SC 130 Physical Science spring 2009

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

General course files

Syllabus and calendar
Spring 2009 calender (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
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
022 spring 2009 lab data spreadsheet
022 lab report feedback notes
022 An image from laboratory two

Quiz 03 linear motion

Unit three: accelerated motion

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

Test 01 measurement and motion

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
042 Lab 04-91: Momentum 01 mod Loosing your marbles
Laboratory data metastudy
Images from laboratory four

Quiz 04 Mathematical models and 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

Quiz 05 Acceleration revisited, heat

Unit six: Air pressure and midterm practical

061 Air pressure activities
Fall 2007: Ball bounce: First bounce height
Fall 2007: Ball bounces: exponential decay
Spring 2009: 062 Lab 06 concept one
Spring 2009: 062 Lab 06 take two

Test two Air pressure and Bernoulli effects + prior material

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

No quiz spring 2009 due to staff development day. Fall 2008:
No quiz nn: 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 06 Latitude, longitude, weather, clouds

Unit nine: Sound

091 Waves on a chain
092 Laboratory nine: Sound. Mach one: the speed of sound
093 rubric
Images from laboratory nine

Quiz 07 Applied Bernoulli and Waves

Unit ten: Optics

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

Quiz 08 Reflection and refraction

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

Quiz 09: Spectra and the colors of light

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 test 03 waves, sound, refraction, 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

142 Laboratory 14 :Final practical

Quiz 11: Planetary quiz

Laboratory 15: Site Swaps

MITC DVD 1 (B): Discovery: The universe a guided tour. NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences., 2000. (120 min.) This digital video disc, comprising 12 ten-minute programs, considers the past, present, and future of astronomy and space exploration; technological innovations such as the Hubble Space Telescope, robot probes, and satellites; life aboard the space shuttle and the Mir space station; black holes and dark matter; the structure of the universe; and the Big Bang. NDVD format
Notes on first half of Discovery: Guided Universe
Notes on the three cosmology videos

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

Cosmology quiz

Sample final. Questions will vary.

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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