SC 130 Physical Science Schedule Calendar of topics and laboratories for physical science Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday 09 Jan Floaters Text • Outline Assessment • graph 11 Jan 011 Measurement mass, height, BMI 12 Jan L01 012 Density A101, A204 13 Jan Quiz 014 Sample lab Rubric • AlphaSoup 16 Jan Motion RipStik motion Photographer 021 Motion How slow are you? GPS, speed gun 022 Outside L02 Linear motion Start at gym Quiz 024 Writing eval 012 23 Jan Motion RipStik acceleration Photographer 031 Ball arc Outside Motion L03 032 Accelerated motion A101, A204 27 Jan Test 01 30 Jan Motion RipStik energy Photographer 041 Conserve ℰ Banana leaf marble ramp 042 L04 Momentum Quiz 044 06 Feb Force to move a RipStik RipStik accelerate 051 Newton's laws Yurt circle Outside 052 L05 Hooke's law Static forces: A non-linear system 13 Feb Heat MITC: heat and temp 061 Temperature Freezing to boiling 062 L06 Heat conduction 064 Quiz 20 Feb Earth GPS orientation 071 Hide 'n seek Outside 072 Outside L07 Latitude A204 24 Feb Test 02 Midterm 27 Feb Earth MITC: climate change 081 Rel. humidity Climate: king tide El Niño/La Niña 082 L08 Clouds 084 quiz 084 tables 05 Mar Sound RipStik wave Photographer 091 Waves 092 Outside L09 Sound speed 094 quiz 12 Mar MITC: Color theory 101 Color perception achromatopsia 102 L10 Colors of Light A204 Comp lab 104 quiz 19 Mar 111 Optics Lenses Pin hole cam 112 L11 Reflection & refraction 23 Mar 114 test three 26 Mar MITC: Micro hydro 121 Magnetism 122 L12 Circuits 30 Mar Rahn en tiahk 02 Apr Founding day Apr 04 No classes Spring break Maundy Thursday Good Friday 09 Apr Chemistry 131 Chemistry Elements 132 L13 Acids & Bases 124-134 quiz Fav lab survey 16 Apr Astronomy 141 Astronomy Planetary presentations 142 L14 Practical Writing eval 144 Quiz 23 Apr Cosmology MITC Notes 30 Nov 151 Cosmology MITC 152 L15 Site Swap 154 quiz 30 Apr 02 May U ask, I answer No ask, no answer 04 May 12:10 final Ball animation on top of other elements ball paths Styrofoam cup for lab five

Odd numbered laboratory reports get written up using spread sheet (tables, xy scattergraph charts) and word processing software (text with tables and charts pasted in), handed in, and marked using a rubric. Software such as or Microsoft Excel integrated into Microsoft Word can be used for these reports. Laboratory 14 also gets a full write-up and is a laboratory practical examination.

A line with a circle at the end shows when the odd numbered laboratory reports are due. The odd numbered laboratory reports are marked for content, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, organization, cohesion, and, where appropriate, citation of sources. Think of this class as expos III. The date of the laboratories which are marked for the above, and the due dates, are given in the table below.

LabDateDue date
L0112 January19 January
L0312 January02 February
L0509 February16 February
L0723 February01 March
L0908 March15 March
L1122 March29 March
L1312 April19 April
L1419 April26 April

Even numbered laboratories do not have full laboratory reports, except 14. For the even numbered laboratories you will be asked to hand in a table, chart, possibly including slope and intercept data, or a sketch, or a combination of these elements. These reports do not need to include introductions, conclusions, and are not marked for grammar, vocabulary, organization, nor cohesion.

Lecture and laboratory topic titles with cross-references to the text section number. The numeric prefixes correspond to the textbook section.

KeyTopicMW LectureTh Laboratory
L01Measures011 What are your measurements? 012 Density
L02Motion021 How slow are you?022 Linear motion
L03Motion031 Arc of a sphere032 Acceleration of gravity
L04Motion041 Banana leaf marble ramp042 Conservation of momentum
L05Forces051 Newton's laws056 Hooke's law
L06Heat061 Temperature062 Conduction of heat
L07Earth071 Hide and seek072 Latitude
L08Weather081 Humidity and precipitation082 Clouds
L09Sound091 Waves092 Speed of sound
L10Spectra101 Electomagnetic waves102 HTML colors of light
L11Optics111 Lenses112 Ref[le|ra]ction
L12Magnetism and electricity121 Magnetism122 Circuits
L13Chemistry131 Introduction to the elements132 Acids & Bases
L14Astronomy142 Lab practical
L15CosmologyMITC152 Site swap notation

SC 130 Physical Science syllabus