Week of March 12, 2018

This is the final week of the grading period. Please check PowerSchool for missing assignments. I will no longer accept late work after Tuesday except in cases of extended recent absences as arranged with me by Monday.

This Week in Physics
11th period: Podcast 2 from unit 6 is due for Monday. All other class periods: Podcast 2 from unit 6 is due for Tuesday. This week we will go over the material from podcast 2 by practicing problems and concepts in class, performing the Circular Motion Lab, doing assignment 1, doing goal set 1, and taking a quiz. This unit will wrap up quickly, so please stay on top of the material.
Lab report: The lab report for the  Impulse-Momentum Theorem Lab will be due at the start of your class period on Thursday (3/15) or Friday (3/16) as announced. You must share your Google document with me at my Gmail address, burgessm@alstudent.org, not my school email address. You must then upload your document to TurnItIn.com by 3:00 p.m. on the due date. The class ID is 16214937, and the password to join the class is Tesla. Remember to use both the Lab Report Writing Guide and the Lab Report Rubric to guide your writing.

Cool Science of the Week
This past Thursday (3/8) was International Women’s Day. To focus on this event, let’s recognize one of the world’s premier physicists who happens also to be a woman. Fabiola Gianotti is the director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known to us as CERN, one of the most important (perhaps the  most important) physics research institutes in the world. (Just one example: It’s where the World Wide Web began! Her work could earn her a Nobel Prize, and her impact on science worldwide is unquestioned. We’ve come a long way from just a few decades ago when there weren’t even women’s restrooms in many physics institutions, and it’s been an even shorter time since Mattel produced a Barbie that said “Math class is tough!” (Video below)

Related image