Students will learn some of the most foundational concepts in all of the sciences: motion, forces, energy, electricity, wave motion and the behavior of light. Experimentation, demonstrations, problem-solving and associated readings are all part of the course. Students will learn the scientific method of problem-solving and learn to apply it successfully in the laboratory. Honors Physics is intended for students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.
COURSE EXPECTATIONSClassroom Procedures
1.Check https://www.cbsd.org//Domain/1932 daily for all assignments as well as upcoming tests and quizzes. If you are absent, check the site before you return and come in with the assignments. You should view the calendar by using the link on the left.
2. Always be on time. Bring a pencil, notebook, the textbook and a calculator.
3. Textbooks must be covered and brought to class. You will be responsible for providing a new book if there is any damage done.
4. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you have missed.
a. If you are absent the day before the test, you will take the test, during class, on test day.
b. If you are absent the day of the test, you will take it, during class, the day you return.
5. Missed work due to absences (including tests, quizzes and labs) must be completed within one week of the original due date or it will result in a zero.6. All work must be shown to receive full credit.
7. If you need help, ask. Extra help can be scheduled before or after school with prior notice.
8. No phones, headphones or calculator games will be permitted during class.1.You are responsible for replacing any lab equipment that is broken due to misuse. If you misuse the equipment, you will receive a zero for the lab and disciplinary action will follow.
2. Your lab grade will be determined by your group work, lab procedures, and lab assessment given after the experiment is completed.3. If you are absent on the day an experiment is performed, you will make up the lab before or after school and do a lab write up as the assessment.-Labs must be TYPED. Any or all of a lab report that is not typed will not be accepted.
Grading - The district grading scale will be used.
1. There will be three distinct groups in which grades will be placed; Assessment (Tests and quizzes), Activity (labs and labwork) and Assignment (CW/HW). Your grade will be determined based on a point system of total points for all categories combined.
2. Homework is due at the beginning of the period. Handing in homework during the middle or end of the period is unacceptable. No credit will be given for late homework.
3. All work must be shown on tests, quizzes and homework to receive full credit.
4. There is NO extra credit.
5. A class work grade may be given in each marking period based on what you have done in class throughout the quarter.
6. Grades can be seen on infinite campus. An ‘M’ indicates an assignment is missing and the current value of the missing assignment is a zero. If the assignment is turned in within the required time frame, a grade will replace the ‘M’, if not, the ‘M’ will keep its zero value for the remainder of the quarter.