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Announcements for Physical Science 12 Spring 2015 

Welcome Spring Semester Students.

For the Spring Semester Students, you can now go to my CONNECT/LearnSmart page for instructions needed to register for the online homework.  The textbook may not be available yet at the BC Bookstore.  If you get your book somewhere else and need to buy the CONNECT passcode online, you can do so using the instruction on my CONNECT page.  I do have some textbooks on reserve in the BC Library that you can borrow for up to one hour at a time.

You should read completely and carefully the Preclass Info link off of my main webpage, my syllabus for the day labs and the CONNECT links ASAP and begin the class right away.  You should check the web page often for timely and important information related to the class.

Due Monday 1/21 before Lecture:  Connect Chapter 1, Learn Smart Chapter 2

Due Wednesday 1/28 before Lecture:  Preliminary Questionnaire

Due Monday 2/2 before Lecture: Connect Chapter 2, Learn Smart Chapter 3-4

Due Wednesday 2/4 before lab:  Lab Report 2-3

Drop Deadline without receiving a "W" Wednesday 2/1.

Due Wednesday 2/11before lecture:  Connect Chapter 3-4, Learn Smart Chapter 5

Due Wednesday 2/11 before Lab: Lab Report 4

Due Wednesday 2/18 before Lab: Lab Report 5

 Due Monday 2/23 before the test:  Connect Chapter 5

Test 1 (Chapters 1-5) Monday 2/23 in Lecture.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron (Form 882) and your test booklet.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use your book and notes.   All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late in the evening after the test.

Due Wednesday 2/25 before Lecture:  Learn Smart Chapter 6

Due Wednesday 2/25 before Lab:  Lab Report 6

Due Wednesday 3/4 before Lecture:  Connect Chapter 6, Learn Smart Chapter 7

Due Wednesday 3/4 before Lab:  Lab Report 7

Due Wednesday 3/9 before lab:  Lab Report 8

Due Monday 3/16 before Lecture:  Connect Chapter 7, Learn Smart Chapter 8

Due Wednesday 3/18 before lab:  Lab Report 10

Due Monday 3/23 before Lecture:  Connect Chapter 8,
Learn Smart 9

Due Wednesday 3/25 before Lab:  Lab Report 11

Drop Deadline which will result in receiving a "W" Friday, 3/27.

Spring Break Monday 3/30 and Wednesday 4/1- no classes or lab

Due Monday 4/6 before the test:  Connect Chapter 9

Test 2 (Chapters 6-9) Monday 4/6 in Lecture.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron (form 882) and your test booklet.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use your book and notes.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late evening after the test.

Due Wednesday 4/8 before Lecture:  Learn Smart Chapter 10

Due Wednesday 4/8 before Lab:  Lab Report 12

Due Wednesday 4/15 before Lecture:  Connect Chapter 10, Learn Smart Chapter 11

Due Wednesday 4/15 before Lab:  Lab Report 13

Due Wednesday 4/22 before Lecture:  Connect Chapter 11, Learn Smart Chapter 12

Due Wednesday 4/22 before Lab:  Lab Report 14

Due Wednesday 4/29 before Lecture:  Connect Chapter 12, Learn Smart Chapter 13

Due Wednesday 4/29 before Lab: Lab Report 15

Due Wednesday 5/6 before test 3:  Connect Chapter 13, End of Semester Questionaire

Test 3 (Chapters 10-13) Wednesday 5/6 in Lecture.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron ( form 882) and your test booklet.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use your book and notes.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late evening after the test.

Due Wednesday 5/6 before Lab:  Lab Report 16 and 18

By Wednesday Evening 5/6 all grades after dropping the lowest lecture quiz, homework,  and lab.  Any errors must be reported before the final. 

Final Exam (Chapters 1-13) Wednesday 5/13 in  SE12 6:00-7:50 pm.  Please write your name and section number on your Scantron and your test booklet.  No leaving room until you have finished the test. You may use your book and notes.  All cell phones and other electronic equipment, except calculator, should be turned off and stored out of sight. No sharing of calculators or any other test materials.  No baseball caps or other eye shield material.  Please keep your hands away from your eyes.  Please keep your papers covered and keep your eyes on your own papers.  Any indication of cheating will result in a zero for the test.  Overall grades should be posted on the internet under "Grades" according to student number by late evening after the test.  Please pick up graded work on the front table after the final.  Borderline cases (1% short of a grade) will be decided by the final score.  Those whose final score is above the overall percent will receive the higher grade.  Those with a final score below the overall percent will receive the lower grade.   You must get 50% on the final to avoid receiving a failing grade. After the final, only errors since before the final will be considered if reported within 24 hours of the final.  After that all grades are final even with errors.