# SC 130 Physical Science spring 2010

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

## General course files

Images from the class

## Activities, laboratories, and evaluations in chronologic order

### Course introduction: Space, time, and matter

Quiz 01 Space, Time, Matter

### 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
012 Lab 01 feedback notes
013 rubric
Lab 01 photos
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

Quiz 03 linear motion

### Unit three: accelerated motion

Monday: RipStik acceleration [second tab]
Blog coverage of RipStik acceleration

Test 01 measurement and motion

### Unit four: kinetic energy and linear momentum

Quiz 04 Mathematical models and momentum

### Unit five: Forces and Newton's law

051 Forces
Force required to accelerate a RipStik [Wed HW]
The Book of Phyz by Dean Baird

056 Lab 05 Hooke's Law
056 data
Lab 05 Photos

### Unit six: heat

061 Introduction to temperature: boiling and melting
062 Laboratory six: heat conduction If you cannot take the heat, get a non-conductor
063 rubric
Sample data
Images from laboratory six: heat conduction

Optional interstitial activity [Can occur at any point in term]

061 Air pressure activities

### 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]
073 rubric
Images from laboratory seven fall 2009

Test two midterm

### Unit eight: Clouds

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

### Unit ten: Optics

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

### Unit fourteen: Astronomy

One minute celestial objects presentations
Laboratory 14

Favorite labs survey fall 2009

Images from laboratory fourteen fall 2009

### Unit fifteen: Cosmology

Cosmology
MITC DVD 393: Stephen Hawking and the theory of everything. Join Hawking and other renowned thinkers as they explore the revolutionary new ideas that have evolved since the publication of his blockbuster book. Besides interviews, this stimulating documentary uses computer graphics and simple, easy-to-understand demonstrations to explain complex concepts. Topics include black holes, string theory, super symmetry, dimensions beyond our perception, and the mysterious M force - all potential keys to unlocking the elusive "theory of everything" that seems so tantalizingly close.

## Instructional support materials

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

Magnifying lens regression
Text
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 FireFox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. No Microsoft product will properly render any of these files. Other files are in OpenDocument formats and were created using OpenOffice.org. A few are Gnuplot plot files. Other formats such as Excel and portable network graphic files are present as well.

File types key

• .html HyperText Markup Language web page
• .odg OpenOffice.org Draw
• .ods OpenOffice.org Calc
• .odt OpenOffice.org Writer
• .pdf Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File
• .plt Gnuplot 4.0 file. Edit with text editor, open with Gnuplot
• .png Portable Network Graphic
• .wxm Maxima wxMaxima 5.12 file
• .xhtml XHTML5 + MathMl + SVG