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Physical Science

4th Period 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS: Taught primarily through hands-on projects that are relevant to students’ lives, Physical Science is a year long course using experiential and project-based learning to present concepts of matter, force, energy and waves.  Students will use the scientific method to complete daily activity or produce a multistep project.  

At the end of this course, you will 

steps of the scientific method

reason scientifically

concepts of matter, force, energy and waves

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Unit 1:  August - October Matter and Mass

Unit 2:  November- January Forces and Machines

Unit 3:  January - March Energy and Magnetism

Unit 4:  March - June Waves and Motion

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

General Rules:

Grading Policies:

When students are absent, they are expected to make up all work they missed within 5 class days of their return to school.  After 5 days, acceptance of late work is at the discretion of the teacher.

 

Grading Scale: 

A+

97 - 100

B+

87 - 89.9

C+

77 – 79.9

D+

67 – 69.9

F

0 – 59.9

A

93 - 96.9

B

83 – 86.9

C

73 – 76.9

D

63 – 66.9

 

 

A-

90 - 92.9

B-

80 – 82.9

C-

70 – 72.9

D-

60 – 62.9