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Physics – Mr. Barclay Fall 2007 Date:
In Regents Physics, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; force; electricity and magnetism; characteristics and behavior of waves; and modern physics. This course provides students with a conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical and scientific skills.
You will be taking the Physics Regents Exam in June 2008. In order to be eligible to take the New York Regents Physics Exam you must have satisfactorily completed your physics lab class.
What should I bring to class?
• Three ring binder to keep notes, handouts, and homework organized.
• Completed homework
• Standard classroom materials (planner, paper, pen, etc.)
• Also bring a:
➢ Scientific Calculator, Ruler, Protractor
➢ 1 Flash drive or CD to save class work and notes
➢ Physics Reference Table
Cheating / Plagiarism
• Students who cheat on a homework/quiz/test will receive a grade of zero.
• Students are not to copy any portion of another student's work. Collaboration does not mean copying. Each graded assignment should reflect individual effort.
• All resources including the textbook should be cited.
How will my grade be determined?
|Tests, Quizzes & Projects |55% |
|Homework |30% |
|Class work/Participation/Citizenship |15% |
Tests/Quizzes – Each Unit and Lab will have a test. There will be regular quizzes during most of the semester. When computing the final semester grade, I intend to drop the three lowest quiz/test/exam scores for students who take all of the semester quiz/test/exams. If a student is absent for a quiz/test/exam, no make-up will be given. The missed quiz/test/exam, with a grade of zero (0), may be the one(s) that is dropped from the final grade computation. A “Do Now” may be used as quiz.
Homework – There are two types of homework:
UTEXAS: You will be using the University of Texas (Utexas) Homework Site for problems. Utexas homework will be typically due Mondays and Thursdays. You will post your results online by midnight on the appropriate day. It is your responsibility to submit your homework on-time, regardless of computer problems. Do not wait until the last minute. I will post the answers at midnight. I intend to drop the three lowest homework grades for the semester.
Readings and Other Problems: From time to time, I will ask you to read sections and do problems from the textbook. This homework will be due at the beginning of the next class, unless otherwise discussed in class. There will usually be a quiz on the assigned homework.
Late homework will not have its grade recorded, in accordance with school policy.
Class work/Participation/Projects – You are required to:
• Arrive for class on time and prepared to work
• Start work on the “Do Now” immediately
• Perform tasks and roles assigned in class
• Contribute insights and questions to whole class and small group work
• Support the learning of others
• Projects may be in class labs or research activities.
• Late projects will not have their grades recorded, in accordance with school policy, except for approved absences.
• Notebook checks will be performed several times a marking period. Those grades will be included in your participation grade.
• Each student will receive 4 participation points for an on time arrival at class. Points may be deducted for being late, for not being on task and for not supporting the learning of others.
• Participation grades will be calculated based on the total points received over the semester.
Absences – If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to talk to me about making up missed work. I will not search you out. All required work must be completed by the end of a marking period to receive a grade. This includes in-class work.
Labs – The policy for labs:
• You will be taking a separate lab class and receiving a separate lab grade
• You must satisfactorily complete your lab work and reports in order to be allowed to take the Regents exam.
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