• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     Science
    Integrated Chemistry-Physics A
    Instructor:
    Melissa Valsi
    219-650-5307 ext. 7195

     ext. 7195

    Email:
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
    Expectations:
     
    Students are expected to:
            -exhibit proper and safe behavior at all times
            -arrive to class on time and remain in class for the entire period unless called for by the office
            -bring their book, notebook, folder or binder, calculator,black or blue ink pen, and a pencil every day
            -complete their own work, either in class work or homework,and submit it on time
            -take notes and pay attention to all instruction that is given in class
            -get the work that they missed and make it up in a timely manner
            -arrange for additional help when necessary before or after school
     
    Goal:
     
    Students will begin to conceptualize the generalstructure of the atom and the role it plays in determining the properties of materials, the different properties of matter, and the concepts of relative motion, the action/reaction principle, wave behavior, and the interaction of matter and energy.
     
     
    Course Description
     
    Course Description
     

    INTEGRATED CHEMISTRY-PHYSICS (L)                                              

    Integrated Chemistry-Physics is a laboratory-based course in which students explore fundamental chemistry and physics principles. Students enrolled in this course examine, through the process of scientific inquiry, the structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, forces, motion, and the interactions between energy and matter. Working in a laboratory environment, students investigate the basics of chemistry and physics in solving real-world problems that may have personal or social consequences beyond the classroom.

    • Recommended Grade Level: 10 – 12
    • Recommended Prerequisite:  Algebra I (may be taken concurrently with this course)
    • Credits: 2 trimester course for 2 credits
    • Counts as a Science Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
    • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1
    UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, HNS1, HNS 2, HNS 3
    -Rules, Regulations, and Procedures
     
    -Math practice to develop skills that will be utilized in the class
     
    -Books
     
    -Get to know you activity
     
    -Integrated math worksheet
     
    -Extra math problems worksheet
     
    -Math practice worksheet
     
     
     -Diagnostics Test
     
    2
    UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, HNS1, HNS 2, HNS 3
    -Background of science
     
    -Scientific method
     
    -Metric System
     
    -Chapter 1 section 1 questions
     
    -Variable worksheet
     
    -Chapter 1 section 2 questions
     
    -Count your pennies lab
     
    -Metric packet
     
    -Math quiz   
    Thanksgiving break week 
    3
    UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, HNS1, HNS 2, HNS 3
     
     - Graphing
     
    -Metric system
     
    -Density
     
    -Wrap up metrics and methods
     
    -Chapter 1 section 3
     
    -Graphing worksheet 
     
    -Density Lab
     
     
     
    4
    CP.1.23, CP.1.26
     
    UCP 2, UCP 3, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, PS 4a, PS 4c, PS 4d
    -Start motion-velocity and acceleration
     
    -Continue speed and acceleration equations
     
    -Friction and forces
     
    -Graphing speed/acceleration
    -Measurement Lab
     
    -Chapter 11 Section 1
      
    -Speed worksheet
     
    -Math skills: velocity
     
    -Acceleration worksheet
     
    -Pg. 375 #1-5
     
    -Math skills: Acceleration
     
    -Book Review

    Methods Test

     
    5
    CP.1.23, CP.1.26
     
    UCP 2, UCP 3, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, PS 4a, PS 4c, PS 4d
     
    -Wrap up
    -Speed/acceleration Lab
     
    -Review activity
     
     

    Motion Test

     
    6
    CP.1.21, CP.1.22, CP.1.27, CP.2.4, CP.2.5, CP.2.6, CP.2.9
     
    PS 4a, PS 4b, UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, HNS 3  
     
    -1st and 2nd Law/Force
     
    -Force equation
     
    -Gravity
     
    -1st law video 
     
     
    -Chapter 12 section 1 & 2 
     
    -Weight vs. Mass worksheet
     
     


    7
    CP.1.21, CP.1.22, CP.1.27, CP.2.4, CP.2.5, CP.2.6, CP.2.9
     
    PS 4a, PS 4b, UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, HNS 3  
    -3rd Law/Momentum
     
    -Momentum equation


    -Chapter 12 section 3
      
     
     
      
     
    -Ch 12 packet
     
    -2nd law video
     


     
    8
    CP.1.15, CP.1.16, CP.1.17, CP.1.18, CP.1.18, CP.1.19, CP.1.20
     
    PS 1c, PS 3b, PS 5a, PS 5b, PS 6a, UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, SAI 2, SPSP 3
     
    -KE/GPE
     
    -Temperature
     
    -Specific heat/Thermal energy
    -Chapter 13 Section 3 and 4
     
    -Chapter 14 section 1 & 2
     
     -Temperature worksheet
     
    -Efficiency worksheet
     
    -Energy Problems
    -Energy quiz
     
    9
    CP.1.15, CP.1.16, CP.1.17, CP.1.18, CP.1.18, CP.1.19, CP.1.20
     
    PS 5a, PS 5b, PS 5c, PS 5d, PS 6a, USP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, UCP 4, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2
    -Energy group projects
    -Projects
     
    -Concept Map
     
    10
    CP.1.15, CP.1.16, CP.1.17, CP.1.18, CP.1.18, CP.1.19, CP.1.20
     
    PS 1c, PS 3b, PS 5a, PS 5b, PS 5c, PS 5d, PS 6a, UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, UCP 4, SAI 1, SAI 2, SPSP 3, ST 2
    -Thermal energy
     
    -Chapter 14 section 3
     
    -Thermal energy worksheet
      
    -Lightning video
     
     
    11
    CP.1.15, CP.1.16, CP.1.17, CP.1.18, CP.1.18, CP.1.19, CP.1.20
     
    PS 2e, PS 5a, PS 5b, PS 6a, PS 6b, UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, UCP 5, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, SPSP 5, HNS 1, HNS 2, HNS 3

    -Energy Wrap Up

    -Heat and changing states of matter video
     
    -Energy concept map
     
    -Chernobyl Video
     
    -Station review
    -Present projects
     
    -Energy Test
     
    12
    CP.1.24, CP.1.25, SP.2.7, CP.2.7, CP.2.8
     
    PS 2e, PS 5a, PS 5b, PS 6a, PS 6b, UCP 1, UCP 2, UCP 3, UCP 5, SAI 1, SAI 2, ST 2, SPSP 5, HNS 1, HNS 2, HNS 3
    -Types of waves
     
    -Wave equations
     
    -Wave interactions
     
    -Chapter 15 section 1, 2, & 3
     
    -Anatomy of a wave worksheet
     
    -frequency/period worksheet
     
    -Wave speed worksheet
     
    -Wave review worksheet/Lab
     
    -Tsunami Video
    -Open note Wave Test