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Physical Science Laboratory
PH.S 100 LAB
CLASS CODE: PH.S 100L CREDITS:  1 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The laboratory associated with the course is designed to give the student experience in observing and analyzing basic scientific phenomena.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The laboratory is designed to provide students with experience making and analyzing measurements at an introductory-level in the Physical Sciences : Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology, and Physics.
Measurements and instruments, relationships and graphing, scalars and vectors, mass-volume-density, elasticity and oscillations, waves and sound, convex lens and images, atomic spectra, Ohmís Law, series and parallel circuits, cost of electricity, seismology, rocks and minerals, photogeology, absolute and relative humidity, chemistry, astronomical magnitude scale.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Know terminology and vocabulary used to describe the science and properties of the various physical sciences.
2.Learn fundamental theories that explain the laws and properties of the sciences along with their properties and characteristics. Students will have the ability to converse intellectually with others on scientific topics and understand relevant articles from newspapers and magazines like Scientific American, Science Digest, and Science.
3.Describe the methodology of modern science and the relationship between observation and theory. 4.Examine how science, its methods, axioms and philosophy have changed over the years.
5.Repeat some of the most important experiments of physics and chemistry.
6.Integrate several different scientific disciplines. Physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology and astronomy.
7.Express their knowledge and ideas through written language.
8.Communicate and work effectively together. 9.Analyze the scientific principles involved in the various sciences and see the relationships between them and how they affect each other.
10.Make daily weather observations, then compare those to professional instrumentation of basic elements, home electrical appliance costs, recognition of geological topography.
11.Determine the relationship between the various disciplines and see how they affect each other.
12.Participate in the methodology by performing laboratory exercises.
REQUIREMENTS: PH.S 100L must be taken concurrently with PH.S 100 (Physical Science).Lectures, multi-media presentations, classroom discussions and demonstrations. Laboratory reports, objective exams, daily quizzes, end of class summaries, evaluations, essays, topical papers, research papers, exams.
PREREQUISITES: Competency with basic mathematical operations is assumed.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003