Course Information Sheet 2011 - SPH4UZ

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					                                               COURSE INFORMATION SHEET

DATE: JULY , 2011
SECONDARY SCHOOL: MICHAEL POWER-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL: Pedro Rodrigues               TEACHER: Colin McLaughlin
DEPARTMENT: Science

CURRICULUM POLICY DOCUMENT                    The Ontario Curriculum (2008), Grades 11 and 12 Science
                                                                   COURSE CODE              SPH4UZ
COURSE TITLE             Physics - University Preparation
                                                                                            Grade 12
                                                                   GRADE & TYPE
PRE-REQUISITE            SPH3U1 and 35% (min) in SPH4U1                                      Upgrade
FULL YEAR /
SEMESTER                 Summer School                                                   CREDIT VALUE                                  1

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy
transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation.
Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific
investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and
principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.


                                           LISTED IN ORDER OF INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY

STRAND / UNIT TITLES                   HOURS                     OVERALL EXPECTATIONS / UNIT DESCRIPTION
                                                    D1. analyse the operation of technologies that use gravitational, electric, or magnetic
Gravitational,                                          fields, and assess the technologies’ social and environmental impact;
                                                    D2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, gravitational, electric, and magnetic
Electric, and                             11            fields, and solve related problems;
Magnetic Fields                                     D3. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, properties, principles, and laws related
                                                        to gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields and their interactions with matter.
                                                    F1. analyse, with reference to quantum mechanics and relativity, how the introduction of
Revolutions in                                          new conceptual models and theories can influence and/or change scientific thought
                                                        and lead to the development of new technologies;
Modern Physics:                           11        F2. investigate special relativity and quantum mechanics, and solve related problems;
Quantum Mechanics                                   F3. demonstrate an understanding of the evidence that supports the basic concepts of
and Special Relativity                                  quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of special relativity.

                                                    E1. analyse technologies that use the wave nature of light, and assess their impact on
                                                        society and the environment;
The Wave Nature                           11
                                                    E2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the properties of waves and light,
                                                        and solve related problems;
of Light                                            E3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of waves and light in relation to
                                                        diffraction, refraction, interference, and polarization.
                                                    B1. analyse technological devices that apply the principles of the dynamics of motion,
                                                        and assess the technologies’ social and environmental impact;
                                                    B2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, forces involved in uniform circular
Dynamics                                  11            motion and motion in a plane, and solve related problems;
                                                    B3. demonstrate an understanding of the forces involved in uniform circular motion and
                                                        motion in a plane.
                                                    C1. analyse, and propose ways to improve, technologies or procedures that apply
                                                        principles related to energy and momentum, and assess the social and environmental
                                                        impact of these technologies or procedures;
Energy and                                11        C2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, through laboratory inquiry or
                                                        computer simulation, the relationship between the laws of conservation of energy and
Momentum                                                conservation of momentum, and solve related problems;
                                                    C3. demonstrate an understanding of work, energy, momentum, and the laws of
                                                        conservation of energy and conservation of momentum, in one and two dimensions.



                                                                                                                                   Revised: May 2009
                                  STUDENT EVALUATION CRITERIA
                                                                                   FINAL REPORT CARD GRADE
              TERM – 70%                               FINAL – 30%                    CALCULATION – 100%
  10 ≤ RELATIVE EMPHASIS / WEIGHTING ≤ 40     RELATIVE EMPHASIS / WEIGHTING
KNOWLEDGE/UNDERSTANDING              20
INQUIRY/THINKING                     20                                            TERM TOTAL + FINAL TOTAL
COMMUNICATION                        15                                              = REPORT CARD MARK
APPLICATION                          15
               TERM TOTAL            70              FINAL TOTAL          30

                                     ASSESSMENT FORMAT USED
       WRITTEN                             PERFORMANCE                                OTHER
Multiple Choice                    Group Visuals                          Manipulative Skills
Short Answer                       Teacher Observation                    Laboratory Performance
Open/Free Response                 Interviews                             Extended Investigations
Essay/Journal                      Portfolios                             Projects
Papers/Reports                     Skills Checklist                       Concept Mapping
Discussion Boards                                                         Vee Heuristic
                                                                          Venn Diagrams

                                             RESOURCES
        TEXTBOOK                  Physics 12: Concepts and Connections Book Two
 COURSE RELATED WEBSITES          http://sph4u-ss.wikispaces.com

                                        POLICIES & PROCEDURES
                                  Students must be punctual and attend class on a regular basis. Failure to do so
ATTENDANCE/PUNCTUALITY
                                  will jeopardize course credit.
                                  Students must be prepared for each class with a binder, supply of loose-leaf
          MATERIALS               paper, writing instruments (pens, pencils, pencil crayons, etc), textbook and
                                  calculator.
                                  Mark of zero for plagiarized part with a chance to redo a major written
          PLAGIARISM
                                  assignment.
                                  If a student misses a test/quiz due to a legitimate absence, this must be made up
    MISSED TESTS/QUIZZES
                                  at a mutually agreed upon time within a reasonable amount of time.
       ASSIGNMENTS                Student work will not be accepted after assignments are returned.
                                  Homework is an important part of the learning process. Students are expected
        HOMEWORK                  to complete all work assigned on a daily basis and to be prepared for the next
                                  lesson.
                                  Extra help is available before and after school as requested by students. Make
         EXTRA HELP
                                  arrangements prior to date of extra help.
      TEACHER CONTACTS            phone calls, e-mails, midterm reports, report cards
          MARKS                   When warranted, marks will be communicated to the students.




                                                                                                   Revised: May 2009
                                             LEARNING SKILLS CRITERIA
   IN EACH REPORTING PERIOD, REPORT ON THE QUALITY OF THE LEARNING SKILLS DEMONSTRATED BY THE
  STUDENT IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES IDENTIFIED ON THE REPORT CARD USING THE FOLLOWING LETTER
                                            SYMBOLS.
        E–EXCELLENT                   G–GOOD                 S–SATISFACTORY                N–NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
                                                SKILL: WORKS INDEPENDENTLY
                                                        INDICATORS:
• accomplishes tasks independently
• accepts responsibility for completing tasks                        • demonstrates persistence in bringing tasks to completion
• follows instructions                                               • uses time effectively
• regularly completes assignments on time and with care              • uses prior knowledge and experience to solve problems and
• demonstrates self-direction in learning                            make decisions
• independently selects, evaluates, and uses appropriate learning    • reflects on learning experiences
materials, resources, and activities
                                                      SKILL: ORGANIZATION
                                                          INDICATORS:
• organizes work when faced with a number of tasks                   • manages and uses time effectively and creatively
• devises and follows a coherent plan to complete a task             • demonstrates ability to organize and manage information
• follows specific steps to reach goals or to make improvements      • follows an effective process for inquiry and research
• revises steps and strategies when necessary to achieve a goal      • uses appropriate information technologies to organize
                                                                     information and tasks
                                                         SKILL: INITIATIVE
                                                           INDICATORS:
• seeks out new opportunities for learning                           • approaches new learning situations with confidence and a
• responds to challenges and takes risks                             positive attitude
• demonstrates interest and curiosity about concepts, objects,       • develops original ideas and devises innovative procedures
events, and resources                                                • attempts a variety of learning activities
• seeks necessary and additional information in print, electronic,   • seeks assistance when needed
and media resources                                                  • uses information technologies in creative ways to improve
• identifies problems to solve, conducts investigations, and         learning for self or others
generates questions for further inquiry
• requires little prompting to complete a task, displaying self-
motivation and self-direction
                                                         SKILL: TEAMWORK
                                                            INDICATORS:
• works willingly and cooperatively with others                      • questions the ideas of the group to seek clarification, test
• shares resources, materials, and equipment with others             thinking, or reach agreement
• responds and is sensitive to the needs and welfare of others       • shows respect for the ideas and opinions of others in the group
• solves problems collaboratively                                    or class
• accepts various roles, including leadership roles                  • listens attentively, without interrupting
• takes responsibility for his or her own share of the work to be    • in discussions, paraphrases points of view and asks questions to
done                                                                 clarify meaning and promote understanding
• works to help achieve the goals of the group or the class          • recognizes the contribution of group members by means of
• helps to motivate others, encouraging them to participate          encouragement, support, or praise
• contributes information and ideas to solve problems and make       • seeks consensus and negotiates agreement before making
decisions                                                            decisions
                                         SKILL: WORK HABITS/HOMEWORK
                                                    INDICATORS:
• completes homework on time and with care                   • begins work promptly and uses time effectively
• puts forth consistent effort                               • perseveres with complex projects that require sustained effort
• follows directions                                         • applies effective study practices
• shows attention to detail
• uses materials and equipment effectively
NOTE: The above chart is a reformatting of the skills identified in the Ministry of Education’s Guide to the
Provincial Report Card, Grades 9 – 12 : Appendix C: pages 27 to 29 .




                                                                                                                      Revised: May 2009

				
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