Mr.John Donato

Mr.John Donato

 

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Introduction to Physics
 
Introduction to Physical Science (IPS and GPS) is designed to integrate safe laboratory procedures with lectures and readings. The main objective is to teach science through investigation and research. Investigation in the lab, with well-kept lab records, will support scientific knowledge learned. IPS and curriculum helps prepare students for the relationships and responsibilities attendant to the interaction of science, technology, and society. 
 
Text:
 
Physcial Science: Glencoe/McGraw -Hill
1997 Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, Columbus,OH 43240
 
*Ninth Grade Assessments
 
 
I. Introduction To Physical Science
A. Safety Science (Safety Game)
B. Applied Science (Terminology)
C. Problem Solving (Controlling Variables)
D. Scientific Method (Von Lawrence Treasure Lab)
 
II. Physical Science Methods of Measurement (Metric Measurements)
A. Measurements, Mass, Length, Temperature, Time, Density, Volume. (Count Your Pennies)
B. Metric Units (Spaghetti Lab) (Metric Munchies)
C. Graphing: Line, Pie, Bar (Mass/Volume Lab) (Density Lab)
 
III. Energy and Motion
A. Speed (Speed Lab) Buggies
B. Velocity and Acceleration (Acceleration Lab) (Force/Acceleration Lab)
C. Force and Motion: Newton’s Law ;Speed, Force, and Acceleration*
D.Friction (Friction Lab)
E. Gravity
 
IV. Energy
A. Kinetic and Potential Energy
B. Temperature and Heat (Energy of Reactions)
C. Specific Heat (Specific Heat Lab)
 
V. Thermal Energy
A. Conduction, Convection, and Radiation (Conduction/Convection Lab)
B. Heating Systems and Thermal Pollution (Radiation Lab)
C. Heat and Calories of Foods (Calorie Lab, Calorimeter)
VI. Machines
A. Simple and Compound Machines (Lever and Pulley Lab)
B. Six Types of Simple Machines (Calculating IMA Labs)
C. Mechanical Advantage and Efficiency (Calculating Efficiency)
D. Horsepower and Power
 
VII. Matter
A. Types of Matter (Properties of a Solid and a Liquid)
B. Matter and Temperature
C. Changing States ( Freezing pt. and Boiling pt.)
D. Behavior of Gases (Hot Air Lab)
E. Use of Fluids (Properties of a Fluids)
 
 
 
VIII. Classification of Matter
A. Composition of Matter (Element, Composition, and Mixture Lab)
B. Physical and Chemical Properties (Compounds Per Cent Composition) (6 White Substances)
 
IX. Atomic Structure and The Periodic Table
A. Structure of the Atom (Atom Construction Lab)
B. Symbols and the Properties of Elements
C. Properties of Oxygen (Oxygen Lab)*
D. Mass of Atoms and Elements (Reactivity within a Group and Period)
E. Periodic Table: Groups and Families (Coloring Families, Groups ,Metals and Non-Metals)
 
 
X. Chemical Bonds
A. Compounds and Formulas ( Iron Sulfide Lab) (Rusting Lab)
B. Bonding Chemicals (Bond Breaker Lab)
C. Formulas and Balancing
D. Compounds and Polyatomic Ions (Building Polyatomic Models)
 
 
XI. Elements and Properties
A. Metals (Density and Properties of Metals Lab)
B. Synthetic Elements
C. Non-Metals (Non-Metal Reactions)
D. Mixed Groups (Metalloids)
 
XII. Organic Compounds
A. Hydrocarbons (Slippery Carbon) (Secret Message) (Building Organic Molecules)
B. Organic Series and Biological Compounds (Alcohol and Organic Acids)
XIII Metals
A. Alloys, Recycling, New Materials (Alchemy Lab) (Flame Test)
B. Plastics, Natural Polymers (Compose Your Own Composite Lab)
 
 
XIV. Solutions
A. Types of Solutions (Dissolving Lab) (Boiling Point Lab)
B. Dissolving (Solubility /Saturation Lab)
C. Solubility and Concentration (Rock Candy)
D. Solubility and Temperature (Potassium Nitrate Lab)*
 
XV. Chemical Reaction
A. Law of Conservation of Mass
B. Reactants and Products (Zinc and Hydrochloric Acid Lab)
C. Chemical Equations (Chemical Changes with Mixed Solutions)
D. Mass of a Chemical Reaction (Reaction Mass Lab)*
E. Types of Chemical Reactions (Oxygen Lab)
 
XVI. Acids, Bases, And Salts
A. Acids: Strong& Weak (Acid Lab)
B. Bases: Strong&Weak (Base Lab)
C. Salts, Soaps, and Detergents (Making Soap Lab)
D. Testing For PH (Titration Lab) (Hydronium Lab) (Neutralization Lab)
E. Acid Rain (Home pH) (Strong&Weak Acids Lab) (Soda Science) (Acid Rain Lab) 
 
XVII. Light and Sound
A. Wave Characteristics
B. Velocity, Sound, Compressional Waves, Frequency, and Pitch (Tuning Forks)
C. Spectrum, Radio, Light, and Color (Spectroscope)
 
 
XVIII. Electricity and Magnetism
A. Conductors and Insulators (Static Electricity Lab)
B. Current, AC and DC
C. Types of Circuits, Series and Parallel (Building Circuits)