Week of January 27, 2014

It’s week two of the second semester, and we’re gaining…MOMENTUM!!!

This Week in AP Physics
We will continue our study of fluid mechanics by exploring buoyancy (homework 2), fluid flow continuity (homework 3) and Bernoulli’s equation (homework 4.) Expect some quizzes to be tossed in, as announced. We will also perform an experiment to prove Bernoulli’s equation. When announced, the Unit 8 Fluid Mechanics Practice Problems will be due.

This Week in Physics
On Monday we will cruise through assignment 2, which covers the Law of Conservation of Momentum, followed by a quiz, as announced. We will then conduct an awesome experiment involving the crashing of toy cars. The data from the lab will lead us to awesome conclusions about the next topic. (Spoilers!)

This Week in Astronomy
We will spend much of the week in the planetarium practicing star mapping. It will be fun! There is a podcast that will support your studies, and we will take a quiz over this skill by the end of the week.

Cool Science of the Week
Time machine science! I rest my case.