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Colette Barris

Ms. Barris
Physical Science School Year 2011-2012
E-Mail cdb3706@lausd.net

Instructional Component 1 (California Standards 1,2,8, and 9. Motion, Forces, Density and Buoyancy). The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position. Unbalanced forces cause change in velocity. All objects experience a buoyant force when immersed in a fluid.

Instructional Component 2 (California Standards 3, 5, 7 and 9-Structure of Matter Reactions and Periodic Table). Matter has distinct properties and distinct atomic structure, all matter is composed of atoms; subatomic particles studied include protons, electrons, and neutrons. Chemical reactions are processes in which atoms are rearranged into different combinations/molecules.

WEEK1-SCIENTIFIC METHOD
WEEK2-SCIENTIFIC METHOD
WEEK3-METRIC SYSTEM/MEASUREMENT
WEEK4-METRIC SYSTEM/MEASUREMENT
WEEK5-MOTION
WEEK6-MOTION
WEEK7-MOTION
WEEK8-FORCES
WEEK9-FORCES
WEEK10-DENSITY AND BUOYANCY
WEEK11-DENSITY AND BUOYANCY
WEEK12-STRUCTURE OF MATTER
WEEK13-STRUCTURE OF MATTER/PERIODIC TABLE
WEEK14-STRUCTURE OF MATTER/PERIOD TABLE
WEEK15-REACTIONS
WEEK16-REACTIONS
WEEK17-ASTRONOMY/CST REVIEW
WEEK18-CST REVIEW
WEEK19-LAB FINAL/SCIENCE FAIR
WEEK20-TBA

Demonstration project due dates Fall 2010 and Spring 2011:
1)Scientific Method September 16, 2010
2)Force and Motion October 15, 2010
3)Force and Motion November 6, 2010
4)Acid and Bases Chemical Reactions March 2011
5)Physical and Chemical Reactions April 5, 2011
5)Solar Energy Project May 5, 2011
6)Science Fair June5, 2011

Every student is required to have a science notebook. You may use a single theme notebook, notebook check is performed every three weeks.

GRADE SCALE WORK HABITS
A-100-90% E-EXCELLENT
B-89-80% S-SATISFACTORY
C-79-70% U-UNSATISFACTORY
D-69-60% 
F-BELOW 59%

HOMEWORK
Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday of each week at teacher discretion. Students are responsible daily for review of all class lecture and lab notes and or project completion!!! Thus there is an on-going project review or assignment for which YOU are responsible for in the absence of daily homework!!!

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

3 or more missing assignments will result in a student receiving an Unsatisfactory (U) in Work Habits.

Continued disruptive or non cooperative behavior will result in a student receiving an Unsatisfactory or (U).


Laboratory exercises and class participation count for 60% of your total grade. Projects account for 30% of your grade. Exams, Assessment(SPAS), Quizzes account for 10% of your grade.

Laboratory Exercises-60%
Projects/Reports-30%
Assessments, Exams, Tests-10%

MATERIALS
Single Theme Notebook
Pencils.Erasers
Ruler
Calculator
Colored Pencils


Colette D. Barris
NCLB Teacher
University of Southern California-B.A. Geology and Urban Land Studies
Pacific Oaks College-M.A. Human Development and Counseling
Pacific Oaks College-Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
National University M.A. Education Administration
National University Preliminary Administrative Credential
CLAD

*Scientific Method
*Metric System(Base 10 system) and Standard Measurement
*Speed is the distance an object travels in one unite of time. Speed=Distance/Time.
*Constant Speed is difficult to maintain for extended durations of time.
*Average Speed is most often used to calculate Speed.
*Acceleration-Division of change in velocity OR whenever you change direction you Accelerate.
Velocity-Speed in a given direction
*Slope-Steepness of a slant of a line on a graph is it's slope.
*Slope=Rise/Run
*Reference Point-is needed to determine/calculate motion. Reference Point must be stationary.
*Motion-The motion of an object is determined by its change of position to a Reference Point
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Position:
Science Teacher
Contact:
Phone: 115
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