Physical Science 112

Bishop State Community College, Spring 17, Wednesdays 4:00

Dr. Melinda Oliver

Office Location: Bishop State Community College, 229 Central Campus, 1365 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave


Class Location: 228/229 Central Campus


Class Times: 4:00-6:00 (WH1) = Lab; 6:00-8:00 (CE1) = Lecture

Office Hours

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Course Schedule

Announcements

ALL assignments must be turned in by April 28. I will NOT accept anything past this date. Anything you turn in past Wed, 4/26 is LATE and you must discuss it with me.


Lab Report 3 on Work and Energy Lab (4/12) will be due on 4/26. See below under the lab links for instructions on the lab report.


Home Stretch:

3 more quizzes = 90 points

Comp Book = 100 points (due 4/26)

Final = 100 points (5/3)

3 more homeworks = 30 points

Lab Practicum (4/26) = 25 points

3rd lab report = 50 points

Dropping lowest 2 quizzes

Total of 395 (for credit) points


Everything due for 4/26: Manage your time-DO NOT WAIT until the last minute!

Comp Book

Balloon Racer

Lab Report 3 (at 11:59 pm)

Lab Practicum

Quiz on Heat and Temperature

Important Links

First Time Registration for Mastering

You will need the courseID, see syllabus.

Other Course Specifics

Bonus Opportunity: Kahoot!

  • Download the phone app: Kahoot!

  • At the end of lecture or lab, I will often have a pop quiz on "Kahoot!"

  • You get 1 bonus point for participating, and 2 bonus points for ranking in the top 5

  • Don't let your phone go to sleep during the quiz (it will exit you out of the quiz)

  • You are ranked based on how quickly you answer, and if your answer is correct

  • It is up to you to pay attention to lecture in order to obtain more bonus points!

Laboratory Composition Book: BRING TO CLASS EVERYDAY with your calculator

  • Get your composition notebook ASAP! Do not write in your composition notebooks until you read these instructions.

  • NUMBER EACH PAGE


  • Firmly attach your signed Lab Safety Contract to the inside front cover of your comp book


  • First 2 pages: Table of Contents with page numbers

  • Following pages: Lab exercises
    - Start a new page for each laboratory exercise
    - Put the name of the lab at the top of the page
    - Include the date
    - Make sure to follow directions associated with each lab to see what must be included
    - All data and any questions asked must be included from each lab

  • You will turn this notebook in twice for me to grade (midterm exam and final lab practicum).

Lecture and Lab Materials

Please Note

Lab Exercises are digital. I will NOT print these out. You may access them on your phone or tablet (encouraged), or print them out yourself and bring them to class. All laboratory exercises will be recorded in your composition notebook.


I do not advise printing the lectures. Lectures include videos and links to external materials. Since they are online, I also update them constantly. If you print them off, you will not be able to utilize the online content and will miss any updates I provide.

Submitting Lab Reports through Canvas

Submission process for a student (Unplag app in Canvas)

Week to Week Links

Week 1

Equipment Presentation

1. Take a picture of each piece of equipment displayed for your class.

2. Prepare a presentation (slide show, video, word doc, smore) that includes the picture for each item.

3. State for each item:

a. What is it?

b. What is it used for?

c. What is it NOT used for?

DUE by next class period via email (moliver@bishop.edu)

DO NOT send individual files for each picture. Incorporate all of the pictures into one file as described above. If you need help, see me before this is due.

Quiz 1 and HW 1

The Mastering Physics system does not provide enough practice problems on metric, sci notation, etc for this material. This is the only time you might want to go to additional resources such as those linked below to get extra practice. For this reason, Quiz 1 will be a PAPER quiz unlike the rest of the quizzes which will be online in the Mastering system.

Week 2

Nature of Matter Lab

Density pages have been moved to their own file!

Before leaving lab today

Each group will sign up and prepare a "poster" with a large "before" and "after" picture of the station WITH PARTICLES (please use circles instead of dots). A one sentence explanation can also be included but the picture should say it all. These are to be presented at the beginning of lab time next Wednesday.

#1 Flasks:

#2 Wire:

#3 Cylinders:

#4 Syringes:

#5 Air Freshener:

# 6 Colored Water:

Quiz 2

This week's quiz will come from questions 1-24 of the atomic concepts homework and the practice problems 1-5 on pgs 2-3 of the chemistry practice problems.

Week 3

Density Lab

This is the lab your first lab report is on!

Quiz 3

Quiz 3 will cover questions 25-38 in the Atomic Concepts homework AND a unit conversion question or two similar to the unit conversion lab (see extra practice link above) AND a density question or two (see extra practice link above).

Typical answers for the unit conversion lab

Your answers may be slightly different because your pencil is shorter or longer than the one I used OR you can hold your breath longer or shorter than me, etc. This ~ means "about"


#1: ~ 1.2 x 10^-4 miles

#2: ~ 6 x 10^-7 tons

#3: ~ 0.015 gallons

#4: ~ 310 K

#5: ~ 1.4 x 10^-6 years

#6: ~ 0.055 m^2


If you need help with this, come see me on Tu afternoon or Friday afternoon. Wednesday is a bad day for getting help as I teach just about nonstop all day.

Week 4

Quiz 4

The quiz for this week will come from BOTH of the homework assignments for this week's material. See links just above for plenty of extra practice on formulas.

Week 5

Note about the lab

You do not really need to print this lab out as the instructions are here as well. The handout from the link above has the same background as is in the smore and there are blank spaces for doing the work needed for this lab BUT the work will be in your comp book so it is up to you as to whether you want a paper copy of the lab.


Instructions for this assignment:


For each molecule on your list (you need to pick up a packet if you were not in class today, 2/8/17), you will do the following:

Name of the molecule

Lewis dot structure

shape

polar bonds?

polar molecule?

paste (no dotted lines) the molecule from your packet into your comp book or FOLD your model (if the molecule has dotted lines) FOLDING: solid lines are "mountain folds" and dotted lines are "valley folds"

Folded molecules in a baggie are DUE at beginning of class on Wednesday, 2/15/17. The rest of the assignment should be in your comp book.

Quiz from this week's material

Quiz on 2/15/17: The quiz for this week will be on PAPER and will involve doing 3-4 molecules just like your paper lab.

If you liked the intro video for the Kahoot on this week:

How to Draw Lewis Structures: Five Easy Steps

Week 6

Quiz on Week 6

All 23 questions from the homework on chemical and physical changes will be reflected in the online quiz for this week's material.

Week 7

Week 8

Key to foods in the foods lab

1. oats

2. pasta

3. orange juice

4. apple jacks cereal

5. goldfish

6. crispy wafers (cookies)

7. crackers (similar to ritz)

8. Lays potato chips (original)

9. puff pastry cookies

10. 1% milk

11. plain greek yogurt

12. egg yolk

13. egg whites

14. lemon juice

15. boiled peanuts

16. Mountain Dew

17. Diet Mountain Dew

18. lime juice

Specific instructions for organic molecules lab report

You need to follow the lab report format sheet you used for the first report. If you need another, it is located under important links above. Below are some specific instructions for some sections but you still need to do all the sections even if there are no specific instructions for a section.

Introduction: a good paragraph each on carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Use the video and the smore for background but feel free to use other sources. Be sure to reference any web site, etc you use.

Raw data: redo your table from the lab (I will NOT accept pictures taken of handwritten raw data) with all of the information you wrote down during the lab.

No processed data for this lab.

Conclusion/Evaluation: comment on results that may have surprised you. What were you expecting and how were any results different from what you expected? For example, if you expected sugar for crackers and you did not find any, talk about it. Please do not say "the lab was exactly as you expected". This is a very important topic that blends biology, chemistry, and your health. Be sure to answer the 9 questions as part of your conclusion. The report is due Wed, 3/22/17 at 11:59pm submitted through Canvas.

Week 9 = Midterm Exam (100 pts) and Midterm Practicum (25 pts)

There is a review on Mastering that will help you to prepare for your midterm exam. The questions from the previous week on organic molecules in food lab will also be on your midterm exam. These questions are not included in the online reivew.


Lab Practicum for Chemistry portion of course:


As part of the lab portion of your grade, you will be asked to perform and answer questions from the following list. This midterm practicum is worth 25 points. The practicum will take place on Wed, 3/8/17.


Measure density of either a liquid or solid

Recognizing a chemical or physical change

Write a chemical reaction from combining two reactants

Identify lab equipment we have used

Unit conversion from a measurement

Week 10 = Spring Break

Week 11

For this lab, be sure to go through each section and make sure all observations and calculations are clearly shown. You need four graphs for IVC (student running) and a graph for VB (zipline) which was provided. Graphs should be pasted or taped in without extra paper sticking out or folded under making it hard to flip through the book. This lab is for Motion 1 and 2.

Week 12

Week 13

For this lab, be sure all of the information on the handouts from the online portions is clearly labeled. Answer any questions on the handout. If you are unsure, click on the links for the simulations (not the graph link) and in red under the box for the simulation, it says "exercise"-this is the handout used in class. Do not forget #7 and #8-data and calculations (done in lab, not on the computer).

Week 14

You need to have both the inquire and the lab in your comp book. Make sure everything is clearly labeled and all calculations are shown.

Instructions for lab report on Work and Energy Lab.

As always, use the lab report format sheet and DO ALL OF THE SECTIONS. The instructions below pertain to specific sections but you still need to do all of the sections.


Introduction: Discuss what work is with the formula for calculating work and it's unit. Make the connection between work and the force needed to do the work when using simple machines. Discuss IMA and AMA (see smore on simple machines). Is the potential energy changed when lifting the heavy rock whether you use a simple machine or just lift the rock? DISCUSS this. Explain how inclined planes and levers work. Include diagrams and explain all labels. We used only one class of lever in this experiment, which was it (see smore)?


Method/Procedure: Summarize the steps you used including # 7 and 8 from the lab.


Results: Put your predictions/observations into a table from the inquire portion of the lab. Then discuss why you thought what you did and whether the observations you made during this part changed your predictions.

Show all calculations, IN ORDER and CLEARLY LABELED, for the actual lab itself. You can do small tables with data for each part but be sure to label this each part so it is clear to you and to me what you measured and the calculations you made from those measurements.


Explain what IMA is for each type of machine and calculate AMA (see smore) for all 5 of your setups-2 inclined planes and 3 levers. Also include the diagrams for your five setups. You may use one general diagram for the lever and one for the inclined plane and then list the different lengths and heights under each picture. Be specific in listing your measurements.


Conclusions: Make a general statement about how each simple machine made doing the work easier. Which set up for the inclined plane was most efficient and why? Same for the lever. Finally, connect your predictions from the very beginning to what you have seen in your results. Be specific.


DUE in Canvas by 11:59pm on 4/26/17.

Week 15

4 stations. For #1, show the calculations for obtaining the heat per gram for the nuts you burned. Other stations need observations and data.

Week 16 = Balloon Racers and Lab Practicum on Physics Concepts

As part of the lab portion of your grade, you will be asked to perform and answer questions from the following list. The practicum is worth 25 points. The practicum will take place on 4/26/17. BEFORE the practicum, we will have the balloon racer competition and then you will have the rest of the class time on this day to review (online review as for the midterm).


1. Identify lab equipment we have used

2. Given a set of objects, predict which one would be easiest to start moving (would require the least force) and which would be hardest (would require the most force)...what do we call this property?

3. Measure velocity, momentum, KE, work, of a moving object

4. Recognize what the slope represents on a velocity vs time graph or a distance vs time graph.

5. Be able to recognize types of motion (constant velocity or speed, acceleration, deceleration, etc)-see handout given out on motion graphs.

6. Be able to apply the Q equation to calculate the amount of heat transferred when a hot object is placed in cool water.

Lab Practicum

As part of the lab portion of your grade, you will be asked to perform and answer questions from the following list. The practicum is worth 25 points. The practicum will take place on 04/26/17. Before the practicum, we will have the balloon racer competition (see announcement and handout) and then you will have the rest of the class time on this day to review (online review as for the midterm).

1. Identify lab equipment we have used

2. Given a set of objects, predict which one would be easiest to start moving (would require the least force) and which would be hardest (would require the most force)...what do we call this property?

3. Measure velocity, momentum, KE, work, of a moving object

4. Recognize what the slope represents on a velocity vs time graph or a distance vs time graph.

5. Be able to recognize types of motion (constant velocity or speed, acceleration, deceleration, etc)-see handout given out on motion graphs.

6. Be able to apply the Q equation to calculate the amount of heat transferred when a hot object is placed in cool water.

ALSO DUE ON April 26: Lab Report 3 on Work and Energy, Balloon Racers (bring your racer and balloon!)

Week 17 = Final Exam

Other important files and links

Making Graphs in Google Sheets

How do you get to Sheets? Through your email!! Go to either your bishop email or another gmail account. Click on checkerboard "applauncher" at top right hand corner of the email page. Look for green sheets icon (you may have to click "even more from google" to find it-it will be on the right hand side down the list a bit). Once you click on sheets icon, then click the big + sign to start a new spreadsheet.

This video starts with data already entered so you will need to do that. There is more detail here than you need but that is ok. You can skip over the adjusting of the axes and gridlines if you want. The video DOES NOT show you how to add a trendline but follow my instructions below to do this part.

While in "advanced edit" or even before you insert the graph, scroll all of the way down to the bottom of the menu on the left of your graph (in customization menu). Select "linear" option from the dropdown menu next to "Trendline". You will now have more options in this left menu. Scroll down to the next option where it says "Label". Select "use equation" so that the equation for the trendline is shown on the graph. After pressing insert (big blue button), one more thing to do. So you have a nice big graph, select that little triangular menu on the graph she showed in the video and select "move to own sheet". You are done with the graph. You will be using the equation to figure out the density, molarity of copper, etc depending on which lab you are doing.

How to Make a Graph in Google Sheets (Scatter Plot)

Extra Practice

Answers to Motion Graphs Worksheet given out in class

There is more than what you were given but it is all there.