SCI 208: Tentative schedule: Instructor reserves the right to adjust the schedule as the semester progresses.

Wednesday 6 - 8:50 PM (8/25/2012 - 12/14/2012) Location: MAIN GC 215
 
date Lec Topic Test                          Articles Homework due Sunday midnight
8/29 1 SCIENCE
Science is
Spotting real science
Spotting real science on the web
    wiki  technology, home page
9/05 2 discussion of articles (you must read all 3 articles before
coming to class) AND, print out a copy of the "scientific scorecard) found HERE 
movie: hand out for movie
quiz 1
(on lec 1)
One
1. 
Two
2. 
Three
3. 
wiki  technology, home page
(due 9/16)
9/12 3 MATTER
Atoms
Density
States of matter 
  same as above  
9/19 4 Bonds
Periodic table
Chemical reactions 
quiz 2 (on movie)
quiz 3 (on lec 3)
work on 
wikis
wiki  chemical reactions
(due 9/23)
9/26 5 EARTH
Rocks
Water
Air
quiz 4   wiki  soil composition
(due 9/30)
10/03 6 Structure of Earth
Evolution of the Earth
Exam 1 on weeks
1- 5
   
10/10 7 Plate tectonics
Movement of the Earth and moon
How to study science   wiki pH 
10/17 8 ENERGY
Fusion energy
Fission energy
Radioactive dating
    wiki  carbon footprint
10/24 9 Laws of thermodynamics
Heat
movie: handout for movie
quiz 5 
(lectures 10/03)
quiz 6
(lectures 10/10
  wiki  the candle
10/31 10 EMS
EMS
Electricity
quiz 7 (10/17)
quiz 8 (10/24)
   
11/07 11 Static electricity
Magnetism
AC and DC
Generators 
Solar
quiz 9
(on movie)
   
11/14 12 WAVES
characteristics: sound, EMS, water
Interference
Exam 2 on weeks 6-11   wiki electricity
11/21 13 Thanksgiving break   wiki-special for thanksgiving extra credit
11/28 14 Reflection
Refraction
quiz 10   wiki  effect of light pollution
12/05 15 Diffraction
Lenses and LIGHT
Doppler effect of waves: light, sound
quiz 11    
12/12 16 Exam week Final is cumulative 
ALL QUESTIONS FOR FINAL