SC 130 Physical Science schedule summer 2012

SC 130 Physical Science Schedule Calendar of topics and laboratories for physical science Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 04 June Space, Time, Matter Text Sample lab Rubric 05 June Measurement calculated measures L00 Sticks & stones 06 June Density Sig digs L01 soap density 07 June RipStik linear L02 linear motion At gym west side 08 June test 01 11 June Planet Earth I MITC Living machine 12 June RipStik Acc Ball arc L03 accelerated motion 13 June Conservation of ℰ: Banana leaf marble ramp L04 Momentum 14 June Force: 3 laws Yurt circle L05 Pulleys 15 June test 02 18 June Planet Earth II MITC Blue Planet 19 June Temperature L06 heat conduction 20 June Find Binky L07 outside latitude 21 June test 03 22 June Midterm break 25 June Planet Earth III MITC Climate change 26 June relative humidity L08 clouds glass condensation? 27 June Waves L09 sound speed outside 28 June Color perception achromatopsia L10 Spectra? 29 June test 04 02 July Inconvenient Truth Location TBD 03 July Optics L11 refraction only 04 July Magnetism L12 circuits 05 July chemistry L13 Acids & Bases 06 July test 05 09 July Solar System MITC 10 July Planetary Distances L14 lab practical 11 July Astronomy Planet Presentations L15 site swap 12 July cosmology MITC 13 July test 06 16 July Elegant Universe MITC 17 July Last day Assessment Fav lab survey Course eval U ask I ans 18 July Finals 19 July t07 final 20 July No class Ball animation on top of other elements

Circled 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 Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, or can be used for these reports.

LabDateDue date
L0106 June13 June
L0312 June19 June
L0720 June27 June
L0927 June04 July
L1103 July10 July
L1410 July17 July

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

L00Measures011 What are your measurements?010 sticks & stones
L01MeasuresDensity intro (vials) & sig digs012 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 laws052 Hooke's law
L06Heat061 Temperature062 Conduction of heat
L07Earth071 Find Binky072 Latitude
L08Weather081 Humidity and precipitation082 Clouds
L09Sound091 Waves092 Speed of sound
L10Spectra101 Color102 CD spectroscope
L11Optics111 Lenses112 Ref[le|ra]ction
L12Magnetism and electricity121 Magnetism122 Circuits
L13Chemistry131 Introduction to the elements132 Acids & Bases
L14AstronomyPlanetary presentationsFinal practical
L15CosmologyMITC152 Site swap notation

SC 130 Physical Science syllabus