|Pre-AP Integrated Science Syllabus
Pre-AP Integrated Science is designed as a first year high school science course for students whose plans are some form of post-secondary education.The goal of the course is to present students with a rigorous science curriculum to prepare them for advanced placement courses in biology, chemistry, and physics, but also to encourage success after high school.
Upon completion of this course, students will be well prepared to undertake advanced placement courses in high school and earn college credit Pre-AP Integrated Science includes the topics regularly covered in a college physical science courses for majors or in the syllabus from a high-quality college program in introductory physical science.Topics to be covered this year:
I. Review of Foundation Skills
A. Scientific method
B. Numbers in science
C. Solving literal equations
D. Setting up an experiment
II. Classification of matter
III. Properties of matter and Periodic Table
IV. Atomic Properties and Periodic Trends
V. Writing Chemical Formulas
VI. Chemical Reaction
VII. Chemcal Bonding
VIII. States of Matter
IX. Kinematics in one dimension
X. Kinematics in two dimensions
XI. Motion and Force Dynamics
XII. Work, Power, and Energy
XIII. Thermal Energy
XIV. Waves and Sound
XVI. Electric Currents
XVII. Magnets and Magnetic
XXIII. Geologic cycles and Processes
XXIV. Space Science
This course will meet the following:
2.1 Students understand scientific ways of thinking and working and use those methods to solve real-life problems.
2.2 Students identify, analyze, and use patterns such as cycles and trends to understand past and present events and predict possible future events.
2.3 Students identify and analyze systems and the ways their components work together or affect each other.
2.4 Students use the concept of scale and scientific models to explain the organization and functioning of living and nonliving things and predict other characteristics that might be observed.
2.5 Students understand that under certain conditions nature tends to remain the same or move toward a balance.
2.6 Students understand how living and nonliving things change over time and the factors that influence the changes.
Your Grade in This Class:
In this class your grade will be determined by your performance on the following assignments:
Assignments Percent of Final Grade
· Daily Work and Quizzes 20 %
· Labs and Lab Assessments 30 %
· Tests 50 %
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Mrs. Kuhnhenn’s website will contain extensive powerpoint notes used during class lectures. It is suggested that students print these notes out, reference these notes frequently, and utilize the notes to take additional notes during class lectures.
The website for all things science will be found at https://sites.google.com/site/mrskuhnhennssciencecove/ website or on Odyssey on campus.
Most quizzes will consist of multiple choice questions. Some labs will require multiple class periods to complete. Some students will find that they need to come in before and/or after school to complete data collection. All tests will mirror the AP Exam to prepare students for taking the AP Exam in the future. Most will include a multiple-choice section and a free response section. Often the free response is take home to save class time for lecture and lab. Study guides may be provided for student use and students should expect considerable time studying outside of class.