Eastside Academic Studies


Physical Science

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Teacher: Kathy Romanoff
Date/Time: Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Room: 259/261
Department: Science
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

Physical Science 

               Monday  EAST (LAC) 10:45 - 12:15

               Tuesday   EAST (LAC) 9:00 - 10:30

               Wednesday MAS 9:00 - 10:30

Instructor:  Kathy Romanoff (using Derek Owens' curriculum)

Grades: 8th & 9th

Mrs. Romanoff has enjoyed working with young people in the classroom for over thirty years. Her desire is to bring wonder into each student's heart. She has used  Derek Owens' curriculum with its wonderful video lectures and workbook for three years.  

This Physical Science Course introduces various principles of Physics, Chemistry, and Astronomy. The First Semester investigates motion, forces, fluids, simple machines, and heat. Relationships between matter and energy, time and space, input and output display the intricacies of associations in science.

The timeline of various discoveries will introduce scientists and philosophers who changed history through observation and experimentation. Friction, buoyancy, mechanical advantage and heat transfer will merge the application of physics and the recognition that science is the key to progress.

The Second Semester unites the four fundamental forces and how they are revealed in nature, research and technology. It includes the study of electricity and magnetism, atomic structure and the nature of nuclear change, along with the wonders of our solar system and galaxies beyond.

Text: "Physical Science Student Workbook" by Derek Owens, Semester 1 and Semester 2, Available on Lulu.com , self publishing.

Physical Science instructional videos will be available online. Each student will receive a username and password for the teaching videos.

Supplies: Scientific Calculator needed ($10.00 variety is sufficient), Loose-leaf notebook.

Tuition: $75.00 for 9 months beginning  Sept. 1 ( Mr. Owens' discounts are unavailable for this course)

Lab/ Supply Fee: $30 a year.

Schedule: Material is presented and  reviewed over a 2-3 week period. The presentation occurs via the online videos composed by Mr. Owens; this material is reviewed and reinforced in class by Mrs. Romanoff. Labs are usually performed in class along with other reinforcing activities. Tests are administered at home after each 2-3 week period. A  comprehensive final is administered in class at the end of each semester.

For the information presented on Mr. Owens' website, please search for Derek Owens.com


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