Course Title: Physics
Yvette Davidson Hill
225-294-3256 (school office)
The Physics course includes information to prepare students for an entry-level college Physics course. Physics topics covered include metric measurements and methods used in inquiry; linear motion forces; projectile, circular and harmonic motion; energy transformation and conservation; the nature of waves and the function of waves as a means of energy transfer; and electrostatics, circuit electricity, and magnetism.
Unit 1: Measurement and Symbolic Representation
Unit 2: Forces and Linear Motion
Unit 3: Motion in Two Dimensions and Periodic Motion
Unit 4: Energy Transformation and Conservation
Unit 5: Interactions of Energy and Matter/ Waves
Unit 6: Interactions of Energy and Matter/Electricity and Magnetism
Grades will be weighted.
Daily Work—collected each 4.5 weeks; 2 pts. per day
Classwork/Homework—2-3 per week; 10 pts. each
Assessed for Accuracy: 35%
Quizzes—2-4 per 4.5 weeks; 30 pts. each
Reports/Experiments/Projects—1-2 per 4.5 weeks; 50 pts. each
Major Assessments: 40%
Chapter/Unit Tests—100 pts. each
Daily Work: Start-ups will be presented at the beginning of each class. Students are expected to write and answer all start-ups of one week on one page in their notebooks. On Friday, the page of start-ups will be collected for a 10 point grade.
Classwork/Homework: Students will be given many assignments in class. If students do not finish in class assignments, they are expected to be completed at home. Some assignments may be given to be completed entirely for homework. These assignments are generally checked but not turned in. Each classwork or homework assignment will be graded for a 10 point grade.
Quizzes: As information is covered in each unit, students will take small quizzes to check their understanding of the topic. Each quiz will be a few questions and will be worth 30 points.
Reports/Experiments/Projects: These assignments may be lab experiments designed by students involving a written lab report, lab experiments directed by the teacher involving a lab worksheet to be completed during the experiment, or research projects on assorted topics with results to be given in posters or class presentations. Lab reports, worksheets, or projects will be collected by the teacher, inspected for thoroughness and correctness, and graded for a 50 point grade.
Chapter/Unit Tests: Students will be given a test including all objectives covered in each chapter or unit. These tests will be worth 50-100 points each.
Midterm and Final: Midterm and Final will be cumulative. Students will be given a guide of topics/information that will be covered on these tests two weeks before the final will be administered.
A 93% or above
B 85 - 92%
C 74 - 84%
D 67 - 73%
F 66% or less
Notebook with pockets, 3-prong Folder with loose leaf paper, or binder with loose leaf paper
Poly folder with brads (Color by section: 1—red, 2—orange, 4—yellow, 5—green, 6—blue, 7—purple)
Absence/makeup work policy:
After any absence, it is the responsibility of the individual student to contact Ms. Hill to collect make-up work after an absence. Missed tests should be completed within two days of returning to school to avoid additional missed work. In some cases, especially with lab or group assignments, the work completed in the classroom cannot be made up. In these instances, an alternative assignment will be given.