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Physical Science

Important Class Files: Syllabus Glossary Index

In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of two primary disciplines of physical science—physics and chemistry. Through hands-on activities, students will explore scientific concepts and apply them in group projects. Some key concepts in chemistry that will be explored during the second semester of the course involve understanding the structure and properties of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the interactions between matter and energy. The study of chemistry also includes the examination of the composition, properties, and reactions of substances; the behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical names, formulas, and equations; and acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions.

Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 (1/16-1/18)

Please sign and return the syllabus (Due Thurs, 1/18):

JStone_PhysSci_Syllabus_Sp18

Please watch the following video, The Nucleus: Crash Course Chemistry #1, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Thurs 1/18):

Homework_CrashCourseNucleus

Please complete the following worksheet on the periodic table (Due Thurs 1/18):

PeriodicTableWorksheet

Please complete the following vocabulary (Due Mon 1/22):

Homework_Vocab_Part4

Week 2 (1/22-1/25)

Please complete the following worksheet on atomic structure and the periodic table (Due Tues 2/23):

Worksheet_AtomicStructurePeriodicTable

Please watch the following video “Nova: Hunting the Elements” and complete the attached worksheet (Due Thurs 1/25):

hunting-the-elements-worksheet

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/hunting-elements.html

Please watch the following video, The Creation of Chemistry – The Fundamental Laws: Crash Course Chemistry #3, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Mon 1/29):

Homework_CrashCourseFundamental

Please watch the following video, The Periodic Table: Crash Course Chemistry #4, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Mon 1/29):

Homework_CrashCoursePT

Week 3 (1/29-2/1)

Please complete the following Chemistry Review, Chapter 10, Sections 1-2 (Due Mon 1/29):

Homework_Review_Ch10-S1-2

Please complete the following worksheet on Changes of State (Due Mon 1/29):

Changes-of-State-Worksheet

Please complete the following vocabulary (Due Tues 1/30 ):

Homework_Vocab_Part5

Please watch the following video, The World of Chemistry: Water (VoD #12), and complete the attached worksheet (Due Thurs 2/1):

Worksheet_WaterChemistry

https://www.learner.org/resources/series61.html#

Please complete the following Periodic Table Review packet (Due Mon 2/5): 

Perioidic-Table-Packet-_1-1-2

Week 4 (2/5-2/8)

Please watch the following video, Water and Solutions — for Dirty Laundry: Crash Course Chemistry #7, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Tues 2/6):

Homework_WaterSolutions

Please complete the following worksheet on Ionic Structure (Due Wed 2/7):

Homework_Ions

Please complete the following worksheet on Ionic Compounds (Due Mon 2/12):

Homework_IonicCompounds

Week 5 (2/12-2/15)

Please complete the following worksheet on Ionic Compounds-Part II (Due Tues 2/13):

Homework_IonicCompounds2

Please complete the following worksheet on Covalent Compounds (Due Thurs 2/15):

CovalentCompounds

Week 6 (2/19-2/22)

Please watch the following video, The World of Chemistry: A Matter of State (VoD #5), and complete the attached worksheet (Due Mon 2/19):

WoC_MatterofState

https://www.learner.org/resources/series61.html

Please complete the following worksheet on Balancing Chemical Equations (Due Wed 2/21):

BalancingEquations1

Please complete the following worksheet on Balancing Chemical Equations-Part II (Due Thurs 2/22):

BalancingEquations2

 


Earth Science

Important Class Files: Syllabus Glossary Index

In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the broad spectrum study of modern Earth sciences, including astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and physical geology. Plate tectonics, surface processes, global climate change, natural resources, and evolution are some of the topics that will be discussed.

Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 (1/16-1/18)

Please sign and return the syllabus (Due Thurs, 1/18):

JStone_EarthSci_Syllabus_17-18

Please read the following sections (1-3) from Chapter 4 of the text (Due Mon 1/22):

EarthComm_c4s1

EarthComm_c4s2

EarthComm_c4s3

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 4, Sections 1-3 (Due Mon 1/22):

Homework_Chapter 4-S1-3_Vocab

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 4, Sections 1-2 (Due Mon 1/22):

Chapter4_Sections1-2

Please complete the Investigate activity (and answer all questions for Parts C & D) on pages 372-375 in Section 1, Chapter 4 (“The Water Cycle”) of the textbook (Due Tues 1/23).

Week 2 (1/22-1/25)

Please watch the following video on The World of Chemistry: Water (click on the link and scroll down to Video #12: Water) and complete the attached worksheet (Due Wed 1/24):

WorldofChemistry_WaterChemistry

https://www.learner.org/resources/series61.html

Please read the following sections (4-7) from Chapter 4 of the text (Due Thurs 1/25):

EarthComm_c4s4

EarthComm_c4s5

EarthComm_c4s6

EarthComm_c4s7

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 4, Sections 3-4 (Due Thurs 1/25):

Chapter4_Sections3-4

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 4, Sections 4-7 (Due Mon 1/29):

Homework_Chapter 4-S4-7_Vocab

Week 3 (1/29-2/1)

Please read the following sections (8-10) from Chapter 4 of the text (Due Mon 2/5):

EarthComm_c4s8

EarthComm_c4s9

EarthComm_c4s10

Please watch the following video on “How the Earth Was Made: Grand Canyon” and complete the worksheet (Due Mon 2/5):

HowtheEarthWasMade-Grand_Canyon

http://www.infocobuild.com/books-and-films/science/HowTheEarthWasMadeSe2/episode-01.html

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 4, Sections 8-10 (Due Mon 2/5):

Homework_Vocab_Ch4-S8-10

Week 4 (2/5-2/8)

Please complete the following worksheets for Chapter 4, Sections 5 & 6, and Sections 7 & 8 (Due Wed 2/7):

Homework_Ch4-Sections5-6

Homework_Ch4-Sections7-8

Please complete the following worksheets for Chapter 4, Sections 9 & 10 (Due Mon 2/12):

Homework_Ch4-Sections9-10

Week 5 (2/12-2/15)

Please read the following sections (1-3) from Chapter 5 of the text (Due Mon 2/19):

EarthComm_c5s1

EarthComm_c5s2

EarthComm_c5s3

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 5, Sections 1-3 (Due Mon 2/19):

Homework_Vocab_Ch5-S1-3

Week 6 (2/19-2/22)

Please complete the following review worksheet for Chapter 5, Sections 1-2 (Due Thurs 2/22):

Homework_Ch5-Sections1-2


Geology 111

Important Class Files: Syllabus

An introduction to the concepts and terminology of geology. Topics include the origin of the universe and the solar system, planetary geology, oceanography, meteorology, and the formation of glaciers, rivers, volcanoes, and deserts. Prerequisite: MATH 102 or appropriate placement score. Corequisite: GEOL 111L. NMCCNS: GEOL 1113. NMGECC: Area III—Sciences. Credit hours: Lecture (3.0), Lab (1.0).

Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 (1/16-1/18)

Please sign and return the syllabus (Due Thurs, 1/18):

JStone_GEOL111_Syllabus_Sp18

Lab 1: The Metric System, Measurements, and Scientific Inquiry (Due Tues 1/23).

Please read Chapter 1 of the textbook (Due Tues 1/23).

Week 2 (1/22-1/25)

Please complete the Lab Report for Lab 1 (Due Thurs 1/25):

Lab1_LabReport

Lab 2: Plate Tectonics (Due Thurs 1/25).

Please read Chapter 2 of the textbook (Due Thurs 1/25).

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 1 in the textbook (Due Tues 1/30):

Homework_Chapter 1_Vocab

Please complete the following worksheet/review questions for Chapter 1 (Due Tues 1/30):

Homework_Chapter1_ReviewQuestions

Week 3 (1/29-2/1)

Lab 3: Minerals (Due Thurs 2/1).

Please read Chapter 3 of the textbook (Due Thurs 2/1).

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 2 in the textbook (Due Tues 1/30):

Please complete the following worksheet/review questions for Chapter 1 (Due Tues 1/30):

Week 4 (2/5-2/8)


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