Week of September 16, 2019

This Week in AP Physics
We will continue to force our way through unit 3 with notes, a lab that will help us distinguish between gravitational and inertial mass, and some tremendously great problems to solve.

This Week in Physics
We will discuss the material from video 3 covering acceleration and will complete some lab activities in class. We’ll also complete assignment 2. If announced, please take notes on video 4 from unit 1. We are accelerating toward our unit 1 test, which most likely will be next week.

Week of September 9, 2019

This Week in AP Physics
You have arrived at the week of your first real test. Woot! On Monday Phase 2 of your Tremendously Great Problems to Solve, which was handed out on Friday, is due. We will go over this in class on Monday and will then begin our unit 2 lab,
Horizontal Ranges Analysis of Upwardly-Launched Projectiles. Due on Tuesday by the start of class is the multiple choice Unit 1 progress check from AP Classroom. (Note that it says unit 1, but it covers what we’ve done in both of our units 1 & 2. We are only doing the multiple choice.) Additionally due on Tuesday is your lab report from our second unit 1 lab, Acceleration due to Gravity. On Wednesday we will take our unit 2 test, and this will be comprehensive, covering both unit 1 and unit 2 material. Thursday brings the start of unit 3 in which we’ll begin to examine dynamics, the study of why things move. Yay!

This Week in Physics
This week we will continue to examine graph interpretation with online activities, unit 1
assignment 1 from the book, and a formal quiz over goal set 2, which will be announced in class ahead of time. (It will not be on Monday.) By the date announced in class, please take notes on video 3 from unit 1.

Week of September 2, 2019

This Week in AP Physics
We will complete our
Acceleration due to Gravity experiment. A formal lab report is due by Friday, September 6. For this report, you will need to refer to the Lab Report Writing Guide and the Lab Report Rubric. This week we will also work through unit two, which covers two-dimensional motion with a focus on projectiles. Expect a unit test next week (the week of September 9.)

This Week in Physics
We will complete our
Analysis of Uniform Motion on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Due on Tuesday are notes from the second video from unit 1.We will go over this video, do some sims in class, and then team up to do practice problems in class from our Unit 1 Assignment Fun! On that day, which will be late in the week, you’ll need to bring your textbook to class.

Week of August 26, 2019

Please be sure to sign up for your class Remind. Join codes are in the previous blog post on the home page of our class website, sgbscience.com.

This Week in AP Physics
We will continue to work with the material you learned during the summer work by completing an experiment on Monday. Please complete the workbook up through page 22 by Tuesday. By the start of class on Wednesday please complete the unit 1 assignment online on AP Classroom. (The join code is in last week’s assignment blog on the home page of our website.) As the week progresses we will complete a second experiment on one-dimensional kinematics (unit 1) and will take the unit 1 “test.”

This Week in Physics
For Monday please take notes on the first lecture video (Video 1: Introduction to Displacement and Velocity) from the
unit 1 web page. We will go over these notes in class in an abbreviated way, focusing on extending and answering questions rather than re-doing the entire lecture. In other words, if you don’t take the notes from the video by the start of class Monday, you will be lost and confused, but if you do take them, you will get your questions answered and will have opportunities to deepen your understanding. Pro tip: Do not try to take notes on all of the unit 1 videos. We’re only covering the first video this week. As the week progresses we will tackle some practice problems and will begin our first experiment.

August 21, 2019

Welcome to the start of a great new school year! This is your main resource page for our class, and you should check it at minimum once every weekend.

This Week in AP Physics
1. Please go to our
course introduction page and be sure to read the course policies and procedures document. (Be sure you are on the AP Physics page and not the physics page.) The final page of the policies document with signatures is due on Friday.
2. Go to
collegeboard.org/joinapclass and join our AP 1 and our AP 2 courses. We’ll be doing assignments online through these portals. To join the AP 1 course, use this code: 2WJ2XK, and to join the AP 2 course, use this code: K6DMJA.
3. Sign up for our class Remind using the code @d4b7k7c

This Week in Physics
1. Please go to our
course introduction page and be sure to read the course policies and procedures document. (Be sure you are on the physics page and not the AP Physics page.) The final page of the policies document with signatures is due on Friday.
2. Sign up for our class Remind using the code @ akfkk6

Summer 2019

Have a wonderful summer! Thank you for a terrific year! Please be on the lookout for a Remind message with a course survey link. If you subscribed to these blog posts via email, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email unless you want me to spam you in the future.
See you next year!!! 🙂

Week of May 27, 2019

We take Monday off to honor the sacrifices of our servicewomen and men on Memorial Day. Something you may not know about the day is that a national moment of silence is customary at 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day. This could give you a reason to take a short break from studying for exams!

This Week in AP Physics
We will complete our pinewood derby engineering project. The race against the Boy Scouts will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the main gym. Bring friends who may have old pinewood derby cars lying around! Your reports, technical drawings, and final versions of your cars are due on Thursday. Then you are DONE! Congratulations, and thank you for a WONDERFUL year!

This Week in Physics
Please follow the assignments given in your specific class. We will finish our study of circuits this week with another lab and assignment. Your exam is on Friday as follows:
1st period from 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
3rd period from 9:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
11th period from 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thank you for an amazing year!!! I feel lucky to have gotten to spend this year with all of you!

Week of May 20, 2019

This is the week we go to Cedar Point! Additionally it’s the last full week of school for seniors, whose exams begin this Friday, May 24. All of my juniors will take their physics exams on May 31.

This Week in AP Physics
Cedar Point (check!)
Pinewood derby engineering project (check!)
Calendar marked for May 29 7:00 p.m. race against the Scouts (check!)
Fun (check!!!)

This Week in Physics
For Monday please finish assignment 1 from unit 8 and take notes on unit 8’s video 2. This week we’ll complete at least two lab activities and assignment 2. Yay!

Week of May 13, 2019

Congratulations to those who’ve finished AP testing, and best of luck to those who are studying for tests this week! You’ve accomplished a lot!

This Week in AP Physics
For the rest of the year we’ll be completing our pinewood derby engineering project. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. for our race with the Boy Scouts!

This Week in Physics
For Monday please take notes on unit 7 video 4. When announced please take notes on videos 1 and 2 from unit 8. We will complete some fun experiments this week with equipment that I like to call “electric LEGOs”!

Week of May 6, 2019

Welcome to the first week of AP testing! Congratulations to all the AP students on your hard work, and good luck on your exams!

This Week in AP Physics
When you aren’t in AP testing, we will review and do practice questions. Yay!

This Week in Physics
First period: Goal set 2 is due on Monday, as is video 3. Your goal set 2 quiz is Tuesday. Third and eleventh periods: Goal set 2 is due on Tuesday, as is video 3. Your goal set 2 quiz is Wednesday. As the week progresses we will do assignment 3 followed by video 4. Next week we will begin electric circuits. Yay!