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IB PHYSICS HL1 (AP PHYSICS 1) Weekly Agenda and Notes: 2014-15

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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

(click for Notes

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 lactose-filled 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

(click for Notes

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

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 18th  continue work on Final Project 
  • go ham on Physics 
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

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 11th  Choose and begin work on Final Project    Final Project with presentation (due Thursday, 28 May
Tuesday, 12th  work on Final Project     
Wednesday, 13th  work on Final Project     
Thursday, 14th  work on Final Project     
Friday, 15th  work on Final Project     

 

 

4 - 8 May 2015

 

"You can always become better."

-Tiger Woods

 

DAY

(click for Notes

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

(click for Notes

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

(click for Notes

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

(click for Notes

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

(click for Notes

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 moving-source and moving-observer 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 14-6 to 14-9

-MP (due Friday

 
Tuesday, 7th 

-L&D: Sound Effects

-online lessons: Standing WavesDoppler ShiftInterference and Diffraction skip diffraction) 

   
Wednesday, 8th 

-finish L&D

   
Thursday, 9th 

-mini-LAB: estimate speed of sound in air

-class time for MP 

   
Friday, 10th 

-Qs on MP?

-HW Quiz

-TAKE HOME TEST

  DUE: MP 14-6 to 14-9 

 

 

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

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 23rd 

L&D: Intro to Waves

online lessons: Wave BasicsTraveling Waves 

IV.A.1.a Sketch or identify graphs that represent traveling waves and determine the amplitudewavelength, 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 inverse-square 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 14-1 to 14-5

(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 14-1 to 14-5 

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

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 16th  class time for MP     
Tuesday, 17th 

Qs on MP?

HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP 23-1 to 23-5 
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

(click for Notes

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 22-1 to 22-4, 22-6 
Thursday, 12th 

-L&D: "So, current causes B-fields...what about the other way around?"

-online lesson: Electromagnetic Induction (skip section 4) 

  • Understand emf, magnetic flux, magnetic flux linkageFaraday’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 23-1 to 23-5, 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

(click for Notes

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 21-4 to 21-6 
Thursday, 5th 

L&D: Magnetic Fields, pff...

-online lessons: Forces on Moving Charges,

Forces on Current-carrying 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 current-carrying 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 22-1 to 22-4, 22-6,

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

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 23rd  class time for MP     
Tuesday, 24th  mini-Lab: determining resistivity of play-doh     
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 non-ohmic 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 non-ideal 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 parallel-plate capacitors
  • Investigating combinations of capacitors in series or parallel circuits 

-Read 21-4 to 21-6

-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

(click for Notes

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 21-1 to 21-3

-MP (due Wednesday

 

 

 

9 - 13 February 2015

 

"Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is."

-Richard Feynman

 

DAY

(click for Notes)

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 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  DUE: MP 20-1 to 20-3 
Friday, 13th

Parent-Teacher 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

 

DAY

(click for Notes)

ACTIVITIES

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS
Monday, 2nd

DISTRICT STUDENT SURVEY

finish up Friday's L&D

mini-LABs (virtual):

Electric Field Game

Electric Field Hockey

   
Tuesday, 3rd

-class time for MP 

   

Wednesday, 4th

(no notes)

-class time for MP in room 120

-kicking you out for the guest speaker :(

   
Thursday, 5th

Qs on MP?

HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP 19-4 to 19-6 
Friday, 6th

L&D: Remember Ug? There's an electric version of it, kinda...

-online lesson: Electric Potential

  Read 20-1 to 20-3, MP (due Wed)

 

 

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

(click for Notes

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 two-charge 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 19-1 to 19-3      

MP 19-1 to 19-3

(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 19-1 to 19-3 
Friday, 30th 

-L&D: "Force fields, they're a thing, not just sci-fi 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 19-4 to 19-6, MP (due Wednesday)  

 

 

19 - 23 January 2015

 

"Well begun is half done."

-Aristotle

 

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 

Monday, 19th

(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!     
Tuesday, 20th 

Qs on MP?

HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP 11-5 to 11-7 
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

(click for Notes

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 11-5 to 11-7, 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 11-1 to 11-3, 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 11-1 to 11-3

Formal lab report (due Monday)

Friday, 9th 

L&D: Rotational Momentum

Qs on MP?

HW Quiz 

 

Read 11-5 to 11-7, MP

DUE: MP 11-1 to 11-3 

 

 

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)

  

DAY

(click for Notes

ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 15th 

L&D: Rolling along...

online lesson: Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics (skip sections 4-6 for now)

better video

   
Tuesday, 16th  LAB: Moment of Inertia (Gizmo)    
Wednesday, 17th 

debrief on mini-Lab

class time for MP 

   
Thursday, 18th 

class time for MP and Gizmo

LAB: Video Analysis of Falling Wheels (Direct Measurement Video)

   
Friday, 19th 

Qs on MP?

HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP 10-1 to 10-6 

 

 

8 - 12 December 2014

 

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

-Stephen Hawking

 

DAY

(click for Notes

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 10-1 to 10-3, 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 13-1 to 13-6 (skip the last half of -6, "the physical pendulum")

MP (due Friday)

Tuesday, 2nd 

L&D: Bouncy Things

-online lessons: Simple Harmonic MotionMass 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 12-3 to 12-5 
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 12-1 to 12-2 
Thursday, 20th 

Guest Speaker: High Energy Astrophysics and Zooniverse

 
Read 12-3 to 12-5, 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 9-5 to 9-6 
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 12-1 to 12-2, 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

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ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 3rd  LAB: Crash!    Lab packet (due Friday
Tuesday, 4th 

Qs on MP?

HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP 9-1 to 9-4 
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 9-5 to 9-6

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 8-1 to 8-4 
Wednesday, 29th 

L&D: "It's a fish-eat-fish 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 force-time graph and predict the change in momentum of a system.

Read 9-1 to 9-4

MP 9-1 to 9-4 (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 7-1 to 7-4  
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 Work-Energy theorem to determine qualitatively and/or quantitatively that work done on a two-object 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 8-1 to 8-4,

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 Work-Energy Theorem & Power  

 

Parent-Teacher 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 7-1 to 7-4, MP (due Wednesday, 22 Oct

Wednesday, 15th

(no notes

NO SCHOOL!

Parent-Teacher 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

 

DAY

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ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC/TARGET

(I can...

ASSIGNMENTS 

Monday, 6th 

after school

class time for MP      
Tuesday, 7th  LAB: Tension in Toy Aircraft String    Partial & informal lab write-up (due Wed.
Wednesday, 8th 

Qs on MP?

HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP 6-3 to 6-5 
Thursday, 9th  Review for Test     
Friday, 10th 

Review cont'd

   

 

 

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 Re-express a free-body diagram representation into a mathematical representation and solve the mathematical representation for the acceleration of the object.
3.B.2.1 Create and use free-body 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 center-of-mass 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 center-of-mass velocity of that system.

Read 6-1 to 6-2, MP (due Thursday
Tuesday, 30th  class time for MP     
Wednesday, 1st  LAB: Find µs of a brick on wood, and find k of a spring    DUE: partial & informal lab write-up  
Thursday, 2nd 

Qs on MP?

HW Quiz 

  DUE: MP 6-1 to 6-2  
Friday, 3rd 

-L&D: Strings & ramps and circular motion

(online lesson: Uniform Circular Motion 

  Read 6-3 to 6-5, 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 Law3rd 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 action-reaction pairs of forces.
3.A.4.2 Use Newton's third law to make claims and predictions about the action-reaction pairs of forces when two objects interact.
3.A.4.3 Analyze situations involving interactions among several objects by using free-body diagrams that include the application of Newton's third law to identify forces.

Read 5-1 to 5-7, 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 5-1 to 5-7 & 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 4-1 to 4-5  
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 2-4 to 2-7 
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 4-1 to 4-5, 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 2-1 to 2-3 
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 2-4 to 2-7, 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 2-1 to 2-3, 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: Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs (virtual   DUE: lab sheet

 

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