Course Description: Physical Science provides an introduction to the fields of chemistry, physics, and Earth Science. This class includes a study of structures of atoms, structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, motion and forces, conservation of energy and thermodynamics, nuclear reactions, space science, and geological processes. Students will also learn proper lab techniques and lab safety practices.
Materials: 1. $12.00 Lab Fee
- Three ring binder with tabbed dividers and paper
- 4 dry erase markers
- Simple Calculator
Optional and Appreciated: Clorox wipes
Text: Physical Science with Earth Science by Glencoe Science. This text has a replacement cost of $70.00 if lost or damaged.
Expectations and Assignments: This course will use a variety of assessments in order to evaluate the student. Each student is expected to keep an interactive notebook with, notes, homework, and quizzes/tests. There will also be individual and group projects. Homework will be assigned on an as needed basis.
Grades are weighted by the following scale as determined by the Science Department:
2. Ask Questions.
3. Be Honest.
4. Be Respectful
5. Turn in ALL work. NO BLANKS! Missing assignments are UNACCEPTABLE!
6. NO food, drink or gum in the lab!
You are expected to get your missing work from the absent folder. You will have one day to make up work for each day missed (Example: 2 days missing, 2 days to get your work in!). After this, work will be docked 10% for each day late.
In addition to signing the safety contract, you will take a safety test. You must pass with a 90% to participate in labs. With that said, if you pose a threat to yourself or others at any time during a lab, you will lose lab privileges and be given an alternate assignment for the lab points and reports.
1. Verbal Warning
2. Call/Email home
3. Referral to office.