Welcome to 9th Grade Physical Science with Ms. Lowell!
8th/9th Grade Science Tutorials: Ms. Lowell (9th): Monday 4:10-5:10 pm Ms. Beadles (8th/9th): Friday 7:40-8:40 Dr. Crim (8th): Monday 7:40-8:40 Mr. Hamilton (8th): Thursday 4:10-5:10
The 9th Grade Physical Science curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to transition from middle school science standards to high school standards. The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the common concepts and strands in the physical sciences including physics and chemistry. These concepts are investigated through observing, collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and presenting the results of scientific investigations and fieldwork designed for students to develop appropriate knowledge and skills in science as inquiry. All students will be provided appropriate differentiated instruction to help them reach maximum potential.
Students are encouraged to attend after school tutorial to get extra help and make up missing work.
Assignments: Students will complete the majority of their daily work in their binder or interactive science notebook. Students will also create a running vocabulary list that they can take home to study. Please see below for current vocabulary words.
Vocabulary: Vocabulary words are shown below. For each word: definition, picture, and either example or use it in a sentence.
Set 1: 1. Density 2. Mass 3. Volume 4. Scientific Notation 5. Significant Figures 6. Metric System 7. Scientific Method 8. Matter 9. Periodic Table 10. Element 11. Atom 12. Molecule 13. Compound 14. Homogeneous Mixture 15. Heterogeneous Mixture Set 2: 16. Solid 17. Liquid 18. Gas 19. Plasma 20. Phase Change Diagram 21. Condensation 22. Evaporation 23. Sublimation 24. Melting Point 25. Boiling Point Set 3: 26. Proton 27. Neutron 28. Electron 29. Atomic Number 30. Atomic Mass 31. Valence Electrons 32. Isotope 33. Cation 34. Anion 35. Group/Family 36. Period 37. Bohr Model 38. Lewis Dot Structure 39. Freezing Point Set 4: 40. Alkali Metals 41. Alkaline Earth Metals 42. Transition Metals 43. Metalloids 44. Halogens 45. Noble Gases 46. Ionic Bond 47. Covalent Bond 48. IUPAC 49. Binary Ionic Compound 50. Binary Covalent Compound Set 5: 51. Law of Conservation of Matter/Mass 52. Synthesis Reaction 53. Decomposition Reaction 54. Single Replacement Reaction 55. Double Replacement Reaction 56. Reactant 57. Product Set 6: 58. Alpha Radiation 59. Beta Radiation 60. Gamma Radiation 61. Fission 62. Fusion 63. Half-life 64. Radioactive decay Set 7: 65. Solute 66. Solvent 67. Saturated 68. Unsaturated 69. Supersaturated 70. Conductivity 71. Solubility curve 72. Acid 73. Base 74. Concentration (of solution)
Important dates: Vocab 58-64 due Tuesday after Fall Break Sheets that were given after the quiz are due Tuesday after Fall Break Vocab 65-74 due Tuesday Oct 24th