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SYLLABUS

School Year 2014-2015

Second Semester

Course Name

Physical Science

Course Code

40.0170011

School Name

Stone Mountain Middle School

Teacher Name

Dr. D.M. Seay-Mayberry

School Phone Number

678-676-4802

Teacher Email

DOROTHY_M_SEAY-MAYBERRY@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

School Website

http://www.stonemountainms.dekalb.k12.ga.us/

Teacher Website

 

Course Description

Physical Science is studied for conceptual understanding of major concepts in matter, waves, electricity and magnetism, motion, forces, and energy. Students will explore concepts of physical science through class discussion, notes, projects and lab experiences.

Curriculum Overview

The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

 

Unit 3 – Electromagnetic Spectrums, Waves and Energy

Unit 4 – Mass, Motions of Objects, Gravity and Energy

Unit 5 – Electricity, Magnetism and Energy

BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Title

Georgia Science

ISBN

978-0-07-877847-6

Replacement Cost

$67.50

Online book and/or resources

www.ips.msscience.com

Online student access code (school specific)

AE7EA842B3 (all caps)

GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.

GRADING CATEGORIES

*GRADE PROTOCOL

Formative Assessment - 0%

Assessment During Learning – 25%

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%

Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%

A 90 – 100 ~P (pass)

B 80 – 89 ~F (fail)

C 71 – 79

D 70

F Below 70

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

STUDENT PROGRESS

Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester. The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See theCode of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.

HOMEWORK

Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience. Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience. It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB. . Students who fail to turn in homework and were not absent from school have one class period to submit late work and remove the zero.

MAKE-UP WORK

DUE TO ABSENCES

When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy

SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

Arrive to class on time

Follow Class routines.

O Tardiness requires a pass; students without passes will be subject to detention.

O No passes out of class during first and last 15 minutes of class.

o Bring all materials to class.

o Students are expected to remain seated unless assignments require movement.

O Do not interfere with the learning of other students.

O Follow all classroom expectations.

O Follow DCSS discipline plan.

o Complete and turn in all work on time.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

o Six one subject spiral notebooks ( only one subject)

o Two red pens (contributed to class)

o Four glue sticks (contributed to class)

o One pack of additional notebook paper (student keeps in locker)

Note: colored pencils, markers, pencil sharpeners, rulers and scissors will be available for use during class; however, you may want to have your own personal supply.

EXTRA HELP

Tutorial will be provided on Tuesday mornings from 7:45 am- 8:20am. All students must have a signed pass from the teacher to attend tutorial.

PARENTS AS PARTNERS

Parental involvement and communication is a key. Please feel free to email with any questions or concerns.

   

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