1:  ​WUP 7: What two things do you need to know to calculate the number of neutrons in an isotope? The Modern Periodic Table. HW: 5-2.1 WUP 8: What group of elements always react strongly with group 1 elements? Metals on the Periodic Table. HW: 5-3.1  ​

    Block 2:  ​WUP 9: What is the name for the group 16 elements? Nonmetals and Metalloids. HW: 5-3.2 WUP 10: An isotope of Lead has a mass number of 207. How many protons, neutrons, and electrons are in this isotope? The Alien Periodic Table. 

    Friday:  WUP 11: Rutherford discovered the part of the atom he called the nucleus--what were its three main characteristics? Reviewing Chapters 4 and 5. HW: Rev 4-5 . 

     


    Week 11: (Oct 25 - Oct 28)
    Block 1:  ​WUP 3: What is the major difference between Thomson's model of an atom, and Rutherford's? Modern Atomic Theory. PPTphysci430.pdf WUP 4: What was the main difference between Rutherford's model and Bohr's model? Atomic Theories and Atoms. (9089) HW: 4-3.2  ​

    Block 2:  ​WUP 5: What are the units for atomic mass? Introduction to the Periodic Table. PPTphysci510.pdf HW: 5-1.1 WUP 6: An isotope of carbon has a mass of 14 amu. How many neutrons are in this isotope? Subatomic Particles. (8271) HW: 4-2.1  ​
     
    Week 10: (Oct 17 - Oct 20)
    Block 1:  QUIZ! Turn in WUP 1-8 and your notes.   WUP 1: Who was the first person to suggest that everything is made of tiny particles? Understanding Atoms. PPTphysci410.pdf HW: p. 121 #1-3, 12-14 (answer 12-14 in complete sentences) 

    Block 2:  WUP 2: What was Thomson's main discovery? Understanding Atoms, day 2. PPT: physci410.pdf continued. HW: 4-1.1 WUP 3: What is the major difference between Thomson's model of an atom, and Rutherford's? Modern Atomic Theory. PPT: physci430.pdf HW: 4-3.1

    Friday: No students.
    Week 9: (Oct 10 - Oct 14)
    Block 1:  WUP 5:  What are each of the units for pressure, volume, and temperature?  Understanding Gas Behavior. PPTphysci330.pdf HW: 3-3.1 WUP 6: A box with a volume of 270mL holds a gas at 460Pa. If the box is reduced to 50mL, what is the new pressure?  HW: Review of 3-3.

    Block 2: WUP 7: A gas at 25 degrees Celcius with a volume of 750 mL is heated to 75 degrees Celcius while the pressure is kept constant.  What is the new volume of the gas? Changes of State. PPTphysci331.pdf HW: 3-3.2 ​WUP 8: A gas starts with a pressure of 350 Pa, at a volume of 50 mL. If the pressure is increased to 450 Pa, what is the new volume?   Demonstrating Boyle's Law. HW: Classwork Project

    Friday: Class Review of Chapter 3.
    Week 8: (Oct 3 - Oct 7)
    Block 1: Quiz Results.  WUP 1: What are the two main types of solids? States of Matter. PPT: physci310.pdf HW: 3-1.1
    WUP 2: What are the two defining properties of a solid? Understanding the States of Matter. PPT: physci310.pdf continued. HW: 3-1.2

    Block 2: WUP 3: What is the main difference between particles in a liquid, and particles in a gas? Understanding Gas Behavior. PPT: physci320.pdf HW: 3-2.1   WUP 4: What is the definition of pressure? (Not the equation, the definition.) Understanding the Gas Laws. PPT: physci320.pdf continued. HW: 3-2.2

    Friday: Review of Chapter 3 thus far. HW: 3-1,3-2 Packet.
    Week 7:  (Sept 26 - Sept 30)
    Block 1, first half:  Density Lab, day 3.  Lab due by 3:30 today.
    Block 1, second half:  Classwork Group Review.

    First C-Day:  Respect Retreat.

    Second C-Day: QUIZ! WUP 1-9 and Notes (3 sets or five days worth) due today.  Read 3-1 for next time.
     
    Week 6 (Sept 19-23):
    1st Block: Review of Physical and Chemical Properties. (Need your book today!) HW: Handout from chapter 2, sections 2 and 3. WUP 6: What are two examples of chemical changes? Lab Safety.

    2nd Block: WUP 7: What is the major difference between mixtures and pure substances? Mass, Volume, and Density. PPT: physci120.pdf HW: 1-2.1  WUP 8: What is equation for density? Understanding Density. Lab: PhySciDensity.pdf

    Friday: WUP 9: What is the density of a 420kg cube that has a side length of 2.1m? Density Lab, day 2.
    Week 5 (Sept 12-16):
    1st Block: WUP 2: 0.42g = ? kg. Practicing Metric Measurement. HW: RoomWkst (Note that at least one of these measurements needs to be taken OUTSIDE of class...worksheet due Friday.) WUP 3: 170mL = ? L. Understanding Matter PPT: physci210.pdf HW: 2-1.1 (due next block)

    2nd Block: WUP 4:  0.27 kg = ? g. Mixtures. PPT: physci210.pdf continued. HW: 2-1.2.  WUP 5: What is a suspension? Finishing Room Worksheet.  Due Friday.

    Friday: Physical and Chemical Changes. PPT: physic210.pdf continued. HW: 2-2.1 Rd 2-2 and 2-3 for Monday.

     


    Week 4 (Sept 5-9): It looks like this week will contain one block, and one mostly-C-schedule day.  We will do the three things listed below this week.  You will take the quiz first, no matter what day or schedule in which you meet.

    QUIZ! Turn in WUP 1-10, the review worksheet, and your notes (Should have at least three days of notes.)

    WUP 1: How many centimeters are in a meter? Understanding Measurements. PPT: physci004.pdf  HW: PS-SI1  Hand in today: Pendulum 2 project.

    Quiz Results. Assessment Redo commentary. Assessment Redo Requirements  
    Week 3:
    1st Block: ​WUP 6: What are the 3 main steps of the scientific method? Finish part two of Pendulum 1 lab. Lab due at next class. WUP 7: If the length of the pendulum increases, what happens to the period? Understanding the scientific process. PPTphysci003.pdf. Read pendulum lab 2 for next class.  Lab: pendulum2.pdf Write lab procedures with group for next class.

    2nd Block: ​​​MAP TEST.  WUP 8: In the experiment that you are doing today, what is the independent variable?  WUP 9: What is the definition of science?  Data-taking for Pendulum Project 2. Lab due on Monday. (Pendulum 1 lab due today.) 

    Friday: WUP 10: On a graph, which variable goes on the X-axis? (List both names for this variable.) Review for Quiz. HW: Rev1 


    Week 2:
    1st Block: WUP 3: For a statement to be a useful hypothesis, what one thing must be true of it? What is Science? PPTphysci002.pdf HW: 0-2.1 Read Chapter 1, section 1 and 2 from your book for tomorrow. Practicing the Scientific method. Lab: pendulum1.pdf  

    2nd BlockPracticing the Scientific method.  Pendulum 1 lab, part I.  WUP 4: In the data you currently have, what is the greatest difference between times? Pendulum 1 lab continued.   

    Friday: ​​WUP 5: If the weight on the end of the pendulum is changed, what happens to the period? Write part two of Pendulum 1 lab. 


    Week 1:
    Aug 15: First day of school for 9th Graders

    Aug 16: First day of school for everyone. Introduction to the Physical Sciences PPT: physci000.pdf Read the "Saving the Ozone Layer" handout for next block. Handout: molina-ozone.pdf  (Return the Document Acknowledgement form by Friday.)

    Wed/Thur Block:
    WUP 1: What type of scientist is Dr. Molina?  Saving the Ozone Layer PPT: physci001.pdf    In-class Rules and Procedures Quiz today. WUP 2: Why does only a little chlorine destroy a lot of ozone? HW: 0-1.1 Read the "What is Science" handout for Friday. Handout: WhatIsScience.pdf

    Friday: WUP 2: Why does only a little chlorine destroy a lot of ozone? HW: 0-1.1 Read the "What is Science" handout for Friday. Handout: WhatIsScience.pdf  PPT:  physci001.pdf continued.