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Physical Science Course Syllabus

Instructor: Adam Robertson

Email: acrobertson@emanuel.k12.ga.us


Course Objective: The physical science curriculum is designed to continue the investigations of the life sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students with the necessary skills to have a richer knowledge base in physical science. The course is designed as a survey course of chemistry and physics. This curriculum includes the more abstract concepts such as the conceptualization of the structure of atoms, motion and forces, and the conservation of energy and matter, the action/reaction principle, and wave behavior. Students investigate physical science concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry.

Homework: The student will be required to complete all assignments and turn them in on time. The student will have plenty of time to complete the assignment, and the homework will always be graded. In other words, I do not plan on wasting your time by giving you busy work. I strongly suggest that you get the phone number of at least one of your classmates so that you can contact them if you happen to miss a homework assignment.

Lab Reports: Throughout the semester we will be performing several lab activities. The student will be required to turn in some type of lab report following the lab. The format for each lab will be discussed by the teacher prior to each lab.

Projects: Students may have at least one project during the course of the semester. The teacher will give ample time in preparing and completing project.

Grading Scale:

    A   90-100

    B   80-89

    C   70-79

    F    Below a 70


Classroom Policies: Students are to conduct themselves in a manner that contributes to a positive learning environment for all students. The rules and regulations set forth by the Emanuel County School District and ECI will be followed.


Textbooks: At the beginning of the semester, you will be issued a textbook. You are expected to bring this textbook to every class unless told otherwise. The textbook is and integral tool that we will use to help us understand the concepts of the class.


Required Materials:

  • Binder (at least 1”) or Spiral Notebook

  • Colored Pencils or Markers

  • Pens (blue or black) or pencils.

Emanuel County Institute  |  102 N College St  |  Twin City, GA 30471
Phone: 478.763.2673