• BE SURE TO CHECK THE ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE AGENDA EACH DAY!!
    Links to pdfs and tutorial web pages show in blue. Links to lecture and homework vidoes show in green.


    WEEK 28
     
    Monday 3/23
     
    •  Law of Gravitation powerpoint (slide 8-11)
     
       - slide 8: Law of gravitation
     
       - slide 9: The Apple and the Moon
     
     
    Homework: Assignment #14
    (Helpful hints: P89b, P91, P93P94)

     
    Tuesday 3/24

    HOMEWORK 12-13 & FBDs DUE TODAY on Google Classroom

    •  Law of Gravitation powerpoint (slide 12-13)
     
       - slide 12: Newton and satellite motion
     
     
    •  Extra credit video: The Apple and the Moon

       - extra credit video worksheet
     
    Homework: Assignment #15
    (Helpful hints: P99, P100P101, P102)


    Block day 3/25 & 3/26

    CENTRIPETAL FORCE LAB DUE TODAY on Google Classroom

    •  Law of Gravitation powerpoint (slide 14)
     

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

        Word Document version of the lab is here

        (You can do this lab with a partner(s) online, but each partner must turn in their own work!)


       - online simulation on gravity force, universal constant G, and orbital motion

    Homework: finish parts A and B of lab



    Friday 3/27

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

        Word Document version of the lab is here

        (You can do this lab with a partner(s) online, but each partner must turn in their own work!)


       - online simulation on Kepler's laws of planetary motion
     
    • Some extra optional videos if you are interested:

       - 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

    Homework: finish part C of lab



    WEEK 27

    Note: HW 10 and 11, and the lab "Torque and Static Equilibrium are being omitted from the curriculum this year.
    For those considering a STEM major in college, you are encouraged to try these assignments!


    Links to pdfs and tutorial web pages show in blue. Links to lecture and homework vidoes show in green.

    Monday 3/16

    •  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
    (Helpful hints: P58P59P61)
     
     
    Tuesday 3/17
     
    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY
     
    Homework: Assignment #12
    (Helpful hints: P77bP80P81P83)
     
     
    Block day 3/18 & 3/19
     
    FRICTION LAB DUE TODAY
      
       - another video here (he sounds like Berko teaching physics!)

       - simulated gravity video

    Homework: Assignment #13
    (Helpful hints: P84, P85, P86, P87, P88)


    Friday 3/20
     
    • LAB: Circular Motion Simulation (Honors Physics and anyone who wants quiz corrections does the DIY part of the lab)  

    Word Document version of the lab is here
     
     
    WEEK 26

    Monday 3/9
     
    •  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). Solutions are found here

    Review dynamics applets on Recognizing Forces,  Elevator RideBalanced 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 3/10

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY (including FBDs worksheet)

    •  Dynamics Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #7


    Block day 3/11 & 3/12

    HOOKE’S LAB DUE TODAY

    •  
    Homework problems with friction

    •  LAB: Friction and the Graphing Calculator

       - part I and II data collection and analysis

       - FBDs for the lab

       - HONORS: inclined plane force vectors

    Homework: Assignment #8
    (Helpful hints: P50P52, P53)


    Friday 3/13

    •  Classes cancelled - transition to online learning




    WEEK 25
     
    Monday 3/2
     
    •  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 3/3
     
    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 3/4 & 3/5
     
    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 3/6
     
    •  More on 2nd Law
     
       - harder FBDs
     
       - system of mass problems
     
     
     
    WEEK 24
     
    Monday 2/24
     
    •  LAB: Newton's Laws Pre-Lab
     
       - questions and answers at each of 7 stations
     
    •  Monkey and Hunter demo revisited


    Tuesday 2/25

    •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 1-4)
     
       - “Law of Inertia"
     
       - inertia demos
     
    Homework: Assignment #1
     
     
    Block day 2/26 & 2/27
     
    •  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!)
     
    •  LAB: Newton’s 2nd law lab
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
       - Honors only: part II of lab
     
    Homework: Assignment #2

     
    Friday 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

    Homework: Assignment #3



    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 2/10

    Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 11-13)

       - Relative velocity

       - examples

       - applets, animations

       - review for midterm exam

    Homework: Review Assignments #13-15


    Tuesday 2/11

    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 2/12 & 2/13

    PROJECTILE MOTION AT AN ANGLE LAB CHECKED

    •  Kinematics Midterm Exam

    Homework: Take a break!


    Friday 2/14

    • Some leftover demonstrations

       - The Monkey and the Hunter

       - Galileo's Inertia test

    • Inertia and Newton's First Law of Motion

       - Mass and Inertia video



    WEEK 22

    Monday 2/3

    •  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. Solutions are found here

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

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


    Tuesday 2/4

    HOMEWORK 10-12 DUE TODAY

    • Kinematics Quiz #2

    Homework: Assignment #13


    Block day 2/5 & 2/6

    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 2/7

    Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 11-13)

       - Relative velocity

       - examples

       - applets

    Homework: Assignment #15

    MIDTERM EXAM NEXT WEEK ON BLOCK DAY



    WEEK 21
    Monday 1/27

    •  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 1/28

    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


    Wednesday 1/29

    EXPLORING 1-D PROJECTILE MOTION LAB DUE TODAY

    •  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

       - examples from homework

    Homework: Assignment #12


    Block day 1/30 & 1/31 (Thursday blocks are periods 4, 5, 6, 7 and Friday blocks are periods 1, 2, 3)

    VECTOR FIELD TRIP LAB DUE TODAY

    •  LAB: “Projectile Motion"

       - data collection, analysis and competition!






    WEEK 20
     
    Monday 1/20
     
    • 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. Solutions are found here

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

    Need more practice? Try the Kinematics Review at Physics Classroom
     
     
    Tuesday 1/21
     
    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Kinematics Quiz #1
     
    Homework: Assignment #7
     
     
    Block day 1/22 & 1/23
     
    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
     
       - homework examples 
     
    •  LAB: "Exploring 1-D Projectile Motion" (demo and simulation activity)
     
    Homework: Assignment #8
     
     
    Friday 1/24
     
    •  Quizzes back
     
    •  More on freefall acceleration
     
       - honors: simultaneous equations for freefall problem

    •  LAB: “Vector Field Trip”

    Homework: Assignment #9
     
     
     
    WEEK 19

    Monday 1/13

    •  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 1/14
     
    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 1/15 & 1/16
     
    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 1/17
     
    • 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 12/16
     
    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 12/17
     
    •  7th period final exam 8-10a
    •  6th period final exam 10:32a-12:32p
     
     
    Wednesday 12/18
     
    •  Smart period 8-9a
    •  5th period final exam 9:17-11:17a
    •  Smart period 11:42a-12:32p
     
     
    Thursday 12/19
     
    •  4th period final exam 8-10a
    •  3rd period final exam 10:32a-12:32p
     
     
    Friday 12/20
     
    •  2nd period final exam 8-10a
    •  1st period final exam 10:32a-12:32p


     
    WEEK 16
     
    Monday 12/9
     
    •  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: Study for quiz


    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), and Lights in Circuits (know how to draw series, parallel and combo circuits).  Solutions are found here

    Review electricity applets on Electrostatic Charging, PolarizationCoulombs LawElectric Field Lines, (another on Field Lines) 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 4-7 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Electricity Quiz

    Homework: Assignment #8


    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

    Homework: Assignment #10


     
     
    WEEK 15

    Monday 12/2

    •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 12-18)

       - review electric field strength, electric field lines, point charge equation, examples from homework

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

       - compare voltage to temperature, waterfall analogy

       - demo: "Van de Graaff generator revisited"

    Homework: Assignment #4


    Tuesday 12/3
     
    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    •  Review homework

    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 1-4)

       - voltage (energy) sources, pump analogy

       - electrical current
     
    Homework: Assignment #5 
     
     
    Block day 12/4 & 12/5

    STATIC ELECTRICITY LAB AND ELECTRIC FIELDS LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 5-7)
     
       - electrical resistance

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

       - discusss Ohm's Law Lab (maybe do one set of class data)

    •  LAB: “Lights in Circuits”
     
       - diagrams and questions

    Homework: Assignment #6
     
     
    Friday 12/6
     
    •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slide 8)

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

    Homework: Assignment #7



    WEEK 14

    Monday 11/18

    •  Intro to Electrostatics on physicsclassroom.com
       - Structure of Matter
       - Neutral vs. Charged Objects
       - Charge Interactions
       - Conductors and Insulators
       - Polarization

    Homework: Review and take notes on slides 1-7 from Electrostatics powerpoint


    Tuesday 11/19

    •  LAB: “Static Electricity”

    Homework: Assignment #1 (the web pages below will be helpful)
       - review polariztion of charge using physicsclassroom interactive
       - review charging by friction using and PHET animation
       - review charging by conduction and induction using Bozeman Science video
     

    Block day 11/20 & 11/21

    •  Demo: Van de Graaff generator for charging methods

    •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 8-11)

       - electrostatic charge and force, Coulomb constant

       - examples, work on homework problems

    •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 12-14)

       - electric field strength and electric field lines

       - point charge equation

    Homework: Assignment #2


    Friday 11/22

    •  LAB: “Electric Field Lines”

       - Chromebooks for simulations

    Homework: Assignment #3



     
    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
     
    Lab solutions are found here 


    Monday 11/11

    •  Veteran's Day - no school

    Homework: Review Sheet (not collected)


    Tuesday 11/12

    HOMEWORK 13-15 DUE TODAY (can be taken home for studying after it is stamped)

    •  Review for midterm exam

    •  Quizzes back, corrections

    Homework: Review Sheet (not collected)


    Block day 11/13 & 11/14

    DIFFRACTION AND INTERFERENCE LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Waves Midterm Exam


    Friday 11/15

    •  Intro to Electricity Unit

       - video on Edison vs Tesla with notes worksheet



    WEEK 12

    Monday 11/4

    •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 3)

       - finish intro to maxima and minima equations

       - question from Homework 10-12

    •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 4-7)

       - Huygen's Principle, wave reflection, refraction and diffraction

       - examples for diffraction of sound waves and radio waves

    Homework: study for quiz


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Waves Homework #7-#12

    Review Standing Waves on a String Lab and Resonance in a Tube Lab (especially part A using TI Calc for Lists analysis). Solutions are found here

    Review waves Physics Classroom Standing Waves Maker InteractiveBeats Interactive  and also applets for Standing Longitudinal WavesRipple Tank

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


    Tuesday 11/5

    HOMEWORK 10-12 DUE TODAY

    •  Waves Quiz #2

    Homework: Assignment #13


    Block day 11/6 & 11/7

    •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 8-9)

    •  Interference of light

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

       - demo: “Laser beam and diffraction grating” (measure x,L,d find wavelenth)

    •  LAB: Diffraction and Interference

       - parts B & C data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #14


    Friday 11/8

    •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 10)

       - Diffraction Gratings and Light Interference

       - examples for line spacing, solving for wavelength

       - work on lab analysis and/or homework

    Homework: Assignment #15



    WEEK 11

      
    Monday 10/28

    •  No school - power outage 
     

    Tuesday 10/29

    •  No school - power outage 
     

    Wednesday 10/30

    •  No school - power outage


    Thursday 10/30

    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slide 16)
     
       - harmonics and overtones
     
       - beat frequency equation
     
       - demo: “Tuning Forks”

    •  Work on Resonance Lab analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #10 (only P 61,64,66,67) and Assignment #11 (only P 68,70,71)


    Friday 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" (example/calculations)
     
    •  demo/lab: Interference of Water Waves
     
       - class data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #12 (only P 73,74,75)



    WEEK 10

    Monday 10/21

    •  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, Speed of Sound Lab, and Waves on a String - PHET Simulation. Solutions are found here

    Review waves applets on Transverse Waves, Longitudinal Waves, Slinky Waves, Wave Reflection and TransmissionWave Reflections, Hearing Spectrum, Doppler Effect

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


    Tuesday 10/22

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY

    •  Waves Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #8


    Block Day 10/23 & 10/24

    •  Wind Instruments

       - demo: “Resonant tube”

       - open air columns

       - applets

    •  LAB: Resonance in a Tube

       - Part A data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #9


    Friday 10/25

    STANDING WAVES LAB DUE TODAY

    •  LAB: Resonance in a Tube

       - closed air columns

       - Parts B & C data collection and analysis



    WEEK 9

    Monday 10/14
     
    •  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 10/15

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 4-6)

       - Doppler Effect (intro video)

       - demo: “Doppler toy”

       - equation, example problems

    Homework: Assignment #5


    Block day 10/16 & 10/17

    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 10/18

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 11)

       - natural frequency, resonance, standing waves

       - stringed instruments

       - demo: "Resonant Pendulum" and “Standing waves”

       - harmonic equations



    WEEK 8

    Monday 10/7

    •  Grades, midterm exams

    •  Waves Introduction powerpoint (slides 1-3)

       - definition of a wave

       - transverse vs. longitudinal

       - mechanical vs. electromagnetic waves

       - demo: "Waves in a vacuum"

       - Slinky Lab: get data in each lab book for all lab partners

    Homework: Assignment #1


    Block day: Tuesday 10/8 & Thursday 10/10

    Waves Introduction powerpoint (slides 4-9)

       - wave reflections: closed end vs. open end

       - partial reflection, transmission

       - wave interference and superposition principle

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

    •  Demo: "Tuning fork period/frequency"

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - speed of sound

    •  LAB: "Speed of Sound"

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #2


    Wednesday 10/9

    •  School Holiday!


    Friday 10/11

    SLINKY LAB DUE TODAY

    •  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)

    Homework: Assignment #3



    WEEK 7

    Optics Midterm Exam this week on Block Day (PERIODS 1,2,3 ON WED AND 4,5,6,7 ON THUR)

    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET 
     

    Monday 9/30

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 15-19)

       - human vision and accommodation

       - demo: "Inverted Image on the Retina"

       - common vision problems and corrections

       - honors: examples with lens equation

    Homework: Assignment #15


    Tuesday 10/1

    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 10/2 & 10/3

    TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTION LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Optics midterm exam

    HOMEWORK: PRINT LAB PAGES 26-47 FOR THE WAVES UNIT!!


    Friday 10/4

    •  Waves homework sets, lab pages for rest of semester

    •  LAB: "Slinkys - An Introduction to Waves"

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



    WEEK 6 (Next week - Optics Midterm Exam on block day 10/2-10/3: PERIODS 1,2,3 ON WED AND 4,5,6,7 ON THUR)

    Monday 9/23

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

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 1-7)

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

       - total internal reflection

       - critical angle

    HOMEWORK: Study for Optics Quiz 2


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Optics Homework #7-#12

    Review the Refraction Lab, Snell's Law Lab, and Converging Lens Lab. Solutions are found here

    Review ray diagrams - this Physics Classroom Interactive and this applet are helpful

    Review refraction in a prism - this PHET SImulation is helpful. Click on prisms on the bottom and try it out!

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


    Tuesday 9/24

    HOMEWORK 10-12 DUE TODAY

    •  Optics Quiz #2

    Homework: Assignment #13


    Block Day 9/25 & 9/26

    LENS LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 8-9)

       - Total Internal Reflection applications

       - TIR demos: fiber optics

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 10-14)

       - dispersion and its effects

       - chromatic aberration

       - rainbows, diamonds, other dispersion effects

    •  LAB: Total Internal Reflection

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #14


    Friday 9/27

    •  Refraction Phenomena powerpoint (slides 15-17)

       - optics of the human eye

       - basic human vision

       - components of the eye

       - accomodation (far and near point of vision)


    GET STARTED EARLY REVIEWING FOR NEXT WEEK'S OPTICS MIDTERMS EXAM:
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET 


    WEEK 5

    Monday 9/16

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

       - reminder to check homework often!

       - quiz correction policies

    •  Refraction and Snell's Law (Refraction & Lenses slide 7-8)

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

       - Physics classroom interactive: Refraction

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

       - Lens characteristics

       - Converging (convex) vs. diverging (concave)

       - Focal length variables

    Homework: Assignment #10


    Tuesday 9/17

    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)

    Homework: Assignment #11


    Block Day 9/18 & 9/19

    REFRACTION LAB AND SNELL'S LAW LAB DUE TODAY

    •  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

    •  Demo: Fresnel Lens (if time)

    Homework: Assignment #12


    Friday 9/20

    •  Lens summary

       - object/image table

       - group work on whiteboards (Homework Problems 61,62,63,64,65,68,69,70,71.72.73,74)

       - practice ray diagrams!



    WEEK 4

    Monday 9/9

    •  Prepare for Tuesday's quiz

       - mirror summary for quiz prep

       - convex mirror ray diagram

       - homework questions

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slides 1-4)

       - index of refraction: definition, example

       - path of least time

       - demo: disappearing beaker

    Homework: Study for Optics Quiz 1


    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Optics Homework #1-#6

    Review both Plane Mirror Lab and Curved Mirror Lab. Solutions are found here
     
    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 9/10

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY

    •  Optics Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #7


    Wednesday 9/11

    •  LAB: Refraction of Light, part B

       - data collection and analysis for light in oil

       - finish Refraction Lab analysis using TI Graphing Calculator

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint(slides 5-6)

       - particles vs. waves

       - Snell's law of refraction

    Homework: Assignment #8


    Block Day 9/12 & 9/13 (Thursday blocks are periods 4, 5, 6, 7 and Friday blocks are periods 1, 2, 3)

    UPDATE: REFRACTION LAB & SNELL'S LAW LAB DUE NEXT WEEK ON BLOCK DAY

    •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint(slides 7)

       - demo: "Refraction through a block"

       - example problems

    •  LAB: Snell's Law

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #9


    WEEK 3


    Monday 9/2

    •  Labor Day - no school


    Tuesday 9/3

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    •  Homework questions

    •  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 9/4 & 9/5

    CURVED MIRROR LAB - PAGE 7 ONLY DUE TODAY

    •  Ray diagrams

       - convex mirror example

       - Ray Diagram applet

    •  Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 8-10)

       - Mirror equation and magnification equation, sign conventions

       - group work on whiteboards (Optics Review Sessions Problems 3,4,5,6,7,36,37,38,39,40,41,42)

       - mirror summary

    Homework: Assignment #5


    Friday 9/6

    CURVED MIRROR LAB - PAGES 8-10 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 8/26

    •  Seating charts

    •  Distribute textbooks, assignments sheets

    •  Course policies

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

    •  Optics demos, animations

       - “Corner Reflector” (bike reflector)

       - “Reversed Eye Chart”

       - Pinhole camera applet, Billiard analogy applet

    Homework: Assignment #1
     
    Tuesday 8/27
     
    •  Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - lab observations

       - virtual images

    •  Optics demos

       - “Minimum Length of a Mirror”

       - “Reversed Image”

    •  Video on mirror image reversal: Physics Girl

    Homework: Assignment #2

    Block Day 8/28 & 8/29

    PLANE MIRROR LAB DUE TODAY

    •  Warm up problem

       - plane mirrors: "Who Can See Who?"

    •  Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 3-4)

       - specular vs. diffuse reflection

     •  LAB: Curved Mirrors, part A

       - data collection and analysis for real images

    Homework: Assignment #3

    Friday 8/30

    •  LAB: Curved Mirrors, part B

       - data collection and analysis for virtual images



    WEEK 1

    Wednesday 8/21

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

    •  Lab notebooks

       - bring a 3-ring binder, paper, pencil, calculator (if you have one)

       - print Fall Semester Lab Manual

    •  Optics demos

       - "Modulated Laser"

       - "Image Walk"

    •   Student information sheets

    HOMEWORK: Complete Student Information Sheet


    Thursday 8/22

    •  LAB: Reflections from a Plane Mirror, part A

       - data collection and analysis

    HOMEWORK: Read Course Syllabus and Policies


    Friday 8/23

    •  demo: "Parallax"

    •  LAB: Reflections from a Plane Mirror, part B

       - data collection and analysis

    HOMEWORK: Print Fall Semester Lab Manual