SC 130 Physical Science fall 2008

Files on this page are in a variety of formats. See note.

General course files

Syllabus and calendar.ods
Text prototyping area

Access to material from other terms

Lab write-up format sample
Jump rope lab sample in xhtml

Notes on durable for life email addresses

Activities, laboratories, and evaluations in chronologic order

Course introduction: qualities and the natural philosophy of space, time, and matter

Qualities: Walking around the patios in an ancient school

Quiz 01 Peripatetic musings

Unit one: standard measures of space, time and matter

011 Measuring space, time and matter: Getting to know your personal measurements
012 Laboratory one: Speaking on a soap box
Lab 01 photos and debrief
Lab01 data original proposal fall 2008demo data
  Making XY graphs in OpenOffice 2.4 and 3.0 [T?]
  Making XY graphs in Excel [T?]

Quiz 02 Fundamental measures, BMI, volume, density

Unit two: linear motion

021 Measuring motion: What is your velocity?
022 Laboratory two: Linear motion A rolling ball gathers no moss
Images from laboratory two
Lab 02 data

Quiz 03 linear motion

Unit three: accelerated motion

031 Parabolic path: The arc of a sphere
032 Laboratory three: accelerated motion Dropping the ball on the job
Lab 03 data metastudy html
Images from laboratory three fall 08

Test 01 measurement and motion
Test 01 question ten comments

Interstitial activity fall 2008

035 Center of gravity and cantilevers
cantilever.ods data spreadsheet
board calculations from 17 Sep

Quiz 04 Mathematical models and center of gravity

Unit four: kinetic energy and linear momentum

041 Conservation of energy: Banana leaf marble ramp
Kinetic energy data
042 Lab 04: Momentum Loosing your marbles
Laboratory data metastudy
Images from laboratory four fall 08

Quiz 05 Mathematical models, kinetic energy, momentum

Unit five: heat

Fall 2008 Unit five followed unit six due to loss of lab on liberation day

051 Introduction to temperature: boiling and melting
052 Laboratory five: heat conduction If you cannot take the heat, get a non-conductor
Images from laboratory five

Test two midterm including temperature

Unit six: Air pressure and midterm practical

061 Air pressure activities
062 Laboratory six: Practical
Images from laboratory six

Quiz 06 Air pressure and Bernoulli effects

Unit seven: Latitude and Longitude

071 Hide and seek activity
072 Laboratory seven: Changes in latitude, longitude, and the metric system Walking the line - of latitude [T]
Images from laboratory seven

Quiz 07 Changes in heat, latitude, and longitude

Unit eight: Clouds

081 Relative humidity and precipitation
082 Laboratory eight: Clouds The stuff of which dreams are made
Images from laboratory eight

Quiz 08 Clouds, latitude, longitude, heat index

Unit nine: Sound

091 Waves on a chain.
092 Laboratory nine: Sound. Images of lab equipment The speed of music, the sound of waves
093 rubric
Images from laboratory nine

Unit ten: Optics

101 Lenses
102 Laboratory ten: reflection and refraction Mirror, mirror on the wall
103 Rubric
Student data
Images from laboratory ten

test three: waves, sound, optics

Laboratory 11: The colors of light

111 Activity includes playing with a cereal box spectrometer, colors of the rainbow
112 Laboratory eleven: colors of light Somewhere over the rainbow [T]
Spectrum using SVG

Laboratory 12: Electrical conduction

121 Magnetism, magnetic fields, and iron filings
122 Laboratory twelve: Circuits, conduction, and Ohm's law Let your light bulb shine
Images from laboratory twelve
123 rubric

124 quiz 09 colors of light, magnetism, electricity

Laboratory 13: Flower colors, acids, and bases

131 Introduction to periodic table, chemical symbology
132 Laboratory thirteen: Flower colors, acids, and bases Chemistry from the flower garden in the kitchen
Images from laboratory thirteen

134 quiz 10 atom to acids

Laboratory 14: Reflection final practical

Quiz 11: Planet matching

Laboratory 15: Site Swaps


152 Laboratory fifteen: Site swap notation Keeping three too-many balls up in the air
Images from laboratory fifteen


Material from prior terms

Quiz 03 momentum, kinetic, and potential energyxhtml + mathml version
Quiz 04 heat
q05 weather
q06 waves and soundGnuplot file
q07 Colors of light
q08 Math models, magnetism, electricity
q09 Chemistry
q10 Astronomy
Sample fx

Homework and coursework related materials

Significant digits in the soap box volume laboratorypdf
Stopwatch operationstopwatch diagram
Ball arc activity.pltblank
Ball arc as activity two spring 2008
Sphere arc activity fall 2008
Using statistical modes on a Sharp EL-531W calculator
Marble momentum
Graph choices
Mathematical models
SVG graph and relationship analysis decision tree
Math models two homework
Award words
Cabinet clean-up
table makerhtml

Instructional support materials

OpenOffice Calc file for building xhtml5 pages with SVG xy scatter graph
SVG and MathMl testbed page

Magnifying lens regression
Ball arc
Center of gravity and cantileverscantilever.ods

Fall 2008: An increasing number of files are in XHTML5 + SVG + MathMl format. These files can be rendered by Gecko and Webkit based browsers. Other files are in OpenDocument formats and were created using A few are Gnuplot plot files. Other formats such as Excel and portable network graphic files are present as well.

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