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  • Note about Grading and Pretests

    Pretests are given at the start of most units, and are recorded in MMS, but they count for 0% of your grade!   

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  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Physical Science Honors!  I am looking forward to an exciting year meeting new students and introducing you to the world of Physical Science.  See you soon, Mrs Leitz

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  • Scalar and Vector Discussion

    Posted by Stacey Leitz on 10/24/2016 8:28:17 AM
    Check out this video for a review of scalars and vectors (distance, displacement, speed and velocity):
    http://www.khanacademy.org/video/introduction-to-vectors-and-scalars?playlist=Physics

    Activity:  
    1. Go to the following website (http://www.usatf.org/routes/map/) and play around with it a little to figure out how to use it.
    2. Figure out the distance and the magnitude of displacement from Westerly High School to your favorite place in Westerly!  
    3. Post a comment to this discussion board (make sure you are still logged in) clearly explaining the distance and displacement to your favorite place.  Remember to adhere to the Virtual Discussion Guidelines for full credit
    Remember:
    Distance is the length of the path between two points. 
    Displacement is the direction from the starting point and the length of a straight line from the starting point to the ending point. 
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  • Graphing Discussion

    Posted by Stacey Leitz on 9/23/2016 11:47:00 AM
    Directions:

    1.  Think of something you are interested in (hobby, sport, interest, whatever) 
    2.  Search on the internet for a graph related to your interest
    3.  Read about the graph and determine its meaning:  What is it trying to tell you.
    4.  Type up a comment (in Microsoft Word or a Google Doc), which includes the following information alphabetized and in order :
         A. The Topic/main idea of your graph  
         B. The title of your graph
         C. The website URL (copy and paste)
         D. Your summary of what the graph is telling the viewer
         E.  Why the type of graph is used (example: Why a bar graph and not a line graph?)
         F.  Why you chose this graph and what you learned from it
    5.  See my comment for an example and remember to adhere to the Virtual Discussion Guidelines (click here to view) for full credit 
    6.  Come back to this discussion board, click Add Comment, and copy and paste your comment in
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  • Branches of Science Discussion

    Posted by Stacey Leitz on 9/12/2016 8:21:00 AM
    Welcome to the class discussion board.  Through this platform we will be able to engage in meaningful discussion about various scientific topics.  Please always adhere to the Virtual Discussion Guidelines provided here in this document when making your comments.

    For this specific discussion I would like you to introduce yourself and tell us which branch of science (from section 1.1 of the online textbook) is most appealing to you and why.  Your post should give us a little insight into who you are and what interest you have in science.
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