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IB PHYSICS HL1 (AP PHYSICS 1) Weekly Agenda and Notes: 201415
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1  5 June 2015
"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
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 1st 
Final Project Presentations



Tuesday, 2nd 
L&D: "Silly Physics"
Final Project Presentations
HL2 preview



Wednesday, 3rd 
L&D: "Gambling Deities"
Embarrassing family photos
Passing along the culture (Twin Peaks)



Thursday, 4th 
BLOCK SCHEDULE
Periods 2, 4, 6
(no class)



Friday, 5th 
BLOCK SCHEDULE
Periods 1, 3, 5
Creek, Consumption of massive amounts of lactosefilled products, and a final Catharsis



25  29 May 2015
"And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here."
Neil Gaiman
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 25th 
NO SCHOOL! 


Tuesday, 26th 
continue work on Final Project 


Wednesday, 27th 
continue work on Final Project
(early presentations)



Thursday, 28th 
Final Project Presentations 


Friday, 29th 
Final Project Presentations 


18  22 May 2015
"The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks."
Albert Einstein
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 18th 
continue work on Final Project 

Final Project presentations begin Wed, 27 May 
Tuesday, 19th 
Valleyfair field trip
early bus leaves 8:30 a.m.
late bus leaves 9:30 a.m.
continue work on Final Project



Wednesday, 20th 
continue work on Final Project 


Thursday, 21st 
continue work on Final Project 


Friday, 22nd 
continue work on Final Project 


11  15 May 2015
"0th: You must play the game.
1st: You can't win.
2nd: You can't break even.
3rd: You can't quit the game."
C. P. Snow
4  8 May 2015
"You can always become better."
Tiger Woods
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 4th 
review of FR Final Exam 


Tuesday, 5th 
review of MC & FR Final Exam 


Wednesday, 6th 
AP Physics 1 Exam
Noon  4 p.m., 312C
pencil and blue/black pen

 get $1855 worth of college credit for only $40!!

Coffee @ Bull Run
8:30  10:00
Brunch @ Curran's
10:00  11:15ish

Thursday, 7th 
write advice for next year's students
begin final project



Friday, 8th 
textbook return
continue final project



27 April  1 May
"I don't want to learn in a classroom anymore...School has stolen my passion for the things I'm interested in, and I hate it for that."
Anonymous
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 27th 
class time for 3rd practice exam 
 ensure the happiness of my future self

DUE: 3rd practice MC 
Tuesday, 28th 
peer grading of 3rd practice FR 

DUE: 3rd practice FR 
morning
Wednesday, 29th

FINAL EXAM: MC
90 min
Eq'n Sheet & Calculator



morning
Thursday, 30th

FINAL EXAM: FR
90 min
Eq'n Sheet & Calculator



Friday, 1st 
cont'd review 


20  24 April 2015
"A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms."
George Wald
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 20th 
class time to work on 2nd practice exam (FR #3) 
 keep those neurons firing at a steady rate


Tuesday, 21st 
class time to work on 2nd practice exam (FR #4 & #5) 


Wednesday, 22nd 
class time to work on 2nd practice exam 


Thursday, 23rd 
MC QUIZ (part of 3rd practice exam) 

3rd practice MC (due Monday)
DUE: 2nd Practice Exam

Friday, 24th 
FR QUIZ (part of 3rd practice exam) 


13  17 April 2015
"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
Albert Einstein
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 13th 
The Reading of the Learning Objectives 
 remember everything!
 score at least a 3/5!

1st practice AP Exam (due Friday) 
Tuesday, 14th 
review of Equations 


Wednesday, 15th 
class time for 1st practice AP Exam



Thursday, 16th 
class time for 1st practice AP Exam



Friday, 17th 
class time to finish 1st practice AP Exam 

2nd practice AP Exam (due Thursday, 23 Apr)
DUE: 1st practice AP Exam

6  10 April 2015
"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
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 6th
(sub: no notes)

LAB: Doppler Shift (Gizmo) 
IV.A.1.c Understand qualitatively the Doppler effect for sound in order to explain why there is a frequency shift in both the movingsource and movingobserver case.
IV.A.3.a Sketch possible standing wave modes for a stretched string that is fixed at both ends, and determine the amplitude, wavelength, and frequency of such standing waves.
IV.A.3.b Describe possible standing sound waves in a pipe that has either open or closed ends, and determine the wavelength and frequency of such standing waves.
## Beats (new for AP Physics 1)

DUE: Gizmo packet
Read 146 to 149
MP (due Friday)

Tuesday, 7th 
L&D: Sound Effects
online lessons: Standing Waves, Doppler Shift, Interference and Diffraction skip diffraction)



Wednesday, 8th 
finish L&D



Thursday, 9th 
miniLAB: estimate speed of sound in air
class time for MP



Friday, 10th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz
TAKE HOME TEST


DUE: MP 146 to 149 
beginning of 4th Quarter
30 March  3 April 2015
SPRING BREAK!! WOOHOO!!!
end of 3rd Quarter
23  27 March 2015
"So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You'd better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can't rearrange the universe."
Isaac Asimov (thank you Annie for the quote)
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 23rd 
L&D: Intro to Waves
online lessons: Wave Basics, Traveling Waves

IV.A.1.a Sketch or identify graphs that represent traveling waves and determine the amplitude, wavelength, and frequency of a wave from such a graph.
IV.A.1.b Apply the relation among wavelength, frequency, and velocity for a wave.
IV.A.1.d Describe reflection of a wave from the fixed or free end of a string.
IV.A.1.e Describe qualitatively what factors determine the speed of waves on a string and the speed of sound.
IV.A.2.a Understand the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves, and be able to explain qualitatively why transverse waves can exhibit polarization.
IV.A.2.b Understand the inversesquare law, so they can calculate the intensity of waves at a given distance from a source of specified power and compare the intensities at different distances from the source.

Read 141 to 145
(skip 3)
MP (due Thursday)

Tuesday, 24th 
GIZMO: Waves



Wednesday, 25th 
class time for MP


DUE: lab sheet 
Thursday, 26th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 141 to 145 
Friday, 27th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL! 


16  20 March 2015
"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."
Mark Twain
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 16th 
class time for MP 


Tuesday, 17th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 231 to 235 
Wednesday, 18th 
Review for TEST 


Thursday, 19th 
TEST: Chaps 21,22,23
3" x 5"card
AP eq'n sheet
your own calculator



Friday, 20th 
LAB: Superconductors and Ice Cream 


9  13 March 2015
"Nnoooo...not the magnet!"
Bender
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 9th 
class time to work on lab report 

DUE: Formal lab report on Light bulb resistance 
Tuesday, 10th 
"NOVA: Magnetic Storm!" 


Wednesday, 11th 
Qs on MP?
HW QUIZ


DUE: MP 221 to 224, 226 
Thursday, 12th 
L&D: "So, current causes Bfields...what about the other way around?"
online lesson: Electromagnetic Induction (skip section 4)

 Understand emf, magnetic flux, magnetic flux linkage, Faraday’s law of induction, & Lenz’s law
 Describe the production of an induced emf by a changing magnetic flux and within a uniform magnetic field
 Solve problems involving magnetic flux, magnetic flux linkage and Faraday’s law
 Explain Lenz’s law through the conservation of energy

Read 231 to 235, MP (due Tues)

Friday, 13th 
class time for MP 


2  6 March 2015
"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
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 2nd 
class time for MP 


Tuesday, 3rd 
LAB: Resistance of a Light Bulb 


Wednesday, 4th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 214 to 216 
Thursday, 5th 
L&D: Magnetic Fields, pff...
online lessons: Forces on Moving Charges,
Forces on Currentcarrying Wires,
Fields of Long Wires

 Determine the direction of force on a charge moving in a magnetic field
 Determine the direction of force on a currentcarrying conductor in a magnetic field
 Sketch and interpret magnetic field patterns
 Determine the direction of the magnetic field based on current direction
 Solve problems involving magnetic forces, fields, current and charges

Read 221 to 224, 226,
MP (due Tuesday)

Friday, 6th 
L&D cont'd
class time for MP



23  27 February 2015
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 23rd 
class time for MP 


Tuesday, 24th 
miniLab: determining resistivity of playdoh 


Wednesday, 25th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz



Thursday, 26th 
L&D: How to deal with more than one resistor in a circuit
online lesson: Circuits w/ Batteries and Resistors (skip section 6) and Capacitors in Circuits (skip sections 2 & 3)

 Drawing and interpreting circuit diagrams
 Identifying ohmic and nonohmic conductors through a consideration of the V/I characteristic graph
 Solving problems involving potential difference, current, charge, Kirchhoff’s circuit laws, power, resistance and resistivity
 Investigating combinations of resistors in parallel and series circuits
 Describing ideal and nonideal ammeters and voltmeters
 Describing practical uses of potential divider circuits, including the advantages of a potential divider over a series resistor in controlling a simple circuit
 Investigating one or more of the factors that affect resistance experimentally
 Describing the effect of different dielectric materials on capacitance
 Solving problems involving parallelplate capacitors
 Investigating combinations of capacitors in series or parallel circuits

Read 214 to 216
MP (due Tuesday)

Friday, 27th 
STEM Careers presentation



16  20 February 2015
"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
Werner Heisenberg
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 16th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL! 


Tuesday, 17th 
Review for Electrostatics Test 


Wednesday, 18th 
Review for Electrostatics Test 


Thursday, 19th 
TEST: Electrostatics (Chaps 19&20)
3" x 5" notecard
AP Eq'n sheet
your own calculator



Friday, 20th 
L&D: Practical everyday electricity, or at least closer to it...
online lesson: Current, Resistance and Power, sections 2 & 5 are "for fun" :)

 Identify sign and nature of charge carriers in a metal
 Identify drift speed of charge carriers
 Solve problems using the drift speed equation
 Solve problems involving current, potential difference and charge
 Investigate one or more of the factors that affect resistance experimentally

Read 211 to 213
MP (due Wednesday)

9  13 February 2015
"Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is."
Richard Feynman
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 9th 
finish L&D
class time for MP

 Representing sources of mass and charge, lines of electric and gravitational force, and field patterns using an appropriate symbolism
 Mapping fields using potential
 Describing the connection between equipotential surfaces and field lines
 Determining the potential energy of a point mass and the potential energy of a point charge
 Solving problems involving potential energy
 Determining the potential inside a charged sphere
 Solving problems involving forces on charges and masses in radial and uniform fields


Tuesday, 10th 
LAB: Equipotentials (virtual) 

5 graphs (due by end of class) 
Wednesday, 11th 
class time for MP and LAB 


Thursday, 12th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz
ParentTeacher Conferences
5:00  8:00 p.m.


DUE: MP 201 to 203 
Friday, 13th 
ParentTeacher Conferences
8:00 a.m.  Noon
NO SCHOOL!



2  6 February 2015
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself  and you are the easiest person to fool."
Richard Feynman
26  30 January 2015
"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
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 26th 
COURSE FAIR
L&D: "What holds our world together?"
online lesson: Electric Charges and Coulomb's Law

1.B.1.1 Make claims about natural phenomena based on conservation of electric charge.
1.B.1.2 Make predictions, using the conservation of electric charge, about the sign and relative quantity of net charge of objects or systems after various charging processes.
1.B.2.1 Construct an explanation of the twocharge model of electric charge based on evidence produced through scientific practices.
1.B.3.1 Challenge the claim that an electric charge smaller than the elementary charge has been isolated.
3.C.2.1 Use Coulomb’s law qualitatively and quantitatively to make predictions about the interaction between two electric point charges.
3.C.2.2 Connect the concepts of gravitational force and electric force to compare and contrast the forces.

Read 191 to 193
MP 191 to 193
(due Thursday)

Tuesday, 27th 
LAB: Coulomb Force (Static) virtual 

lab sheet (due at end of class) 
Wednesday, 28th 
class time for MP 


Thursday, 29th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 191 to 193 
Friday, 30th 
L&D: "Force fields, they're a thing, not just scifi nonsense"
online lesson: Electric Fields

 understand electric field
 solve problems involving electric fields and Coulomb's law
 calculate work done in an electric field in both Joules and electronvolts

Read 194 to 196, MP (due Wednesday) 
19  23 January 2015
"Well begun is half done."
Aristotle
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 19th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL! 


Tuesday, 20th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 115 to 117 
Wednesday, 21st 
Review for Test 


Thursday, 22nd 
Review for Test 


Friday, 23rd 
TEST: Rotational Motion & Conservation of Angular Momentum
Chapters 10 & 11
3" x 5" notecard
AP Eq'n sheet
your own calculator



beginning of 3rd quarter
end of 2nd quarter
12  16 January 2015
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
Albert Einstein
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 12th 
L&D: Spinning Things (angular acceleration and momentum)
online lesson: Ang. Mom.

3.F.2.1 Make predictions about the change in the angular velocity about an axis for an object when forces exerted on the object cause a torque about that axis.
3.F.3.1 Predict the behavior of rotational collision situations by the same processes that are used to analyze linear collision situations using an analogy between impulse and change
of linear momentum and angular impulse and change of angular momentum.
3.F.3.2 In an unfamiliar context or using representations beyond equations, justify the selection of a mathematical routine to solve for the change in angular momentum of an object caused by torques exerted on the object.
4.D.1.1 Describe a representation and use it to analyze a situation in which several forces exerted on a rotating system of rigidly connected objects change the angular velocity and angular momentum of the system.
4.D.2.1 Describe a model of a rotational system and use that model to analyze a situation in which angular momentum changes due to interaction with other objects or systems.
4.D.3.1 Use appropriate mathematical routines to calculate values for initial or final angular momentum, or change in angular momentum of a system, or average torque or time during
which the torque is exerted in analyzing a situation involving torque and angular momentum.
5.E.1.1 Make qualitative predictions about the angular momentum of a system for a situation in which there is no net external torque.
5.E.1.2 Make calculations of quantities related to the angular momentum of a system when the net external torque on the system is zero.
5.E.2.1 Describe or calculate the angular momentum and rotational inertia of a system in terms of the locations and velocities of objects that make up the system. Do qualitative reasoning with compound objects. Do calculations with a fixed set of extended objects and point masses.

Read 115 to 117, MP (due Tuesday, 20 Jan) 
Tuesday, 13th 
class time for MP 


Wednesday, 14th 
class time for Lab Report


DUE: Lab Report 
Thursday, 15th
(no notes)

NO CLASS!
only periods 2,4,6



Friday, 16th 
NO SCHOOL! 


5  9 January 2015
"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, 5th 
L&D: Torque
online lesson:
Torque and Rotational Statics


Read 111 to 113, MP (due Thursday) 
Tuesday, 6th 
class time for MP 


Wednesday, 7th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL! (cold day)
LAB for formal lab report


Formal lab report (due Monday) 
Thursday, 8th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz
LAB for formal lab report


DUE: MP 111 to 113
Formal lab report (due Monday)

Friday, 9th 
L&D: Rotational Momentum
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


Read 115 to 117, MP
DUE: MP 111 to 113

15  19 December 2014
"Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game. It's everyone's game. It's about where we are and where we're going."
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
8  12 December 2014
"But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."
Stephen Hawking
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 8th 
District Student Survey
L&D: Mass & Mass



Tuesday, 9th 
L&D: Round and Round we go... 


Wednesday, 10th 
Review for Test 


Thursday, 11th 
TEST: Gravity and SHM
Chapters 12 & 13
3" x 5" notecard
AP eq'n sheet
your own calculator



Friday, 12th 
L&D: Spinning Things (Rotational Kinematics and Energy) 

Read 101 to 103, MP 
1  5 December 2014
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
Carl Sagan
DAY
(click for Notes)

ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 1st 
LAB: Bouncy things (video analysis) 
3.B.3.1 Predict which properties determine the motion of a simple harmonic oscillator and what the dependence of the motion is on those properties.
3.B.3.2 Design a plan and collect data in order to ascertain the characteristics of the motion of a system undergoing oscillatory motion caused by a restoring force.
3.B.3.3 Analyze data to identify qualitative or quantitative relationships between given values and variables (i.e., force, displacement, acceleration, velocity, period of motion, frequency, spring constant, string length, mass) associated with objects in oscillatory motion to use that data to determine the value of an unknown.
3.B.3.4 Construct a qualitative and/or a quantitative explanation of oscillatory behavior given evidence of a restoring force.

Read 131 to 136 (skip the last half of 6, "the physical pendulum")
MP (due Friday)

Tuesday, 2nd 
L&D: Bouncy Things
online lessons: Simple Harmonic Motion, Mass on a Spring
(skip section 5: Resonance),
Pendulum & Other Oscillations
(skip section 4: Damped Oscillations)



Wednesday, 3rd 
class time for MP 


Thursday, 4th 
LAB: Clockmaking 


Friday, 5th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 
24  28 November 2014
"I can calculate the motion of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."
Isaac Newton (Solar System)
DAY
(click for Notes)

ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 24th 
LAB: Kepler's Laws 

lab packet (due at end of class) 
Tuesday, 25th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 123 to 125 
Wednesday, 26th 
NO SCHOOL! 


Thursday, 27th 
NO SCHOOL!! 


Friday, 28th 
NO SCHOOL!!! 


17  21 November 2014
"Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level."
Enrico Fermi
DAY
(click for Notes)

ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 17th 
class time for MP 


Tuesday, 18th 
AP practice problem 


Wednesday, 19th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 121 to 122 
Thursday, 20th 
Guest Speaker: High Energy Astrophysics and Zooniverse


Read 123 to 125, MP (due Tuesday, 25 Nov) 
Friday, 21st 
L&D: Kepler's Laws
online lesson: Orbits of Planets and Satellites,
(just smile & nod at the derivations, focus on Kepler's Laws, Ug, and orbital velocity)

3.C.1.2 Use Newton's law of gravitation to calculate the gravitational force between two objects and use that force in contexts involving orbital motion (for circular orbital motion only in Physics 1). 

10  14 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, 10th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 95 to 96 
Tuesday, 11th 
Review for Test 


Wednesday, 12th 
Review for Test 


Thursday, 13th 
TEST: Chaps 7,8, & 9 


Friday, 14th 
L&D: "Gravity with a BIG G!"
online lesson: Newton's Law of Gravity

2.B.2.1 Apply g=G M/r^2 to calculate the gravitational field due to an object with mass M, where the field is a vector directed toward the center of the object of mass M.
2.B.2.2 Approximate a numerical value of the gravitational field (g) near the surface of an object from its radius and mass relative to those of the Earth or other reference objects.
3.C.1.1 Use Newton's law of gravitation to calculate the gravitational force the two objects exert on each other and use that force in contexts other than orbital motion.

Read 121 to 122, MP (due Wednesday) 
3  7 November 2014
"The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself."
Plato
DAY
(click for Notes)

ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 3rd 
LAB: Crash! 

Lab packet (due Friday) 
Tuesday, 4th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 91 to 94 
Wednesday, 5th 
LAB: Crash!
online lesson:
Collisions

5.D.1.3 Apply mathematical routines appropriately to problems involving elastic collisions in one dimension and justify the selection of those mathematical routines based on conservation of momentum and restoration of kinetic energy.
5.D.1.5 Classify a given collision situation as elastic or inelastic, justify the selection of conservation of linear momentum and restoration of kinetic energy as the appropriate principles for analyzing an elastic collision, solve for missing variables, and calculate their values.
5.D.2.1 Qualitatively predict, in terms of linear momentum and kinetic energy, how the outcome of a collision between two objects changes depending on whether the collision is elastic or inelastic.
5.D.2.5 Classify a given collision situation as elastic or inelastic, justify the selection of conservation of linear momentum as the appropriate solution method for an inelastic collision, recognize that there is a common final velocity for the colliding objects in the totally inelastic case, solve for missing variables, and calculate their values.

Read 95 to 96
MP (due Monday)

Thursday, 6th 
LAB: Crash! (continued) 


Friday, 7th 
class time for MP 

DUE: Crash! lab packet 
beginning of 2nd quarter
end of 1st quarter
27  31 October
"The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life."
Ernest Renan
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 27th 
class time for MP and Lab Report 

DUE: Lab Report 
Tuesday, 28th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 81 to 84 
Wednesday, 29th 
L&D: "It's a fisheatfish world"
online lessons: Momentum & Impulse

3.D.1.1 Justify the selection of data needed to determine the relationship between the direction of the force acting on an object and the change in momentum caused by that force.
3.D.2.1 Justify the selection of routines for the calculation of the relationships between changes in momentum of an object, average force, impulse, and time of interaction.
3.D.2.2 Predict the change in momentum of an object from the average force exerted on the object and the interval of time during which the force is exerted.
3.D.2.3 Analyze data to characterize the change in momentum of an object from the average force exerted on the object and the interval of time during which the force is exerted.
4.B.2.1 Apply mathematical routines to calculate the change in momentum of a system by analyzing the average force exerted over a certain time on the system.
4.B.2.2 Perform analysis on data presented as a forcetime graph and predict the change in momentum of a system.

Read 91 to 94
MP 91 to 94 (due Tuesday)

Thursday, 30th 
egg toss
class time for MP



Friday, 31st 
NO SCHOOL! 


20  24 October 2014
"I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."
Jerome K. Jerome
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 20th 
brief L&D: The return of the spring
class time for MP



Tuesday, 21st 
LAB: Effect of Air Resistance on Projectile Motion 

Formal Lab Report (due Monday) 
Wednesday, 22nd 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 71 to 74 
Thursday, 23rd 
L&D: "Liberal and Conservative Forces"
online lessons:
Conservative Forces and Potential Energy,
Conservation of Energy

4.C.1.1 Calculate the total energy of a system and justify the mathematical routines used in the calculation of component types of energy within the system whose sum is the total energy.
4.C.1.2 Predict changes in the total energy of a system due to changes in position and speed of objects or frictional interactions within the system.
4.C.2.2 Apply the concepts of Conservation of Energy and the WorkEnergy theorem to determine qualitatively and/or quantitatively that work done on a twoobject system in linear motion will change the kinetic energy of the center of mass of the system, the potential energy of the systems, and/or the internal energy of the system.
5.A.2.1 Define open and closed systems for everyday situations and apply conservation concepts for energy [...] to those situations.
5.B.1.2 Translate between a representation of a single object, which can only have kinetic energy, and a system that includes the object, which may have both kinetic and potential energies.
5.B.3.1 Describe and make qualitative and/or quantitative predictions about everyday examples of systems with internal potential energy.
5.B.3.2 Make quantitative calculations of the internal potential energy of a system from a description or diagram of that system.
5.B.3.3 Apply mathematical reasoning to create a description of the internal potential energy of a system from a description or diagram of the objects and interactions in that system.
5.B.4.1 Describe and make predictions about the internal energy of systems.

Read 81 to 84,
MP (due Tuesday)

Friday, 24th 
CW: MP & Lab Report 


13  17 October 2014
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
Wernher von Braun
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 13th 
TEST: Chaps 5 & 6
3"x5" card & calculator
AP Eq'n sheet provided



Tuesday, 14th 
L&D: "Power tends to corrupt"
online lessons: Work and WorkEnergy Theorem & Power
ParentTeacher Conferences
5:00  8:00 p.m. in
small gyms & classrooms
No appt. necessary

3.E.1.1 Make predictions about the changes in kinetic energy of an object based on considerations of the direction of the net force on the object as the object moves.
3.E.1.2 Use net force and velocity vectors to determine qualitatively whether kinetic energy of an object would increase, decrease, or remain unchanged.
3.E.1.4 Apply mathematical routines to determine the change in kinetic energy of an object given the forces on the object and the displacement of the object.
5.B.5.3 Predict and calculate from graphical data the energy transfer to or work done on an object or system from information about a force exerted on the object or system through a distance.
5.B.5.5 Predict and calculate the energy transfer to (i.e., the work done on) an object or system from information about a force exerted on the object or system through a distance.

Read 71 to 74, MP (due Wednesday, 22 Oct) 
Wednesday, 15th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!
ParentTeacher Conferences
8:00  Noon in classrooms
No appt. necessary



Thursday, 16th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!! 


Friday, 17th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!!! 


6  10 October 2014
"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
Werner Heisenberg
29 September  3 October 2014
"There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves."
Tom Clancy
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 29th 
L&D: Newton's Nemesis (Friction), and Strings & Springs (online lesson: Apps of Newton's Laws) 
3.B.1.1 Predict the motion of an object subject to forces exerted by several objects using an application of Newton's second law in a variety of physical situations with acceleration in one dimension.
3.B.1.3 Reexpress a freebody diagram representation into a mathematical representation and solve the mathematical representation for the acceleration of the object. 3.B.2.1 Create and use freebody diagrams to analyze physical situations to solve problems with motion qualitatively and quantitatively.
3.C.4.1 Make claims about various contact forces between objects based on the microscopic cause of those forces. 3.C.4.2 Explain contact forces (tension, friction, normal, buoyant, spring) as arising from interatomic electric forces and that they therefore have certain directions. 4.A.2.2 Evaluate using given data whether all the forces on a system or whether all the parts of a system have been identified. 4.A.3.1 Apply Newton's second law to systems to calculate the change in the centerofmass velocity when an external force is exerted on the system. 4.A.3.2 Use visual or mathematical representations of the forces between objects in a system to predict whether or not there will be a change in the centerofmass velocity of that system.

Read 61 to 62, MP (due Thursday) 
Tuesday, 30th 
class time for MP 


Wednesday, 1st 
LAB: Find µ_{s} of a brick on wood, and find k of a spring 

DUE: partial & informal lab writeup 
Thursday, 2nd 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 61 to 62 
Friday, 3rd 
L&D: Strings & ramps and circular motion
(online lesson: Uniform Circular Motion)


Read 63 to 65, MP (due Wednesday) 
22  26 September 2014
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
Albert Einstein
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 22nd 
L&D: So...what causes acceleration??
Online lessons: 1st Law,
2nd Law, 3rd Law

3.A.2.1 represent forces in diagrams or mathematically using appropriately labeled vectors with magnitude, direction, and units during the analysis of a situation. 3.A.3.1 Analyze a scenario and make claims (develop arguments, justify assertions) about the forces exerted on an object by other objects for different types of forces or components of forces. 3.A.3.2 Challenge a claim that an object can exert a force on itself. 3.A.3.3 Describe a force as an interaction between two objects and identify both objects for any force. 3.A.4.1 Construct explanations of physical situations involving the interaction of bodies using Newton's third law and the representation of actionreaction pairs of forces. 3.A.4.2 Use Newton's third law to make claims and predictions about the actionreaction pairs of forces when two objects interact. 3.A.4.3 Analyze situations involving interactions among several objects by using freebody diagrams that include the application of Newton's third law to identify forces.

Read 51 to 57, MP (due Friday) 
Tuesday, 23rd 
class time for MP 


Wednesday, 24th 
field trip to the elevator
FBD practice


FBD sheet (due Thursday) 
Thursday, 25th 
class time for MP



Friday, 26th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 51 to 57 & FBD sheet

15  19 September 2014
"You don't use science to show that you're right, you use science to become right."
Randall Munroe
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 15th 
LAB: Projectile motion (video analysis) 

lab sheet (due Wednesday) 
Tuesday, 16th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 41 to 45 
Wednesday, 17th 
Review for Test: Problem Solving, FR practice 

DUE: Projectile motion lab sheet 
Thursday, 18th
(no notes: sub)

Review for Test: Vocab, Equations, MC practice 


Friday, 19th 
TEST: Chaps 2 & 4 (Kinematics)
15 Multiple Choice (MC) for 15 pts
2 Free Response (FR) for 20 pts



8  12 September 2014
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
Isaac Newton
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 8th
afterschool

LAB: Estimating g (video analysis) 

DUE: lab sheet 
Tuesday, 9th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 24 to 27 
Wednesday, 10th 
L&D: "How to win at Bowman"
(online lesson: Motion in 2D)

 Determine components of a vector along two specified, mutually perpendicular axes.
 Write down expressions for the horizontal and vertical components of velocity and position as functions of time, and sketch or identify graphs of these components.
 Use these expressions in analyzing the motion of a projectile that is projected with an arbitrary initial velocity.

Read 41 to 45, MP (due Monday) 
Thursday, 11th 
class time for MP 


Friday, 12th 
Bowman Tournament 

DUE: Bowman sheet 
1  5 September 2014
"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 (Draco Malfoy)
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 1st 
NO SCHOOL!! 


Tuesday, 2nd 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 21 to 23 
Wednesday, 3rd 
L&D: Intro to the EMUAs 
4.A.2.1 Make predictions about the motion of a system based on the fact that acceleration is equal to the change in velocity per unit time, and velocity is equal to the change in position per unit time.
4.A.2.3 Create mathematical models and analyze graphical relationships for acceleration, velocity, and position of the center of mass of a system and calculate properties of the motion of the center of mass of a system.

Read 24 to 27, MP (due Tuesday) 
Thursday, 4th 
class time for MP 


Friday, 5th 
LAB: EMUA verification 

EMUA lab sheet (due at end of class) 
ADVICE FROM LAST YEAR'S HL1 STUDENTS
25  29 August 2014
"In Science, there is only Physics, all the rest is stamp collecting."
Ernest Rutherford (who, btw, won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 25th 
L&D: Intro to AP Physics, syllabus and safety
CW: student survey (due today), check out physical textbook (bring your student ID


get safety contract signed (due Wednesday)
get a scientific calculator w/ your name on it (due Friday)
MP intro (due Wednesday midnight)

Tuesday, 26th 
L&D: "Are you moving right now? If so, to where and how fast?"
CW: make a MasteringPhysics (MP) account: click here to begin
online lesson: Motion in One Dimension

3.A.1.1 Express the motion of an object using narrative, mathematical, and graphical representations. 3.A.1.2 Design an experimental investigation of the motion of an object. 3.A.1.3 Analyze experimental data describing the motion of an object and express the results of the analysis using narrative, mathematical, and graphical representations.

Read 21 to 23, MP (due next Tuesday)

Wednesday, 27th 
LAB: Intro to Motion Detector


DUE: MP Intro, lab sheet, signed safety contract, scientific calculator 
Thursday, 28th 
CW: class time for MP 


Friday, 29th 
LAB: DistanceTime and VelocityTime Graphs (virtual) 

DUE: lab sheet 
IB PHYSICS HL1 (AP PHYSICS 1) Weekly Agenda and Notes: 201415

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