Orange High School
Syllabus: Physics 2019
Instructor: Mr. Doiny
This course presents an introduction to the field of Physics. The physics curriculum includes interactions of matter and energy, velocity, accelerations, force, energy, momentum and charge. Students will be challenged to apply their knowledge of the laws of physics to solve physics related critical thinking problems.
Physics Principles and Problems, Glencoe Science 2005
Authentic Assessments – 25%
Tests – 25%
Quizzes – 20%
Class work – 10%
Homework – 20%
Homework is due at the beginning of the period the class after it is assigned.
Assignments are expected at the beginning of class the day they are due.
Students are expected to turn in their assignments ON TIME. Late homework will not be accepted.
Students who have been absent for an excused reason can get their work in Google classroom.
A hardcopy (paper) solution of homework and assignments must be handed in to the teacher,
electronic submissions in google classroom are not accepted and will not be marked.
Any student who misses class is responsible for obtaining the assignments and other important information
from the teacher. Lab work can only be made up before school at 7:30 within the following 2 days after the
activity ( Prior arrangements are required ).
Any student who misses a test, quiz, or other work due to an excused absence must make up that work immediately after their return to school. A student who does not make up his/her works as scheduled will be subject to a failing grade for that work.
Test Corrections / Retest Policy :
If a student wishes to retake any test or quiz he/she has to let the teacher know immediately during the period when he/she is taking the test/quiz whether he wants the test to be considered or dropped and he can do it again once. All retests are closed book. The retest has to be taken within three days from when the original test was done. You must abide by the teachers behavior norms for test taking and if you do not, the consequence is losing the privilege of taking the retest.
Tuesday 7:30 - 8:10
Wednesday 7:30 - 8:10
Thursday 7:30 - 8:10
Friday 7:30 - 8:10
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are required to bring all necessary and required materials and
a positive attitude to the class. Follow directions the first time they are given. Be in the assigned seat and
ready to work before the tardy bell rings. Refrain from using vulgar language. If you come late to class,
you must have a pass. No food, gum, beverages, makeup, i-pods, phones or headphones are permitted
inside the classroom. All cell phones should be turned off before entering the classroom and kept in the
bags and not outside on the desk, in your hand or pockets. Disciplinary action will be taken if students fail
to abide by the classroom rules of conduct.
Academic Dishonesty Policy: All students will follow the policy as stated in the Student Handbook.
Requirements to receive Credit: More than 18 unexcused absences will result in loss of credit. Refer
to the Student Handbook for more details.
Unit 1 – A physics toolkit
Unit 2- Representing motion
Unit 3 – Accelerated motion
Unit 4 – Forces in one dimention
Unit 5 – Forces in two dimensions
Unit 6 – Motion in two dimensions
Unit 7 – Gravitation
Unit 8 – Rotational motion
Unit 9 – Momentum
Unit 10 – Energy, work and machines
Unit 11- Conservation of Energy
Unit 12 – Thermal Energy
Unit 13 – States of Matter
Unit 14 – Waves
Unit 15 – Sound
Unit 16 – Fundamentals of light
Unit 17 – Reflection and mirrors
Unit 18 – Refraction and lenses
Unit 19 – Interference and diffraction
Unit 20 – Static Electricity
Unit 21 – Electric fields
Unit 22 – Current Electricity
Unit 23 – Series and parallel circuits
Unit 24 – Magnetic fields
Unit 25 – Electromagnetic induction
Unit 26- Electromagnetism
Unit 27 – Quantum Physics
Unit 28 – The Atom
Unit 29 – Solid state electronics
Unit 30 – Nuclear physics