Lezlie Haynes

Welcome to Physical Science!

New Email Address:  soonerstn@gmail.com

5/17   In Class–students turned in their balloon car handouts (research plan and conclusion) and then took their final exam.  Exams were graded in class and the answer documents were returned.  Parents can expect to receive their child’s progress report by Thursday morning.

Handouts:  Items to print and place in binder:

Agenda 2022 Fall

Agenda Spring 2023–to be added later

How to Write a Summary for Science Class

How to Write a Formal Lab Report

Book Report with Media Presentation

Preclass forms to print and bring to first day of class–only print the signature page for the Policy and Lab Safety form:

STUDENT PROFILE

Science Courses Policy

Lab Safety
Faith Secondary Schedule 22-23
Academic Calendar 22-23
Physical Science List 22-23

“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.