Commack High School– Dr. Gasser
Welcome to Physics - I hope that our journey through the physics explored in this course will help you better understand and enjoy the world in which we live!
Tests and quizzes (announced or unannounced) will make up 50% of the marking period grade. Some quizzes will be brief while exams can consume a whole class period.
Homework and class work make up 20% of the marking period grade. Most homework assignments will be provided using Castle Learning. Theses assignments are given at the beginning of the week and are due on Friday. Late homework will not be accepted.
Laboratory investigations and projects are worth 20% of the marking period grade. The lab grade includes the quality of your participation in lab activities, lab reports, and lab journal entries. All lab work must be completed in order to receive a marking period grade. A missed lab or journal entry must be made up during the first scheduled extra help session after the in-class lab. Labs must stapled and handed in at the beginning of the class that they are due. You are expected to make and maintain a copy of the labs for your use.
Participation will count for 10% of your grade
Get involved! Ask questions! Don’t let yourself get behind in the work – it is really hard to catch up!
Extra-help will occur on online this year. I encourage you to attend!
For all assignments, activities, or assessments in this class, unethical actions such as cheating, copying, and/or plagiarism will result in a zero on the assignment, for all students involved!! Although you will work in a lab group and you may discuss your data and analysis with a classmate, your lab must be the product of your own efforts!
A calculator every day !
Protractor and ruler
Loose-leaf binder for class notes and handouts
Please bring your own supplies since with COVID, I can not give you supplies to share.
When you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to communicate with your classmates to obtain the notes and assignments. Since exam dates are announced in advance, being absent the day before an exam does not excuse you from taking the test.
If you have any questions about the information listed on this sheet, please see me or e-mail me at [email protected]