Physical Science – Mr. Holthouse
"What you try to do is to be brilliant more often than you are an idiot."
Prof. Gerald Guralnik, Brown University, on succeeding in research
Syllabus Policies & Expectations Grades
Date 
Topics 
InClass 
Homework 
F
5/9 
Describe the
difference between matter, mass, and volume Define density Compute density
from mass and volume Given 2 of mass, volume
and density, find the other L1: convert units
while computing with density 


M
5/12 
Practice density
problems 
Energy Review due Wed 

T
5/13 
Identify materials
from computed densities 
Finish Analysis
from lab 

W 5/14 
Energy Unit review 


Th 5/15 
Debrief density lab Compare weight vs.
mass Convert mass to
weight on Earth Describe buoyancy
using densit L1: define buoyancy
using weight and compute the buoyant force y 


F
5/16 
Energy
Unit Test 


M
5/19 
Pop quiz on reading Solve simple
numeric buoyancy problems Bill Nye explains
buoyancy! 
Bill Nye Questions 

W
5/21 
Review buoyancy
problems 


Th 5/22 
Solve buoyancy word
problems Debrief on Float
Your Boat Quiz on
Density 


F
5/23 
Review buoyancy
problems 

Read Sink Your Sub lab 
T
5/27 
Apply measurement
and buoyancy principles to make an object neutrally buoyant 


W 5/28 
Introduce Sub
Project: Score Sheet, Project
Log Work on Subs 
Sub Design Ideas (3 per team) 

Th 5/29 
Buoyancy
Quiz 3 Design
Ideas, Project Plan Due end of class 

Final
Review 1a due Tues 
F
5/30 
Work on Subs Lab open after school
until 3:30PM 


T
6/3 
Work on Subs Lab open after
school until 3:30PM 

Final
Review 1b due Thu 
W
6/4 
Work on Subs Design
Plan due end of class! 


Th 6/5 
Work on Subs Lab open after
school until 3:30PM 

Final
Review 2 due Mon 
F
6/6 
Work on Subs Lab open after
school until 3:30PM 


M
6/9 
Work on Subs Lab open after
school until 3:30PM 

Unit Review worksheet due Wed 
T
6/10 
Testing
Day! Asbuilt
Design, Signed Project Logs Due at start of first test 


W 6/11 
Project Report Due Review for Unit
Test 

Final Review 3 due Mon 
F
6/13 
Unit Test
on Density & Buoyancy 


M
6/16 
Review for Final
Exam 


Th 6/19 
Review extra help 11:45 


F
6/20 
Final Exam 


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