Week of October 21, 2019

This is the last week of the quarter. No late assignments (other than those due because of absences in the past week) will be accepted at this point. Let’s do a great job this week and finish strong! 🙂

This Week in AP Physics
We will explore conservative and non conservative work and will then do a lot with a major topic, the conservation of mechanical energy for closed systems. Time permitting we will also cover power. As always, expect some tremendously great problems and some workbook pages in small batches. Your lab report for the
Work-Energy Theorem experiment is due on Friday, October 25. (Remember to use the Lab Report Writing Guide and Lab Report Rubric when writing your report.) Expect the unit 4 test next week. Woot!

This Week in Physics
We will cover the quantitative analysis of projectiles and will do
assignments 3 & 4 from unit 3. If you have not yet taken notes from video 3 and video 4 from unit 2 you should do so for Monday by the start of class. Time permitting we will complete our experiment on projectile motion this week. Expect a test next week.

Week of October 14, 2019

This is the second-to-last week in the first quarter. All missing work (other than work due to absences that take place between this week and next) is due on Friday, October 18 if you would like to receive late credit.

On Wednesday we will not have class together due to PSAT testing.

Fun fact: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded this past week!

This Week in AP Physics
We will continue to work (pun intended) with the concept of energy and will cover the work-energy theorem and conservation of mechanical energy. Expect AP workbook pages, some tremendously great problems, and a lab over the
Work-Energy Theorem. A formal lab report for this lab will be due one week after we complete it. (Remember to use the Lab Report Writing Guide and Lab Report Rubric when writing your report.) Finally, corrections for your unit 3 test are due on Thursday, October 17.

This Week in Physics
Third period: On Monday we will go over vector resolution to prepare for a quiz on Tuesday.
Video 3 and video 4 from unit 2 will be due as announced. We will go outside to do a lab if the weather permits. By the end of the week we *may* begin assignment 3 from unit 3.
Eleventh period: On Monday we will go over
assignment 1 from unit 3 and will work in a couple of extra vector addition practice problems so that you will be ready to take a quiz over vector addition on Tuesday. By Tuesday be sure to have taken notes over video 2 from unit 2. We will begin to cover this on Monday and will complete assignment 2 plus additional practice problems. Watch for a quiz over vector resolution to be announced for Thursday. By the date announced in class please be sure to take notes over video 3 and video 4 from unit 2.

Week of October 7, 2019

There are twelve classroom days before the end of the quarter not counting PSAT testing on October 16. Be sure to check PowerSchool to ensure you are taking care of missing assignments. The last day to turn in missing assignments for late credit is October 18.

This Week in AP Physics
It’s time for energy! This major topic will consume us for the rest of this quarter. As usual, we will have some amazingly top-notch lectures, solve some tremendously great problems, and do laboratory work. SO GOOD! A couple of notes: Test corrections for the unit 3 test will be due on Monday, October 14 at 3:00. Also mark your calendars for our physics field trip to Cedar Point on Tuesday, May 19, 2020! You do not have to go, but everyone will do the same amount of work regardless of staying back or going. We will talk more about this in class as the date approaches. Please see me with any questions.

This Week in Physics
On Monday we will complete
assignment 1 from unit 2 and will take a quiz over vector addition when announced. Also by the date announced in your class period, please take notes over video 2 from unit 2, which covers vector resolution. We will do assignment 2 over vector resolution and will then complete the problems from learning goals set 1 prior to taking a quiz over both vector addition and vector resolution, as announced. It is possible that notes from video 3 from unit 2 will be due on Friday, so please stay tuned in class for that announcement. Also please note: Mark your calendars for our physics field trip to Cedar Point on Tuesday, May 19, 2020! You do not have to go, but everyone will do the same amount of work regardless of staying back or going. We will talk more about this in class as the date approaches. Please see me with any questions.