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IB PHYSICS SL (Yr 2) Weekly Agenda and Notes 2012-2013

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3 - 7 June

 

Seriously? It's over, move on :)

 

 

you get it by now, right? :)

 

13 - 17 May

 

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6 - 10 May

 

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29 April - 3 May

 

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22 - 26 April

 

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15 - 19 April

 

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8 - 12 April

 

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1 - 5 April

 

SPRING BREAK! WOO-HOO!!

 

 

25 - 29 March

 

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

-Ruth Benedict

 

DAY

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ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 

Monday, 25th

(no notes) 

work on practice test     

Tuesday, 26th

(no notes)

work on practice test     

Wednesday, 27th 

(no notes)

work on practice test     

Thursday, 28th 

(no notes)

work on practice test     DUE: IB Practice Test 
Friday, 29th  NO SCHOOL!    Forget about physics for a week (due Monday, 8 April)

 

 

18 - 22 March

 

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DAY

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ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Friday, 22nd -work on IB practice test    IB Practice Test (due Wed

 

11 - 15 March

 

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4 - 8 March

 

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25 February - 1 March

 

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18 - 22 February

 

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool."

-Richard Feynman

 

DAY

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ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 18th  NO SCHOOL!     
Tuesday, 19th  continue work on IAs     

Wednesday, 20th

(no notes)

continue work on IAs     
Thursday, 21st  continue work on IAs     
Friday, 22nd  continue work on IAs   

DUE: both final drafts of IAs 

(by 4:00 pm, no extensions)

extended to Monday 8:30 am

 

 

11 - 15 February

 

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

-Napoleon Hill

 

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

-Thomas Alva Edison

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 11th  -continue work on IAs    two IB IA final drafts (due Friday, 22 Feb)

Tuesday, 12th

(no notes) 

-field trip to Leonardo's basement #1

-get ideas, commit, start building device

   

Wednesday, 13th

(no notes) 

-continue work on IAs     

Thursday, 14th 

(no notes)

-field trip to Leonardo's basement #2

-finishing building device 

   
Friday, 15th  -continue work on IAs     

 

 

4 - 8 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

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 

Monday, 4th 

(no notes)

continue work on final draft of IA #1     

Tuesday, 5th 

(no notes)

continue work on final draft of IA #1     
Wednesday, 6th  video: "Newton's Dark Secrets"

 

  • I can give examples of how people are more complicated than the historical caricatures presented in textbooks 
 

Thursday, 7th 

(no notes)

continue work on final draft of IA #1 
   
Friday, 8th  continue work on final draft of IA #1    DUE : IA #1 final draft 

 

 

28 Jan - 1 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

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 28th  -begin data collection 
  • get 18/18 on my IA #1  
 
Tuesday, 29th  -finish data collection
-begin data processing 
   
Wednesday, 30th 

-finish data processing

   
Thursday, 31st  -begin writing IA     

Friday, 1st 

(sub: no notes)

-finish writing IA

-turn in first draft of  IA

  DUE: IA #1 rough draft (not accepted late

 

 

21 - 25 January

 

"Well begun is half done."

-Aristotle

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 21st  NO SCHOOL!     
Tuesday, 22nd

-review IA rubric

-mark sample IB physics IA  

  • mark sample IB Physics internal assessments with results close to official marks
 

Wednesday, 23rd     

(no notes) 

-mark sample IB physic IA           

Thursday, 24th

(no notes)

start real IA #1 
  • perform an IB Physics IA 

IA #1 rough draft

(due Friday, 1 Feb)    

Friday, 25th  continue real IA #1     

 

 

14 - 18 January

 

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

-Albert Einstein

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 14th 

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP 31-1 to 31-3 
Tuesday, 15th  Review for Test on Wed    Jeopardy Qs 

Wednesday, 16th

(no notes) 

Test on Chaps 13 and 31 (open notes/book, no retake, 2 hour block)    
Thursday, 17th  NO CLASS!     
Friday, 18th  NO SCHOOL!     

 

 

7 - 11 January

 

"All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child."

-Marie Curie

 

DAY

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ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 7th 

-L&D: Atomic Energy Levels

-online lesson: Atomic Energy Levels

  • Describe a model of the atom that features a small nucleus surrounded by electrons
  • Outline evidence for the existence of atomic energy levels
  • Solve problems involving electrons changing energy levels 

Read 31-1 to 31-3

MP 31-1 to 31-3 (due Monday

Tuesday, 8th

(no notes)

-class time for MP     

Wednesday, 9th

(notes on chalkboard)

L&D: Example problem    

Thursday, 10th

(no notes)

-class time for MP 
   

Friday, 11th

(no notes)

GIZMO: Bohr Model of Hydrogen

   

 

 

31 December - 4 January

 

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

-Benjamin Franklin

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 31st  NO SCHOOL!     
Tuesday, 1st  NO SCHOOL!     

Wednesday, 2nd 

(no notes)

class time for MP     

Thursday, 3rd

(no notes)

LAB: Clockmaking     
Friday, 4th  HW Quiz    DUE: MP 13-1 to 13-3, 13-5

 

 

17 - 21 December

 

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

-Isaac Newton (Solar System)

 

DAY

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ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 

Monday, 17th 

(no notes)

TEST: 6-5, 7-4, & Chap 9     

Tuesday, 18th 

(sub: no notes)

-online lessons: Simple Harmonic MotionMass on a Spring,

 Pendulum & Other Oscillations 

-class time for MP

  • define Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)
  • apply the equation x = x0coswt and its derivatives
  • solve problems involving energy changes during SHM

 

Read 13-1 to 13-3, 13-5

MP (due Thursday, 3 Jan)

Wednesday, 19th        

(sub: no notes)       

class time for MP     
Thursday, 20th  -L&D: "Bouncy Things"
   
Friday, 21st  -mini-LAB: Clockmaking    

 

 

10 - 14 December

 

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."

-Albert Einstein

 

DAY

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ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 

Monday, 10th

(no notes

-brief L&D: 2D collisions

-class time for MP 

  • analyze 2D completely inelastic collisions 
 
Tuesday, 11th  -class time for MP and/or Crash! Lab packet    DUE: Crash! Lab packet 

Wednesday, 12th

(no notes)            

class time for MP

   
Thursday, 13th 

-Qs on MP?

-HW QUIZ 

  DUE: MP 9-5 to 9-6  
Friday, 14th 

-review for TEST tomorrow 

-Jeopardy Qs

   

 

 

3 - 7 December

 

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

-Douglas Adams

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 3rd  class time for MP        

Tuesday, 4th

(no notes) 

class time for MP       
Wednesday, 5th 

-Qs on MP? 

-HW QUIZ     

  DUE: MP 9-1 to 9-4 
Thursday, 6th 

LAB: Crash! 

LoggerPro directions

 

online lesson: 

Collisions

 

  • compare & contrast Conservation of Energy and Conservation of Momentum
  • distinguish Elastic Collisions and Inelastic Collisions 
 

Crash! Lab Packet

(due Monday at end of class)

Read 9-5 to 9-6

MP (due Wed, 12 Dec

Friday, 7th (no notes)  LAB cont'd     

 

 

26 - 30 November

 

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

-Randall Munroe

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 26th 

L&D: "Power Corrupts"

online lesson: Power

  • describe and calculate Power 

Read 7-4

MP (due Thursday, 30 Nov

Tuesday, 27th 

-student survey

-class time for MP 

   
Wednesday, 28th  LAB: How many horses are you worth? 
  • estimate my own power 

partial & informal lab report

(due Thursday, 29 Nov

Thursday,29th 

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP and HP lab report 
Friday, 30th 

L&D: "A bus or a sand grain?"

online lesson: Impulse and Momentum

  • describe and calculate Momentum and Impulse
  • qualitatively and quantitatively describe the relationship between impulse and change in momentum

Read 9-1 to 9-4

MP (due Wed, 5 Dec

 

 

19 - 23 November

 

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

-Frances Willard

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 19th (sub: no notes) class time for MP     
Tuesday, 20th 

Qs on MP?

HW QUIZ 

  DUE: MP 6-5 
Wednesday, 21st  LAB: Toy Aircraft    DUE: partial & informal lab report 
Thursday, 22nd (no notes) NO SCHOOL!     
Friday, 23rd (no notes) NO SCHOOL!!     

 

 

12 - 16 November

 

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

-Jerome K. Jerome

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 12th  continue work on practice IA     
Tuesday, 13th 

finish practice IA

brief presentation 

  DUE: practice IA 
Wednesday, 14th 

L&D: "Round and round we go..."

online lesson: Uniform Circular Motion

  • analyze Circular Motion 

Read 6-5

MP 6-5 (due Tuesday) 

Thursday, 15th (no notes) class time for MP     
Friday, 16th  LAB: Ladybug Revolution  

Lab packet (due at end of class)

 

 

5 - 9 November

 

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."

-popular misquote of Plato

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 5th  design and begin experiment
  • design an experiment (D)
  • collect and process data (DCP)
  • evaluate design and draw conclusions from data (CE)
IB practice Internal Assessment, a.k.a Lab Report, (due Tuesday)
Tuesday, 6th  continue experiment     
Wednesday, 7th  begin data analysis and lab report    

Thursday, 8th 

(sub: no notes)

continue data analysis and lab report     
Friday, 9th  continue data analysis and lab report 
  • annotate a graph with error bars
  • linearize data 
 

 

start of 2nd Quarter


end of 1st Quarter

 

FIRST QUARTER NOTES

 

29 October - 2 November

 

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

-Albert Einstein

 

Monday, 29th

-CW: Review for Test on Wednesday, and some time for Climate model (DUE tomorrow)

 

Tuesday, 30th

-video: "Not Evil, Just Wrong"

-copy Excel climate model into Hand In folder (3rd Hour subfolder)

 

Wednesday, 31st

-CW: TEST on Energy & Climate (open book)

 

Thursday, 1st

-CW: Retake or finish video NEJW

 

Friday, 2nd

-NO SCHOOL! 

 

 

22 - 26 October

 

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."

-Wernher von Braun

 

Monday, 22nd

-class time for HW (bring your IB textbooks)

 

Tuesday, 23rd

-Qs on HW? HW Quiz

 

Wednesday, 24th

-video: "Not Evil, Just Wrong"

 

Thursday, 25th

-CW: begin Climate Modeling project (due Wednesday, 31 Oct)

 

Friday, 26th

-CW: continue project

 

 

15 - 19 October

 

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

-Ernest Renan

 

Monday, 15th

-L&D: Greenhouse effect

-HW: Read Chapter 19, p.300 Q#1-5 & Q#1-3, p.301 Q#1-3, p.304 Q#1-5, HW Quiz Tuesday 23

 

Tuesday, 16th

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

-LAB: Greenhouse effect simulation

 

Wednesday, 17th

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

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Thursday, 18th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Friday, 19th

-NO SCHOOL!

 

 

8 - 12 October

 

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

-Steve Jobs

 

Monday, 8th

-L&D: brief review of test, and intro to Topic 8: "Energy, Power and Climate Change"

-HW: Read Chapter 18*, Qs #1-5 (HW Quiz Friday)

* in "Physics Course Companion, the purplish-blue softcover textbook

 

Tuesday, 9th

-VIDEO: Harnessing Energy

 

Wednesday, 10th

-CW: Favorite country's energy history 

 

Thursday, 11th

-CW: Fossil fuels

 

Friday, 12th

-CW: HW Quiz

 

 

1 - 5 October

 

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

-Stephen Hawking

 

Monday, 1st

-CW: example problems and classtime for MP (online lesson: Specific and Latent Heat)

 

Tuesday, 2nd

-LAB: Latent Heat of Fusion for Water

-OPEN HOUSE: 6:00 - 7:30 (Families will go through their student's schedule, 10 min per class)

 

Wednesday, 3rd

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Thursday, 4th

-CW: Review for TEST tomorrow (Chaps 16 & 17)

 

Friday, 5th

-CW: TEST (Chaps 16 & 17 , 3" x 5"card, IB Data Booklet, your own calc.)

 

 

24 - 28 September

 

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

-Aristotle

 

Monday, 24th

-L&D: Ideal Gases and Kinetic Theory

-HW: Read 17-1 to 17-2, MP (HW Quiz Thursday)

 

Tuesday, 25th

-finish L&D and classtime for MP

 

Wednesday, 26th

-CW: classtime for MP

 

Thursday, 27th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Friday, 28th

-L&D: Latent Heat and Phase Changes

-HW: Read 17-5 to 17-6, MP (HW Quiz Wednesday)

 

 

17 - 21 September

 

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

-Sir Arthur Eddington

 

Monday, 17th

-LAB: Specific Heat (virtual)

 

Tuesday, 18th

-CW: Qs on MP

 

Wednesday, 19th

-CW: class time for...monkey gun (no internet)

 

Thursday, 20th

-CW: video "The Conquest of Cold" in room 137

 

Friday, 21st

-CW: class time for MP, then HW Quiz

 

 

10 - 14 September

 

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

-Mario Andretti

 

Monday, 10th

-CW: Qs on MP? HW Quiz

 

Tuesday, 11th

-LAB: Extrapolating to Absolute Zero

 

Wednesday, 12th

-L&D: Specific Heat Capacity (online lesson: Specific and Latent Heat, just section 1)

-HW: Read 16-5, MP (HW Quiz Wed)

 

Thursday, 13th

-CW: class time for MP

 

Friday, 14th

-LAB: Identifying metals by their specific heat capacity

 

 

3 - 7 September

 

"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."

-Neil Armstrong

 

Monday, 3rd

-NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday, 4th

-L&D: Temperature and Heat (online lesson: Temperature and Heat)

-HW: Read 16-1, 16-2, 16-4, MP (HW Quiz Monday)

 

Wednesday, 5th

-CW: Video: "The Conquest of Cold: the Search for Absolute Zero"

 

Thursday, 6th

-L&D: Relationships between Pressure & Temperature, and Heat & Work

 

Friday, 7th

-CW: classtime for MP

 

 

27 - 31 August

 

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

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

 

Monday, 27th

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

-Classwork (CW): student survey (due today), check out physical textbook (bring your student ID), 

-Homework (HW): get safety contract signed, get a scientific calculator w/ your name on it (due Friday)

 

Tuesday, 28th

-L&D: What is Science? Science as a way of knowing

-CW: Mechanics pre-test (due today)

 

Wednesday, 29th

-CW: evaluating scientific arguments, video "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?" (sheet due Friday)

 

Thursday, 30th

-CW: evaluating scientific arguments continued, video "Mythbusters: Moon Myths" (sheet due Friday)

 

Friday, 31st

-CW: make a MasteringPhysics (MP) account: click here to begin

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

 

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