mrsbps Mrs. Bonnenfant
North Cobb High School Physical Science
Physical Science 92
                WELCOME TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE!
    Physical Science is the study of matter and energy.In this class, we will study both matter and energy and how they relate to each other.
    This web page is intended to help students achieve. It will include class objectives, assignments, review activities and physical science links. Daily schedules may change to accomodate the needs of individual classes. Students are responsible for updating information on the daily calendar.

             
Week 1
Jan. 10 – Jan 12
Wednesday, Jan. 10
Objectives:
           Understand class procedures and expectations
           Identify topics studied in physical science
Assignments:
           Return parental signature sheet
Thursday, Jan. 11
Objectives:
           Explain the importance of the science notebook
           Evaluate methods of problem solving
           Compare and contrast hypothesis, theory, law
Assignments:
           Set up science notebook as instructed.
           Return parental signature sheet.
Friday, Jan 12
Objectives:
           Explain the importance of data collection
           Compare observation and inference
Assignments:
Set up Physical Science notebook to prepare
          for a quiz on Tuesday


Week 2 ( If Mrs. Bonnenfant is absent, assignments will vary from the following)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 19
Tuesday, Jan. 16
Objectives:
Name the steps of the scientific method and use
          scientific method to devise experiments.    
Explain the difference between the independent
          and dependent variables.
Assignments:
Complete experiment  write up, if necessary
Begin work on Chapter 1 study guide
Wednesday, Jan. 17
Objectives:
Name SI units of measurement
Relate  SI units of measurement to types of
          materials being measured
Assignments:
Complete Chapter 1 guide and worksheet review Study for Chapter 1 quiz
Thursday, Jan. 18
Objectives:
Name the prefixes used in SI
Relate SI prefixes to powers of 10
Assignment:in
Complete SI worksheet calculations, if necessary
Begin work on Chapter 2 guide
Friday, Jan. 19
Objectives:
Convert measurements among SI units
Define and calculate derived units
Assignment:
Continue work on Chapter 2 guide


Week 3- Jan. 22 - Jan. 26
Monday, Jan. 22, 2001
Objectives-
    Explain the types of information shown on bar, circle  
      and line graphs
    Consrtuct bar, circle and line graphs
Assignment
    Finish any graphing not completed in class
    Answer questions on test review to study for the
       test tomorrow on Chapters 1 and 2
Tuesday, Jan. 23
Objectives
    Complete line and bar graphs
Assignment-
    Continue work on chapter guide
Wednesday, Jan. 24
Objectives-
     Review for unit 1 test
Assignment-
     Complete test review and study for unit 1 test
Thursday, Jan 25
Objectives-
     1. Complete unit 1 test
Assignment-
     1. Read and take notes on Chapter 3, section 1
Friday, Jan. 26
Objectives
    1. Define speed.
     2. Calculate for speed, time,and distance.
Assignment-
    1. Begin work on chapter guide


Week 4- Jan. 29 - Feb. 2
Monday, Jan 29
Objectives-
    Compare and contrast speed, velocity, acceleration
Assignment-
    Complete calculation worksheet on acceleration
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Objectives-
     1. Relate speed and acceleration to roller coasters
Assignment-
     1. Continue work on chapter guide
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Objectives:
    1.Define force. Compare balanced and unbalanced forces.
Assignment-
     1.Complete worksheet on velocity and acceleration
    2.Continue the chapter guide
Thursday, Feb 1  OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT AT 7:00
Objectives:
    1.Define balanced and unbalanced forces. Define
       inertia
    2.State Newton's 1st Law.
Assignment:
     1. Questions on Section 3.4 in text.
     2. Continue work on Chapter 3 guide.
Friday, Sept. 8
Objectives:
    1.Define gravity and give examples of its effects.
    2.Relate gravitational pull to mass and distance.
Assignment:
     1.Complete chapter 3 guide

Week 5    Feb.5 - Feb 9
Monday
OBJECTIVES:
1. Distinguish between mass and weight.
2. Explain how force, mass, and acceleration are related
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Complete worksheet on gravity
2. Chapter 4 guide assigned.
Tuesday
OBJECTIVES:
1. Calculate for force, mass, and acceleration.
2. State Newton's 2nd Law
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete calculations worksheet. Use GUPSS!
2. Continue work on Chapter 4 guide.
Wednesday
OBJECTIVES:
1. Compare the rates at which different objects fall.
2. Observe the effects of air resistance
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Work on Chapter 4 guide.
2. Complete lab write up
Thursday
OBJECTIVES:
1. Calculate for force, mass, acceleration. Review Newton's
    2nd Law.
2. Observe and explain the effects of air resistance.
ASSIGNMENT:
1.Complete lab writeup ( Parachute lab )
Friday
OBJECTIVES:
1. Explain the movement of projectiles. Define centripetal
    force.
2. State Newton's 3rd Law.
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Complete worksheet on projectiles, action/reaction.
2. Complete workon chapter 4 guide, if necessary.


WEEK 6
FEB 12 - FEB 16  PLEASE RETURN SIGNED PROGRESS REPORTS
                 SIMPLE MACHINES PROJECT DUE FEB 27
MONDAY, FEB 12
OBJECTIVES:
1. Distinguish between kinetic and potential energy
2. Calculate for potential and kinetic energy.
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Complete tennis ball lab write up
2. Begin Chapter 5 guide
TUESDAY, FEB 13
OBJECTIVES:
1. Define work.
2. Calculate for work, force and direction.
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Complete calculations on work
2. Continue work on chapter guide
WEDNESDAY, FEB 14
OBJECTIVES:
1. Explain how machines make work easier.
2. Calculate for mechanical advantage
ASSIGNMENT: PROJECT DUE ON FEB 27
1. Complete worksheet on mechanical advantage
THURSDAY, FEB 15
OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe the six types of simple machines
2. Calculate the MA for different types of machines
ASSIGNMENT: PROJECT DUE ON FEB 27
1. Simple machine project due on October 16.
2. Complete worksheet on simple machines and MA.
FRIDAY, FEB 16
OBJECTIVES:
1. Define compound machine. Give examples
2. Calculate for the efficiency of a machine.
ASSIGNMENT: PROJECT DUE ON FEB 27
1. Complete problems on efficiency
2. Test on Unit 3- Tuesday, Feb. 20


WEEK 7- FEB 19 - FEB 21  SIMPLE MACHINE PROJECTS ARE DUE ON TUESDAY, FEB 27
MONDAY, FEB 19 Test on chapter 5.1 and chapter 7- Tuesday
OBJECTIVES-
1. Calculate for power and efficiency
2. Review for test tomorrow
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Chapter 5.1, 7 guide due tomorrow
2. Study for test
TUESDAY, FEB 20
OBJECTIVES:
1. Complete test on C. 5.1, 7
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Work on simple machine project
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21
OBJECTIVES:
1. Relate use of simple machine to real life situations
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Simple Machine projects are due on Tuesday, Feb. 27


WEEK 7      FEB. 26 - MARCH 2
MONDAY, FEB 26
OBJECTIVES:
1. Compare and contrast heat and temperature.
2. Explain what determines thermal energy
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Begin chapter guide- C.5.2,4 and C. 6.1
TUESDAY, FEB. 27
OBJECTVES:
1. Calculate for specific heat
2. Compare conduction, convection, and radiation.
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Complete lab , if necessary.
2. Complete chapter guide
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28
OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe the 4 states of matter.
2. State the kinetic theory of matter
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete review on states of matter given out in class.
2. Begin work on Chapter 8, 9 guide
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
OBJECTIVES:
1. Explain thermal expansion
2. Identify changes in state and relate them to thermal
   expansion
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Continue chapter guide
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
1. Distinguish between substances and mixtures.
2. Compare solutions, colloids, and suspensions
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Continue Chapter guide


WEEK 8    MARCH 5 - MARCH 9     MIDTERM EXAM- MARCH 13
MONDAY, MARCH 5
OBJECTIVES:
1. Discuss the origins of fossil fuels and the need for conservation of resources.
2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various alternative energy sources
ASSIGNMENT-
1. Complete alternative energy  source chart, if necessary
TUESDAY, MARCH 6
OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe the 4 states of matter.
2. State the kinetic theory of matter
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete review on states of matter given out in class.
2. Begin work on Chapter 8, 9 guide
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
OBJECTIVES:
1. Explain thermal expansion
2. Identify changes in state and relate them to thermal
   expansion
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Continue chapter guide
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
1. Distinguish between substances and mixtures.
2. Compare solutions, colloids, and suspensions
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Continue Chapter guide
FRIDAY, MARCH 9  MIDTERM EXAM- MARCH 13
1. Give examples of physical and chemical properties.
2. Distinguish between physical and chemical changes.
3. State the law of conservation of mass.
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete chapter guide.
2. Complete study guide for midterm exam






WEEK 9- MARCH 12 - 16  MIDTERM EXAM MARCH 13
MONDAY, MARCH 12
OBJECTIVES-
1. Describe the current model of the atom
2. Complete study guide for midterm
ASSIGNMENT-
1. Study for midterm exam
2. Element brochure assigned, due March 28
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
OBJECTIVES-
1. Complete midterm exam
ASSIGNMENT-
1. Read and take notes on Chapter 10, section 1
2. Begin Chapter 10 guide.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
OBJECTIVES:
1. Recognize element symbols.
2. Name specific elements
ASSIGNMENT
1. Continue chapter 10 guide
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe how electrons are arranged in an atom.
2. Compute atomic number and  average atomic mass number
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Continue work on chapter guide.
2. Quiz Monday on elements
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
NO SCHOOL !! hAVE A GREAT WEEKEND


WEEK 11- MARCH 19 - MARCH 23
MONDAY, MARCH 19
OBJECTIVES:
1.Relate atomic number to number of electrons.
2.Define isotope and identify isotopes of common elements
ASSIGNMENT
1.Construct a model of the periodic table.
2.Continue work on chapter guide
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
OBJECTIVES:
1.Describe the periodic table of elements and use it to find information about an element
2.Distinguish between a group and a period.
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Continue work on chapter 10 guide
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
OBJECTIVES:
1. Use the periodic table to classify an element as a metal, nonmetal, or metalloid
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete chapter 10 guide due tomorrow
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
OBJECTIVES:
1. Explain what a chemical formula represents
2. Explain why chemical bonding takes place
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Begin Chapter 11 guide
2. Complete text guide given out in class
3. Element brochure due March 28
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe ionic bonds and name the particles produced by ionic bonding
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Continue work on chapter guide
2. Complete worksheet on ionic bonds
3. ELEMENT BROCHURE DUE ON MARCH 28

WEEK 11 MARCH 26 - 30
MONDAY, MARCH 26
OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe the properties of alkali and alkaline metals
2. Describe the properties of nonmetals.
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete chart on elements, if necessary
2. Element brochure due March 28
TUEDAY, MARCH 27
Objectives:
1. No class today because of testing.
Assignment:
1. Element brochure due Nov. 28 or Nov. 21 for 10 extra points!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28- ELEMENT PROJECTS DUE!!
Objectives:
1. Describe covalent bonds.
2. Explain polar and nonpolar molecules
Assignment:
1. Complete worksheet on bonding.
2. Complete corresponding section of chapter guide
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Objectives:
1. Explain how to determine oxidation numbers and name binary compounds
2. Review for test tomorrow on Chapters 10, 11
Assignment:
1. Complete chapter guide 11 to be handed in tomorrow.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30
Objectives:
1. Complete test on Chpaters 10 and 11
Assigment:
1. Have a wonderful Spring Break!!


WEEK 12
APRIL 9 - APRIL 13
MONDDAY, APRIL 9
OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify reactants and products in a chemical reaction
2. Explain how a chemical reaction demonstrates the law of conservation of mass
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Begin Chapter 16 guide
2. Complete bonding activity, if necessary 
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
OBJECTIVES:
1. Interpret symbols used in chemical equations.
2. Explain what is meant by a balanced equation
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Continue chapter guide
2. Complete worksheet given out in class, if necessary.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
OBJECTIVES:
1. Demonstrate how to write balanced equations
ASSIGNEMNTS:
1. Continue work on chapter guide.
2. Complete worksheet on balancing equations
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe four types of chemical reactions
2. Classify chemical reactions according to type.
ASSIGNMENT:
1. Continue chapter guide
2. Complete worksheet given out in class.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
OBJECTIVES:
1. Differentiate between exothermic and endothermic reactions.
2. Explain the role of catalysts and inhibitors.
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete chapter guide- due Monday
2. Test Tuesday, April 17 over chapter 16

WEEK 13
APRIL 16- APRIL 20
MONDAY, APRIL 16
OBJECTIVES:
1. Relate chemical reactions studied to practical situations
2. Explain energy changes in chemical reactions
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete Chapter 16 guide
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
OBJECTIVES:
1. Define acid and base
2. Give characteristic properties of acids and bases
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Read and take notes on Chapter 17, sections 1
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
OBJECTIVES:
1. Define pH and relate the pH scale to the strength of
   acids and bases
2. Discuss the effects of acid rain.
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete test review and study for test on Chapters 16
   and 17.
2. Chapter guides are due.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
OBJECTIVES:
1. Complete test.
ASSIGNMENTS:
1.No homework
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
OBJECTIVES:
1.Relate chemical reactions to fireworks
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Read and take notes on Chapter 18, section 1


WEEK 14
APRIL 23 - APRIL 27
MONDAY, APRIL 23
Objectives:
1. Define waves
2. Explain transverse waves and label each part.
Assignments:
1. Begin chapter 18 guide
2. Complete work given out in class.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
Objectives:
1. Explain the relationship between frequency and wavelength in a transverse wave
2. Calculate for frequency, velocity, and wavelength.
Assignments:
1. Continue chapter guide.
2. Complete calculations on waves.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
Objectives:
1. Demonstrate differences in wave quantities in a spiral spring.
2. Predict the behavior of waves when they hit an immovable barrier
Assignments:
1. Continue chapter guide
2. Complete lab write up, if necessary.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Objectives:
1. Define sound
2. Describe the transmission of sound through a medium
Assignments:
1. Continue chapter guide
2. Complete work handed out in class
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Objectives:
1. Explain the relationship between intensity, loudness and frequency, pitch.
Assignments:
1. Continue chapter guide


WEEK 14
APRIL 30 - MAY 4
MONDAY, APRIL 30
Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast electromagnetic waves with other
   waves
2. Describe the arrangement of waves on the electromagnetic
   spectrum
Assignments:
1. Complete reading guide, if necessary
2. Begin Chapter 19 guide
TUESDAY, MAY 1
Objectives:
1. Explain at least one application for each type of
   wave on the spectrum
2. Describe the difference between opaque, transparent, and
   translucent materials
Assignment:
1. Continue Chapter 19 guide
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Objectives:
1. Explain how color is seen.
2. State and give examples of the law of reflection
Assignments:
1. Continue chapter 19 guide.
2. Complete section review given out in class.
THURSDAY, MAY 3
Objectives:
1. Define refraction and explain how it separates white light into the colors of the spectrum
2. Describe how diffraction and interference patterns demonstrate wave behavior
Assignments:
1. Chapter 19 guide due Monday
FRIDAY, MAY 4
    SPRING FLING !!! :) NO 3RD PERIOD :(  HAVE FUN !!



WEEK 15
MAY 7 - MAY 11   END OF COURSE TEST IS THURSDAY, MAY 17
MONDAY, MAY 7
Objectives:
1. Explain how an image is formed in a mirror.
2. Explain plane, convex and concave mirrors
Assignment:
1. Chapter guide due tomorrow. Test tomorrow!
2. Return signed progress reports
TUESDAY, MAY 8
Objectives:
1. Complete test on chapters 18,19, 20
Assignment:
1. Read and take notes on Chapter 21, section 1
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
Objectives:
1. Explain static electricity and its effects.
2. Distinguish between conductors and insulators and give examples of each.
Assignment:
1. Complete section questions given out in class.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
Objectives:
1. Differentiate between static and current electricity.
2. Explain how a battery can be a source of electricity.
3. Relate potential difference, resistance, and current.
Assignment:
1. Complete section questions given out in class
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Objectives:
1. Calculate for current, amperes, and voltage
Assignment:
1. Continue chapter guide


WEEK 17- MAY 14 - MAY 18
END OF COURSSE TEST ON THURSDAY, MAY 17
MONDAY, MAY 14
OBJECTIVES:
1. Illustrate a series and parallel circuit and give examples of each.
2. Explain the function of circuit breakers and fuses.
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Continue chapter guide
TUESDAY, MAY 15
OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe the properties of magnets
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Complete reading guide section on Chapter 22.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
OBJECTIVES:
1. Review for End of Course test
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Study test guide for End of Course test
THURSDAY, MAY 17
OBJECTIVES:
1. Complete county End of Course Test
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. No homework!!
FRIDAY, MAY 18
OBJECTIVES:
1. Name and explain different sources of energy
ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Reasearch energy sources in text or on the Internet




1. Begin study for final exam
Objectives:
1. Go over EOC test, correct errors
2. Review for final exam
Assignment:
1. Study for final exam given Thursday or Friday
Thursday
Final Exams for 2nd and 3rd blocks
Friday
Final exams for 4th and 5th blocks
My Quia activities and quizzes
Scientific method
https://www.quia.com/jg/53878.html
Review vocabulary for the scientific method
Chapter 3
https://www.quia.com/jg/56627.html
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