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) Set 8: 75. Charles' Law 76. Boyle's Law 77. Gay-Lussac's Law 78. Ideal Gas Law 79. Combined Gas Law 80. Kinetic Energy 81. Potential Energy 82. Chemical Energy 83. Mechanical Energy 84. Thermal Energy 85. Radiant Energy 86. Sound Energy 87. Electrical Energy 88. Nuclear Energy Set 9: 89. Conduction 90. Convection 91. Radiation 92. Specific Heat 93. Exothermic 94. Endothermic Set 10: 95. Force 96. Gravity 97. Inertia 98. Velocity 99. Acceleration 100. Newton's 1st Law 101. Newton's 2nd Law 102. Newton's 3rd Law 103. Balanced Force 104. Unbalanced Force 105. Normal Force 106. Free Body Diagram 107. Weight Set 11: 108. Mechanical Advantage 109. Mechanical Efficiency 110: Work 111. Power 112. Lever 113. Pulley 114. Wheel and Axle 115. Inclined Plane 116. Wedge 117. Screw Set 12: 118. Mechanical/Longitudinal Wave 119. Transverse Wave 120. Electromagnetic Spectrum 121. Wavelength 122. Frequency 123. Amplitude 124. Reflection 125. Refraction 126. Diffraction 127. Interference 128. Doppler Effect Set 13: 129. Electricity 130. Circuit 131. Current 132. Voltage 133. Resistance 134. Ohm's Law 135. Series Circuit 136. Parallel Circuit 137. Direct Current 138. Alternating Current 139. Permanent Magnet 140. Magnetic Field 141. Electromagnet 142. Simple Motor 143. Generator
Simple Motor or Generator Report Directions: (Please ignore until we have gone over this in class Wednesday or Thursday)
Question: How do you make a motor/generator and how is it used?
Hypothesis: Here you will put what materials you think you will need (before looking it up) and what you think people use it for. Don't forget to include why you think what you think.
Research: This part will be easy. Since the whole paper is basically research, ALL I want in this section is 5 reliable sources. One can be the packet we read in class, one MUST be a video. The others can be anything reliable. Yes, just the sources, no extra info in this section.
Materials: List the materials you need to build your motor or generator. Be specific! I should be able to go to the store with your list and get the exact right materials in the correct quantities.
Procedure: This is where you list in detail each step you need to build your motor or generator. Be as specific as possible. Someone should be able to build your motor or generator using only your instructions, without you there to help them.
Results: Draw and label the parts of your motor or generator. Yes, draw it. You cannot just print a picture.
Conclusion: Analyze what you did. This should include: What did you learn? How did your hypothesis compare to reality? What is a motor or generator used for and why is it important? Would you change anything about the procedure or materials to make it better? Anything else you learned or you feel is relevant may also be included.