### course syllabus

science links

practice quizzes

### All future communication will take place via Google Classroom with Ms. Case

### Friday, March 13

reviewed classification of matter;

defined physical change and chemical change;

listed/discussed physical properties and chemical properties of matter

### Thursday, March 12

discussed classification of matter, citing many examples;

read: pp.458-465 (properties of matter)

### Wednesday, March 11

reviewed electromagnetism;

quiz 8;

read: pp.450-456 (classifying matter)

### Tuesday, March 10

discussed/demonstrated magnetic damping;

demonstrated a Tesla coil, exciting gas discharge tubes;

looked at the online quiz for chapter 8;

quiz 8 tomorrow

### Monday, March 9

reviewed electromagnetic induction, transformers, and the electric energy grid;

watched animations on transformers;

quiz 8 on Wednesday;

no journal tomorrow

### Friday, March 6

reviewed electromagnetic induction;

discussed transformers, and the electric energy grid

### Thursday, March 5

reviewed electric motors;

discussed/demonstrated electromagnetic induction;

examined a hand-crank generator;

discussed conservation of energy

### Wednesday, March 4

further discussed/demonstrated applications of electromagnetism;

discussed/examined electric motors

### Tuesday, March 3

reviewed magnetism;

discussed/demonstrated electromagnetism;

discussed/examined speakers;

read: pp. 231-237 (electromagnetism)

### Monday, March 2

discussed the history of understanding magnetism;

passed around magnetite, paperclips, compasses, bar magnets, and made observations;

noted the polarity of Earth’s magnetism;

journal entry due tomorrow

### Friday, February 28

discussed the correct usage practices of a multimeter;

reviewed with the online quiz for chapter 7;

quiz 7;

read: pp.224-230 (magnetism)

### Thursday, February 27

asked questions about the worksheet on electric circuits;

discussed parallel and series resistances, parallel and series cells;

looked at the online quiz for chapter 7;

quiz 7 tomorrow

### Wednesday, February 26

began worksheet on electric circuits;

examined multimeters; measured continuity and voltage;

quiz 7 on Friday

### Tuesday, February 25

discussed electrical power calculations;

discussed/examined fuses and circuit breakers;

discussed a series and a parallel circuit

### Monday, February 24

reviewed current, voltage, resistance, and Ohm’s law;

examined some resistors, and discussed the color codes as a review of scientific notation;

journal entry due tomorrow

### Friday, February 21

discussed current, voltage, and resistance;

discussed Ohm’s law;

read: pp.207-313 (electric energy)

### Thursday, February 20

watched animations of how xerography works in a laser printer;

began looking at schematic symbols for circuit components

### Wednesday, February 19

discussed/demonstrated static electric charge;

read: pp. 200-205 (electric current)

### Tuesday, February 18

further discussed eye anatomy and laser vision correction;

watched episode 23 of Eureka about electrons;

read: pp. 192-199 (static charge)

### Monday, February 17

reviewed internal combustion engines using heat engine animations;

reviewed lens imaging from earlier in the year;

discussed eye anatomy and vision correction;

journal entry due tomorrow

### Friday, February 14

discussed quiz on chapter 5;

reviewed heat flow;

discussed internal combustion engines using heat engine animations

### Thursday, February 13

reviewed chapter 5 with online practice quizzes;

quiz on chapter 5

### Wednesday, February 12

worked more with “the ramp“;

reviewed chapter 5 with online practice quizzes;

quiz 5 tomorrow

### Tuesday, February 11

worked with “the ramp“;

worksheet on work, power, and simple machines due tomorrow

### Monday, February 10

reviewed work, power and simple machines;

watched episode 15 of Eureka on pulleys;

discussed pulleys and mechanical advantage;

began worksheet on work, power, and simple machines (due Wednesday);

no journal entry due tomorrow

### Friday, January 31

reviewed/demonstrated idea behind the inclined plane and the lever;

watched episode 12-14 of Eureka on other simple machines, mechanical advantage, friction, and efficiency

### Thursday, January 30

did horsepower activity on the stairs;

watched some professional athletes exhibit extreme power;

watched episode 11 of Eureka on the inclined plane;

read: pp.132-137 (machines)

### Wednesday, January 29

discussed quiz 4;

discussed work and power;

defined watts and horsepower

### Tuesday, January 28

reviewed chapter 4 with online practice quizzes;

quiz 4;

briefly discussed work and power;

read: pp.126-131 (work and power)

journal entry due tomorrow

### Monday, January 27

discussed/demonstrated conservation of energy;

visited the skate park animation;

reviewed chapter 4 with online practice quizzes;

quiz 4 tomorrow

### Friday, January 24

watched episodes 8-10 of Eureka;

discussed yesterday’s quiz on chapter 3;

discussed/demonstrated elastic potential energy;

read: pp. 107-115 (conservation of energy)

### Thursday, January 23

discussed drag through fluids;

watched video clip on free-fall with a vacuum;

quiz on chapter 3;

briefly discussed kinetic and potential energy;

read: pp. 100-105 (energy)

### Wednesday, January 22

discussed projectile motion;

watched an episode from Myth Busters on a dropped vs fired bulled falling together;

looked at the practice quiz for chapter 3;

quiz over chapter 3 tomorrow

### Tuesday, January 21

reviewed centripetal force;

discussed action/reaction;

watched a segment from The Mechanical Universe on momentum conservation;

quiz over chapter 3 on Thursday

### Monday, January 20

watched episode 7 of Eureka;

discussed sliding friction;

contrasted starting friction with sliding friction;

discussed anti-lock brakes;

read: pp. 83-88 (action/reaction)

no Journal due tomorrow or this week

### Friday, January 17

reviewed yesterday’s quiz over chapters 1 & 2;

reviewed Newton’s Laws of Motion;

watched episodes 3-6 of Eureka;

read: pp. 75-82 (gravity and centripetal force)

### Thursday, January 16

quiz over chapters 1 & 2;

further discussed/demonstrated Newton’s Laws of Motion;

watched episodes 1 & 2 of Eureka;

read: pp. 68-74 (forces)

### Wednesday, January 15

no class, due to Shakespeare field trip

### Tuesday, January 14

discussed worksheet on distance, velocity, & acceleration (due Thursday);

continued reviewing chapters 1 & 2 with practice quizzes;

discussed/demonstrated Newton’s Laws of Motion;

quiz over chapters 1 & 2 on Thursday, due to field trip on Wednesday;

journal entry due on Thursday

### Monday, January 13

discussed worksheet on distance, velocity, & acceleration (due Wednesday);

began reviewing chapters 1 & 2 with practice quizzes;

quiz over chapters 1 & 2 on Wednesday;

journal entry due on Wednesday

### Friday, January 10

discussed acceleration and velocity vs. time graphs;

began a worksheet on distance, velocity, & acceleration (due Wednesday)

### Thursday, January 9

no class, due to community service day

### Wednesday, January 8

worked units conversion examples;

answered questions on the worksheet on units and measurement (due Friday);

analyzed position vs. time graphs;

analyzed velocity vs. time graphs;

read: pp. 47-51 (acceleration)

### Tuesday, January 7

discussed/compared changing English units with SI units;

worked units conversion examples;

began a worksheet on units and measurement (due Thursday);

read: pp. 38-46 (1-D motion)

### Monday, January 6

defined/discussed physics as the study of energy;

discussed fundamental units and unit prefixes;

read: pp. 14-21 (measurement)

### Tuesday, December 17

reviewed chapters 2 & 3 with practice quizzes;

continue reviewing for semester exam over chapters 2, 3, 6, 9, 17, 18, 19, 22-25 (7:30 Friday morning);

### Monday, December 16

quiz over 18 & 19;

start reviewing for semester exam over chapters 2, 3, 6, 9, 17, 18, 19, 22-25 (7:30 Friday morning);

no journal entry tomorrow

### Friday, December 13

reviewed chapter 18 & 19 with Powerpoint summary;

quiz 18 & 19 on Monday;

no journal entry on Tuesday

### Thursday, December 12

reviewed pressure difference, coriolis effect, and prevailing winds as factors affecting wind speed and direction;

discussed rough surface features as lessening coriolis effect;

looked at weather maps, trying to predict wind intensity and direction from isobars and surface features;

quiz 18 & 19 on Monday

### Wednesday, December 11

reviewed dewpoint, cloud formation, and types of clouds;

discussed pressure difference, coriolis effect, and prevailing winds as factors affecting wind speed and direction;

read: pp.543-548 (regional wind systems)

### Tuesday, December 10

began worksheet calculating relative humidity;

discussed dewpoint and cloud formation;

began discussing types of clouds;

read: pp.532-542 (pressure & winds)

we’re doing chapters 18 & 19 together

### Monday, December 9

began worksheet on water in the atmosphere;

reviewed latent heat vs. sensible heat;

discussed evaporative cooling;

discussed relative humidity;

read: pp.517-522 (cloud types and precipitation)

journal entry due tomorrow;

worksheet on water in the atmosphere due Wednesday

### Friday, December 6

discussed quiz over chapter 17;

watched episodes 28 of Eureka on heat as energy;

further discussed latent heat vs. sensible heat;

if you haven’t already, read: pp.510-516 (cloud formation)

### Thursday, December 5

quiz over chapter 17;

read: pp.510-516 (cloud formation)

### Wednesday, December 4

reviewed chapter 17 with Powerpoint summary and practice quiz;

quiz on chapter 17 tomorrow

### Tuesday, December 3

passed out worksheet on temperature variations (due Thursday);

watched episodes 21, 25-27, 29 of Eureka;

quiz on chapter 17 Thursday

### Monday, December 2

reviewed heating in the atmosphere;

discussed factors affecting temperature averages;

passed out worksheet on atmospheric heating (due Wednesday);

watched episode 20 of Eureka on temperature

no journal entry due tomorrow

### Friday, November 22

further discussed atmospheric absorption by various gasses;

watched episodes 16-19 of Eureka on kinetic theory

### Thursday, November 21

demonstrated atmospheric pressure with a vacuum pump;

demonstrated atmospheric scattering;

discussed atmospheric absorption by various gasses;

finish the worksheet (due tomorrow)

### Wednesday, November 20

reviewed atmospheric composition;

discussed atmospheric layers;

began to discuss atmospheric heating;

begin the worksheet (due Friday)

### Tuesday, November 19

discussed quiz 25;

discussed atmospheric composition;

read: pp. 483-493 (atmospheric heating)

### Monday, November 18

reviewed chapter 25 with Powerpoint summary;

quiz 25;

read: pp. 476-482 (the atmosphere)

### Friday, November 15

discussed/viewed galaxy types and Hubble’s tuning-fork diagram;

viewed galaxy clusters;

discussed Hubble’s law and red shift;

finish the worksheet on the universe (due Monday);

quiz 25 on Monday

### Thursday, November 14

discussed evidence of the expanding universe;

watched *Cosmos: The Edge of Forever* (22:50-30:10) on the attributes that 4-D space would have;

begin the worksheet on the universe

### Wednesday, November 13

looked at images of planetary nebulae;

finished watching *Cosmos: The lives of the Stars* (33 minutes onward);

read: pp.715-721 (the Universe)

### Tuesday, November 12

reviewed the life of a sun-like star, a light-weight star, and a massive star;

continued watching *Cosmos: The lives of the Stars* (19-33 minutes);

star life worksheet due tomorrow

### Monday, November 11

reviewed the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram;

briefly sketched the life of a sun-like star, a light-weight star, and a massive star;

continued watching *Cosmos: The lives of the Stars* (11-19 minutes);

Journal entry due tomorrow

### Friday, November 8

discussed/contrasted apparent magnitude with absolute magnitude;

reviewed the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram;

began watching *Cosmos: The lives of the Stars* (0-11 minutes);

stellar worksheet due Monday;

Journal entry due Tuesday

### Thursday, November 7

discussed quiz 24;

reviewed radiation from a light bulb on a dimmer;

discussed blackbody radiation curves;

discussed the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram;

began a worksheet on stars (due Monday);

read: pp. 707-715 (star life and death)

### Wednesday, November 6

reviewed chapter 24 with the practice quiz;

quiz 24;

discussed/demonstrated radiation from a light bulb on a dimmer;

read: pp. 700-706 (properties of stars)

### Tuesday, November 5

reviewed solar anatomy;

further discussed nuclear fusion;

viewed a short video clip showing a solar features;

reviewed chapter 24 with Powerpoint summary;

quiz 24 tomorrow

### Monday, November 4

discussed solar anatomy;

discussed nuclear fusion & E=mc^2;

visited SOHO to see current solar images;

viewed a short NASA clip showing a solar flare and related prominences;

journal entry due tomorrow

### Friday, November 1

played around with lens imaging;

further discussed reflecting and refracting telescopes;

began discussing solar anatomy;

journal entry due on Tuesday

### Thursday, October 31

discussed/demonstrated diffraction and interference of waves;

discussed/demonstrated mirror and lens imaging;

discussed reflecting and refracting telescopes;

read: pp.684-690 (the Sun)

### Wednesday, October 30

discussed/demonstrated the Doppler effect;

discussed/demonstrated reflection and refraction;

finish the worksheet on the nature of light (due tomorrow)

### Tuesday, October 29

discussed the anatomy of an electromagnetic wave;

reviewed the electromagnetic spectrum and the visible spectrum;

looked at various spectra using spectroscopes;

began considering a worksheet on the nature of light (due Thursday)

### Monday, October 28

discussed harmonizing day 1 and day 4 of creation week;

discussed the electromagnetic spectrum;

discussed the wavelengths of the visible spectrum;

journal entry due tomorrow

### Friday, October 25

reviewed chapter 23 with the Powerpoint summary;

quiz 23;

read: pp.674-683 (light)

### Thursday, October 24

reviewed the terrestrial and Jovian planets;

looked at images of moons of planets;

looked at the practice quiz for chapter 23;

quiz 23 on planets tomorrow

### Wednesday, October 23

discussed a worksheet on solar system travel (due Thursday);

made a comparative chart, contrasting terrestrial with Jovian planets;

quiz 23 on planets this Friday

### Tuesday, October 22

discussed the Jovian planets & compared with terrestrial;

discussed a worksheet on solar system travel (due Thursday);

### Monday, October 21

discussed the terrestrial planets;

received a worksheet on solar system travel (due Thursday);

read: pp. 654-664 (the Jovian planets)

no journal due tomorrow

### Wednesday, October 16

finished watching *Cosmos: Harmony of the Worlds*, about Kepler;

watched *A Tour Through Our Solar System*

### Tuesday, October 15

continued watching *Cosmos: Harmony of the Worlds*, about renaissance astronomy;

if you didn’t already, read: pp.649-653 (the terrestrial planets)

### Monday, October 14

discussed Friday’s quiz over chapter 22;

watched the 9 minutes of *Cosmos: Harmony of the Worlds*, about the pseudoscience of astrology;

read: pp.649-653 (the terrestrial planets)

### Friday, October 11

brief review of Earth, Moon, and Sun motions; review of early astronomers;

quiz over chapter 22;

read: pp.644-648 (the solar system)

### Thursday, October 10

reviewed Earth, Moon, and Sun motions;

reviewed chapter 22 with summary presentation;

quiz tomorrow over chapter 22

### Wednesday, October 9

discussed/demonstrated Earth, Moon, and Sun motions;

discussed eclipses;

quiz Friday over this week’s reading and discussion

### Tuesday, October 8

discussed early astronomy/astronomers;

looked at animations of early models;

discussed Kepler’s laws of planetary motion;

read: pp.622-629 (Earth–Moon–Sun)

### Monday, October 7

discussed/demonstrated the size of the universe with *Scale of the Universe*;

read: pp.614-621 (early astronomy)