Syllabus Overview Found on dp.davincischools.org/staff/blarkin (show) Course Description Engineering: application of math in world Design: beautiful and useable products Classroom Expectations (on wall)
Syllabus Overview Class Grade Breakdown 70% Essential Skills and Knowledge (Academic Mastery) 30% Habits of Mind (Character Skills) Accountability Quality Collaboration
Habits of Mind Accountability is the habit of consistently meeting deadlines and following directions Due Dates Class Participation Quality is the habit of consistently investing your personal best effort to create a product that is strong, accurate, and beautiful Projects Answering every question on an assignment/exam Collaboration is the habit of working effectively with people, acknowledging the personal strengths and weaknesses of yourself and others, and providing appropriate support Teamwork Group participation
Habits of Mind Continued Quality The Da Vinci Design Process
Essential Skills and Knowledge I can quantitatively, intuitively, and graphically investigate data via the scientific method and present my analysis in a formal lab report. I can use Newton’s Laws of motion to analyze complex systems. I can use the relationship between displacement, velocity, and acceleration to model projectile motion. I can apply the conservation of energy towards collisions, motion, and the transformation of energy. I can describe the movement of heat relative to material, mass, and temperature. I can explain and describe light as an electromagnetic phenomenon. I can describe the propagation of longitudinal and transverse waves. I can design, simplify, and interpret a battery-resistor circuit. I can describe the phenomena of electromagnetism and induction.
Syllabus Overview Required Materials College-Ruled Spiral Notebook Pencil (preferably mechanical) Red Pen (for corrections) Black or Blue Pen (for lab writing) Scientific Calculator (TI-30X is a good option) Internet Access *If this is an issue, please consult with me ASAP Two-Pocket Folder Homework Planner
Classroom Procedures Electronics Visible, heard, used Sent to office, PARENT must pick up at end of day Plagiarism / Cheating Not tolerated Automatic zero with no chance for reassessment Homework Packets Stamped every day for HABITS OF MIND Collected day of exam for ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Classroom Procedures Late Work Turn in within one week Full credit for Essential Skills (70% of grade) Zero credit for Habits of Mind (30% of grade) Revisions Major assignments (projects, tests, lab reports) Must be turned in on time (not late) 2 week span to make revisions Office Hours Monday and Wednesday before school (8am-9am)
Class Pets Shadow (black guinea pig) La Luz (albino guinea pig) Only time you are allowed to play with them is during lunch or break Shadow has a tendency to bite if you hold her for too long La Luz is very shy and difficult to pick up
Break 7 minutes If you are late in returning, you will be locked out and marked tardy!
Challenges Don’t tell the other students how to do them!
Homework Supplies College-Ruled Spiral Notebook Pencil (preferably mechanical) Red Pen (for corrections) Black or Blue Pen (for lab writing) Scientific Calculator (TI-30X is a good option) Internet Access *If this is an issue, please consult with me ASAP Two-Pocket Folder Homework Planner
Friday Checking supplies Story of Self Goal Setting
End of Day Dismissed when teacher tells you Go to 5 th hour or 9 th hour! Put chairs up on desks Empty mini trash cans Desks must be cleared off Pick up anything off the ground around your area