• Physics Courses General Syllabus

    Instructor:  Jay Wilson

    E-mail: jwilson@manvillesd.org 

    Please feel free to contact me any time you may have questions or concerns about your student’s progress in class.  I welcome the opportunity to communicate with you!

    Room #27                                  



    Homework will be assigned several times a week and is required to be completed as it is 10% of your student’s grade. Problems that relate the material to student understanding will dominate the assignments sent home. In addition to textbooks issued to the students, everyone will have access to the online text and assignments, both through Google Classroom and assigned websites. If your student does not have internet access from home, please contact me so that we can determine a solution.



    The units of study for Physics are modeled after the NJ Model Curriculum for Science (https://www.nj.gov/education/modelcurriculum/sci/physics.shtml ) and the Next Generation Science Standards (http://www.nextgenscience.org/search-standards?keys=&tid%5B%5D=107&tid_3%5B%5D=97 ) for Physical Sciences.

     Unit 1: Force and Motion

    Unit 2: Fundamental Forces

    Unit 3: Kepler’s Laws

    Unit 4: Energy

    Unit 5: Physics of the Geosphere

    Unit 6: Wave Properties

    Unit 7: Electromagnetic Radiation

    Unit 8: Electricity and Magnetism



    Students will be responsible for maintaining an in class binder with classroom notes and supplemental material. They will be required to obtain and make up all missed work when not in class.



    Text book, Internet resources, supplemental materials. Recommended supplies are class notebook (preferably a three ring binder), lab notebook, portfolio or binder to keep materials for studying and spiral-bound index cards for important formulas.



    Test and quiz assessment, homework, in-class assignments, lab reports/projects, and class participation


    Tests: 30%

    Quizzes: 25%

    Class Participation and Activities: 20%

    Labs and Projects: 15%

    Homework: 10% (Checked)