SC 130 Physical Science Schedule Calendar of topics and laboratories for physical science Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday 20 Aug Syllabus Text Pre-assessment 22 Aug Floaters Pre; cube density 011 Measurement 23 Aug L01 012 Density A101, A204 24 Aug quiz 016 Sample lab Rubric • AlphaSoup 27 Aug 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 03 Sep Motion RipStik acceleration Photographer 031 Ball arc Outside Motion L03 032 Accelerated motion A101, A204 07 Sep test 034 10 Sep Motion RipStik energy Photographer 041 Conserve ℰ Banana leaf marble ramp 042 L04 Momentum quiz 044 17 Sep Force to move a RipStik RipStik accelerate 051 Newton's laws Yurt circle Outside 058 Pulleys L05 Mechanical adv Static forces: A non-linear system 24 Sep Heat MITC: heat and temp 061 Temperature Freezing to boiling 062 L06 Heat conduction quiz 054 064 01 Oct Earth GPS orientation 071 Hide 'n seek Outside 072 Outside L07 Latitude A204 05 Oct test 02 midterm 074 08 Oct Earth MITC: climate change 081 Rel. humidity Climate: king tide El Niño/La Niña 082 L08 Clouds quiz 084 precip 084 tables 15 Oct Sound RipStik wave Photographer 091 Waves 092 Outside L09 Sound speed quiz 094 sound 22 Oct MITC: Color theory 101 Color perception achromatopsia UN day 102 L10 Colors of Light A204 Comp lab quiz 104 color 29 Oct Nye: Optics A101 111 Optics Optical demos Refraction effects 112 L11 Reflection & refraction 02 Nov 05 Nov MITC: Micro hydro Flow, head Return papers Pohnpei Con 09 Nov test three 114 12 Nov Veteran's Day Ohm's law, P = iV Review test 122 L12 Circuits quiz 124 19 Nov Chemistry 131 Chemistry Elements 132 L13 Acids & Bases quiz 134 Fav lab survey 26 Nov Astronomy 141 Astronomy Planetary presentations 142 L14 Practical Writing eval 03 Dec Cosmology MITC Particle Zoo Notes 05 Dec 151 Cosmology MITC Beyond Dark 152 L15 Site Swap A101 video Is there a creator? 10 Dec U ask, I answer No ask, no answer 13 Dec 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
L0123 August30 August
L0306 September13 September
L0520 September27 September
L0704 October11 October
L0918 October25 October
L1101 November09 November
L1322 November29 November
L1429 November06 December

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 Pulleys or Hooke's
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