# SC 130 Physical Science spring 2010

Files on this page are in a variety of formats. See note.

## General course files

Spring 2010 calender and syllabus •
.ods •
Generic syllabus and calendar in text

Outline

Assessment fall 2009

General education program laboratory science outcome assessment rubric

Inventory

Text

Access to material from other terms

Lab write-up format sample (odt)

Jump rope lab sample in xhtml

Notes on durable for life email addresses

## Activities, laboratories, and evaluations in chronologic order

### Course introduction: Space, time, and matter

*Space, time, and matter. The rest is energy.*

### Unit one: standard measures of space, time and matter

011 Measuring space, time and matter:
*Getting to know your personal measurements*

012 Laboratory one: *Speaking on a soap box*

013 rubric

Making XY graphs in OpenOffice 2.4 and 3.0 [T?]

Making XY graphs in Excel [T?]

### Unit two: linear motion

021 Measuring motion: *What is your velocity?*

022 Laboratory two: Linear motion *A rolling ball gathers no moss*

023 rubric

022 lab report feedback notes

### Unit three: accelerated motion

031 Parabolic path: *The arc of a sphere*

032 Laboratory three: accelerated motion
*Dropping the ball on the job*

033 rubric

### Unit four: kinetic energy and linear momentum

041 Conservation of energy: *Banana leaf marble ramp*

042 Lab 04: Momentum *Loosing your marbles*

043 rubric

### Unit five: Forces and Newton's law

051 Forces

The Book of Phyz by Dean Baird

056 Lab 05 Hooke's Law

### Unit six: heat

061 Introduction to temperature: boiling and melting

062 Laboratory six: heat conduction *If you cannot take the heat, get a non-conductor*

063 rubric

**Optional interstitial activity [Can occur at any point in term]**

061 Air pressure activities

### Unit seven: Latitude and Longitude

071 Hide and seek activity

072 Laboratory seven: Changes in latitude, longitude, and the metric system
*Walking the line - of latitude* [T]

073 rubric

### Unit eight: Clouds

081 Relative humidity and precipitation

082 Laboratory eight: Clouds *The stuff of which dreams are made*

083 rubric

### Unit nine: Sound

091 Waves on a chain

092 Laboratory nine: Sound. *Mach one: the speed of sound*

093 rubric

### Unit ten: Optics

101 Lenses

102 Laboratory ten: reflection and refraction *Mirror, mirror on the wall*

103 Rubric

### Unit eleven: Spectra: the colors of light

111 Activity includes playing with a cereal box spectrometer, colors of the rainbow

112 Laboratory eleven: colors of light *Somewhere over the rainbow* [T]

Spectrum using SVG

### Unit twelve: Electricity and magnetism

121 Magnetism, magnetic fields, and iron filings

122 Laboratory twelve: Circuits, conduction, and Ohm's law *Let your light bulb shine*

123 rubric

### Unit thirteen: Chemistry

131 Introduction to periodic table, chemical symbology

132 Laboratory thirteen: Flower colors, acids, and bases:
*Chemistry from the flower garden in the kitchen*

Chemicals print out sheets for use in lab

133 rubric

### Unit fourteen: Astronomy

One minute celestial objects presentations

Monday-Wednesday video: Stephen Hawking and the theory of everything

Favorite labs survey

142 Laboratory 14: Final practical fall 2007: Angle of reflection

142 Laboratory 14: Final practical spring 2008: Image depth

142 Laboratory 14: Final practical fall 2008: Magnification

142 Laboratory 14: Final practical spring 2009: Index of refraction of glass from image depth

142 Laboratory 14 :Final practical fall 2009: Index of refraction of glass from image depth

### Unit fifteen: Cosmology

*Cosmology*

**MITC DVD 393**:
Stephen Hawking and the theory of everything.
Join Hawking and other renowned thinkers as they explore the revolutionary new ideas that have evolved since the publication of his blockbuster book. Besides interviews, this stimulating documentary uses computer graphics and simple, easy-to-understand demonstrations to explain complex concepts. Topics include black holes, string theory, super symmetry, dimensions beyond our perception, and the mysterious M force - all potential keys to unlocking the elusive "theory of everything" that seems so tantalizingly close.

152 Laboratory fifteen:
Site swap notation *Keeping three too-many balls up in the air*

Sample final fall 2009. Questions will vary.

## Homework and coursework related materials

Significant digits in the soap box volume laboratory •
pdf

Stopwatch operation •
stopwatch diagram

Ball arc activity •
.plt •
blank

Ball arc as activity two spring 2008

Sphere arc activity fall 2008

Using statistical modes on a Sharp EL-531W calculator

Marble momentum

Graph choices

Mathematical models

SVG graph and relationship analysis decision tree

Math models two homework

Award words

Cabinet clean-up

table maker •
html

## Instructional support materials

OpenOffice Calc file for building xhtml5 pages with SVG xy scatter graph

SVG and MathMl testbed page

Magnifying lens regression

Text

Ball arc

Center of gravity and cantilevers •
cantilever.ods

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***Fall 2008:**
An increasing number of files are in XHTML5 + SVG + MathMl format.
These files can be rendered by FireFox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
No Microsoft product will properly render any of these files.
Other files are in OpenDocument formats and were created using
OpenOffice.org.
A few are Gnuplot plot files.
Other formats such as Excel and portable network graphic files are present as well.

File types key

- .html HyperText Markup Language web page
- .odg OpenOffice.org Draw
- .ods OpenOffice.org Calc
- .odt OpenOffice.org Writer
- .pdf Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File
- .plt Gnuplot 4.0 file. Edit with text editor, open with Gnuplot
- .png Portable Network Graphic
- .wxm Maxima wxMaxima 5.12 file
- .xhtml XHTML5 + MathMl + SVG

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