Week of May 13, 2013

Seniors, this is your last week of school before exams! Congratulations! Juniors, we’ve still got more to go, so let’s finish strong!

NOTE TO ALL AP STUDENTS:  Due to the large number of students who missed class due to AP exams, we are a little off-schedule. AP students, it is your responsibility to check Gradebook Wizard for assignments you need to make up. Please see me on your first day back to class to make arrangements.

This week in physics: On Monday we will do assignment 2 followed by a quiz on Tuesday. Electrostatics Podcast 3 – Electric Force will support your work. If you’ve missed class, please try to take notes from this podcast over the weekend UNLESS you have an AP exam on Monday. (APs come first! :)) Please take notes on Electrostatics Podcast 4 – Electric Fields part 1 and Electrostatics Podcast 5 – Electric Fields part 2 by Tuesday for a podcast quiz. Next we will do assignment 3 followed by a quiz.

This week in astronomy: Ohmygoshthisisthebestpartofthesemester. Two words only: THE UNIVERSE

Cool science of the week: Speaking of the universe, NASA is building a new space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, to find the first galaxies that formed in the early Universe, connecting the Big Bang to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Check out NASAs page, which includes a webcam showing the telescope’s construction and a “Build it Yourself” game.