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    WEEK 37

    Gravity, Energy, Momentum, and Relativity Review
    All students are strongly encouraged to do the Gravity, Energy, Momentum and Relativity REVIEW SHEET
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET 

    Monday 6/3

    •  Mousetrap Racecar Competition

       - Day 1

    Homework: review sheet

    Tuesday 6/4

    HOMEWORK 12-13 DUE TODAY

    •  Mousetrap Racecar Competition

       - Day 2

    Homework: review sheet


    Wednesday 6/5 (Tuesday bell schedule)

    •  Review for Unit Exam on Gravity, Energy, Momentum, and Relativity

    •  Quiz corrections


    Block day Thu 6/6 & Fri 6/7

    •  Unit Exam on Gravity, Energy, Momentum, and Relativity

    DEADLINE FOR MOUSETRAP RACECAR DISASSEMBLY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH, 4PM!!!


    WEEK 36

    Monday 5/27

    •  Memorial Day - no school


    Tuesday 5/28

    HOMEWORK 10-11 DUE TODAY

    •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 13-17)

       - spacetime and the twin paradox

       - videos: minute physics on twin paradox; physics girl and the twin paradox

       - relativistic momentum

       - relativistic energy and enery/mass equivalence

       - kinetic energy, rest energy, total energy

       - example problems

    Homework: Assignment #12
    Work on mousetrap race car


    Block day 5/29 & 5/30

    • Videos on General Relativity

       - BBC video, curved spacetime, non-Euclidean geometry, geodesics

    • Work time for mousetrap race car project

    Homework: Assignment #13
    Work on mousetrap race car
    A great video on General Relativity: Nova's "Inside Einstein's Mind"


    Friday 5/31

    •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 15-18)

       - equivalence principle

       - curved spacetime

       - geodesics

       - tests of General Theory of Relativity



    WEEK 35
     
    Monday 5/20

    •  Review Homework 8-9 for quiz

    •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 1-3)

       - special relativity video: minute physics

       - reference frames and Galilean relativity

    Homework: study for quiz tomorrow


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review homework #4-9

    Review Conservation of Energy Lab and Simulations Labs on Conservation of Energy and Conservation of Momentum

    Need more practice? Try the Work and Energy Review and Momentum and Collisions at Physics Classroom



    Tuesday 5/21

    HOMEWORK 8-9 DUE TODAY

    • Energy and Momentum Quiz 2

    Work on mousetrap race car


    Block day 5/22 & 5/23

    CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 4-9)

       - Einstein’s postulates

       - simultaneity

       - time dilation and the Lorentz factor

       - example problems

    •  Video: “The Michelson-Morley Experiment”

    Homework: Assignment #10
    Work on mousetrap race car


    Friday 5/24

    •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 10-13)
     
       - more on time dilation; muon experimental proof

       - length contraction

       - spacetime, Minkowski diagrams

    Homework: Assignment #11
    Work on mousetrap race car



    WEEK 34

    Monday 5/13

    Physics classes will be a bit different during AP testing:
    - You will be given time in class to work on homework, labs, and projects. There will not be much lecture!
    - To keep you on task, your work ethic will count as a quiz grade, worth about 15 or 20 points.
    - If you are asked to stay on task I will deduct points from this quiz grade.
    - If you don't return to class in a timely manner after an AP exam is taken, I will deduct points as well. (No excused absences permitted.)
     
    These are the assignments to work on this week:

    • Finish homework 6 and 7 (due on Tuesday 5/14)
    • Finish simulation lab on Conservation of Momentum (turned in on block day)
    • Complete quiz 1 corrections
    • Do reading for Assignments 8 and 9 on physicsclassroom.com
    • Review slideshow notes on Impulse and Momentum powerpoint (slides 10-11)
    • Complete homework 8 and 9 (stamped at the end of the week)
    • Complete lab on Conservation of Momentum Parts A, B, and C!! (the one in your lab notebook, pages 50-53)
    • Begin designing for the Mousetrap Racecar Project
    • PARTS AVAILABLE FOR THE MOUSETRAP RACECAR ON THURSDAY, MAY 16TH AT 2:30PM!!


    Tuesday 5/14

    HOMEWORK 6-7 DUE TODAY

    Homework: Assignment #8



    NOTE: Mrs Laffey will be the sub for classes Thursday and Friday.
    Your behavior needs to be exemplary for her at all times!
    Keep that extra credit perfect quiz score by working hard all period!!
    Thanks, and see you next Monday :)



    Block day 5/15 & 5/16

    CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM SIMULATION LAB DUE TODAY

    Homework: Assignment #9


    Friday 5/17

    HW 8 - 9 STAMPED TODAY



    WEEK 33

    Monday 5/6

    ENERGY SIMULATIONS LAB DUE TODAY 

    Physics classes will be a bit different for the next two weeks during AP testing:
    - You will be given time in class to work on homework, labs, and projects. There will not be much lecture!
    - To keep you on task, your work ethic will count as a quiz grade, worth about 15 or 20 points.
    - If you are asked to stay on task I will deduct points from this quiz grade.
    - If you don't return to class in a timely manner after an AP exam is taken, I will deduct points as well. (No excused absences permitted.)
     
    These are the assignments to work on this week:

    • Finish Energy Simulations Lab (due Monday 5/6)
    • Finish homework 4 and 5 (due on Tuesday 5/7)
    • Finish lab on Conservation of Energy (turned in by groups on block day)
    • Complete quiz 1 corrections
    • Do reading for Assignments 6 and 7 on physicsclassroom.com
    • Review slideshow notes on Impulse and Momentum powerpoint (slides 1-9)
    • Complete homework 6 and 7 (stamped at the end of the week)
    • Complete simulation lab on Conservation of Momentum (Handout will be given in class on Tuesday or block day)
    • Choose partner for Mousetrap Racecar Project and start working on research and gathering parts


    Tuesday 5/7

    HOMEWORK 4-5 DUE TODAY

    Homework: Assignment #6



    Block day 5/8 & 5/9

    CONSERVATION OF ENERGY LAB DUE TODAY

    Homework: Assignment #7


    Friday 5/10

    SIGN UP FOR MOUSETRAP RACECAR PROJECT BY TODAY
    HW 6 - 7 STAMPED TODAY




    WEEK 32

    Monday 4/29

    •  LAB: Energy Simulations - Part A,B and C

       - chromebook simulation on pendulums, mass/spring system, roller coaster "skate park"


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review homework #14,15,1,2,3

    Review both Newton's Law of Gravity & Kepler's Laws of Planets and Power lab

    Review Newton's gravity and Kepler's planetary motion applets on Gravity Force, Gravity and Orbits, and Planetary Orbits

    Need more practice? Try the Circular Motion and Gravitation Review and Work and Energy Review at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 4/30

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    • Gravity and Energy Quiz 1

    Homework: Assignment #4


    Block day 5/1 & 5/2

    PERSONAL POWER LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 11-12)

       - conservation of mechanical energy, general equation

       - demo: “Bowling ball pendulum”

       - examples for conservation of all energy

    •  LAB: Conservation of energy

       - Parts A & B data collection and analysis

       - Part C planning for Friday

    Homework: Assignment #5


    Friday 5/3

    •  LAB: Conservation of energy

       - Part C data collection and analysis



    WEEK 31


    Monday 4/22
     
    •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 1-5)

       - youtube video: Crash Course Physics
     
       - define work & energy
     
       - equations, SI units
     
       - demo: “Work on Fan Cart”
     
    •  Kinetic energy
     
       - work/KE equation
     
    Homework: Assignment #1
     
     
    Tuesday 4/23
     
     •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 6)
     
       - Kinetic energy (of motion), Work/Kinetic energy theorem
     
       - Homework examples

    Homework: Assignment #2
     
     
    Block day 4/24 & 4/25 
     
    •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 7-8)

       - Potential energy (of position)

       - gravitational potential and elastic potential

       - Power: definition, equations, units
     
    •  Lab: Personal Power (wear clothes for stair climb, situps, etc.)
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #3


    Friday 4/26
     
    •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 7-8)

       - homework examples

    •  Group work on mousetrap racecar project



    WEEK 30

    Monday 4/15

    •  LAB: Newton's Law of Gravity & Kepler's Laws of Planets - Part A

       - chromebook simulation on gravity force, universal constant G, orbital motion

    •  Law of Gravitation powerpoint (slide 8-10)
     
       - equation, gravitational constant

    Homework: finish part A of lab


    Tuesday 4/16

    •  Law of Gravitation powerpoint (slide 11)
     
       - examples from homework

    Homework: Assignment #14
     
     
    Block day 4/17 & 4/18

    •  LAB: Newton's Law of Gravity & Kepler's Laws of Planets - Parts B and C

       - chromebook simulation on orbital motion and Kepler's Laws

    •  Kepler's 3rd Law examples

    Homework: Assignment #15
     
     
    Friday 4/19
     
    •  Finish Law of Gravity and Kepler's Laws of Planets

    NOTE: LAB DUE NEXT MONDAY 4/22!
     
       - examples from homework

       - youtube video on weightlessness

       - youtube video on Kepler's explanation of planetary orbits (from 22:00 - 26:30)

       - youtube video on Newtonian determinism vs. free will



     
    WEEK 29 (CAASPP testing week)
     
    Dynamics Midterm Exam this week on Block Days (4/3 & 4/4)
     
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this  REVIEW SHEET. You can omit problems 10,21,22,27,28
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET
     
     
    Monday 4/1 & Tuesday 4/2 blocks

    HOMEWORK 12-13 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Review for dynamics midterm exam (covers HW 1-13; HW 14-15 will be done with the next unit after spring break)
     
       - review sheet
     
       - quiz 1 & 2 corrections
     
       - example problems
     
    Homework: review sheet
     
     
    Wednesday 4/3 & Thursday 4/4 blocks
     
    CENTRIPETAL FORCE LAB DUE TODAY     
     
    •  Dynamics unit exam
     
     
    Friday 4/5

       - complete worksheet and turn in today 
     
     
    WEEK 28
     
    Monday 3/25
     
    •  Circular Motion powerpoint (slide 1-4)

       - centripetal acceleration and centripetal force

       - uniform circular motion

       - examples from homework

    Homework: review for quiz
     
     
    QUIZ PREP:

    Review homework #7-#11, especially Problems 45,51,52,59,70,72 (Honors: also Problems 47,54,61,74)

    Review both Friction lab and Torque & Static Equilibrium lab

    Need more practice? Try the Newton's Laws of Motion Review and Forces in Two Dimensions Review at Physics Classroom

    Tuesday 3/26

    HOMEWORK 10-11 DUE TODAY

    •  Dynamics Quiz #2

    Homework: Assignment #12
     
     
    Block day 3/27 & 3/28
     
    TORQUE LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Circular Motion powerpoint (slide 5-7)

       - centripetal vs. centrifugal force and simulated gravity
     
    •  LAB: Centripetal Force
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
       - finish FBDs from lab
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #13
     
     
    Friday 3/29
     
    •  Law of Gravitation powerpoint (slide 8-11)
     
       - video: “The Apple & the Moon
     
       - discuss the apple and the moon “experiment"
     
       - equation, gravitational constant,  examples
     
    Homework: Assignment #14
     
     
     
    WEEK 27

    Monday 3/18

    •  Quiz scores online, corrections due by Friday

    •  One more 2nd Law problem with system of masses

    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 19)
     
       - torque: a rotational type of force
     
       - demo: “Eyebolt Torque”     
     
       - definition, equations, applets
     
       - vector direction, sign convention

       - homework examples
     
    Homework: Assignment #10
     
     
    Tuesday 3/19
     
    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 20)
     
       - force diagrams for torque problems
     
       - torque and static equilibrium: examples from homework

    Homework: Assignment #11
     
     
    Wednesday 3/20
     
    •  Finish torque examples from homework

    •  Circular Motion powerpoint (slide 1-4)
     
       - circular motion

       - centripetal acceleration & force
     
    Block day 3/21 & 3/22
     
    FRICTION LAB DUE TODAY
     
    •  LAB: Torque and Static Equilibrium
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
    •  Circular Motion powerpoint (slide 1-4)

       - FBDs for circular motion and centripetal force
     
     
     
     
    WEEK 26

    Monday 3/11
     
    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slides 16-17)
     
       - Static and kinetic friction

       - Coefficients of friction

       - demo: "Calculate u"

    •  Review questions for quiz using FBD practice on physicsclassroom.com

       - Balanced and Unbalanced Forces and Free Body Diagrams
     
     
    QUIZ PREP:

    Practice TI-Calculator skills!! Know how to put data into Lists with the Stat menu, turn on a Stat Plot, view data on Graph, fit the data with a best fit line (LinReg). Review the Newton's Second Law lab, especially the TI-Calculator part.

    Review homework #1-#6

    Review both Newton's 2nd Law lab (how to analyze all data on the TI Calculator) and Hooke's Law lab (know how to determine the spring constant from the graph)

    Review dynamics applets on Balanced and Unbalanced Forces and Free Body Diagrams

    Need more practice? Try the Newton's Laws of Motion Review and Forces in Two Dimensions Review at Physics Classroom

     
    Tuesday 3/12

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY (including FBDs worksheet)

    •  Dynamics Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #7


    Block day 3/13 & 3/14

    HOOKE’S LAB DUE TODAY

    •  
    Homework problems with friction

    •  LAB: Friction and the Graphing Calculator

       - part I and II data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #8


    Friday 3/15

    •  Finish 2nd Law problem solving

       - with static and kinetic friction

       - equilibrium vs. non-equilibrium

       - two mass problems: system solutions

       - inclined plane and friction (honors)
     
    Homework: Assignment #9



    WEEK 25
     
    Monday 3/4
     
    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 11-14)
     
       - more examples, spaceflight
     
       - weight vs. mass (metric vs. imperial)
     
       - inertial vs. gravitational mass
     
       - normal, friction, tension forces
     
       - introduce free body diagrams (FBD)
     
    Homework: Assignment #4
     
     
    Tuesday 3/5
     
    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Review HW 1-3
     
    •  Free Body Diagrams (FBDs)
     
       - examples, lab book pages
     
       - applets showing FBDs
     
    Homework: Assignment #5
     
     
    Block day 3/6 & 3/7
     
    NEWTON'S 2nd LAW LAB DUE
     
    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slides 15)
     
       - spring forces
     
    • LAB: Hooke's Law
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
     • 2nd law problem solving, system mass problems
     
    Homework: Assignment #6
     
     
    Friday 3/8
     
    •  More on 2nd Law
     
       - harder FBDs
     
       - system of mass problems
     
     
     
    WEEK 24
     
    Monday 2/25
     
    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 1-4)
     
       - “Law of Inertia"
     
       - pre-lab actitivy questions/answers
     
       - inertia demos
     
    Homework: Assignments #1
     
     
    Tuesday 2/26
     
    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slides 5-6)
     
       - Newton’s 2nd Law: “Law of Acceleration”

       - demo: "Fan Cart" (vary mass and force, observe acceleration)
     
       - force (vector!) definition, metric SI units (and confusion!)
     
    Homework: Assignment #2
     
     
    Block day 2/27 & 2/28
     
    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slides 7-10)
     
       - Newton’s 3rd Law: “Law of Action-Reaction”
     
       - definition, examples
     
       - space flight and 3rd Law
     
       - Honors: horse and cart scenario
     
    •  LAB: Newton’s 2nd law lab
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
       - Honors only: part II of lab
     
    Homework: Assignment #3
     
     
    Friday 3/1
     
    •  Guest speaker
     
       - 1st and 2nd period: Scot Evans from JPL (meet in library)
     
       - 3rd, 4th, and 5th period: Kevin Lesko from UC Berkeley/Lawrence Livermore Lab (meet in room 233)
     
     
     
    WEEK 23
     
    Kinematics Midterm Exam this week on Block Day
     
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET 
     
    Monday 2/11

    Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 11-13)

       - Relative velocity

       - examples

       - applets

    Homework: Assignment #15


    Tuesday 2/12

    HOMEWORK 13-15 DUE (get it stamped, and then you can keep it until exam day if needed)

    • Review for midterm exam

    Review sheet


    Block day 2/13 & 2/14

    PROJECTILE MOTION AT AN ANGLE LAB CHECKED

    •  Kinematics Midterm Exam

    Homework: Take a break!


    Friday 2/15

    • Inertia and Newton's First Law of Motion



    WEEK 22


    Monday 2/4

    •  Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 10)

       - demo: “Projectile launcher revisited”

       - non-zero launch angle homework problems

       - Honors: range equation, examples

    Homework: Review Assignments #7-12


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review homework #7-#12

    Review both Acceleration Due to Gravity Lab and Vector Field Trip Lab

    Review kinematics applets on Horizontal Launched Projectiles, Projectile MotionRocket vs. Cannon Launch

    Need more practice? Try theTry the Kinematics Review and the Vectors and Projectiles Review at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 2/5

    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY

    • Kinematics Quiz #2

    Homework: Assignment #13


    Block day 2/6 & 2/7

    PROJECTILE MOTION LAB CHECKED

    •  LAB: Projectile Motion At An Angle

       - data collection, analysis and competition!

    •  Work on homework problems from HW 13 & 14

    Homework: Assignment #14


    Friday 2/8

    Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 11-13)

       - Relative velocity

       - examples

       - applets

    Homework: Assignment #15


    MIDTERM EXAM NEXT WEEK ON BLOCK DAY (PERIODS 1,2,3 ON WED AND 4,5 ON THU)
     

     

    WEEK 21


    Monday 1/28

    •  Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 1-6)

       - vectors vs. scalars

       - addition (and subtraction) by graphical method

       - "Vector Field Trip" and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #10


    Tuesday 1/29

    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY

    •  Review homework 7-9

    •  Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 7-8)

       - vector components

       - finding a vector resultant by analytical method

    Homework: Assignment #11


    Block day 1/30 & 1/31

    •  Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 8-9)

       - warm up: vector addition by analytical method

       - projectile motion in 2 dimensions

       - demo: “Two marbles"

       - equations of horizontal and vertical motion

    •  LAB: “Projectile Motion”

    - data collection, analysis and competition!

    Homework: Assignment #12


    Friday 2/1

    VECTOR FIELD TRIP LAB DUE TODAY

    Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 10)

       - more on projectile motion

       - demo: “Projectile launcher at Angle” (measure height, initial velocity; predict landing point)

       - applets on projectile motion

       - demo: “Monkey and Hunter”



    WEEK 20

     
    Monday 1/21
     
    • Martin Luther King Day - no school
     

    QUIZ PREP:

    Practice TI-Calculator skills!! Know how to put data into Lists with the Stat menu, turn on a Stat Plot, view data on Graph, fit the data with a best fit line (LinReg) or curve (QuadReg), and use the Tangent tool in the Draw menu. Review pages 1 and 2 from the lab book, and be sure you check all of your results with the slideshow shown on slide 2 and 3 of Motion in One Dimension notes.

    Review homework #1-#6 (Regular physics quiz will NOT have a harder kinematics equation problem like P37, P38; Honors Physics will NOT have a harder problem like P40, but will have a simultaneous equation problem like P37 and P39)

    Review both Graphing Fundamentals Lab and Constant Speed vs. Constant Acceleration Lab

    Review kinematics applets on Ave vs Instant. Velocity, Motion with Constant Acceleration

    Need more practice? Try the Kinematics Review at Physics Classroom
     
     
    Tuesday 1/22
     
    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Kinematics Quiz #1
     
    Homework: Assignment #7
     
     
    Block day 1/23 & 1/24
     
    ACCELERATION DUE TO GRAVITY LAB DUE TODAY

    Motion in One Dimension powerpoint (slides 15)
     
       - discuss freefall acceleration
     
       - demo: "Penny & feather in a vacuum"
     
       - Galileo on freefall: y vs t2  v vs t
     
       - “new” kinematic equations
     
       - demo: “Time of flight" measure t, y; find Vyi, Vyf
     
       - Homework examples 
     
    •  LAB: “Vector Field Trip”
     
    Homework: Assignment #8
     
     
    Friday 1/25
     
    •  Quizzes back
     
    •  More on freefall acceleration
     
       - simulation activity: "Exploring 1-D Projectile Motion"
     
       - honors: simultaneous equations for freefall problem

    Homework: Assignment #9
     
     
     
    WEEK 19

    Monday 1/14

    •  Motion in One Dimension powerpoint (slides 6-12)

       - finish position vs. time graphs, review problems on HW 2 & 3

       - acceleration definition, SI units of m/s2
     
       - graphical analysis of x vs. t and v vs. t
     
       - constant, average, and instantaneous acceleration

    Homework: Assignment #4
     
     
    Tuesday 1/15
     
    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Motion in One Dimension powerpoint (slides 13-14)

       - compare constant velocity with constant acceleration (and graphs of x vs. t with v vs. t)
     
       - demo: visual accelerometer
     
       - “wage acceleration” analogy
     
       - use applet showing motion and graphs
     
       - 4 kinematic equations of motion for constant acceleration
     
       - example problems

    Homework: Assignment #5
     
     
    Block day 1/16 & 1/17
     
    CONSTANT SPEED vs ACCELERATION LAB DUE TODAY
     
    • More examples of problem solving with constant acceleration
     
       - graphing revisited: use applet showing motion 
     
       - homework problems
     
    •  LAB: “Acceleration Due to Gravity"
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #6
     
     
    Friday 1/18
     
    • Kinematics problem solving
     
       - homework problems, get ready for quiz next Tuesday (Monday is MLK Day)
     
    • Time for work on Acceleration Due to Gravity lab



    WEEK 18
     
    Monday 1/7 and Tuesday 1/8
     
    •  Staff days - no school
     
     
    Wednesday 1/9
     
    •  Begin kinematics, new lab book and homework packets
     
    •  Motion in One Dimension powerpoint (slides 1-3)
     
       - graphing fundamentals
     
       - constant speed, average speed, instantaneous speed
     
    Homework: Assignment #1
     
     
    Thursday 1/10
     
    •  Motion in One Dimension powerpoint (slides 4-6)
     
       - distance, position and displacement
     
       - distance vs. position graphs
     
       - average speed vs. average velocity
     
    Homework: Assignment #2
     
     
    Friday 1/11
     
    •  LAB: Constant Speed vs. Constant Acceleration
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
       - ave. speed & slope of secant
     
       - instant. speed, slope of tangent
     
    Homework: Assignment #3
     
     
     
     
     
     
    FINAL EXAM REVIEW
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the final exam by working on the review sheets below, and then checking the answers (on the bottom of each review sheet). Do not check the solution set until you have tried the problem at least one more time! After checking solutions, you should practice again!
     
    Electricity
     
    Waves
     
    Optics


    WEEK 17
     
    Monday 12/17
     
    HOMEWORK 8-10 DUE TODAY (HONORS ONLY FOR HW 10)

    ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS LAB DUE ON DAY OF THE FINAL EXAM
     
    •  Review for final exam
     
     
    Tuesday 12/18
     
    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY
     
    •  7th period final exam 8-10a
    •  6th period final exam 10:32a-12:32p
     
     
    Wednesday 12/19
     
    •  Smart period 8-9a
    •  5th period final exam 9:17-11:17a
    •  Smart period 11:42a-12:32p
     
     
    Thursday 12/20
     
    •  4th period final exam 8-10a
    •  3rd period final exam 10:32a-12:32p
     
     
    Friday 12/21
     
    •  2nd period final exam 8-10a
    •  1st period final exam 10:32a-12:32p
     
     
    WEEK 16
     
    Monday 12/10
     
    OHM'S LAW LAB DUE TODAY
     
    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 9-11)

       - Kirchoff’s rules for circuits

       - series and parallel circuits: voltage, current, and resistance equations

    • Analyzing circuits w RIVP table

       - examples for series and parallel

       - Demo: “3 bulbs in series vs. parallel”
     
    Homework: Assignment #8


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Electricity Homework #1-#7

    Review the labs on Static Electricity (know how to draw charges on each object) on Electric Field Lines (know field lines for all objects) Ohm's Law, and Lights in Circuits (know how to draw series, parallel and combo circuits)

    Review electricity applets on Electrostatic Charging, PolarizationCoulombs LawElectric Field Lines, (another on Field Lines), Ohm's Law and Electric Circuits

    Need more practice? Try the Static Electricity Review Sessions at and Electric Circuits Review Sessions at Physics Classroom
     
    Tuesday 12/11
     
    HOMEWORK 5-7 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Electricity Quiz


    Block day 12/12 & 12/13
     
    LIGHTS IN CIRCUITS LABS DUE TODAY

    • LAB: “Electrical Circuits”

       - Parts A and B data collection and analysis
     
    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 12-14)

       - Complex circuits, equivalent resistance
     
       - RIVP tables  for complex circuits
     
    •  Review for final exam 
     
    Homework: Assignment #9
     
     
    Friday 12/14
     
    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 15-18)

       - Finish complex circuits, equivalent resistance
     
    •  Review for final exam
     
    HONORS ONLY - Homework: Assignment #10
    ALL CLASSES - start review sheets for final exam




    WEEK 15
     
    Monday 12/3
     
    STATIC ELECTRICITY LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 1-4)

       - voltage (energy) sources, pump analogy, electrical current

    •  LAB: “Ohm's Law”

       - data collection and analysis with TI Calculator
     
    Homework: Assignment #5 
     
     
    Tuesday 12/4

    HOMEWORK 1-4 DUE TODAY

    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 5-7)
     
       - more on electrical current, electrical resistance

       - energy in an electric circuit
     
       - Ohm’s law (ohmic vs nonohmic)
     

    Homework: Assignment #6
     
     
    Block day 12/5 & 12/6
     
    ELECTRIC FIELDS LAB DUE TODAY

     
    •  LAB: “Lights in Circuits”
     
       - diagrams and questions
     
    Homework: Assignment #7
     
     
    Friday 12/7

    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slide 8)

       - power in circuits
     
       - kilowatt-hour energy units, rate, and cost
     
       - example problems

    •. Demo: "Van de Graaff generator"

       - repelling plates, Coke can motion, ionized air gap, human electrical discharge
     
     
     
    WEEK 14

    Monday 11/26

    LAB: “Static Electricity”

    Homework: Review slides 1-3 from Electrostatics powerpoint
                      Assignment #1


    Tuesday 11/27

    •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 4-11)

       - review poloariztion of charge using physicsclassroom interactive

       - review charging by friction using and PHET animation

       - review charging by conduction and induction using Bozeman Science video
     
       - electrostatic charge and force, Coulomb constant, homework examples

    Homework: Assignment #2


    Block day 11/28 & 11/29

    •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 12-14)

       - electric field strength and electric field lines

       - point charge equation

    •  LAB: “Electric Field Lines” with applets on Chromebooks

    Homework: Assignment #3


    Friday 11/30

    •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 15-18)

       - Electric potential, electric potential difference, and electric potential energy

       - compare voltage to temperature, waterfall analogy

    •  demo: "Van de Graaff generator"

    Homework: Assignment #4



    WEEK 13
     
    Waves Midterm Exam this week on Block Day
     
     
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET
     
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET
     
     
    Monday 11/12
     
    •  Veteran's Day - no school
     
    Homework: Assignment #14
     
     
    Tuesday 11/13
     
    HOMEWORK 12-14 DUE TODAY (can be taken home for studying after it is stampled)
     
    •  Review for midterm exam

    •  Quizzes back, corrections
     
    •  Review homework, stamp HW 14
     
    Homework: Review Sheet (not collected)
     
     
    Block day 11/14 & 11/15
     
    DIFFRACTION AND INTERFERENCE LAB DUE TODAY
     
    •  Waves Midterm Exam
     
     
    Friday 11/16
     
    •  no school - classes cancelled!



    WEEK 12
     
    Next week - Waves Midterm Exam on block day 11/14-11/15
     
     
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET
     
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET
     


    Monday 11/5

    •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 4-6)

       - diffraction of waves

       - sound waves and radio waves

    •  Demo: “Laser beam and diffraction grating”

       - measure x,L,d find wavelenth

    Homework: study for quiz


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Waves Homework #7-#11

    Review both Standing Waves on String Lab, Resonance in a Tube Lab (especially part A using TI Calc for Lists analysis), and Interference of Water Waves Lab

    Review waves applets on Standing WavesHarmonicsBeats and Ripple Tank

    Need more practice? Try the Waves Review Sessions at and Sound Review Sessions at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 11/6

    HOMEWORK 10-11 DUE TODAY


    •  Waves Quiz #2

    Homework: Assignment #12


    Block day 11/7 & 11/8

    INTERFERENCE OF WATER WAVES LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 7-9)

    •  Interference of light

       - Single slit, Double slit, and N-slit diffraction

    •  LAB: Diffraction and Interference

       - parts A & B data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #13


    Friday 11/9

    •  LAB: Diffraction and Interference

       - part C data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #14



    WEEK 11
      
    Monday 10/29
     
    STANDING WAVES LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Quizzes back
     
    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slide 15)
     
       - harmonics and overtones
     
       - demo: “Howling Bar”

       - guest musician
     
       - sound wave analysis and synthesis
     
       - applets and animations

    Homework: finish HW 7-9
     
     
    Tuesday 10/30
     
    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Review homework 7-9
     
    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slide 17)
     
       - beat frequency
     
       - demo: “Tuning fork beats”
     
       - equation
     
       - applets

    •  Work on Resonance Lab in groups
      
     Homework: Assignment #10
     
     
    VIDEOS TO WATCH BEFORE BLOCK DAY:
     
     
    Block Day 10/31 & 11/1
     
    RESONANCE LAB DUE TODAY
     
    •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 1-3)
     
       - interference patterns
     
       - constructive and destructive interference
     
       - equations for maxima and minima

       - demo: "Interference of Sound from Speakers"
     
    •  LAB: Interference of Water Waves
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #11
     
     
    Friday 11/2
     
    •  Interference of Sound Waves

       - example/calculations using Interference of Sound from Speakers demo
     
    •  Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction
     
       - demo: "Ripple Tank observations"

    Homework: Assignment #12
     
     
     
    WEEK 10

    Monday 10/22

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 12)

       - stringed instruments

       - physics interactive: “Standing Wave Maker

       - harmonic equations

    •  LAB: Standing Waves On a String, finish Part A and Part B

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #7


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Waves Homework #1-#6

    Review both Slinky Lab and Speed of Sound Lab

    Review waves applets on Transverse Waves, Longitudinal Waves, Slinky Waves, Wave Reflection and TransmissionWave ReflectionsHearing Spectrum

    Need more practice? Try the Waves Review Sessions at and Sound Review Sessions at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 10/23

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY

    •  Waves Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #8


    Block Day 10/24 & 10/25

    •  Wind Instruments

       - demo: “Resonant tube”

       - open air columns

       - applets

    •  LAB: Resonance in a Tube

       - Part A data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #9


    Friday 10/26

    NOTE CHANGE: STANDING WAVES LAB DUE ON MONDAY 10/29

    •  LAB: Resonance in a Tube

       - closed air columns

       - Parts B & C data collection and analysis



    WEEK 9

    Monday 10/15
     
     
    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 1-3)

       - speed of sound variation (mechanical wave properties)
     
       - physiological characteristics: pitch, loudness, timbre
     
       - demo: “Pitch and loudness” using Frequency vs Decibel website
     
    Homework: Assignment #4


    Tuesday 10/16

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    SLINKY LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 4-6)

       - Doppler Effect (intro video)

       - demo: “Doppler toy”

       - equation, example problems

    Homework: Assignment #5


    Block day 10/17 & 10/18

    SPEED OF SOUND LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 7-10)

       - Sound intensity vs. sound level

       - definition, units, examples

    •  LAB: Standing Waves On A String, Part A

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #6


    Friday 10/19

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 11)

       - natural frequency, resonance, standing waves



    WEEK 8

    Monday 10/8

    •  LAB: "Slinkys - An Introduction to Waves"

       - data collection, observations (use cell phone to record slo-mo video!), conclusions

    Homework: Assignment #1


    Tuesday 10/9

    •  Grades, midterm exams

    •  Waves Introduction powerpoint (slides 3-8)

       - mechanical vs. electromagnetic waves

       - demo: "Sound in a vacuum"

       - wave reflections: closed end vs. open end

       - partial reflection, transmission

       - wave interference and superposition principle

       - wave properties: wavelength, amplitude, energy, period, frequency, speed

    Homework: Assignment #2


    Block day 10/10 & 10/11

    •  Demo: "Tuning fork period/frequency"

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - speed of sound

    •  LAB: "Speed of Sound"

       - data collection and analysis

    •  Demo: "Fresnel lens melts a penny!"

    Homework: Assignment #3


    Friday 10/12

    •  Video: "Wave machine demonstration"

       - wave speed, open and closed end reflections, transmission vs reflection

    •  Chromebook activity: "Waves on a String - PHET Simulation"

       - work in groups of two, turn in worksheet at end of period (each student turns in their own)



    WEEK 7

    Optics Midterm Exam this week on Block Day

    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET

    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET


    Monday 10/1

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 15-19)

       - optics of the human eye

       - eye components

       - human vision and accommodation

       - common vision problems and corrections

       - honors: examples with lens equation

    Homework: Assignment #15


    Tuesday 10/2

    HOMEWORK 13-15 DUE TODAY (get it stamped, then ok to take home for studying)

    •  Review for Optics Midterm Exam

    Review Sheet, finish TIR Lab


    Block day 10/3 & 10/4

    TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTION LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Optics midterm exam


    Friday 10/5

    •  Waves homework sets, lab pages for rest of semester

    •  Waves Introduction powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - definition of a wave

       - transverse vs. longitudinal

       - mechanical vs. electromagnetic waves



    WEEK 6 (Next week - Optics Midterm Exam on block day 10/3-10/4)


    Monday 9/24

    •  Review Snell's law, ray diagrams, lens & magnification equation

    •  Demo: Fresnel Lens


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Optics Homework #7-#12

    Review the Refraction Lab, Snell's Law Lab, and Converging Lens Lab

    Review ray diagrams - this applet and this applet are helpful

    Review refraction in a prism - this applet is helpful

    Need more practice? Try the Optics Review Sessions at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 9/25

    HOMEWORK 10-12 DUE TODAY

    •  Optics Quiz #2


    Block Day 9/26 & 9/27

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 1-5, 10-14)

       - apparent depth, underwater eyesight, atmospheric distortion (longer sunset, mirages)

       - total internal reflection

       - TIR demos: fiber optics

    •  LAB: Total Internal Reflection

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #13


    Friday 9/28

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 6-9)

       - dispersion and its effects

       - chromatic aberration

    •  Optics of the Human Eye

       - basic human vision

       - components of the eye

       - Honors: common vision problems and corrections

    Homework: Assignment #14
     
     
    WEEK 5

    Monday 9/17

    •  Grades posted (login: last name, password: student ID)

       - reminder to check homework often!

       - quiz correction policies

    •  Homework and Warm up problem (Refraction & Lenses slide 7)

       - Problems 46*,47*,48**,52*,53**

       - Physics classroom interactive: Refraction

       - Snell's law with prism, PHET applet for prisms

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slide 8)

       - Lens characteristics

       - Converging (convex) vs. diverging (concave)

       - Focal length variables

    Homework: Assignment #10


    Block Day 9/18 & 9/20 (Tuesday blocks are periods 4,5,6,7 and Thursday blocks are periods 1,2,3)

    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slide 9)

       - thin lens equation

       - sign conventions, comparison to mirrors

       - examples

       - Honors: multiple lens problems (compound microscope, slide 12)

    •  LAB: Real Images from a Converging Lens

       - data collection and analysis

    •  Ray Diagrams

       - converging (convex) and diverging (concave) lenses (Refraction & Lenses slide 10)

       - PHET applet for lenses and Physics Interactive for lenses

    Homework: Assignment #11


    Wednesday 9/19

    •  Religious holiday - no school


    Friday 9/21

    SNELL'S LAW LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Lens summary

       - object/image table

    •  Homework and lab work time

       - practice ray diagrams!

    •  Demo: Fresnel Lens (if work time is used well!)

    Homework: Assignment #12



    WEEK 4

    Monday 9/10

    •  Mirror summary for quiz prep

    •  LAB: Refraction of Light, part B

       - data collection and analysis for light in oil

    Homework: Study for Optics Quiz


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Optics Homework #1-#6

    Review both Plane Mirror Lab and Curved Mirror Lab
     
    Review Physics Classroom Interactives - Who Can See Who and Ray Diagram applet (or Optics Bench Mirrors)

    Need more practice? Try the Optics Review Sessions at Physics Classroom


    Tuesday 9/11

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY

    •  Optics Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #7


    Wednesday 9/12

    •  Guest speaker

       - 2009 Redwood grad Jackie Geler Kremer

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slides 6-7)

       - Snell's Law

       - example problems

    Homework: Assignment #8


    Block Day 9/13 & 9/14 (Thursday blocks are periods 4, 5, 6, 7 and Friday blocks are periods 1, 2, 3)

    REFRACTION LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slides 1-5)

       - index of refraction

       - path of least time

       - demos: disappearing beaker

       - particles vs. waves

       - Snell's law of refraction

    •  LAB: Snell's Law

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #9



    WEEK 3


    Monday 9/3

    •  Labor Day - no school


    Tuesday 9/4

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    •  Real vs. Virtual Images

       - Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 5-7), lab discussion

    •  Concave vs. Convex Mirrors

       - demo: "Light Box with Mirrors"

       - spherical aberration

    •  Ray diagrams

       - concave mirror example

    Homework: Assignment #4


    Block Day 9/5 & 9/6

    •  Ray diagrams

       - convex mirror example

       - class time for rays diagrams

       - Ray Diagram applet

    •  Mirror equation and magnification equation, mirror summary

       - Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 8-10)

    Homework: Assignment #5


    Friday 9/7

    CURVED MIRROR LAB DUE TODAY

    •  LAB: Refraction of Light, part A

       - data collection and analysis for light in water

    •  More on mirror and magnification equation

    Homework: Assignment #6



    WEEK 2
     
    Monday 8/27

    •  Seating chart, distribute homework assignment sheet

    •  demo: "Parallax"

    •  LAB: Plane Mirrors, Part B

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #1


    Tuesday 8/28

    •  Distribute textbooks

    •  Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - Ray diagram for part A of lab

       - Virtual images

    •  Optics demos

       - “Reversed Eye Chart”

       - “Minimum Length of a Mirror”

       - Plane mirror lab conclusions

    Homework: Assignment #2


    Block Day 8/29 & 8/30

    PLANE MIRROR LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Warm up problem

       - plane mirrors: "Who Can See Who?"

    •  Plane mirror conclusions

       - video: Physics Girl - Why to Mirrors Flip Horizontally (but not Vertically)?

    •  Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slide 3-4)

       - specular vs. diffuse reflection

    •  LAB: Curved Mirrors, part A

       - data collection and analysis for real images

    Homework: Assignment #3


    Friday 8/31

    •  LAB: Curved Mirrors, part B

       - data collection and analysis for virtual images




    WEEK 1

     
    Wednesday 8/22

    •  Redwood Giants Kickoff Day (10 minute class periods)

       - Welcome: A quick overview - "What is physics?"

       - Student Information Sheet

    HOMEWORK: Complete Student Information Sheet


    Thursday 8/23

    •  Return student information sheets

    •  Fall semester lab manual

    •  Course policies

       - syllabus, materials, grading, homework, quizzes, exams, tardies/absences, makeup work, behavior, attendance

    •  Optics demos

       - “Modulated Laser”

       - "Image Walk"

    HOMEWORK: Read Course Syllabus and Policies


    Friday 8/24

    •  LAB: Plane Mirrors, Part A

       - data collection and analysis