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U S DEPARTMENT a HEALTH EDUCATION WELFARE,OFFICE OF EDUCATION. THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REPRODUCED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED FROM THE. POINTS OF VIEW OR OPINIONS,PERSON OR ORGANIZATION ORIGINATING IT. OFFICIAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION,STATED DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT. POSITION OR POLICY,GUIDE FOR TEACHING HONORS PHYSICS 1 2. San Diego City Schools,San Diego California,GUIDE FOR TEACHING HONORS PHYSICS 1 2.
Prepared by,Daniel 0 Rufolo,CONSULTANT COMMITTEE,Clifford T Fredrickson Howard L Weisbrod. S L Giuliani Chairman,San Diego City Schools,San Diego California. Fifth Edition 1968, This fifth edition of the Guide for Teaching Honors Physics 1 2. is a major revision of the former publication to accomodatP the. adoption of the Physical Science Study Committee College Physics. as the basic textbook mr terlal for the course, It is expected that the honors couTse will be offered in San Diego. City schools concurrently with other regular physics courses such. as the PSSC Physics and the Harvard Project Physics Materials for. these courses are also referred to in the guide, The publication is tentative and has not been edited It will be.
used and evaluated by the teachers involved Submission of con. structive suggestions for its improvement are solicited and should. be sent to the Science Specialist Curriculum Services Division. William H Stege an,Assistant Superintendent,Curriculum Services Division. TABLE OF CONTENTS,INTRODUCTION 1,Description of Course. Objectives OOOOOOO OOOOOOO 2,SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHING 3. Course Content 5,Sequence of Topics and Time Allotment 6. Laboratory Work and Equipment 7,Conventional Usage 7.
Student Preparation OOOOOOOO 0 OOOOOO 7,Use of Community Resources a. Naval Electronics Laboratory Science Achievement Awards 8. Evaluation of Student Progress 8,Meetings of Teachers OOOOOOOOOOOOO a 8. Materials and Equipment OOOOOOOOOOO OOOOO 8,TOPIC OUTLINES 9. Key to Abbreviations Used in the Topic Outline 11,I Introduction OOOOO e 12. II Optics and Waves 14,III Mechanics OOOOO 22,IV Electricity and Atomic Structures 34.
APPENDICES 5 a a 4 0 OOOOOOOO 0 a a 57, Appendix A Suggested Topics for Individual Study 59. Appendix B Books Periodicals and Equipment OOOOO 67. Appendix C Supplementary Materials for Reproduction 89. INTRODUCTION,Description of Course, HONORS PHYSICS 1 2 two semester course grade 12 prerequisites successful. completion or concurrent enrollment in Trigonometry and Advanced Algebra 1 2. or a higher level mathematics course superior academic standing see District. Procedure No 5436 1,Description of course, The course content is similar to the regular course in physics with a greater. emphasis on modern physics The laboratory approach of the Physical Science. Study Committee is used in this course along with appropriate supplementary. college level materials,Objectives of courses, The objectives of this higher level course in physics are essentially the same. as etated for Physics 1 2 except that the greater opportunities for depth study. and coverage of more advanced topics should result in great individual mom. plishment in original problem solving technical writing and possible qualm. ification for advanced placement in college through examination. Instructional content or areas of emphasis,Introduction 1 2 weeks.
Optics and Waves 9 10 weeks,Mechanics 14 15 weeks,Electricity and Atomic Structure 10 11 weeks. Basic text0 Physical Science Study Committee College En Ass 1968. Physical Science Study Committee 92212E phislas Laborator7 Guide. Supplementary texts White and Manning erimental Co lleo phylics 3rd ed. 1954 Laboratory anual,WhiU Modern College Physics 5th ed 1966. Guides San Diego City Schools Guide Lor Teachia Honors Physics 12A 1968. Stock No 41 P 6600, Physical Science Study Committee Instructors Guide frs. college Illsiss, San Diego City Schools Handbook pi Science Laboratory Practices and. litEsk 1966, San Nem qity Schools pigest of Second Schools Curriculum pUblished.
annualW San Diego Calinrna,Objectives,introduction to the formal study of. This course is frequently the student s first,expert in this vast area of. physics It is not expected that he will emerge an,teacher should seek to do the following. science Keeping this in mind the,satisfaction in intellectual. Stimulate intellectual curiosity engender, achievement and cultivate the ability to think rationally.
of ethical values which form,Help the student develop an appreciation. responsibilities and contri,the basis of life in a democracy and of the. butions of science to society,which may be shown how. Provide the student with a frame of reference in,results can produce a. knowledge is dbtained experimentally and haw the, theory through the application of the scientific method.
Develop skills in the use of specific instruments and tools as required. by the course,problem solving, Demonstrate the application or mathematics as a tool in. and elementary calcu, The mathematics involved will iaclude trigonometry. lus along with the use of logarithms and the slide rule. correlation of experimental,Teach the use of graphing techniques for the. be developed, data from which empirical mathematical relationships say. oral reports, Give instruction ineffective communication with written and.
including vocational opportunities in physics, The content of the Physical Science study Committee PSSC college level course. but to display the structure of the, has been chosen not simply to cover physics fully than in other. field The topics which have been selected are explored more. is encouraged to present a, beginning physics courses Where desired the teacher. supplementary materials which are available,broader topical coverage by reference to. To achieve a basic under, in our schools such as White s Modern College Physics.
the student is expected to, standing of the conceptual framework of modern physics. Study his PSSC texts and other materials provided,derivations as obtained. Use a more rigoraas approach to the mathematical,from experimental physical data. thraagh the, Intelligently evaluate and understand physical probleme. application of basic principles of physics, Participate in I0orator7 investigations which involve independent.
thinking along with a mature analysis of collected data. studying and, extend beyond the classroaa his interest in physics by. doing research in areas which are not covered in the course These. Greater San Diego,student projects frequently became entries in the. Science Fair,SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHING,Course Content. It is the intention of this course to teach what pbysics is and to reveal its. structure content Nest of the topics listed in the gride follow a sequential. pattern and nre all interdependent Tbe outline is intended as a guide in the. selection of topics to be studied and in this context there will be found listed. Subject matter topics covered in the PFSC coarce in p1ysics. Leboratory experimmte whic e exa norTenF eAone in each area of etudye. Films texts outside readinz and other references, The subject matter topics are coded to the PSSC text 2211212 Physics which. is the basic textbook for the course end to Modern College Physics4 5th ed. which serves as a supplementary textbook Other references may also be brought. in wherever the teacher feels that they are appropriate. The laboratory experiments are coded to the PSSO Colleee Physic. Guide References are also made to White and Manning s Experimental Colleze. aiyas2 And to other sources which are specifically noted. The visual aids have been selected to correlate Nith the topical outline The. type of aid is indicated along mith running time or in the case of film strips. with the nuMber of frames, The selections listed under Outside Reading are particularly suited to the.
topics in the guide The student mhoald be encouraged to consider these refer. ences as an integral part of the murse and reading assignments should be made. by the teacher, In addition to using the above instructional resources the student is expected. to participate in other experiences much am,Library work on special topics. Science projects or research,Field trips end listening to guest lecturers. Competitions in physics such ar the annnal r nd MAK exams. Student built scientific equipment and apparatus,SpAuence of 12E1E2 and Time Allotment. The topic outline follows the PSSC course For uniformity among the schools. it is recommended that the units Introduction Optics and Waves and. nlechanics through Topic Outline 16 be covered durAng the first semester. The remainder of Mechanics and Electricity and Atomic Structure should be. covered during the second semester, Time allotment for each unit is not rigid but the following allocation of time.
is suggested,SEMESTER I,Introduction Topic Outlines 1 2 1 2 weeks. Optics and Waves Topic Outlines 3 10 9 10 weeks,Mechanics Topic Outlines 11 16 7 weeks. SEMESTER II,Mechanics Topic Outlines 17 23 7 8 weeks. Electricity and Atomic Structure Topic Outlines 23 36 10 11 weeks. Laboratory Work and,related to course topics is a part of. A list of suitable laboratory experiments,student will perform on the average.
the topic outline It is expected that the,The activities listed have been. at least one laboratory experiment per week, takeh fran the PSSC Colle e Ph sics Laborato Guide White and Memming s. mental Krim 3rd ed an ran o er sources which will be du y notede The. Mo7ars ie7griments has been made to provide the students with the following. opportunities, To learn by means of actual observation some of the principles of pbysics. To do some independent thinking, To become familiar with modern measuring equipment. To learn the fundamentals of preparing a technical report on the results. of a scientific study the report to include critical analysis and clear. presentation of the experimental results in graphical form where possibles. and as an algebraic statement, Some of the experiments involve the use of equipment not available to each indi.
vidual school In order to conserve funds and storage space the necessary equip. ment as listed in Appendix B will be made available on a circulating basis to be. shared by the schools in each of three area circuits as follows. East Crawford Iincoln Morse and Patrick Henry High Schools. Central Kearny Hoover Madison and Clairemont High Schools. West La Jolla Mission Bay San Diego and Pt Loma High. Each teacher should arrange to pick up the equipment from one of the other schools. on his circuit At the end of the school year the equipment is to be returned to. the school responsible for its inventory control,Conventional. Since the mks system of units is rapidly replacing the cgs system emphasis on. the use of the newer system should be made throughout the course A table of. mks units and conversion factors will be made available to each student It is. recommended that the use of letter symbols and abbreviations follow those in the. Student taaratim, Students will be expected to spend approximately one hour in preparation for each. class session Reading and problem assignments should be made from the textbooks. and laboratory manuals Students should be encouraged to use the slide rule wher. ever possible in making their calculations,Use of Communitz Resources. Special lectures and seminars will be arranged in cooperation with community. agencies interested in the science education for tbe able stwdent Current lists. of available speakers are maintained for the convenience of the teacher. Naval EleCtronics Laboratory Center Science Achievement Awards. This is an annual competition open to the students of honors physics Details. of this program involving both team and individual competitions are announced in. November The exams and the awards program are normally held in April. Evmluation of Student Prquess, Evaluation of student progress should be in terms of the objectives of the course. The PSSC tests which parallel the development of the course serve as an excellent. vehicle for evaluation of student achievement The teacher is urged to make the. various forms of these exams available to his students Tests may be obtained. from Testing Services San Diego City Schools ReLguest Tests of the PHYSICAL. SCIENCE STUDY COMMITTEE, The College Entrance Examination Board Pamphlet Achievement Tests 1 contains an.
excellent discussion of test development and examples of test items. Meetim of Teachers, Meetings of teachers of honors courses are held at stated intervals during the. year for in service training through demonstration of new equipment and mate. rials and to discuss,Annual plans,Techniques of instruction. Evaluation of the course,Future development of the course. Special activities for students,Materials and kiwis. In Appendix 13 are listed recommendations concerning. Books and supplies on a one per pupil basis,Books and materials for classroom reference.
Books lobich should be available in the library, Laboratory equipment available on circulating basis. 1 College Entrance Examination Board Achievement Tests latest edition. The topic outline follows the PSSC course For uniformity among the schools it is recommended that the units Introduction Optics and Waves and nlechanics through Topic Outline 16 be covered durAng the first semester The remainder of Mechanics and Electricity and Atomic Structure should be covered during the second semester

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