• Physics Syllabus


    Instructor: Kyle T. Scott                    Text: Sapling Learning

    Room: 609                                                    

    Email: kscott@calallen.org               Website: mrscottwebapge.wordpress.com


    Course Description:

    Physics is the study of the physical world. Everything around us can be described by using the tools of physics. In physics you will use basic concepts, equations, and assumptions to describe the physical world. You will be involved in acquiring knowledge through reading and inquiry. Collaboration with lab partners is required to produce products and papers.

    Tentative Course Outline:

    1st nine weeks       Safety – Ch. 1, Kinematics – Ch. 2, 2D motion – Ch. 3

    2nd nine weeks      Newton’s Laws of motion – CH. 3, Gravity – Ch. 4, Conservation of Momentum and Energy- Ch. 5-6

    3rd nine weeks      Thermodynamics –Ch.7, Waves- Ch.8-10, Electricity – Ch. 11-12

    4th nine weeks       Electromagnetism –Ch.13, Atomic, Nuclear, Quantum Physics –Ch.14, Experimental Design –Ch.15

    Classroom Rules:

    • Be in class and seated when the bell rings.
    • Bring all required materials to class each day.
    • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
    • Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and your school.


    • Cheating will not be tolerated: Students will receive a grade of zero.
    • Tardiness –as per student handbook
    • Disruptions – First offense verbal warning, Second offense – student conference, Third offense – parent contact, repeated offenses – Office Referral
    • Cell phones are to be used for academic purposes as directed by teacher. Violations will result in confiscation of phone.

    Recommended Supplies:

    • Binder or 3-ring notebook
    • Notebook(Spiral or composition)
    • Pencil/pen (Necessary)
    • Scientific calculator (or scientific calculator app)

    Classroom Expectations:

    • Students are to begin warm up activities each day that they enter class.
    • Cell phones should be put away unless in use for academic purposes.
    • Students will participate in note taking, lab activities, projects, and presentations throughout the year.
    • Homework and online assignments will be assigned throughout the grading periods.
    • Quizzes, unit tests, and benchmark tests will be administered.


                                    Daily Work                           20%

                                    Lab Work                              30%

                                    Major assessment                 50%

    Makeup Work Policy:

    • Excused Absences – If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check with lab members/online and see me your makeup work.
    • Makeup work should be turned in within two days of your return. Makeup tests and labs need to be arranged with the teacher.

    Tutorials are available daily from 8:00-8:30 or after school upon appointment. My conference is 3rd period.