• Integrated Physics & Chemistry 2019-2020

     

    Syllabus

     

    Instructor: Mr. Ross Beaty

    Email: rbeaty@springtownisd.net

    Conference: 4th Period (10:42-11:30)

     

    Course Description: 

    Integrated Physics and Chemistry is a brief introduction to the basic principles of both chemistry and physics. The Physics topics of the class include motion, force, work, energy, waves, and light. Chemistry topics include states of matter, properties, atomic structure, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, and solutions. Physics topics will be taught during the first semester and chemistry topics will be taught in the second semester.

     

    Required Materials:

    The only thing I require students to have each day is something to write with. Blue or black ink only if using a pen. 

     

    Classroom Expectations:

    All SHS policies will be observed and everyone will be expected to maintain a high level of behavior and maturity at all times.

    • Be Respectful - Show respect and courtesy to the teacher, students and classroom.
    • Be Responsible - Keep up with supplies, work and procedures.
    • Be Ready -  Come to class on time, on task, and ready to learn.

     

    Consequences:

    Despite my doubts in having behavioral issues, the following will occur in the event of poor behavior:

    1. Verbal warning
    2. Conference with teacher
    3. Office Referral

     * * I reserve the right to skip any of these steps due to severity of behavior ** 

     

    Grade Scale:

    • Test Grades (50%) - Minimum of 3 grades per six week cycle
    • Daily Grades (50%) - Minimum of 9 grades per six week cycle - Homework, labs, quizzes

      

    Bellwork

    Bellwork is a test grade in this class. Upon entering the classroom, the students will be given 2-3 minutes to complete their bellwork assignment. It is the student’s responsibility to get missed bellwork due to an absence.

     

    Extra Credit:

    Opportunities to receive extra credit may come up during each six weeks cycle. Each opportunity will be available to all students in IPC. It is up to the student to participate in extra credit.

     

    Attendance & Make-up Work:

    Students will be allowed one day per absence to make up assignments missed in class. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule a make-up test if they were absent on the day of an exam.

     

    Late Work:

    Homework turned in one day late will receive a maximum grade of 70. Any assignment turned in more than one day late will not be accepted. Work that is due at the end of a class period will not be accepted if it is turned in late.

     

    Tutoring:

    Tutoring will be available daily from 7:45 - 8:00 and from 3:45 - 4:00. Tutorials outside of those times will be available by appointment.

     

    Phones:

    Phones will not be allowed in class unless otherwise instructed by the teacher. SHS policy states phones will be sent to the office if taken up. Phones can be picked up from the office for $15 or after 30 days. A parent/guardian will have to come pick it up for $15 or after 30 days if it is a repeat offense.

     

    Academic Honesty:

    Academic honesty includes a commitment to not engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception.  Such acts of dishonesty include cheating or copying, plagiarizing, submitting another person's work as one’s own, using Internet sources without citation, having another student take your exam, tampering with the work of another student, facilitating other students’ acts of academic dishonesty, etc.
    Consequences for breaches in academic honesty may range, depending on the severity of the offense, from a failing grade on an assignment or test to a failing grade  in the six weeks. Severe cases and/or repeat offenses of academic dishonesty may also result in more severe disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion.