Week of May 20, 2013

This week we say goodbye to our seniors as you head off to exams. Best of luck to you in your futures!!! Congratulations!

This week in physics: On Monday we will take a quiz over the concept of the electric field, which was covered in Electrostatics Podcast 4 – Electric Fields part 1 and
Electrostatics Podcast 5 – Electric Fields part 2 as well as  assignment 3. On Monday or Tuesday (depending on your double lab period) will  we will do the Electric Fields Lab in which you’ll map out an actual electric field and use Excel to create an image of the field. Very cool! No lab report…you should use the time instead to prepare for exams. For either Tuesday or Wednesday (as announced) you should take notes on Electrostatics Podcast 6 – Electric Potential Energy and Electrostatics Podcast 7 – Electric Potential Energy Examples for a podcast quiz. We’ll go over these in class, do some cool demos, and then work together on assignment 4. A quiz will follow.

This week in astronomy: We will finish our unit on The Universe by looking at galaxies, dark matter, dark energy, and quasars. SO strangely weird and weirdly strange.

Cool science of the week: FLYING.CAR.