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# Week of April 15, 2019

**This week before spring break has special bell schedules on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for state testing and then the talent show. Our progress will be a smidge more limited than usual, but we’ll get through!**

**This Week in AP PhysicsOn Monday in class we will finish single-slit interference with some **

**practice problems**

**and a**

**lab**

**and will then begin to explore double-slit interference with notes, a**

**lab**

**, and**

**practice problems**

**. The fringe benefits of this unit will be that we get to play with lasers!**

**This Week in PhysicsYour SLO exam is Monday and covers units 1-6. Be sure to use the learning goal sets under each unit webpage as your study guides. Then we will continue to move through unit 7 with **

**assignment 1**

**. When assigned please take notes on**

**video 2 (electric force).**

# Week of April 8, 2019

**This week we have reduced class time on Thursday and Friday due to state testing for 9th and 10th grade ELA.**

**This Week in AP PhysicsWe will finish unit 13 on wave motion and sound by doing **

**homework 3**

**and packet 1 (due Monday) and**

**homework 4**

**(not due Monday because I’m mean but not cruel, lol), packet 2, and a swell experiment,**

**Standing Waves in Closed-Ended Tubes**

**. Our unit 13 mock test will be Wednesday. By Thursday we will dive into physical optics,**

**unit 14**

**. Be sure to continue to work through the**

**unit 16**

**material. If you wait, you will cram, and you will have difficulty encoding it cognitively. Boo cognitive encoding difficulty!**

**This Week in PhysicsWe will spend part of the week preparing for the SLO exam that will take place on Monday, April 15. Then we will dive into electrostatics. When announced please take notes on electrostatics video 1, **

**Introduction to Electrostatics, Conductors, Insulators, and Methods of Charging (Friction, Conduction, Induction, and Polarization)**

# Week of April 1, 2019

**This Week in AP PhysicsOn Monday we’ll take our unit test over **

**magnetism and electromagnetism**

**. Then**

**we will continue to explore**

**waves and sound**

**with lots of sweet notes, problems, demos, and a really fun**

**sound lab**

**. Will we finish it all this week? Probably not, but we will be close, so we’ll test the week of April 8. Reminder: Please begin to work steadily through your online**

**unit 16 lessons on modern physics**

**. Also April is the beginning of the end, so I recommend starting to review units 1-3 this week. The AP Physics 1 test is May 7, and the AP Physics 2 test is May 10. We’re almost home, folks!**

**This Week in PhysicsAll sections are at different points, so please be sure to read carefully. First period: Your **

**goal set 1**

**quiz is Monday, and third period, yours is Tuesday. Eleventh period: You did this on Friday – good job! Everyone should have taken notes on**

**video 3**

**from unit 3 on gravity and planetary orbits by the start of class on Monday. We’ll be finishing**

**this unit**

**this week with an**

**assignment**

**and an online lab and will most likely test on Thursday or Friday.**

# Week of March 25, 2019

**This Week in AP PhysicsYou will be thrilled to know that we will finish **

**unit 12**

**on magnetism by the end of the week, so expect a test on Thursday or Friday. Yay! We will also do a**

**mini-lab**

**that most people have a lot of fun with. Yay! P.S. Be sure to check out the pictures on our unit 12 page. They’re pretty rad.**

**This Week in PhysicsWe will finish unit 6 on circular motion and gravity by the end of the week. For Monday please take notes on **

**video 2 from unit 6**

**.**

**Goal set 1**

**is due for first period on Monday and third period on Tuesday. All classes will take a quiz over**

**goal set 1**

**on Tuesday. When assigned please take notes on**

**video 3 from unit 6**

**. We will do**

**assignment 2**

**together in class followed by**

**goal set 2**

**. Additionally we will be completing our**

**circular motion lab**

**. A lab report for this lab will be due as announced.**

# 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!

This Week in Physics

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 PhysicsWe 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**

**.**

**This Week in PhysicsUnless 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 PhysicsThis 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.**

**This Week in PhysicsPeriods 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 kno**w!

**This Week in AP PhysicsOn 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.**

**This Week in PhysicsDue 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 PhysicsWe 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!**

**This Week in PhysicsFor 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

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

**This Week in AP PhysicsWe 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!**

**This Week in PhysicsPlease 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**!