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Physics Weekly Schedule 2010-11

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6 - 10 June

 

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."

-Sam Keen

 

"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."

-Calvin (Bill Watterson)

 

“A perfect day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.”

-James Dent

 

Monday, 6th

-3rd Hour: 2012 Presentations

-5th Hour: Potato Gun Data presentation

 

Tuesday, 7th

-Egg Drop Contest: Building the devices

 

Wednesday, 8th

-Egg Drop Contest: Dropping the devices

 

Thursday, 9th

-SCHOOL'S OUT! FOR THE SUMMER!

 

Friday, 10th

 

 

30 May - 3 June

 

"Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson."

-Vern Law

 

Monday, 30th (NO SCHOOL!)

 

Tuesday, 31st

-choices for final project (physics mistakes, potato guns, debate)

 

Wednesday, 1st

-class time for final project

 

Thursday, 2nd

-class time for final project

Friday, 3rd

-3rd hour: 2012 presentations

 

 

23 - 27 May

 

"In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you."

-Frank Wilczek

 

Monday, 23rd

-Review for 2nd Semester Final part 1

-chapters 34-37, 15

 

Tuesday, 24th

-Review for 2nd Semester Final part 2

-chapters 25-30

 

Wednesday, 25th

-2nd Semester FINAL EXAM part 1

 

Thursday, 26th

-2nd Semester FINAL EXAM part 2

 

Friday, 27th

-LN2 activities

 

 

16 - 20 May

 

“There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.”

-Marie Curie

 

Class is in the Career Center on Mon, Tues & Wed

 

Monday, 16th

-GIZMO: Rayrtacing for Lenses

 

Tuesday, 17th (sub-no notes)

-Valleyfair Physics Day

 

Wednesday, 18th

-raytracing diagrams

 

Thursday, 19th

-LAB: Finding focal length of a lens

 

Friday, 20th

-Quest: Refraction and Lenses (bits of Chaps 29 & 30)

-3" x 5" card and your own calculator

 

 

9 - 13 May

 

“Twinkle, twinkle little star

I don’t wonder what you are

For by the spectroscopic ken

I know you are hydrogen.”

-Lewis Fry Richardson

 

Monday, 9th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 10th

-Lecture: How do Prisms Work? (reFRACtion)

-HW: Read 29.6-29.8 Q#12,16,17,28-30

 

Wednesday, 11th

-LAB: Refraction of light in Water and Oil

 

Thursday, 12th

-Lecture: How do Lenses Work?

-HW: Read 30.1-30.4 Q#1-6

 

Friday, 13th

-Valleyfair prep

 

 

2 - 6 May

 

"It's not easy being green."

-Kermit the Frog

 

Monday, 2nd

-HW check @ bell

-QUIZ: Light

 

Tuesday, 3rd

-Lecture: Orange isn't a real color

-mini-Lab: Colored Shadows

-HW: Read 28.1-28.7, 28.11 Q#2,5,6,8,9,12,14,15,22-24,32 

 

Wednesday, 4th

-mini-Lab: Spectroscopic Ken

 

Thursday, 5th

-HW check @ bell

-Review for Test tomorrow

 

Friday, 6th

-TEST: Light & Color (Chapters 27&28)

 

 

25 - 29 April

 

"The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself."

-Bertrand Russell

 

Monday, 25th

-HW check @ bell

-lecture: "What can we see through glass, but not cinder blocks?"

-packet time (due Tuesday)

-HW: Read 27.4 - 27.8 Q#10,12,13,16-18,20-23,46,47 (due Monday)

 

Tuesday, 26th

-lecture: "How do we know that light is a transverse wave?" (polarization)

-packet time (due today)

 

Wednesday, 27th

-GIZMO: Penumbra Effect

 

Thursday, 28th

-GIZMO: Additive Color

 

Friday, 29th

-GIZMO: Subtractive Color

 

 

18 - 22 April

 

"A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms."

-George Wald

 

Monday, 18th

-Review for Test tomorrow

 

Tuesday, 19th

-TEST: Waves & Sound (Chapters 25 & 26)

-3" x 5" notecard, your own calculator (no cell phones no sharing), pen/pencil

 

Wednesday, 20th

-Lecture: What is light? How do we know? (worksheet passed out, CD 27-1)

-Video: "The Secret Life of the Electric Light"

-HW: Read 27.1-27.3 Q#1,5,7,57-59

 

Thursday, 21st

-classwork: Worksheet 27-1 (due at end of class)

 

Friday, 22nd

-NO SCHOOL!

 

11 - 15 April

 

"I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons."

-Douglas Adams

 

Monday, 11th

-LAB: Tones, Vowels and Cell Phones (yes...cell phones :)

 

Tuesday, 12th

-MCAs in the morning

-no class for 3rd hour, 5th hour will continue lab

 

Wednesday, 13th

-MCAs in the morning

-no class for 3rd hour, 5th hour will continue lab

 

Thursday, 14th

-continue LAB

 

Friday, 15th

-GIZMO "Hearing: Frequency and Volume"

-test your own hearing!

 

 

4 - 8 April

 

"We do not see the lens through which we look."

-Ruth Benedict

 

Monday, 4th

-HW check @ bell

-VF permission form and $$ due today, no exceptions

-QUIZ (Waves)

 

Tuesday, 5th

-lecture: Someone please make motorcycle sounds

-register for a GIZMO account

-GIZMO: Doppler Effect

-HW: read 25.9 Q#15,16,21,45,47,49

 

Wednesday, 6th

-finish GIZMO: Doppler Effect

-HW: Read 26.1 - 26.4, Qs #1,5,7,8,24,27

 

Thursday, 7th

-HW check @ bell

-Lecture: "What really is sound, and why isn't its speed constant, like light?"

-classwork: worksheet packet

 

Friday, 8th

-HW check @ bell

-QUIZ (Doppler effect and sound basics)

-classwork: finish packet (due at end of hour)

 

 

28 March - 1 April

 

"A little Madness in the Spring

Is wholesome even for the King"

-Emily Dickinson

 

Monday, 28th

-lecture: Intro to Waves

-classwork: CD 25-1 (due Wed at end of class)

-HW: read 25.1-25.4 Q#2,6,7,8,34,38

 

Tuesday, 29th

-lecture: Can two waves occupy the same space at the same time?

-classwork: CD 25-3 (due tomorrow @ end of class)

 

Wednesday, 30th

-HW check @ bell

-mini-LAB: Rubens' Tube

-classwork: finish CD 25-3 (due @ end of class)

-HW: read 25.5-25.8 Q#11-14,22,23 (due Monday)

 

Thursday, 31st

-Virtual Lab: Waves (What are the characteristics of waves?)

-desktop icon, not in the handouts folder

 

Friday, 1st

-Virtual Lab: TBD

-in handouts folder

 

 

21 - 25 March

 

SPRING BREAK!

 

 

14 - 18 March

 

"Washington is the only place where sound travels faster than light."

-C.V.R. Thompson

 

Monday, 14th

-AAPT Photo Contest

-two "rough draft" photos with descriptions due tomorrow

 

Tuesday, 15th

-photo contest continued

-two "rough draft" photos with descriptions due today

 

Wednesday, 16th

-photo contest continued

 

Thursday, 17th

-photo contest continued

-final picture with description due today

 

Friday, 18th

-Photo Contest judging

 

 

7 - 11 March

 

"Magnetism is one of the Six Fundamental Forces of the Universe, with the other five being Gravity, Duct Tape, Whining, Remote Control, and the Force That Pulls Dogs To The Groins Of Strangers."

-Dave Barry

 

Monday, 7th

-Video: The Elegant Universe

-Chap 15 packets passed out (due Friday)

-HW: Read 15.1 - 15.3 Q#1,4,5,6,16,21

 

Tuesday, 8th

-Lecture: Wave your hand, and it's now younger than the rest of you...

 

Wednesday, 9th

-HW check @ bell

-Packet time and a Blast from the Past courtesy of Paul Hewitt, hippie physics teacher (that's a

-HW: Read 15.4 - 15.6 Q#8,9,13,14,35,36

 

Thursday, 10th

-Lecture: The Twin Paradox

 

Friday, 11th

-HW check @ bell

-LAB: Special Relativity

-packet time (due today)

 

 

28 February  - 4 March

 

"Nnoooo...not the magnet!"

-Bender

 

Monday, 28th

-registration for next year's classes

-lecture: What a Danish high school teacher figured out

-HW: Read 37.1 - 37.2 Q#1-5,21

 

Tuesday, 1st

-brief lecture: How to turn electricity into motion, and vice versa

-LAB: building an electric motor (finish tomorrow)

-HW: Read 37.3 - 37.4 Q#6-10,24

 

Wednesday, 2nd

-HW check @ bell

-LAB: finish building motor

 

Thursday, 3rd

-HW check @ bell

-review for TEST

 

Friday, 4th

-TEST: Chapters 36 & 37

 

 

21 - 25 February

 

"Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times."

-Napoleon Hill

 

Monday, 21st

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 22nd

-packet time

 

Wednesday, 23rd

-HW check @ bell

-Video: "The Day the Universe Changed"/"Einstein Revealed"

-HW: Read 36.4-.5 Q#6-11

 

Thursday, 24th

-LAB: Complex Magnetic Fields

 

Friday, 25th

-HW check @ bell

-QUIZ

 

 

14 - 18 February

 

"There are three kinds of men. The one who learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence by themselves."

-Will Rogers

 

Monday, 14th

-Review for Test

 

Tuesday, 15th

-morning review @ 0730

-TEST: Circuits (Chapters 34 & 35)

 

Wednesday, 16th

-Video: Magnetic Storm!

 

Thursday, 17th

(-Course Fair today during 1st & 2nd hours)

-lecture: Magnets

-HW: Read 36.1-36.3 Q#1-5,23

 

Friday, 18th

-NO SCHOOL (Parent-Teacher conferences 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

 

7 - 11 February

 

"Physics is hard."

-Sean Lund

 

Monday, 7th

-finish virtual Ohm's Law lab

-lecture: "But what if there's more than one resistor??" (parallel and series circuits)

-Chapter 35 packets passed out

-HW: Read 35.1-35.3 Q#1,3,4,5,25,28

 

Tuesday, 8th

-LAB: Series & Parallel Circuits

 

Wednesday, 9th

-HW check @ bell

-LAB cont'd

-HW: Read 35.4-35.5 Q#6-8,32-34

 

Thursday, 10th

-Design LAB: Make a 3-way switch

 

Friday, 11th

-HW check @ bell

-brief lecture: Wrapping it all up (Series and Parallel)

-brainteaser Lab: How many wires do you need to light a bulb?

-packet time (due today)

 

 

31 January - 4 February

 

"If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron."

-Lee Trevino

 

Monday, 31st

-Virtual LAB: Ohm's Law

 

Tuesday, 1st

-lecture: "When is a law not a law? When it's Ohm's" and intro to power supply

 

Wednesday, 2nd

-HW check @ bell

-lecture: "Power corrupts, absolute power..."

-HW: Read 34.6-.11 Q#18,19,21,37,68,75

 

Thursday, 3rd

-Virtual LAB: Household Electrical Use

 

Friday, 4th

-HW check @ bell

-QUIZ: Ohm's Law

-packet time

 

 

24 - 28 January

 

"And now for something completely different..."

-Monty Python

 

Monday, 24th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 25th

-Video: "Lightning!" (probably humanity's first experience w/ electricity)

 

Wednesday, 26th

-lecture: "Electrical safety for n00bs" and intro to voltmeters

-chapter 34 packets passed out (due Tuesday)

-HW: Read 34.1-34.3 Q#3,4,7,8,9,39

 

Thursday, 27th

-lecture: "Intro to electrical equipment: batteries, power supplies, digital multimeter"

 

Friday, 28th

-HW check @ bell

-QUIZ: Electrical Safety and Intro to Electricity

-packet time afterwards

 

 

17 - 21 January

 

"Well begun is half done"

-Aristotle

 

Monday, 17th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 18th

-Review for 1st part part of 1st Semester Final (Chapters 2-6)

 

Wednesday, 19th

-Review for 2nd part part of 1st Semester Final (Chapters 7-10,13)

 

Thursday, 20th

-1st SEMESTER FINAL: Part 1 (Chapters 2-6)

-8.5" x 11" sheet front&back

-your own calculator (no cell phones, no sharing)

 

Friday, 21st

-1st SEMESTER FINAL: Part 2 (Chapters 7-10,13)

-8.5" x 11" sheet front&back

-your own calculator (no cell phones, no sharing)

 

 

10 - 14 January

 

"I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."

-Isaac Newton

 

Monday, 10th

-guided packet time (due Wednesday)

-LAB: Toy Aircraft String Tension

-HW: ReRead 10.1 - 10.4 Q#23-26,42,45

 

Tuesday, 11th

-HW check @ bell

-finish LAB: Toy Aircraft String Tension

 

Wednesday, 12th

-HW check @ bell

-QUIZ: Circular Motion

-packet time (due today)

 

Thursday, 13th

-review for Test

 

Friday, 14th

-TEST: Gravity and Circular Motion (chapters 10 & 13)

-3" x 5" card, your own calculator

 

 

3 - 7 January

 

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."

-Benjamin Franklin

 

Monday, 3rd

-lecture: "Gravity with a big G!"

-chapter 13 packets passed out (due Thursday)

-HW: Read 13.1-13.5 Q#1,2,8,10,11,21

 

Tuesday, 4th

-lecture: "What are black holes really? Was Newton wrong about gravity?"

-HW: Read 13.10-13.11 Q#18-20,42,48,50

 

Wednesday, 5th

-Video: "Black Holes: The Ultimate Abyss"

 

Thursday, 6th

-QUIZ, then packet time (due today)

 

Friday, 7th

-lecture: "Centrifugal is a four-letter word!"

-chapter 10 packets passes out (due next Wednesday)

-HW: Read 10.1-10.4 Q#2,3,8,9,20,21

 

 

13 - 17 December

 

"I like physics. I think it is the best science out of all three of them, because generally it's more useful. You learn about speed and velocity and time, and that's all clever stuff."

-Tom Felton

 

Monday, 13th

-SNOW DAY!?

 

Tuesday, 14th

-SNOW DAY!?!?

 

Wednesday, 15th

-review for Test

 

Thursday, 16th

-morning review @ 0730

-Test on Chapters  8 & 9 (Energy and Momentum)

 

Friday, 17th

-lecture: 'Centrifugal' is a four-letter word!

-Read 10.1-10.4 Q#1,6,8-11 (due Tuesday when we get back)

 

 

6 - 10 December

 

"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."

-Albert Einstein

 

Monday, 6th

-review of Work and Power

-chap 9 packet passed out (due Friday)

-mini-LAB: How many horses are you worth?

-HW: Read 9.1-9.2 Q#1,2,33,34,36,37

 

Tuesday, 7th

-lecture: What does work get you?

 

Wednesday, 8th

-Video: NOVA: Car Crash!

-Read 9.3-9.5 Q#8,9,26,27,39,40

 

Thursday, 9th

-Virtual LAB: NRG SK8R (KE and GPE)

 

Friday, 10th

-packet time (due today)

 

 

29 November - 3 December

 

"The world is wide, and I  will not waste my life in friction, when it could be turned into momentum."

-Frances Willard

 

Monday, 29th

-HW check at bell

-LAB: Crash test video analysis

 

Tuesday, 30th

-lecture: It's a fish-eat-fish world

-packet time (due tomorrow)

-HW: Read 8.5-8.6 Q#12-15,34,47

 

Wednesday, 1st

-Video: History of Vehicle Safety (notice what they used as crash test dummies...)

-HW: Read 8.5-8.6 (again) Q#17-19,63-65

 

Thursday, 2nd

-HW check @ bell

-lecture: Work, a curse or part of the plan? (chap 9 packets passed out)

-LAB design: find out how much horsepower you have

 

Friday, 3rd

-HW check @ bell

-QUIZ: impulse and momentum

-packet time

 

 

22 - 26 November

 

"I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."

-Jerome K. Jerome

 

Monday, 22nd

-lecture: A piece of sand going 30,000 m/s or a bus going 10 m/s? and Which hurts more -the happy ball or the emo ball?

-need 4 volunteers for the annual egg toss competition (who will clean up their own mess)

-classwork: packet 8 "Momentum" (due next Wednesday)

-HW: Read 8.1-8.4 Q#9,20,25,26,55,56 (due tomorrow)

 

Tuesday, 23rd

-HW check @ bell

-need 4 volunteers for the annual egg toss competition (who will clean up their own mess)

-lecture: "Save Our Momentum!"

 

Wednesday, 24th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Thursday, 25th

-NO SCHOOL!!

-Happy T-day!

 

Friday, 26th

-NO SCHOOL!!!

-Good luck at Best Buy!

 

 

15 - 19 November

 

"Normal is what everyone else is that you are not."

-Dr. Tolian Soran (ST: Generations)

 

Monday, 15th

-lecture: Completing the Trilogy: Sir Isaac's 3rd Law of "Motion" (and a cautionary tale from Mr. Grul's dark past)

-chapter 7 packet handed out (due Wednesday)

-HW: Read 7.1-7.4 Q#1,3,6,8-10

 

Tuesday, 16th

-Lab: Newton's Third Law

-HW: Read 7.5-7.7 Q#15-17,20,40,45

 

Wednesday, 17th

-lecture: Putting the cart before the horse? (and why Grul isn't an art teacher)

-class time for packet (due today)

 

Thursday, 18th

-morning review at 7:30 am

-Review for Test

 

Friday, 19th

-TEST: Chapters 6 & 7

-3" x 5" card

-your own calculator (no sharing, no cellphones, iPods, etc.)

 

 

8 - 12 November

 

"But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."

-Stephen Hawking

 

Monday, 8th

-lecture: Remember the skydivers?

-HW: Read 6.5-6.7 Q#14,15,16,18,20,23

 

Tuesday, 9th

-Lab: Find the Mystery Mass!

 

Wednesday, 10th

-HW check @ bell

-QUIZ: Newton's 2nd Law

-packet time (due today)

 

Thursday, 11th

-Lab from Tuesday cont'd (due today)

-begin Lab: Terminal Velocity

 

Friday, 12th

-Terminal Velocity lab cont'd (due today)

 

 

1 - 5 November

 

"You don't use science to show that you're right, you use science to become right."

-Randall Munroe

 

Monday, 1st

-Lecture: So, what happens to things that break Newton's 1st Law of Motion?

-chapter 6 packets passed out (due next Wednesday)

-HW:  Read 6.1-6.4 Q#4,6,26,27,29,30

 

Tuesday, 2nd

-Virtual Lab: Newton's 2nd Law

 

Wednesday, 3rd

-HW check @ bell

-packet time

 

Thursday, 4th

-NO SCHOOL!

-Parent-Teacher conferences: Noon - 8pm in classrooms

 

Friday, 5th

-NO SCHOOL!!

 

 

25 - 29 October

 

"The product of the human brain has escaped the control of human hands. This is the comedy of Science."

-Karel Capek (co-inventor of the word 'robot')

 

Monday, 25th

-continue Alter phase

 

Tuesday, 26th

-finish Alter phase

-begin Prove phase (final experiment for the IP lab report)

-last day to retake chap 4 & 5 test

 

Wednesday, 27th

-finish Prove phase

-begin writing lab report

-last day to submit rewritten 'measuring g' lab report

 

Thursday, 28th

-finish writing lab report

 

Friday, 29th

-presentations

-IP lab report due

 

18 - 22 October

 

"Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions."

-Vera Rubin

 

The last day to retake the test is next Tuesday, 26 Oct

 

Monday, 18th

-begin the "Interactive Physics" project (~6 days, final product is a lab report)

-begin Build phase

 

Tuesday, 19th

-finish Build phase

-begin Measure phase

 

Wednesday, 20th

-finish Measure phase

-begin Alter phase

 

Thursday, 21st

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Friday, 22nd

-NO SCHOOL!!

 

 

11 - 15 October

 

Monday, 11th

-lecture on 5.4 to 5.6

-HW: Read 5.4-5.6 Q#7,8,10,13-15

 

Tuesday, 12th

-Lab: Video Analysis of Projectile Motion (no lab report)

-HW: chap5 Q#35-38,42,44

 

Wednesday, 13th

-finish lab (due today)

-finish packet (due today)

 

Thursday, 14th

-Review for Test

 

Friday, 15th

-TEST: Chapters 4 & 5

-3" x 5" card, your own calculator

 

"The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life."

-Ernest Renan

 

 

4 - 8 October

 

Monday, 4th

-Lab: Measuring g Part II

-we'll write our first lab report for this lab

 

Tuesday, 5th

-class time for lab report

-Congrats to Geim & Novoselov for winning the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics! (they played w/ scotch tape and pencil lead, seriously)

 

Wednesday, 6th

-class time for lab report

 

Thursday, 7th

-lecture on 5.1-5.3

-chap 5 packets handed out (due next Wed., 13 Oct)

-HW: Read 5.1-5.3 Q#4,5,18-21

 

Friday, 8th

-Bowman Tournament

 

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

-Aristotle

 

 

27 September - 1 October

 

Monday, 27th

-finish up Motion Detector lab

-lecture: "Everything is relative", at least with respect to motion

-HW: Read 4.1-4.4  Q#6,9,20,21,31,36

 

Tuesday, 28th

-Virtual Lab: Moving Man (in Hand Outs folder)

 

Wednesday, 29th

-lecture: "Tom Petty physics", aka dropping stuff

-HW: Read 4.5-4.9 Q#11,12,14,15,19,22

 

Thursday, 30th

-Lab: Measuring g

 

Friday, 1st

-QUIZ

-packet time (due today)

 

 

"Not only is the Universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."

-Sir Arthur Eddington

 

 

20 - 24 September

 

The Extra Credit lecture is Tuesday night @ 7pm @ the U (see poster in classroom for details). Attend, check in with me, and write a 250-word, 5-paragraph essay summarizing the lecture for a free quiz.

 

Monday, 20th

-a few brainteasers

-take chapter 2 & 3 self-assessments

-some more practice with unit conversions

 

Tuesday, 21st

-Review for Test

 

Wednesday, 22nd

-TEST on Chapters 2 & 3

-bring your calculator (no cell phones, no sharing), writing utensil, and cheatsheet (3" x 5" card, front & back), that's all

 

Thursday, 23rd

-8 steps to a great graph (and how not to be fooled by bad people who want your $$)

-begin graphing assignment (using Road & Track data)

 

Friday, 24th

-finish up graphing assignment

-Lab: Intro to Motion Detector

 

"Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave."

-Baron Henry Peter Brougham

 

 

13 - 17 September

 

Monday, 13th

-what did Aristotle believe about Physics? how about Copernicus and Galileo?

-intro to Vernier sensors

-HW: Read 3.1-3.3 Q#1,2,5,8,28,29

 

Tuesday, 14th

-Virtual Lab: Phet Forces in 1-D

 

Wednesday, 15th

-intro to Sir Isaac

-what is mass? what isn't it? (we actually don't know what it really is, but might w/in a few years!)

-how do we know the earth is moving?

-HW: Read 3.4-3.6 Q#9,15,19,21,22,26

 

Thursday, 16th

-Virtual Lab from Tuesday continued

-packet time

 

Friday, 17th

-QUIZ on 3.1-3.4

-packet due today

 

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

-Albert Einstein

 

 

6 - 10 September

 

Monday, 6th

-NO SCHOOL!!

-Labor Day 

 

Tuesday, 7th 

-taking a research test for 30 minutes

-Lecture: "To point or not to point and learning some Greek"

-HW: Read 2.1 - 2.4 Qs# 1,4,6,8,9,25 (due Thursday)

 

Wednesday, 8th 

-Lecture: "What everyone else is that your are not" (the "normal" force, dynamic equilibrium, adding vectors)

-HW: Read 2.5 Qs# 12,14,16,21,22,28 (due Friday)

 

Thursday, 9th

-ACT science question practice

 

Friday, 10th

-QUIZ on 2.1 - 2.4 (closed notes, formulas given)

-packet time afterwards (due today)

 

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."

-Mario Andretti

 

 

 

30 August - 3 September

 

Welcome back!

 

Monday, 30th

-go over syllabus and safety

-start on Student Profile and "Is it a Theory?" packet

 

Tuesday, 31st

-check out textbooks (bring your student ID)

-register for online textbook

-DUE: Student Profile and "Is it a Theory?" packet

 

Wednesday, 1st

-evaluating scientific arguments

-Video: "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?"

-HW: Read Chap 1, Qs 1-14

 

Thursday, 2nd

-evaluating scientific arguments continued

-Video: "Mythbusters: Moon Myths"

 

Friday, 3rd

-HW check @ bell

-making your own scientific argument using a "Claim-Evidence-Reasoning" form (CER)

-DUE: both video sheets, and CER form

 

"In Science, there is only Physics, all the rest is stamp collecting."

-Ernest Rutherford (who, btw, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry)

 

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