Week of March 11, 2019

This Week in AP Physics
Again we will continue to work on electric circuits by exploring circuit geometry with more notes, more tremendously great problems to solve, and more sweet homework problems! (Remember packet one of the tremendously great problems to solve is due on Monday! Yay!) We’ll also keep working on our lab! Then we’ll take a test! So good!

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First period will finish assignment 3 and goal set 3 in class on Monday. Everyone else should have both of these done by the start of class on Monday. This week we will conduct the Impulse-Momentum Theorem Lab and will take our test over our momentum unit.

Week of March 4, 2019

This week we will only have a few class periods together due to testing and parent-teacher conferences, so this will be very sparse.

This Week in AP Physics
We will continue to work on
electric circuits by exploring circuit geometry of basic circuits with notes, a set of tremendously great problems to solve, and some sweet homework problems.

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Unless you are in first period, if you have not taken notes on
video 3 from our unit on momentum, please do so by the start of class on Monday. We will work through this material, do assignment 3, and will take a quiz over goal set 3, which covers the impulse-momentum theorem. Expect your unit test on Monday or Tuesday of the following week. Yay!!!

Week of February 25, 2019

This Week in AP Physics
This week we’ll finish
unit 10 on electrostatics by covering electric potential and capacitors with notes, tremendously great problems to solve, and a couple of rad homework assignments that you’ll just totally love. As we do so we’ll process our data from the electric fields lab to analyze how voltage allows us to find the charges of the point charges that created the field. Your lab report on this experiment will be due the following week. The unit test will be Friday or early the following week.

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Periods 3 & 11 have the unit 5
goal set 1 quiz on Monday. All classes should have already taken notes on video 2, but please review your notes before the start of class on Monday when we’ll truck right through the material, do assignment 2 and move energetically toward the goal set 2 quiz. Late in the week please take notes on
video 3 as assigned.

Week of February 18, 2019

Did you know that in Ohio President’s Day is not called President’s Day but rather Washington-Lincoln Day? Now you know!

This Week in AP Physics
On Tuesday we’ll explore electric fields with some highly-charged notes designed to make even the most reluctant note-taker jump for joy. Tremendously great problems to solve, homework, and
one of my favorite labs of the year will follow. Later in the week we’ll cover electric potential, leaving us with capacitors to learn about and a unit 10 test to take the next week.

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Due on Tuesday: Unit 5
assignment 1, goal set 1, and video 2. (Most of you have finished most or all of this already.) We will quiz over goal set 1 on Wednesday and will work through assignment 2. Expect to complete goal set 2 and take a quiz over this material by Friday or early the following week.

Week of February 11, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! There is no school on Friday of this week due to a teacher in-service.

This Week in AP Physics
We begin
unit 10 on electrostatics with some shockingly great notes on the basics of charge and charging, homework 1, tremendously great problems to solve, and such a great lab. As the week progresses we will explore electric fields and may get to more homework, more tremendously great problems, and one of my favorite labs of the year. We’ll see!

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For Monday if you have not already done so, please take notes on
video 1 from unit 5 on momentum. We will move through this and do assignment 1 followed by a quiz over goal set 1, as announced. Time permitting we may also do video 2 on the role of energy in collisions, so watch for an announcement about that in class. ENERGY LAB REPORT: One hard copy per writing duo is due by Tuesday at 3:00. If you’ve been absent, the documents you need are: Law of Conservation of Mechanical Energy Experiment, Lab Report Writing Guide, and Lab Report Rubric. Good times.

Enjoy your week!

Week of February 4, 2019

With two snow days last week, we’ll be tackling some of the assignments we didn’t get to last week.

This Week in AP Physics
We will continue to work through
unit 9 on thermal physics by exploring the laws of thermodynamics, including an emphasis on pressure-volume diagrams and heat engines. Expect to do homework 3 & 4, two more sets of tremendously great problems to solve, and our online Analysis of P-V Diagrams expeirment. Will we test by the end of the week? PROBABLY not, but improbable doesn’t mean impossible, lol!

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Please take notes on energy video 4 for Monday. (This will be your favorite video lecture of the year, I promise!) On Monday and Tuesday we will complete
assignment 4 and an experiment on the conservation of mechanical energy. Also, first period only: We will take the goal set 3 quiz on Monday. By Wednesday or Thursday expect to take the energy unit test. Next up: momentum!

Week of January 28, 2019

This Week in AP Physics
We will continue our work with
thermal physics. Homework assignments, labs, and our tremendously great problems to solve will depend on how well we weather the energy transfer from our region of the globe to distant lands. This will set up an energy differential between Avon Lake and other parts of the world that can be assessed via any of the three temperature scales. *Nerd Life* Note: Stay in touch on Remind. If there are days off from school due to the weather, there will be online “blizzard bag” assignments for you to do.

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On Monday we will complete
assignment 3 from unit 4. Expect a quiz over goal set 3 on Tuesday or Wednesday. As announced please take notes on video 4. This will be your favorite video of the year, no joke! If we miss any school days due to weather, please take notes on video 4, due on our first day back to school. Assuming we don’t miss any school this week, we will be taking the unit 4 test by the end of the week.

Week of January 21, 2019

School starts this week on Tuesday, as we have Monday off to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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On Tuesday we will complete our notes on fluid flow and will do some more tremendously great problems to solve including homework 3. Expect the unit 8 test on fluid mechanics on Wednesday or Thursday. Next in this cold month of January is our unit on HEAT!

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On Tuesday the morning classes will take a quiz over energy goal set 2 (work and the work-energy theorem.) Because I don’t like to give homework over a long weekend we will take lecture notes in class on Tuesday over the content from energy video 3. However, what we don’t finish from the lecture will be due from the video by Wednesday. Throughout the remainder of the week we will complete assignment 3 and will possibly take a quiz over goal set 3 and/or complete the conservation of mechanical energy experiment.

Week of January 7, 2019

This is the final week of second quarter. Late assignments won’t be counted after Monday at 3:00.

This Week in AP Physics:
We will compete unit 7 and begin unit 8, so it will be a very fulfilling week! Here’s what’s happening: On Monday we will finish our unit 7 notes and will begin our Hooke’s Law lab. The unit homework is due on Tuesday when we will also finish our lab and the unit problem packet. Anticipate the unit test on Wednesday, although if we move it to Thursday expect to begin unit 8 on Wednesday. As we close out the week we’ll be flowing into fluid mechanics and will possibly dip our toes into a lab on mass density.


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On Monday we will take the unit 3 test. This will be the last grade for quarter 2, so make sure you prepare. By the start of class on Tuesday please take notes on unit 4 video 1, Introduction to Mechanical Energy. In class we will complete
assignment 1. When announced please take notes on video 2 on the work-energy theorem.

Week of December 17, 2018

Exams are next week, but our quarter grades will continue after winter break. The exam schedule is available at this link. You will take your exam during your class period, not your lab period. AP, you get to take an exam on both periods. Yay!!!

There is no homework over winter break. Nothing will be due until the Monday after we return. Enjoy a well-earned rest! 

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Your exam will cover units 1-6. When we return from break you will have one week to make test corrections on the unit 6 test, and we will begin unit 7. We will most likely test unit 7 before the end of the quarter and will begin unit 8. (The unit 7 test, however, will go on quarter 3 so as to allow you time to make test corrections. )

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Your exam will cover units 1-3. On Monday, January 7 we will take a test over unit 3.