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IB PHYSICS SL Weekly Schedule 2011-2012

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4 - 8 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, 4th

-NO CLASS!

 

Tuesday, 5th

-2nd SEMESTER FINAL EXAM

 

Wednesday, 6th

-SCHOOL'S OUT! FOR THE SUMMER!!

 

 

28 May - 1 June

 

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

-Vern Law

 

Monday, 28th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 29th

-Review for 2nd Semester Final Exam (Tuesday, 5 June 2012)

-covers 3rd and 4th quarter material (chapters 19,21,22 and 14,28,26)

-your own calculator, AP Eq'n sheet, and one 8.5" x 11" notesheet (both sides)

 

Wednesday, 30th

-SENIORS LAST DAY! Congrats!

-Review continued

 

Thursday, 31st

-Review continued

 

Friday, 1st

-LN2 ice cream and other demos

 

 

21 - 25 May

 

"There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago."

-J. Robert Oppenheimer (American Prometheus)

 

Monday, 21st

-CW: Qs on MP? HW QUIZ (two problems)

 

Tuesday, 22nd

-TEXTBOOK RETURN

CW: Valleyfair prep

 

Wednesday, 23rd

-VALLEYFAIR (go to 1st hour, dismissal by announcement)

-CW: alternative assignment for those in class

 

Thursday, 24th

-CW: Review for Test tomorrow

 

Friday, 25th

-TEST: Diffraction, Refraction and Lenses (parts of Chaps 26 and 28)

 

 

14 - 18 May

 

"About light I am in the dark."

-Benjamin Franklin

 

Monday, 14th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 15th

-L&D: Refraction and Lenses (Reflection&Refraction, skip reflection, Lenses)

-ray tracing diagram videos: Converging A, Converging B, Diverging

-HW: Read 26-5 to 26-7 MP (HW Quiz Monday, two problems)

 

Wednesday, 16th

-CW: Ray tracing diagrams

 

Thursday, 17th

-LAB: Estimate focal length of lens (formal lab report due Thur, 24 May)

 

Friday, 18th

-CW: class time for MP

 

 

7 - 11 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, 7th

-NO SCHOOL!!

 

Tuesday, 8th

-L&D: Diffraction (online lesson: Interference and Diffraction)

-HW: Read 28-1 to 28-4, 28-6, MP (HW Quiz Monday, 2 problems like the old way)

 

Wednesday, 9th

-L&D: Subtleties of Diffraction and its practical uses

-CW: some class time for MP

 

Thursday, 10th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 11th

-LAB: Laser diffraction

 

 

30 April - 4 May

 

"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, 30th

-CW: Class time for MP

 

Tuesday, 1st

-LAB: TBD

 

Wednesday, 2nd

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Thursday, 3rd

-CW: Review for Test tomorrow

 

Friday, 4th

-CW: TEST on chapter 14 (Sound)

 

 

23 - 27 April

 

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

-Frank Wilczek

 

Monday, 23rd

-L&D: Making nothing out of somethings (online lesson: Standing Waves)

-HW: Read 14-6 to 14-8, MP (HW Quiz #1 Thursday, Ps#51-55)

 

Tuesday, 24th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Wednesday, 25th

-LAB: Speed of Sound in Methane (and s'mores)

 

Thursday, 26th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz #1

 

Friday, 27th

-L&D: Strings and Winds (online lessons: Sound Waves & Doppler Shift, only concepts, not eq'ns

-(HW Quiz #2 Wednesday, Ps#57-77)

 

 

16 - 20 April

 

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

-Douglas Adams

 

Monday, 16th

-L&D: Standing Waves (online lesson: Standing Waves)

-HW: Read 14-1 to 14-5 (skip -3), MP (HW Quiz #2 Friday)

 

Tuesday, 17th

-MCAs in the morning: periods 1,2,3

-CW: no class for 2nd hour, class time for MP for 4th hour

 

Wednesday, 18th

-MCAs in the morning: periods 1,2,3

-CW: no class for 2nd hour, class time for MP for 4th hour

 

Thursday, 19th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 20th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

 

9 - 13 April

 

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

-George Wald

 

Monday, 9th

-CW: vote on topics for 4th quarter, survey on new HW quiz format

 

Tuesday, 10th

-L&D: Intro to Waves (online lessons: Wave Basics, Traveling Waves)

-HW: Read 14-1 to 14-5 (skip -3), MP (HW Quiz #1 Friday)

 

Wednesday, 11th

-Brief L&D: Intensity

-Virtual LAB: Characteristics of Waves

 

Thursday, 12th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 13th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz #1 (P14.1, 2, 3, 5)

 

 

2 - 6 April

SPRING BREAK!!

 

 

26 - 30 March

 

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

-Ruth Benedict

 

Monday, 26th

-LAB: Building Electric Motor

 

Tuesday, 27th

-LAB: Building Electric Motor

 

Wednesday, 28th

-LAB: Building Electric Motor

 

Thursday, 29th

-Video: Quantum Leap

 

Friday, 30th

-NO SCHOOL!!

 

 

19 - 23 March

 

"A little Madness in the Spring

Is wholesome even for the King."

-Emily Dickinson

 

Monday, 19th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz #1

 

Tuesday, 20th

-L&D: Circular Motion and Circular B-Fields (see last week for online lessons)

 

Wednesday, 21st

-CW: class time for MP

 

Thursday, 22nd

-LAB: B-Field around a wire

 

Friday, 23rd

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz #2

-Take-home TEST (due Monday when you walk into class, no exceptions)

 

 

12 - 16 March

 

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

-C.V.R. Thompson

 

Monday, 12th

-CW: Review for Test tomorrow

 

Tuesday, 13th

-CW: TEST on Circuits (Chap 21)

 

Wednesday, 14th

-L&D: 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, 15th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 16th

-CW: Video "NOVA: Magnetic Storm!"

 

 

5 - 9 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, 5th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Tuesday, 6th

-L&D: More on the cost of electric energy and complex circuits

-CW: Electric energy worksheet (due Friday)

 

Wednesday, 7th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Thursday, 8th

-COURSE FAIR (go to all your normal classes)

-mini-LAB: Make a three-way switch (virtual)

 

Friday, 9th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz, electric energy worksheet due

 

 

27 Feb - 2 March

 

"Nnoooo...not the magnet!"

-Bender

 

Monday, 27th

-CW: class time for MP?

 

Tuesday, 28th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz #2

 

Wednesday, 29th

-LAB: What is the resistance of a light bulb? (partial typed lab report: raw data, data analysis, conclusion)

 

Thursday, 1st

-Parent/Teacher Conferences 4 - 8 pm in small gyms

-L&D: "But what if there's more than one resistor?" (online lesson: Circuits w/ Batteries and Resistors, skip section 6)

-HW: Read 21-4 to 21-5, MP (HW Quiz Wed)

 

Friday, 2nd

-Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 am - noon in teacher classrooms

-NO SCHOOL!!

 

 

20 - 24 Feb

 

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

-Napoleon Hill

 

Monday, 20th

-NO SCHOOL!!

 

Tuesday, 21st

-CW: class time for MP

 

Wednesday, 22nd

-Virtual Lab: Ohm's Law

 

Thursday, 23rd

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz #1

 

Friday, 24th

-L&D: Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. (HW Quiz #2 Tuesday)

 

 

13 - 17 Feb

 

"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, 13th

-LAB: Electric Field design

 

Tuesday, 14th

-CW: Review for Test on Chap 19

 

Wednesday, 15th

-CW: Review for Test on Chap 19

 

Thursday, 16th

-CW: TEST: Electrostatics (Chap 19), 3" x 5" card, your own calculator

 

Friday, 17th

-L&D: 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 #1 Thursday, #2 Tuesday)

 

 

6 - 10 Feb

 

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

-Douglas Adams

 

Monday, 6th

-L&D: Electric Field Math

 

Tuesday, 7th (sub: no notes)

-Video: "The Illusion of Time" 

 

Wednesday, 8th

-CW class time for MP

 

Thursday, 9th

-2nd hour: class time for MP

-4th hour: Presentation on the Kepler Mission (finding exoplanets) by Dr. Skillman from U of M.

 

Friday, 10th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

 

30 Jan - 3 Feb

 

"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 30th

-LAB: Electroscope (partial lab report due Friday: raw data, data analysis, conclusion)

 

Tuesday, 31st

-CW: class time for MP and lab report

 

Wednesday, 1st

-CW: class time for MP and lab report

 

Thursday, 2nd

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Friday, 3rd

-L&D: Force fields: they're a real thing, not just sci-fi nonsense (online lesson: Electric Fields)

-DUE: partial lab report: Electroscope

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

 

 

23 - 27 January

 

"Well begun is half done."

-Aristotle

 

Monday, 23rd

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 24th

-Video: Lightning! (humanity's first interaction with electricity?)

-HW: Read 19-1 to 19-3

 

Wednesday, 25th

-L&D: Introduction to Electromagnetism (EM) (online lesson: Electric Charges and Coulomb's Law)

-HW: MP (HW Quiz next Thursday)

 

Thursday, 26th

-L&D: Charging, and FBDs again!

-CW: classtime for MP

 

Friday, 27th

-CR/NC contract due (no exceptions)

-LAB: Follow the electrons!

-CW: class time for MP

 

 

3rd Quarter

 


2nd Quarter

 

 

16 - 20 January

 

"One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."

-Albert Einstein

 

Monday, 16th (NO SCHOOL!)

 

Tuesday, 17th

-CW: Continue Review for 1st Semester Final Exam: Chaps (1),2,(3),4,5,7,8,12

 

Wednesday, 18th

-CW: Continue Review for 1st Semester Final Exam: Chaps (1),2,(3),4,5,7,8,12

 

Thursday, 19th

-NO CLASS!

 

Friday, 20th

-optional morning review 7:30 - 8:15

-CW: 1st Semester Final Exam: Chaps (1),2,(3),4,5,7,8,12

 

 

9 - 13 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, 9th

-L&D: brief review of G vs. g

-CW: class time for MP

 

Tuesday, 10th

-LAB: How does ... affect the force of gravity?

 

Wednesday, 11th

-CW: Video: "Black Holes: The Ultimate Abyss"

 

Thursday, 12th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Friday, 13th

-CW: begin review for semester final

 

 

19 - 23 December

 

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

-Isaac Newton (Solar System)

 

Monday, 19th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 20th

-CW: IB practice problems

 

Wednesday, 21st

-CW: Review for Test tomorrow

 

Thursday, 22nd

-CW: TEST on Work and Conservation of Energy (parts of Chaps 7 & 8)

 

Friday 23rd

-L&D: "Gravity with a BIG G"

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

 

 

12 - 16 December

 

"I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there."

-Richard Feynman

 

Monday, 12th

-CW: work on lab report (due at end of day)

 

Tuesday, 13th

-L&D: "Liberal & Conservative Forces" (online lessons: Conservative Forces, Conservation of Energy)

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

 

Wednesday, 14th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Thursday, 15th

-LAB: Conservation of energy

-CW: Class time for MP

 

Friday, 16th

-LAB continued: Conservation of energy

 

 

5 - 9 December

 

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

-Albert Einstein

 

Monday, 5th

-LAB: Work done by air resistance (formal lab report due Monday, 12 Dec)

 

Tuesday, 6th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Wednesday, 7th

-LAB: air resistance continued...

 

Thursday, 8th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz 7-1 to 7-3

-CW: classtime for MP and Parachute lab (how to make Excel do your work for you)

 

Friday, 9th

-CW: IB practice problems

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz 7-1 to 7-3

 

 

28 November - 2 December

 

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

-Frances Willard

 

Monday, 28th

-CW: Review for Test on Wed: Concepts and multiple choice

 

Tuesday, 29th

-CW: Review for Test on Wed: FBDs, Sum of Forces and problem solving

 

Wednesday, 30th

-CW: TEST: Newton's Laws of Motion, Chapter 5 (3" x 5" card, AP eq'n sheet, own calculator, no cell phones, etc.)

 

Thursday, 1st

-L&D: "Work, a curse or part of the plan?" (online lesson: Work and Work-Energy Theorem)

-HW: Read 7-1 to 7-3, MP (HW Quiz Thursday)

 

Friday, 2nd

-LAB: Work done by air resistance (formal lab report)

-L&D: Work done by variable forces, specifically springs

 

 

21 - 25 November

 

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

-Jerome K. Jerome

 

Monday, 21st

-CW: review of FBDs

-mini-LAB: Brick on a plank

 

Tuesday, 22nd

-Qs on MP? HW Quiz

-looking ahead: Chapter 5 Test on Tuesday, 29 November

 

Wednesday, 23rd

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Thursday, 24th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Friday, 25th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

 

14 - 18 November

 

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

-Randall Munroe

 

Monday, 14th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

-HW: Read 5-5 to 5-7, MP (HW Quiz Tuesday, 22 Nov)

 

Tuesday, 15th

-LAB: Ramp: Forces and Motion (click here or open Hand Outs folder)

 

Wednesday, 16th

-L&D: Forces as vectors and the difference between mass and weight (online lesson: Apps of Newton's Laws)

 

Thursday, 17th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 18th

-CW: class time for MP and a field trip to the elevator!

 

 

7 - 11 November

 

"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, 7th

-L&D: Intro to Sir Isaac's Three Laws of Motion (online lessons: Newton's First Law, Newton's Second Law, Newton's Third Law)

-HW: Read 5-1 to 5-4, MP (HW Quiz Friday)

 

Tuesday, 8th

-CW: class time for MP and a field trip to the elevator!

 

Wednesday, 9th

-LAB: Find the Mystery Mass!

 

Thursday, 10th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 11th SUB

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

-CW: class time for MP 

 

start of 2nd Quarter


end of 1st Quarter

 

 

31 Oct - 4 November

 

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"

-Albert Einstein

 

Monday, 31st

-CW: Review for Test tomorrow

 

Tuesday, 1st

-CW: TEST on Chapter 4 (3" x 5" card, AP Eq'n sheet, and your own calculator)

 

Wednesday, 2nd

-CW: Retake Tests

 

Thursday, 3rd

-CW: Retake Tests

 

Friday, 4th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

 

24 - 28 October

 

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

-Vera Rubin

 

Monday, 24th

-L&D: Launching projectiles at any angle

-CW: Bowman sheet and intro to lab reports

-HW: Read 4-4 to 4-5, MP (HW Quiz Friday)

 

Tuesday, 25th

-LAB: The effect of launch angle on range, with and without air resistance (DUE: Monday)

 

Wednesday, 26th

-LAB: cont'd

 

Thursday, 27th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 28th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

 

17 - 21 October

 

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

-Ernest Renan

 

Monday, 17th

-CW: class time to finish lab and/or MP

 

Tuesday, 18th

-Parent-Teacher conferences: 4:00 - 8:00 pm in small gyms

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Wednesday, 19th

-Parent-Teacher conferences: 8:00 am - noon in teacher's rooms

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Thursday, 20th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Friday, 21st

-NO SCHOOL!

 

 

10 - 14 October

 

"I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates."

-Steve Jobs

 

Monday, 10th

-CW: checking out books, and finishing Bowman tournament

 

Tuesday, 11th

-L&D: How's it going in IB Physics SL?

 

Wednesday, 12th

-L&D: Review of EMUAs

 

Thursday, 13th

-L&D: Working through 4.7 and 4.12 together

 

Friday, 14th

-LAB: Projectile motion (PhET)

 

 

3 - 7 October

 

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

-Stephen Hawking

 

Monday, 3rd

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 4th

-CW: more practice with vector addition

 

Wednesday, 5th

-CW: Review for Test

 

Thursday, 6th

-CW: TEST on Chapter 3 (3" x 5" notecard, AP eq'n sheet, your own calculator)

 

Friday, 7th

-L&D: How to win at Bowman (online lesson)

-CW: Bowman Tournament

-HW: Read 4-1 to 4-3, MP (HW QUIZ Tuesday, 18 Oct)

 

 

26 - 30 September

 

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

-Sir Arthur Eddington

 

Monday, 26th

-L&D: Trig for Vectors

-LAB: continuing Vector Addition Lab

 

Tuesday, 27th

-L&D: Adding Vectors

-LAB: finishing Vector Addition Lab

 

Wednesday, 28th

-CW: practice finding components, magnitude and direction

 

Thursday, 29th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 30th

-CW: class time for MP

 

 

19 - 23 September

 

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

-Aristotle

 

Monday, 19th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 20th

-Review for TEST on Thursday

 

Wednesday, 21st

-Review for TEST tomorrow

 

Thursday, 22nd

-TEST on Chapter 2 (3" x 5" card, calculator, AP eq'n sheet)

 

Friday, 23rd

-L&D: To point or not to point, that is the question (yeah, that probably sounds better in the original Klingon)

-HW: Read 3-1 to 3-4, MP (HW Quiz Thursday)

 

 

12 - 16 September

 

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

-Albert Einstein

 

Monday, 12th

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 13th

-L&D: Intro to the EMUAs, (online lesson, same as before)

-HW: Read 2-4 to 2-7, MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Wednesday, 14th

-LAB: EMUA Verification

 

Thursday, 15th

-CW: MP 2-4 to 2-7

 

Friday, 16th

-LAB: Free fall using video analysis

 

 

5 - 9 September

 

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

-Mario Andretti

 

Monday, 5th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 6th

-L&D: Qs on MP? Intro to one-dimensional motion (online lesson)

-CW: HW Quiz

-HW: Read 2-1 to 2-3, MP 2-1 to 2-3 (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Wednesday, 7th

-LAB: Intro to Motion Detector

 

Thursday, 8th

-L&D: "Are you moving right now? If so, to where and how fast?"

-CW: classtime for MP

 

Friday, 9th

-CW: classtime for MP

 

 

29 August - 2 September

 

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

-Ernest Rutherford (who, btw, won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)

 

Monday, 29th

-Lecture&Discussion (L&D): Intro to Physics, syllabus and safety

-Classwork (CW): student survey, mechanics pre-test

-DUE: student survey, mechanics pre-test

 

Tuesday, 30th

-L&D: Intro to MasteringPhysics (MP)

-CW: make MP acct, begin MP Intro online assignment (due wednesday midnight)

 

Wednesday, 31st

-CW: MP Intro

-HW: Read 1-1 to 1-8

-DUE: MP Intro (by midnight)

 

Thursday, 1st

-L&D: Units are your friend

-CW: begin MP 1-1 to 1-8

-HW: MP 1-1 to 1-8 (due by Monday midnight)

 

Friday, 2nd

-L&D: To point or not to point

-CW: MP 1-1 to 1-8

-DUE: signed safety contract, scientific calculator w/ your name on it

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