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Physics Syllabus

PHYSICS SYLLABUS
 
 
Teacher: Leah Manley
            E-mail: leah.manley@montgomery.kyschools.us
            School Phone: (859) 497-8765 ext. 2205
           
Course Title: Physics                                                            Credit: 1
 
Grade: 11-12                                                                         Prerequisite: Algebra II, Biology
 
Description: This course is a qualitative study of physics with an emphasis on concept
comprehension but will include mathematical calculation. This course deals primarily with linear, projectile and circular motion; vectors; energy transformation; gravity; inertia; momentum; electricity; light; and special relativity.
 
Course Standards: Students will
1.      identify scientific questions and concepts to guide the design of investigations.
2.      design and conduct scientific investigations.
3.      use equipment, tools, techniques, technology, and mathematics to improve investigations.
4.      use evidence, logic, and scientific knowledge to develop and revise scientific investigations.
5.      effectively communicate investigations and their results.
6.      review and analyze investigations of others.
7.      investigate forces and their effects on motion.
8.      investigate gravitational and electromagnetic forces.
9.      examine the transfer and conservation of energy.
10. distinguish between the types of energy.
11. examine the trend toward chaos (organized to less orderly).
12. investigate energy transfer caused when waves and matter interact.
13. investigate electrical energy and conductivity.
14. investigate special relativity.
 
Textbook(s) Used: Conceptual Physics by Hewitt from Prentice Hall Publishers
 
Materials Required for Class: scientific calculator, composition book, glue sticks
 
Method of Grade Calculation: The assessments that will be used are 
      1.      tests
2.      laboratory investigations
      3.      quizzes
4.      classwork and homework
 
Homework Policy: No late work will be accepted (zero points awarded). 
 
Make-up Work Policy: On the day of return, students must check to see what assignments were missed.   The day he/she returns to school, the student must make arrangements  with the teacher to make up the missed work if the absence is excused. Students have the number of days that were missed plus one to make up any missed work. No make up work will be accepted after that deadline. If  the student knows that he/she will be absent ahead of  time, he/she should ask for his/her work before the absence in order to make it up (ex: field trips). No work may be made up if the absence is unexcused or a suspension.
 
Class Announcements:  Class announcements, test reminders, due date reminders, etc., will be sent through Remind.  To sign up for text and/or email reminders, please text the following to (859) 274-0056:  @mrsmanley .  I encourage both students and parents to join the Remind group for our class.
 
Lab Safety: Since experiments are so important to this class, your behavior must be appropriate to a laboratory setting. There is to be no roughhousing in any way during labs. Laboratory equipment is to be respected and used both carefully and safely. Any inappropriate behavior in lab will result in a detention and loss of all points for that lab.
 

Technology Policy:  Technology is a wonderful tool that can enhance your educational experience; however, it must be used appropriately and wisely.  Our student handbook technology policies will be upheld in class.  Any cell phones not being used with teacher permission will be taken to the office even if just visible and not in use.  Consequences outlined in the student handbook are as follows:  

  • 1st Offense – Device is confiscated, tagged/ labeled, and turned in to Administrative Office. Device will be returned to student at end of school day.
  • 2nd Offense – Device is confiscated and parent or guardian notified to pick up device.
  • 3rd Offense – Device is confiscated, parent or guardian notified to pick up device, and Friday Night School or ASP.
  • 4th Offense - Device is confiscated, parent or guardian notified to pick up device, and Friday Night School and ASP. Possible Out of School Suspension.

According to the student handbook, any device being used in an inappropriate manner (streaming, gaming, bullying, breaking copyright laws, etc.) will result in the following consequences: 

  • 1st Offense – Warning and/ or 5 Day Suspension of Internet Account
  • 2nd Offense – 15 Day Suspension of Internet Account
  • 3rd Offense – Internet Account Suspended for Remainder of School Year
 
Course Outline: 
Unit                                                                                                       Approximate Length 
 
Scientific Inquiry..............................................................................................................3 weeks
Forces and Motion…………………………………………………………….….…11 weeks
Energy/Momentum.………………………………………………....…………………8 weeks
Waves …………………………………………………………………………………8 weeks
Electricity…………………………………………………...…………………….……6 weeks
 
(Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions or concerns.)
 
I have read and understand this course syllabus and agree to behave appropriately during labs.
 
 
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Student Signature                                                                                                       Date
 
 
I have read and understand this course syllabus.
 
 
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Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                                          Date
 
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