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Class Rules and Expectations

Introduction:

Mike Lathrop Applied Physics TeacherMr. Lathrop graduated from CMR in 1973.  His qualifications include a BS in Secondary Education with a Broadfield in Science, Major in Physical Science, Major in Mathematics, and a Minor in Chemistry from Western Montana College, Dillon, MT and a MS in Chemistry with an emphasis in Physical Chemistry from Washington State University, Pullman WA.  He has been teaching at CMR since 1994.  He is also the CMR Key Club Advisor.

Text:

Active Physics Core Select  Copyright 2005 by Itís About Time, Herff Jones Educational Division

Description:

A hands on approach to applied physics that will prepare students for further education in technical schools.  This course may be used for science credit or vocational credit.

Goals:

Students will be introduced to:

            Mechanical Systems: and how they apply to construction and automotive trades

Fluid Systems: and how they apply to aerodynamics in boats and aeronautics

Electrical Systems: and how they apply to construction, motors and generators

Students will be expected to:

Take notes

Complete homework problems

Write lab reports

Complete a major project for each of the four units.

Requirements:

Students should have passed foundations of science. 

Resources:

Students will be given access to texts, computers, and all lab equipment needed to excel in applied physics.

Evaluation:

Grades are determined as a straight percentage of points from homework, labs, and tests.

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