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AP Physics B Weekly Schedule 2010-11

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6 - 10 June

 

No class this week, as seniors aren't in school anymore.

 

"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

 

Tuesday, 7th

 

Wednesday, 8th

 

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

 

No class this week, as seniors aren't in school anymore.

 

Monday, 30th (NO SCHOOL!)

 

Tuesday, 31st

 

Wednesday, 1st

 

Thursday, 2nd

 

Friday, 3rd

 

 

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

-6th Annual Egg Drop Contest

 

Tuesday, 24th

-classwork: projectile motion

 

Wednesday, 25th

-classwork: projectile motion

 

Thursday, 26th

-classwork: LN2 activities

 

Friday, 27th

-good luck in college, keep in touch

 

 

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 (sub-no notes)

-classwork

 

Tuesday, 17th (sub-no notes)

-Valleyfair Physics Day

 

Wednesday, 18th

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

 

Thursday, 19th

-outdoor group experiment

 

Friday, 20th

-outdoor group experiment

 

 

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!

-Perkins @ 10:30 am for last review session (6023 Nicollet Ave.)

-meet at room 207 at noon (bring calculator and pencils)

 

Tuesday, 10th

-finding physics mistakes in Hollywood

 

Wednesday, 11th

-finding physics mistakes in Hollywood

 

Thursday, 12th

-AAPT photo contest

 

Friday, 13th

-AAPT photo contest

 

 

2 - 6 May

 

"It's not easy being green."

-Kermit the Frog

 

Monday, 2nd

-going over 1st practice test

-2nd practice test due today

 

Tuesday, 3rd

-going over 2nd practice test

 

Wednesday, 4th

-review for final

 

Thursday, 5th

-FINAL part 1

     -multiple choice, 90 min

     -no calculator or formula sheet (just the "Table of Information for 2010 and 2011")

 

Friday, 6th

-FINAL part 2

     -free response, 90 min

     -calculator, equation sheet, and table of information

 

 

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

-overview of next two weeks

-begin 1st full practice AP Exam (due Wednesday)

-work on the test in class and home

 

Tuesday, 26th

-continue 1st full practice exam

 

Wednesday, 27th

-finish 1st full practice exam (due today)

-get 2nd full practice exam (due Monday)

-work on the 2nd exam in class and home

 

Thursday, 28th

-continue 2nd full practice exam

 

Friday, 29th

-continue 2nd full practice exam

 

 

18 - 22 April

 

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

-George Wald

 

Monday, 18th

-HW Quiz

-online lesson: Nuclear Reactions (skip the problem at the end)

-Read 32-1 to 32-2, MP (due Tuesday midnight)

 

Tuesday, 19th

-GIZMO: Nuclear Decay (Percy version)

 

Wednesday, 20th

-online lesson: Mass-Energy Equivalence (skip the problem at the end)

-Read 32-4 to 32-5, MP (due Thursday midnight)

 

Thursday, 21st

-Review for Test (Chapters 30-32)

-TEST: Atomic&Nuclear (Chapters 30-32); take-home due Monday

 

Friday, 22nd

-NO SCHOOL!

 

11 - 15 April

 

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

-Douglas Adams

 

Monday, 11th

-GIZMO: Photoelectric Effect (login is the same as your Washburn login)

 

Tuesday, 12th

-HW Quiz

-online lesson: Wave-Particle Duality

-HW: Read 30-3 to 30-5, MP (due Wed midnight, no HW Quiz)

 

Wednesday, 13th

-classtime for MP

 

Thursday, 14th

-online lesson: Atomic Energy Levels

-HW: Read 31-1 to 31-3, MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Friday, 15th

-GIZMO: Bohr Model of Hydrogen

 

 

4 - 8 April

 

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

-Ruth Benedict

 

Monday, 4th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 5th

-lecture: Diffraction

-online lesson: Interference and Diffraction

-HW: Read 28-2, 28-6, MP (no HW Quiz)

 

Wednesday, 6th

-classtime for MP

 

Thursday, 7th

-Review for Test

-TEST (take home, due Monday)

 

Friday, 8th

-lecture: "For what did Einstein get the Nobel Prize?"

-online lesson: Photoelectric Effect

-HW: Read 30-1 & 30-2,  MP (HW Quiz Tuesday)

 

 

28 March - 1 April

 

"A little Madness in the Spring

Is wholesome even for the King"

-Emily Dickinson

 

Monday, 28th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 29th

 

-lecture: "Um, k, so the SOL isn't always constant, kinda..."

-online lesson: Refraction and Reflection,

-HW: Read 26-1 to 26-7, MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Wednesday, 30th

-Test retakes due today

-lecture: Applications of Reflection and Refraction (mirrors and lenses)

-online lesson: Mirrors, Lenses

 

Thursday, 31st

-classtime for MP

 

Friday, 1st

-classtime for MP

 

 

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

-Lecture: Intro to Waves

-online lesson: Wave Basics, Traveling Waves,

-HW: Read 14-1 to 14-5, MP (HW Quiz Wednesday)

 

Tuesday, 15th

-class time for MP

 

Wednesday, 16th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Thursday, 17th

-Lecture: Sound Effects

-online lesson: Standing Waves, Doppler Shift, Interference and Diffraction

-HW: Read 14-6 to 14-8, MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Friday, 18th

-class time for MP

 

 

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

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 8th

-lecture: So, current causes B-fields...what about the other way around?

-online lesson: Electromagnetic Induction (skip section 4)

-HW: Read 23-1 to 23-5 (skip -6 to -10), MP (due Thursday midnight, no HW Quiz)

 

Wednesday, 9th

-mini-LAB: Build an Electric Motor

-classtime for MP

 

Thursday, 10th

-Review for Test

 

Friday, 11th

-TEST (Chaps 21,22,23)

 

 

28 February  - 4 March

 

"Nnoooo...not the magnet!"

-Bender

 

Monday, 28th

-AP practice problems

 

Tuesday, 1st

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Wednesday, 2nd

-Lecture: Magnetic Fields

-online lessons: Forces on Moving Charges, Forces on Current-carrying Wires, Fields of Long Wires

-HW: Read 22-1 to 22-4, 22-6 (skip -5,-7.-8), MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Thursday, 3rd

-classtime for MP

 

Friday, 4th

-LAB: How strong is that big magnet?

 

 

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

-classtime for MP

 

Wednesday, 23rd

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Thursday, 24th

-lecture: How to deal with more than one resistor in a circuit, and capacitors again

-online lesson: Circuits w/ Batteries and Resistors (skip section 6) and Capacitors in Circuits (skip sections 2 and 3)

-HW: Read 21-4 to 21-6 (skip 21-7, 21-8), MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Friday, 25th

-some classtime for MP

-AP practice problems

 

 

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

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 15th

-Review for Test

 

Wednesday, 16th

-TEST: Electrostatics (Chapters 19 & 20)

 

Thursday, 17th

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

-lecture: Practical everyday electricity, or at least closer to it...

-online lesson: Current, Resistance and Power (sections 2 and 5 are "for fun" :)

-HW: Read 21-1 to 21-3, MP (HW Quiz Tuesday)

 

Friday, 18th

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

 

 

7 - 11 February

 

"Physics is hard."

-Sean Lund

 

Monday, 7th

-lecture: Remember Ug? there's an electric version too, kinda...

-online lesson: Electric Potential

-HW: Read 20-1 to 20-3, MP (HW Quiz Wednesday)

 

Tuesday, 8th

-classtime for MP

 

Wednesday, 9th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Thursday, 10th

-lecture: Batteries aren't the only thing that store electric energy

-online lesson: Capacitors

-HW: Read 20-4 to 20-6, MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Friday, 11th

-classtime for MP

 

 

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

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 1st

-Lecture: "Force Fields: they're real, not just sci-fi mumbo jumbo"

-online lesson: Electric Fields

-HW: Read 19-4 to 19-6, MP (due Friday)

 

Wednesday, 2nd

-Virtual Lab: The Electric Field game

-class time for MP

 

Thursday, 3rd

-classtime for MP

 

Friday, 4th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

 

24 - 28 January

 

"And now for something completely different..."

-Monty Python

 

Monday, 24th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 25th

-Lecture: The electric force

-online lesson: Electric Charges and Coulomb's Law

-HW: Read 19-1 to 19-3, MP (HW Quiz Friday)

 

Wednesday, 26th

-class time for MP

 

Thursday, 27th

-Qs on MP?

-AP practice problems

 

Friday, 28th

-25th Anniversary of the loss of the Shuttle Challenger and her crew

-Qs on MP?

-continue with AP practice problems

 

 

17 - 21 January

 

"Well begun is half done"

-Aristotle

 

Monday, 17th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 18th

-LAB: Clockmaking

 

Wednesday, 19th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Thursday, 20th

-Review for Test on Chapters 12 & 13

 

Friday, 21st

-TEST: Chapters 12 & 13

-open notes & MP

 

 

10 - 14 January

 

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

-Isaac Newton

 

Monday, 10th

-finishing lecture from Friday

-class time for MP

 

Tuesday, 11th

-LAB: Kepler's Laws

 

Wednesday, 12th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Thursday, 13th

-lecture: Bouncy things

-online lessons: 16 (make sure you can follow the derivations, but focus on the application), 17 (skip section 5: Resonance) and 18 (skip section 4: Damped Oscillations)

-HW: Read 13-1 to 13-6 (skip the last half of -6, "the physical pendulum"), MP (HW Quiz Wednesday)

 

Friday, 14th

-class time for MP

 

 

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!"

-online lesson 19 (just watch sections 1&2, find the typos!)

-HW: Read 12-1 to 12-2, MP (HW Quiz Thursday)

 

Tuesday, 4th

-class time for MP

 

Wednesday, 5th

-Virtual LAB: Gravity vs. mass and distance

 

Thursday, 6th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Friday, 7th

-lecture: "Kepler's Laws"

-online lesson 20 (just smile and nod at the derivations, focus on Kepler's Laws, potential energy and orbital velocity)

-HW: Read 12-3, MP (HW Quiz Wednesday)

 

 

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

-Qs on MP? (no HW Quiz for the mini-MP)

 

Thursday, 16th

-Review for Test

 

Friday, 17th

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

 

 

6 - 10 December

 

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

-Albert Einstein

 

Monday, 6th

-Qs on MP?

 

Tuesday, 7th

-HW Quiz

-lecture: Matter in motion

-HW: Read 9-1 to 9-4, MP (HW Quiz Friday)

 

Wednesday, 8th

-LAB: Crash! (video analysis of simple collisions)

 

Thursday, 9th

-Lecture: It's a fish-eat-fish world (elastic & inelastic collisions)

 

Friday, 10th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

-HW: Read 9-5 to 9-6, short MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

 

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

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 30th

-Review for Test

-our first non-take-home test!

 

Wednesday, 1st

-TEST: Chapters 6 & 7

 

Thursday, 2nd

-lecture: Liberal and Conservative Forces

-online lesson: Conservative Forces and Potential Energy

-online lesson: Conservation of Energy

-HW: Read 8-1 to 8-4, MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Friday, 3rd

-AP Practice problems

 

 

22 - 26 November

 

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

-Jerome K. Jerome

 

Monday, 22nd

-lecture: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." -Lord Acton

-online lesson: Work, Energy, and Power \ Power

-HW: Read 7-4, MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Tuesday, 23rd

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

-Aircraft Lab Report due

 

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

-Qs on MP?

-Aircraft Lab prep

 

Tuesday, 16th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Wednesday, 17th

-Lab: Tension in Toy Aircraft String

-lab report due Tuesday

 

Thursday, 18th

-lecture: Work: A curse or part of the plan? And, Return of the Spring

-online lesson: Work and Work-Energy Theorem

-HW: Read 7-1 to 7-3, MP (due Monday)

 

Friday, 19th

-Lab: Working the Stairs

-class time for MP

 

 

8 - 12 November

 

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

-Stephen Hawking

 

Monday, 8th

-Lab: Monkey Gun Forces

-class time for MP?

 

Tuesday, 9th

-Qs on MP

-HW Quiz

 

Wednesday, 10th

-lecture: Strings, ramps and circular motion

-online lesson: Uniform Circular Motion

-Read 6-3 to 6-5, MP (due Tuesday)

 

Thursday, 11th

-AP practice problems

 

Friday, 12th

-class time for MP and AP practice problems

-AP practice problems due at end of hour

 

 

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: Newton's Nemesis -Friction, and Springs & Strings

-online lesson: Applications of Newton's Laws

-HW: Read 6-1 to 6-2, MP (due Monday, 8 Nov)

 

Tuesday, 2nd

-mini-Lab: Find µ of a brick

-mini-Lab: Find k of a spring

 

Wednesday, 3rd

-class time for MP

 

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

-Qs on MP?

-class-time for MP

 

Tuesday, 26th

-HW Quiz

-mini-Lab: Find the Mystery Mass!

 

Wednesday, 27th

-more practice with FBDs (FBD packet)

 

Thursday, 28th

-continue work on FBD packet

-mini virtual Lab: Ramps: Forces and Motion

 

Friday, 29th

-review for Test (chapters 4 & 5)

 

 

18 - 22 October

 

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

-Vera Rubin

 

Monday, 18th

-questions on homework?

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 19th

-lecture: Forces are vectors too, and what's the difference between mass and weight?

-online lesson: Applications of Newton's Laws (just sections 1-3 for now)

-HW: Read 5-5 to 5-7, MP assignment

 

Wednesday, 20th

-class time for MP

 

Thursday, 21st

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Friday, 22nd

-NO SCHOOL!!

 

 

11 - 15 October

 

Monday, 11th

-class time for MP

 

Tuesday, 12th

-Questions on MP?

 

Wednesday, 13th

-HW Quiz

-AP practice problems

 

Thursday, 14th

-lecture: Sir Isaac's Three Laws of Motion (but they are really about forces)

-online lessons: 1st Law, 2nd Law, 3rd Law

-HW Read 5-1 to 5-4, MP (due Sunday midnight)

 

Friday, 15th

-classtime for MP

 

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

-Ernest Renan

 

 

4 - 8 October

 

Monday, 4th

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 5th

-Lab: Projectile Motion

-we'll write our first lab report with this lab (due Friday)

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

 

Wednesday, 6th

-Lab continued

 

Thursday, 7th

-Lab continued

 

Friday, 8th

-lecture: Bowman-style projectile motion

-HW: Read 4-4 to 4-5, MP assignment

 

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

-Aristotle

 

 

27 September - 1 October

 

Monday, 27th

-review for TEST tomorrow

 

Tuesday, 28th

-TEST on Chapters 2 & 3

-class time to start, then take home

-due Wed at 8:30 am, no exceptions!

 

Wednesday, 29th

-lecture: 2D motion (still using EMUAs)

-online lesson: Motion in 2D

-HW: read 4-1 to 4-3, MP assignment

 

Thursday, 30th

-review of 2D motion

-classtime for MP

 

Friday, 1st

-HW QUIZ

-mini-Lab: Bowman Tournament

 

"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

-review of Friday's HW Quiz and EMUA lab

-work on AP problems

 

Tuesday, 21st

-lecture/discussion: "To point or not to point" (yeah, that probably sounds better in the original Klingon); intro to vectors

-HW: Read 3-1 to 3-4, MP assignment due Thursday midnight

 

Wednesday, 22nd

-Virtual Lab: Vector Addition (PhET)

 

Thursday, 23rd

-class time for MP

 

Friday, 24th

-HW Quiz

 

"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

-finish up Motion Detector lab

 

Tuesday, 14th

-Lecture/discussion: Intro to the EMUAs

 

Wednesday, 15th

-Lab: EMUA Verification

 

Thursday, 16th

-finish EMUA Verification

-class time for MP

 

Friday, 17th

-HW Quiz

-Our very first real AP problems!

 

 

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

-Albert Einstein

 

 

6 - 10 September

 

Monday, 6th

-NO SCHOOL!!

-Labor Day 

 

Tuesday, 7th 

-Lecture: "Are you moving? If so, to where and how fast?"

-class time for MasteringPhysics HW

 

Wednesday, 8th 

-classtime for MP HW

 

Thursday, 9th

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

 

Friday, 10th

-mini-Lab: Intro to Motion Detector

 

"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 "student profile" and "Is it a Theory?" packet

 

Tuesday, 31st

-class time for chapter 1 homework

 

Wednesday, 1st

-lecture: "Units are your Friend: Dimensional Analysis"

 

Thursday, 2nd

-Qs on chapter 1?

-lecture: "The Power of One: Unit Conversion"

 

Friday, 3rd

-online lesson 1

-being chapter 2 online homework

 

"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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