Lezlie Haynes

Welcome to Physical Science!

1/12 In Class–we finished the module on forces, talked about the life of Galileo, began the next module on energy and performed the experiment on the agenda. Hwk is to study for Mod 7 quiz and follow the agenda. Formal Lab report!!! Typed!!!!
1/5  In Class–we reviewed the beginning of Mod 7, then took notes over the remainder of the module.  We worked several force diagram problems (OYO’s and SG questions).  Hwk is to follow the agenda.
Secondary Class Schedule 20-21
Academic Calendar 20-21
Physical Science 20-21

Preclass information to print, sign and turn in the first day of class (I only need the signature pages turned in):

2020 Lab Safety Form

STUDENT PROFILE  (Student should fill this out, NOT THE PARENT)

Science Courses policy

Handouts: Print and place in binder notes section.

Agenda Spring – will be updated

How to Write a Lab Report

How to Write a Summary for Science Class

Book Report with Media Presentation

“This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. However, your student can also use it for their 9th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, chemistry, and astrophysics. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science.” Apologia Website

Students should bring all supplies to every class. This includes the student text, workbook, notebook and pencils. Students are required to keep an organized notebook consisting of notes, worksheets, tests/quizzes, and experiments.

In general, each module will take two weeks to cover. Class usually begins with a quiz over the previous week’s assignment. After the quiz, new material is introduced and explained. As time permits, experiments are performed to further the students understanding of concepts or to introduce new ideas. For many of the modules, additional assignments are sent home to further understanding of important concepts in the chapter.  Progress reports will be sent via email at the end of each six weeks and will include all in-class work (extra worksheets, quizzes, labs, projects).

Physical science at FAITH requires two projects to be completed during the course of the year. The first is either a science fair project or a multi-media project centered on a Christian scientist and will be due in January. The second is a multi-media engineering project which will be due in February/March. Information about the first project is given the first two weeks of school. Information about the second project is given second semester after Module’s 9 & 10 have been taught.

I look at physical science as the bridge between middle school work and high school work. With this in mind, I use this course to prepare students for the rigorous coursework assigned in a high school biology class. Students should be prepared to study daily—not just read or answer questions, but study in-depth. This class will require more time and effort than any previous science class. Students should be studying for weekly quizzes, large unit tests, and comprehensive final exams.

I look forward to meeting new students in the fall, too!

If you have any questions, please email the instructor at lezlie@43llc.com.