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									                                      College Prep Physics
                                      Deep Run High School
                                           Room 206
                                                  804-364-8000

  I. Instructor: Mr. Parvaiz                                           email: snparvaiz@henrico.k12.va.us


 II. Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed Algebra II and be enrolled in an advanced
     math course. This is not mandatory but highly recommended.

III. Communication: The most efficient way to contact me is through email. Parents: your
     son/daughter’s first homework assignment is to have a parent send me an email from your
     work/private email account. I can be reached through the school contact number, although it may take
     a day or so for me to get the message (I typically check my snail mail at school once a day. I check
     email 3-4 times a day.)

IV. Resources:
    Textbook: Physics: Principles and Problems, Glencoe (I plan on giving each student one copy to keep
    at home)
    Mr. Parvaiz’s Webpage: http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/deeprun/parvaiz_s/index1.html

    Study Sessions will be held after school prior to a test at student(s) request. I highly recommend
    seeing me during Extended Study for assistance. If you require another time, please see me to make an
    appointment.

 V. Required Materials:
   Textbook (you may leave it at home unless I ask you to bring it)
   3 Ring Binder w/dividers for Clswk/HW, Quizzes/Tests, and Notes.
   Notebook paper
   Graphing calculator. (Recommend a T1)
   Pencils with erasers
   Laptop computer with power cord and battery
   Signed safety contract (will be give on the first day of school)
   Science fee paid on fee night
   Class Item –
            Block 1: 2 boxes of Kleenex                Block 4: 2 rolls of paper towels
            Block 3: 1 bottle of liquid hand soap      Block 6: Dry erase marker
            Block 5: 2 packets Windex Wipes

VI. Grading: Your performance in physics is graded on results, not effort. Be certain that you understand
    the rubric for project assignments—the fact that you spent hours on a project but omitted required
    portions of the assignment will not be taken into consideration. For problem-solving, there is one correct
    answer and you need to be able to obtain that answer in a reasonable amount of time. Remember to
    always show your work and include units.

VII. Grade Distribution:
     Tests/Projects         40%                       Quizzes                   20%
     Homework               20%                       Classwork/Labs            20%

    No extra time will be given on tests/quizzes unless discussed prior. Missed quizzes or tests must be
    made up within one week of return to school.

    Remediation: Remediation is available for tests only. The objective of remediation is to help those
    students who are trying hard to master the material, but need a little more time and effort to pass. It is
    not meant to help a student recover from a failed test due to inadequate time management. To be
    eligible for remediation, a student must have:

       completed all assignments prior to the test
       neatly written work for all HW/Clswk questions in their notebook
       requested and attended a Study Session immediately before the test
       reworked the test in its entirety
       reviewed the material with me, asking any questions to clarify the concepts
       The student will then schedule a 10 minute oral assessment (by appointment) within one week of the
        test. Based on Mr. Parvaiz’s discretion, the student may get a written remediation test in place of the
        oral assessment.

VIII. COURSE CONTENT: College Prep Physics is a rigorous academic course. Our goal is to learn how
      matter behaves and to solve complex problems logically, systematically, and with attention to detail.
      It is expected that the student will spend at least five hours a week in unsupervised individual study for
      this course.
               The course has three main objectives:
               1. Understanding the fundamentals of Physics.
               2. The development of problem solving skills.
               3. Exposure to ―real world‖ Physics.

    Your success is dependent on your willingness to work, to understand the material and to ASK
    QUESTIONS. The only stupid questions are those that are never asked.

    Fees: There is a $5.00 Science fee for this course.

    FIRST NINE WEEKS PROJECT                          SECOND NINE WEEKS PROJECT
    Project: Conversion Brochure                      Project: Mouse Trap Car

    THIRD NINE WEEKS PROJECT                          FOURTH NINE WEEKS PROJECT
    Project: Alternate Energy Project                 Project: Electric House



 IX. Late Work and Extra Credit Assignments:
    Assignments are DUE at the beginning of the class period. Late homework will be accepted at a loss of
    10 points per DAY. IT IS EXPECTED THAT WHEN A STUDENT MISSES A TEST, QUIZ OR LAB (due
    to an excused absence) THAT IT WILL BE MADE UP WITHIN ONE WEEK of returning to school. A
    project will have 10 points deducted each school day it is late. IT IS THE STUDENT’S
    RESPONSIBILITY TO OBTAIN MISSED WORK, NOTES AND HANDOUTS EITHER FROM MY
    WEBSITE, VIRTUAL SHARE, ASKING A CLASS BUDDY OR BY ASKING ME FOR COPIES. IT IS
    ALSO THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ASK FOR HELP. There are NO extra credit assignments
    in this course.

    It is the goal of the teacher and the administration to encourage success and assist in its attainment. To
    this end, I can be available before or after school, and during extended study. Do your best to let me
    know in advance if you need help so I can free up time for you on my calendar. The ―study group‖
    concept is encouraged for success in this course and in preparation for college classes.

 X. Classroom and Lab Safety:
    Safety is the most important feature in any lab science. Each student will be provided a list of safety
    rules and will be tested on those rules. ANY BEHAVIOR THAT JEOPARDIZES ANY INDIVIDUAL’S
    SAFETY WILL BE DEALT WITH BY THE ADMINISTRATION.
XI. Lab Work:

  You will work in pairs or teams for most labs. Although you are working with others, you must take your
  own notes and turn in an individual report unless specified by Mr. Parvaiz. Identical language in a lab
  report will be taken as cheating. It is not acceptable to copy and paste from the lab handout. Rewrite the
  information in your own words.

  During the lab, you should record all data/observations. After completing the lab, you should perform and
  write out any necessary calculations, analyze the data with the help of graphs, record conclusions and
  calculate percent error, if applicable. Answer any questions in the lab handout in complete sentences
  that include the gist of the question.

  Cleanup is your job. Leave the lab as clean and orderly as you found it.

  CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
   Be respectful of yourself and others.
   Be on time.
   Be prepared.
   Follow directions.
   Complete assignments on time.
   Accept responsibility for make up work.
   You may only bring water with you.
   There will be no chewing gum in class.
   No cell phones or iPods should be visible or used in class otherwise they will be confiscated and
     given to an administrator.
   You must receive permission to leave the classroom. Please sign out before leaving.
   Remain in your seats/at your area until dismissed.

								
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