NSCI 3001: Integrated Science I: Physics and Astronomy

Text: Shipman, Wilson, & Todd, An Introduction to Physical Science, 10th Ed.

Week 1
Week 2
Day 1 Aug 19

Dimensions, your
place in universe
Ch 1
Day 2 Aug 21

Measurement
Powers of 10
Ch 1
Day 3 Aug 26

Measurement of motion
Ch 2
Day 4 Aug 28

Causes of motion
Ch 3
Week 3
Week 4
Day 5 Sep 2

Holiday
Day 6 Sep 4

Work, Energy, Power
Ch 4
Day 7 Sep 9

Energy and work applications
Ch 4
Day 8 Sep 11

What things are made of.
Ch 9,11
Week 5
Week 6
Day 9 Sep 16

Chemical and
atomic structure
Ch 9,11
Day 10 Sep 18

Forms and phases of matter
Ch 12
Day 11 Sep 23

Physical properties, minerals, phases
Ch 21
Day 12 Sep 25

Physical properties, minerals, phases
Ch 21
Week 7
Week 8
Day 13 Sep 30

Heat and temperature
Ch 5
Day 14 Oct 2

Specific heat, phase changes
Ch 5
Day 15 Oct 7

Heat transfer
Ch 5
Day 16 Oct 9

1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics
Ch 5
Week 9
Week 10
Day 17 Oct 14

Heat applications. Body heating and cooling. Energy from metabolism.
Ch 5
Day 18 Oct 16

Heat applications
Ch 5
Day 19 Oct 21

Electric circuits
Ch 8
Day 20 Oct 23

Household electricity
Ch 8
Week 11
Week 12
Day 21 Oct 28

Electric and magnetic forces
Ch 8
Day 22 Oct 30

Applications of electricity and magnetism
Ch 8
Day 23 Nov 4

Periodic motion and waves
Ch 6
Day 24 Nov 6

Sound and hearing
Ch 6
Week 13
Week 14
Day 25 Nov 11

Light waves
Ch 7
Day 26 Nov 13

Light and vision
Ch 7
Day 27 Nov 18

Color and color vision
Ch 7
Day 28 Nov 20

Electromagnetic waves and radiation
Ch 7,10
Week 15
Week 16
Day 29 Nov 25

Stars
Ch 18
Day 30 Nov 27

Thanksgiving holidays
Day 31 Dec 2

Cosmology
Ch 18
Day 32 Dec 4

Planets
Ch 15,16,17
Relate outline to themes for the integrated science sequence.

Note: the final examination is scheduled for Monday, December 9 at 5 PM.

Index

Syllabus

Hands-on exercises

Web exercises
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