Week of April 29, 2019

Spring break! Yay! I hope you all have a fabulous, enjoyable time! There is no homework due the day after spring break. I want you to enjoy your friends, family, and time off.

Important upcoming dates:
May 21: Physics field trip to Cedar Point
May 24, 28, and 29: Senior exams
May 31 and June 3 & 4: Junior exams

This Week in AP Physics:
We will finish unit 15 on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday your unit 16 packet is due, and we will do Q & A over the unit while in class on Wednesday. Following that, we will review for the exams!
AP Physics 1 exam: May 7
AP Physics 2 exam: May 10
Class celebration and pinewood derby project begins: May 13

This Week in Physics:
By Tuesday, April 30 please take notes on video 2 (electric force) from unit 7. As the week progresses you will also likely need to take notes on video 3 (electric fields) as announced.

For fun: Sharks travel over spring break, too! Check out this shark tracker to find out where they are.

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 Physics
On 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 Physics
Your 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 Physics
We 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 Physics
We 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 Physics
On 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 Physics
All 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 Physics
You 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 Physics
We 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 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.

This Week in Physics
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.

This Week in Physics
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.

This Week in Physics
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!

This Week in Physics
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!