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    WEEK 38
     
    Monday 6/4
     
     •  Mousetrap Racecar Competition

       - Day 1

    Homework: Kinematics review sheet
     
    Tuesday 6/5 
     
     
     •  Mousetrap Racecar Competition

       - Day 2
     
    Homework: Dynamics review sheet

     
    Wednesday 6/6 
     
    HOMEWORK 12-13 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Review for final exam

    Homework: Energy/momentum/relativity review sheet
     
     
    Kinematics Review
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET 
     
    Dynamics Review
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET
     
    Energy, Momentum, and Relativity Review
    All students are strongly encouraged to do the Energy, Momentum and Relativity REVIEW SHEET
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET 
     
     
     
    Block day 6/7 & 6/8
     
     •  Review for final exam
     
     •  1st and 2nd period final exam for seniors on Friday
     
     
     
     
    WEEK 37
     
    Monday 5/28
     
     •  Memorial Day - no school


    Tuesday 5/29 
     
    HOMEWORK 10-11 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 12-14)

       - relativistic momentum

       - enery/mass equivalence
     
       - kinetic energy, rest energy, total energy

       - example problems
     
    Homework: Assignment #12
    Work on mousetrap race car
     
     
    Block day 5/30 & 5/31
     
     • Videos on General Relativity
     
       - 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 5/25
     
     •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 15-18)
     
       - equivalence principle

       - curved spacetime

       - geodesics

       - tests of General Theory of Relativity

     
     
    WEEK 36
     
    Monday 5/21
     
     •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 1-3)

       - reference frames and Galilean relativity
     
     •  Video: “The Michelson-Morley Experiment” (notes will count as Quiz #2, must be present to earn quiz points!)

     
    Tuesday 5/22
     
     •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 5-7)

       - video: Physics Girl - Relativity

       - Einstein’s postulates
     
       - time dilation and the Lorentz factor

       - example problems
     
    Homework: Assignment #10
    Work on mousetrap race car
     
     
    Block day 5/23 & 5/24

    ROCKET LAB DUE TODAY

     •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 8-9)

       - more on time dilation

       - length contraction

     • Work time for mousetrap race car project

    Homework: Assignment #11
    Work on mousetrap race car
     
     
    Friday 5/25
     
     •  Relativity powerpoint (slides 10-11)
     
       - spacetime diagrams

       - video on spacetime diagrams

       - twin paradox

       - video on the twin paradox

    Work on mousetrap race car

     
    WEEK 35
     
    Monday 5/14
     
     • Rocket Lab
     
       - load recovery wadding, mass the rocket, install the engine
     
       - review launch day procedures
     
    • Conservation of Momentum
     
       - homework 9 examples (combining momentum with other equations)
     
       - demo: "Ballistic pendulum"
     
    Homework: Work on rocket lab, finish HW #8-9
     
     
    Tuesday 5/15
     
    HOMEWORK 8-9 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Rocket Lab analysis

     
     
    Block day 5/16 & 5/17
     
     
       - LAUNCH DAY! (Meet in classroom, then we go to football field)

       - continue with data analysis

    Homework: Work on rocket lab

     
    Friday 5/18
     
    • Rocket Lab

       - check your data analysis
     
    •  Special Relativity

       - Michelson Morley experiment
     
     
     
    WEEK 34
     
    Monday 5/7
     
     •  Impulse and Momentum powerpoint (slides 9-10)
     
       - inelastic vs. elastic collisions
     
       - demos on collisions
     
       - homework examples
     
       - Honors: elastic collisions with relative velocity
     
    Homework: Assignment #8
     
    Tuesday 5/8
     
    HOMEWORK 6-7 DUE TODAY
     
    •  Rocket Lab

       - assembly

    Homework: Finish Momentum Lab
     
     
    Block day 5/9 & 5/10
     
    •  Rocket Lab
     
       - assembly, painting

    Homework: Assignment #9

     
    Friday 5/11
     
    •  Rocket Lab

       - painting, mass for pre launch data
     
     
     
    WEEK 33
     
    Monday 4/30
     
     •  Impulse and Momentum powerpoint (slides 1-4)
     
       - define momentum, units
     
       - impulse/momentum theorem
     
       - example
     
       - conservation of momentum
     
       - perfectly inelastic collision
     
       - impulse of sports
     
    Homework: Assignment #6
     
     
    QUIZ PREP:

    Review homework #1-#5

    Review both Power lab and Conservation of Energy lab

    Review work and energy applets on Roller Coaster Model, and Energy Skate Park

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

     
    Tuesday 5/1
     
    HOMEWORK 4-5 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Work & Energy Quiz #1


    Block day 5/2 & 5/3
     
    CONSERVATION OF ENERGY LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  Impulse and Momentum powerpoint (slides 8-6)
     
       - simulation: Physics Classroom "Collision Carts"
     
     •  LAB: Conservation of momentum, Parts A and B
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #7
     
     
    Friday 5/3
     
     •  LAB: Conservation of momentum, Part C
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
     
     
    WEEK 32
     
    Monday 4/23
     
     •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 9-10)
     
       - potential energy examples
     
       - conservation of mechanical energy, general equation
     
       - demo: “Bowling ball pendulum”
     
       - examples
     
    Homework: Assignment #4


    Tuesday 4/24
     
    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

     •  Homework review 1-3
     
     •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 11-12)
     
       - conservation of all energy
     
       - conservative forces, non-conservative forces
     
       - energy equation
     
       - examples
     
       - demo: “Brachistichrone”

    Homework: Assignment #5
     
     
    Block day 4/25 & 4/26
     
    PERSONAL POWER LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  LAB: Conservation of energy
     
       - Parts A & B data collection and analysis
     
       - Part C planning for Friday

    Homework: Plan for Lab part C
     
     
     
    Friday 4/27
     
    •  LAB: Conservation of energy
     
       - Part C data collection and analysis
     
    •  Conservation of Energy
     
       - finish problems from HW
     
       
     
     
    WEEK 31

    Monday 4/16
     
     •  Discuss Mousetrap Racecar Project
     
     •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 1-5)
     
       - define work & energy
     
       - equations, SI units
     
       - demo: “Work on Fan Cart”
     
       - examples
     
     •  Kinetic energy
     
       - work/KE equation
     
    Homework: Assignment #1
     
     
    Tuesday 4/17 (Mock Senate)
     
     •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 6)
     
       - Kinetic energy (of motion), Work/Kinetic energy theorem
     
       - Homework examples

    Homework: Assignment #2
     
     
    Block day 4/18 & 4/19 
     
     •  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 4/20
     
     •  Work, Energy, Power powerpoint (slide 7-8)

       - homework examples

     •  Group work on mousetrap racecar project




    WEEK 30 (CAASPP testing week)
     
    Dynamics Midterm Exam this week on Block Days (4/4 & 4/5) AND Friday (4/6)
     
    All students are strongly encouraged to prepare with this REVIEW SHEET
    After reviewing, check your work using this SOLUTION SET
     
     
    Monday 4/2 & Tuesday 4/3 blocks
     
     •  Law of Gravitation powerpoint (slide 8-11)
     
       - equation, gravitational constant
     
       - satellite speed example 
     
       - Kepler's 3rd law of planetary motion
     
       - applets, examples
      
    Homework: Assignment #15
     
     
    Wednesday 4/4 & Thursday 4/5 blocks
     
    HOMEWORK 12-15 DUE TODAY
    CENTRIPETAL FORCE LAB DUE TODAY     
     
     •  Dynamics unit exam - Part I Multiple Choice
     
     
    Friday 4/6
     
     •  Dynamics unit exam - Part II Problem Solving
     
     
     
    WEEK 29
     
    Monday 3/26
     
     •  Circular Motion powerpoint (slide 1-4)

       - centripetal acceleration and centripetal force

       - uniform circular motion

       - examples from homework
     
    Homework: Assignment #12
     
     
    QUIZ PREP:

    Review homework #7-#11

    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 3/27

    HOMEWORK 10-11 DUE TODAY

     •  Dynamics Quiz #2
     
     
    Block day 3/28 & 3/29
     
    TORQUE LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  Discuss Mousetrap Race Car project!

     •  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 3/30
     
    •  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 28
     
    Monday 3/19

     •  Quizzes back, corrections due on Friday

     •  Finish 2nd Law problem solving

       - with static and kinetic friction

       - equilibrium vs. non-equilibrium

       - two mass problems: system solutions

       - inclined plane and friction (honors)
     
     •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 19)
     
       - torque
     
       - demo: “Eyebolt Torque”     
     
       - definition, equations
     
       - vector direction, sign convention
     
    Homework: Assignment #10
     
     
    Tuesday 3/20
     
    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 20)
     
       - force diagram
     
       - more on torque and static equilibrium, examples from homework

    Homework: Assignment #10
     
     
    Block day 3/21 & 3/22
     
    FRICTION LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  LAB: Torque and Equilibrium
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
     •  Circular Motion powerpoint (slide 1-4)
     
       - circular motion, centripetal acceleration & force

     •   Discuss the Mousetrap Race Car Project

    Homework: Assignment #11
     
     
    Friday 3/23
     
     •  Finish torque examples from homework
     
     •  Guest speaker
     
     
     
    WEEK 27
     
    Monday 3/12
     
     • Staff Development day :(
     
     
    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 get 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 3/13

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY (including FBDs worksheet)

     •  Dynamics Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #7


    Block day 3/14 & 3/15

    HOOKE’S LAB DUE TODAY

     •  Frictional forces

       - static vs. kinetic friction

       - coefficients of friction

       - demo: "Calculate u"

     •  LAB: Friction and the Graphing Calculator

       - part I and II data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #8


    Friday 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



    WEEK 26
     
    Monday 3/5
     
     •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 11-14)
     
       - “Law of Action-Reaction"
     
       - 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 3/6
     
    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 3/7 & 3/8
     
     
    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 3/9
     
     •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slides 16-17)
     
       - frictional forces
     
       - static vs. kinetic friction
     
     
     
    WEEK 25
     
    Monday 2/26
     
     •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slide 1-4)
     
       - “Law of Inertia"
     
       - leftover demos
     
       - discussion questions
     
       - Honors: Newton's Laws pre-assessment
     
    Homework: Assignments #1
     
     
    Tuesday 2/27
     
     •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slides 5-6)
     
       - Newton’s 2nd Law: “Law of Acceleration”
     
       - discussion of force vector
     
       - force definition, metric SI units
     
       - demo: “F = ma” (vary mass and force, measure acceleration)
     
    Homework: Assignments #2
     
     
    Block day 2/28 & 3/1
     
     •  LAB: Newton’s 2nd law lab
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
       - Honors only: part II of lab
     
    Homework: Work on lab
     
     
    Friday 3/2
     
     •  Newton's Laws powerpoint (slides 7-10)
     
       - Newton’s 3rd Law: “Law of Action-Reaction”
     
       - demo: “Forces in Collisions”
     
       - definition, examples
     
       - space flight and 3rd Law
     
       - Honors: horse and cart scenario
     
    Homework: Assignments #3
     
     
     
    WEEK 24
     
    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 2/12

     • Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 11-13)

       - Relative velocity

       - examples

       - applets

    Homework: Assignment #15
     

    Tuesday 2/13

    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 2/14 & 2/15

    PROJECTILE MOTION AT AN ANGLE LAB CHECKED

     •  Kinematics Midterm Exam

    Homework: Take a break!

     

    Friday 2/16

     • Inertia and Newton's First Law of Motion

     

     

    WEEK 23

    Monday 2/5

    VECTOR FIELD TRIP LAB DUE TODAY

     •  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 2/6

    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY

     • Kinematics Quiz #2

    Homework: Assignment #13

     

    Block day 2/7 & 2/8

    PROJECTILE MOTION LAB CHECKED

     •  LAB: Projectile Motion At An Angle

       - data collection, analysis and competition!

    Homework: Assignment #14

     

    Friday 2/9

     • Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 11-13)

       - Relative velocity

       - examples

       - applets

    Homework: Assignment #15

     

    WEEK 22

     

    Monday 1/29

     •  LAB: "Vector Field Trip"

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #10

     

    Tuesday 1/30

    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY

     •  Review homework 7-9

     •  Quizzes back

     •  Motion in Two Dimensions powerpoint (slides 1-7)

       - vectors vs. scalars

       - addition (and subtraction) by graphical method

       - components and resultant

    Homework: Assignment #11

     
     
    Block day 1/31 & 2/1
     
     •  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 2/2
     
     • 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 21
     
    Monday 1/22
     
     • Kinematics problem solving
     
       - A harder homework example
     
    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” with example problems

    Homework: Assignment #7

     

    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 1/23
     
    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Review HW #4-6
     
     •  Kinematics Quiz #1
     
    Homework: Assignment #8
     
     
    Block day 1/24 & 1/25
     
    ACCELERATION DUE TO GRAVITY LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  More on freefall problem solving
     
       - demo: “Time of flight" measure t, y; find Vyi, Vyf
     
       - Homework examples 
     
     •  LAB: “Vector Field Trip”
     
    Homework: Assignment #9
     
     
    Friday 1/26
     
     •  Quizzes back
     
     •  More on freefall acceleration
     
       - examples: projectile launcher
     
       - honors: simultaneous equations for freefall problem
     
     
     
    WEEK 20 
     
    Monday 1/15
     
     •  MLK Day - no school
     
     
    Tuesday 1/16
     
    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Motion in One Dimension powerpoint (slides 7-14)
     
       - 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
     
     
    Block day 1/17 & 1/18
     
    CONSTANT SPEED vs ACCELERATION LAB DUE TODAY
     
     • Motion in One Dimension powerpoint (slides 11-14)
     
       - 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
     
     •  LAB: “Acceleration Due to Gravity"
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #5
     
     
    Friday 1/19
     
     • Kinematics problem solving
     
       - example homework problems
     
     • Time for work on Acceleration Due to Gravity lab
     
    Homework: Assignment #6
     
     
    WEEK 19
     
    Monday 1/8 and Tuesday 1/9
     
     •  Staff days - no school
     
     
    Wednesday 1/10
     
     •  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 1/11
     
     •  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 1/12
     
     •  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 HELP AT THESE TIMES:
     
    Monday: After school until 4p
    Tuesday: During 7th period final from 9-10a, and after the 6th period final from 12:30-2p
    Wednesday: Smart periods 8-9a and 11:30a-12:20p
     
     
    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 18
     
    Monday 12/18
     
    HOMEWORK 10-12 DUE TODAY
    ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS LAW LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  Review for final exam
     
     
    Tuesday 12/19
     
    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY
     
     •  7th period final exam 8-10a
     •  6th period final exam 10:20a-12:20p
     
     
    Wednesday 12/20
      
     •  Smart period 8-9a
     •  5th period final exam 9:15-11:15a
     •  Smart period 11:30a-12:20p
     
     
    Thursday 12/21
     
     •  4th period final exam 8-10a
     •  3rd period final exam 10:20a-12:20p
     
     
    Friday 12/22
     
     •  2nd period final exam 8-10a
     •  1st period final exam 10:20a-12:20p
     
     
     
     
    WEEK 17
     
    Monday 12/11
     
    OHM'S LAW LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 8-10)

       - 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 #10
     

    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Electricity Homework #1-#8

    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 12/12
     
    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Electricity Quiz
     
     
     
    Block day 12/13 & 12/14
     
    LIGHTS IN CIRCUITS LABS DUE TODAY
     
     •  Complex circuits
     
       - equivalent resistance
     
       - RIVP tables  for complex circuits
     
     • LAB: “Electrical Circuits”

       - Parts A and B data collection and analysis

     
     •  Finish complex circuits and equivalent resistance
     
     •  Review for final exam 
     
    Homework: Assignment #11 (you can omit problems 70, 73, and 74)
     
     
    Friday 12/15 
     
     •  Finish complex circuits and equivalent resistance
     
     •  Review for final exam
     
    Homework: Assignment #12 (you can omit problems 77, 79 and 82); start review sheets for final exam 
     
     
     
     
    WEEK 16
     
    Monday 12/4
     
     •  LAB: “Ohm's Law”
     
       - data collection and analysis with TI Calculator
     
    Homework: Assignment #7 
     
     
    Tuesday 12/5
     
     •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 1-7)
     
       - voltage (energy) sources, pump analogy, electrical current, electrical resistance
     
       - Ohm’s law (ohmic vs nonohmic
     
       - energy and power in a circuit
     
       - kilowatt-hour energy units, rate, and cost
     
     
     
    Block day 12/6 & 12/7
     
    ELECTRIC FIELDS LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  LAB: “Lights in Circuits”
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
     •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slide 8)
     
       - Kirchhoff's Rules
     
    Homework: Assignment #8 
     
     
     
    Friday 12/8
     
    OHM'S LAW LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slide 9)
     
       - Kirchhoff's Rules for series circuits: voltage, current, and resistance equations
     
       - demo: "Series wiring"
     
       - example problmes
     
    Homework: Assignment #9
      
     
     
    WEEK 15
     
    Monday 11/27

    LAB: “Static Electricity”

     

    Tuesday 11/28

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

     •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 12-14)

       - electric field strength and electric field lines

       - point charge equation

    Homework: Assignment #4

     

    Block day 11/29 & 11/30

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

     •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 15-17)

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

       - compare voltage to temperature, waterfall analogy

     •  Van de Graaff generator revisit

    Homework: Assignment #5

     

    Friday 12/1

    STATIC ELECTRICITY LAB DUE TODAY

     • Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 15-17)

       - constant electric field

     • Electrical Circuits powerpoint (slides 1-6)

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

    Homework: Assignment #6

     

     

    WEEK 14

     
    Monday 11/20
     
     •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 4-8)
     
       - poloariztion of charge
     
       - physicsclassroom and PHET animations
     
       - charging methods: by friction, conduction, and induction
     
       - physicsclassroom animation
     
    Homework: Assignment #2
     
     
    Tuesday 11/21
     
     •  Electrostatics powerpoint (slides 8-11)
     
       - Demo: “Torsion balance”
     
       - physicsclassroom animation
     
       - electrostatic charge and force
     
       - Coulomb constant
     
       - example problems
     
    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
     
     
    Monday 11/13
     
     •  Quizzes back, corrections
     
     •  Review homework, stamp HW 13
     
     •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 10-14)
     
       - diffraction gratings
     
    Homework: Assignment #14
     
     
    Tuesday 11/14
     
    HOMEWORK 12-14 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Review for midterm exam
     
    Homework: Review Sheet (not collected)
     
     
    Block day 11/15 & 11/16
     
    DIFFRACTION AND INTERFERENCE LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  Waves Midterm Exam
     
     
    Friday 11/17
     
     •  Electricity - new unit!

       - demo: “Van de Graaff generator”

       - nature of charge

       - insulators and conductors

       - polarization

    Homework: Assignment #1

     
     
    WEEK 12 

     

    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Waves Homework #7-#11

    Review both Standing Waves on String Lab and Resonance in a Tube Lab (especially part A using TI Calculator for Lists analysis)

    Review waves applets on Standing WavesHarmonics and Beats

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

     

    Monday 11/6
     
    HOMEWORK 10-11 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Waves Quiz #2
     
     
    Tuesday 11/7 (Mock Senate)
     
     •  Huygen's Principle (for reflection, refraction, diffraction)
     
       - sound waves and radio waves
     
     •  Demo: “Laser beam and diffraction grating”
     
     
    Homework: Assignment #12
     
     
    Block day 11/8 & 11/9
     
    NTERFERENCE OF WATER WAVES LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  LAB: Diffraction and Interference
     
       - parts A and B
     
     •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 7-9)
     
     
    Homework: Assignment #13
     
     
    Friday 11/6
     
     •  Veteran's Day
     
     
     
     
    WEEK 11
     
     
    Monday 10/30
     
     •  Quizzes back
     
     •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slide 15)
     
       - harmonics and overtones
     
       - demo: “Resonant rod”
     
       - demo: “flute vs clarinet sound samples”
     
       - sound wave analysis and synthesis
     
       - applets
     
     
     
    Tuesday 10/31
     
    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Review homework 7-9
     
     •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slide 17)
     
       - beat frequency
     
       - demo: “Tuning fork beats”
     
       - equation
     
       - applets
     
     •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 1-3)
     
       - interference patterns
     
       - constructive and destructive interference
     
       - maxima and minima
     
     Homework: Assignment #10
     
     
    VIDEOS TO WATCH BEFORE BLOCK DAY:
     
     
    Block Day 11/1 & 11/2
     
    RESONANCE LAB DUE TODAY
     
     •  Wave Phenomena powerpoint (slide 1-3)
     
       - equations for maxima & minima, examples
     
     •  LAB: Interference of Water Waves
     
       - data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #11
     
     
    Friday 11/3
     
     •  Homework and lab questions
     
     •  Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction
     
       - demo: "Water wave reflection, refraction, diffraction"
     
     
     
    WEEK 10
     
    Monday 10/23
     
     •  LAB: Standing Waves On a String, finish Part A and Honors only 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, Waves Simulator, Wave ReflectionsPartial Reflection and Transmission, Hearing Spectrum

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

     

    Tuesday 10/24

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY

     •  Homework 4-6 review

     •  Waves Quiz #1

    Homework: Assignment #8

     
     
    Block Day 10/25 & 10/26
     
     •  Wind Instruments
     
       - demo: “Resonant tube”
     
       - open air columns
     
       - applets
     
     •  LAB: Resonance in a Tube
     
       - Part A data collection and analysis
     
    Homework: Assignment #9
     
     
    Friday 10/27
     
    STANDING WAVES LAB DUE TODAY 
     
     •  LAB: Resonance in a Tube
     
       - closed air columns
     
       - Parts B & C data collection and analysis
     
     
     
    WEEK 9
     
    Monday 10/16
     
     •  Warm up problem and homework stamps for HW 1-3
     
     •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 1-3)

       - physiological characteristics: pitch, loudness, timbre

       - demo: “Pitch and loudness” using Frequency vs Decibel website

    Homework: Assignment #4

     

    Tuesday 10/17

    HOMEWORK 1-3 DUE TODAY

    •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 4-6)

      - Doppler Effect

       - equation, example problems

       - demo: “Doppler toy”

    Homework: Assignment #5

     

    Block day 10/18 & 10/19

    SPEED OF SOUND LAB DUE TODAY

     •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 7-10)

       - Sound intensity vs. sound level

       - definition, units, examples

       - demo: “Decibel meter”

     •  LAB: Standing Waves On A String, Part A

       - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #6

     

    Friday 10/20
     
     •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 11-12)

       - natural frequency, resonance, standing waves

       - stringed instruments

       - demo: “Standing waves”

       - harmonic equations

     
     
    WEEK 8
     
    Monday 10/9

      •  Staff day - no school

     
     
    Tuesday 10/10

     •  Grades, midterm exams

     •  Waves Introduction powerpoint (slides 6-8)

       - definition of a wave

       - transverse vs. longitudinal

       - mechanical vs. electromagnetic waves

       - 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 #1

     
    Block day 10/11 & 10/12
     
    SLINKYS: INTRO TO WAVES LAB DUE
     
     •  Demonstrations

       - "Tuning fork period/frequency"

       - "Sound in a vacuum"

     •  Fundamentals of sound powerpoint (slides 1-2)
     
       - speed of sound
     
     •  LAB: "Speed of Sound"
     
       - data collection and analysis 
     
    Homework: Assignment #2
     
     
    Friday 10/13
     
    •  Classes cancelled
     
    Homework: Assignment #3

     

    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 10/2

    •  Optics of the Human Eye

       - components of the eye

       - human vision and accommodation

       - common vision problems and corrections

       - honors: examples with lens equation

     

    Tuesday 10/3

    HOMEWORK 13-15 DUE TODAY

    •  Review for Optics Midterm Exam

     

    Block day 10/4 & 10/5

    SNELL’S/TIR LAB DUE TODAY 

    •  Optics midterm exam

     

    Friday 10/5

    •  LAB: "Slinkys - An Introduction to Waves"

       - data collection, observations, conclusions

     

     

    WEEK 6 (Next week - Optics Midterm Exam on block day 10/4-10/5)

     

    Monday 9/25

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

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

     

    QUIZ PREP:

    Review Optics Homework #7-#12

    Review both Refraction Lab and Converging Lens Lab

    Review ray diagrams - this applet is helpful

    Review refraction in a prism - this applet is helpful

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

     
    Tuesday 9/26
     
    HOMEWORK 10-12 DUE TODAY
     
     •  Homework 10-12 review
     
     •  Optics Quiz #2
     
     
    Block Day 9/27 & 9/28
     
     •  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 9/29
     
     •  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 9/18

      •  Grades posted

       - reminder to check homework often!

     •  Warm up problem (Refraction & Lenses slides 7)

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

     •  Lens ray diagrams (Refraction & Lenses slides 8)

       - Ray diagram applet for lenses

     •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slides 9-11)

       - Lens characteristics

       - Converging (convex) vs. diverging (concave)

       - Focal length variables

    Homework: Assignment #10

     

    Block Day 9/19 & 9/20

    (Tuesday blocks for periods 1,2,3; Wednesday blocks for periods 4,5,6,7)

    HOMEWORK 7-9 DUE TODAY

    LENS LAB DUE TODAY

     •  Thin lens equation

       - sign conventions, comparison to mirrors

       - examples

     •  Lens summary

       - sign conventions

       - object/image table

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

      •  LAB: Snell’s Law

       - part A, data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #11

     
    Thursday 9/21
     
     •  Staff Development Day - no school
     
     
    Friday 9/22 

     •  Homework and lab work time

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

    Homework: Assignment #12

     
    WEEK 4

    Monday 9/11

     •  Review for optics quiz 

     •  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 Optics Bench Mirrors 

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

     

    Tuesday 9/12

    HOMEWORK 4-6 DUE TODAY

     •  Optics Quiz #1

     Homework: Assignment #7

     

    Block Day 9/13 & 9/14

    REFRACTION LAB DUE TODAY

     •  Refraction & Lenses powerpoint (slides 1-6)

       - index of refraction

       - path of least time

       - demos: disappearing beaker

       - particles vs. waves

       - Snell's law of refraction

     •  LAB: Real Image from Converging Lens

                - data collection and analysis

    Homework: Assignment #8

     
     
    Friday 9/15

     •  Quizzes back, current grades 

     •  Refraction

       - Snell’s Law example using optics demo on white board

     Homework: Assignment #9
     
     
    WEEK 3

    Monday 9/4

     •  Labor Day - no school

     

    Tuesday 9/5

    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 9/6 & 9/7

    CURVED MIRROR LAB DUE TODAY (4th & 5th Period can turn in lab on Friday)

     •  Ray diagrams

       - convex mirror example

       - class time for rays diagrams

       - online applets for diagrams

     •  Ray diagram applet, mirror equation and magnification equation, mirror summary

       - Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 8-10)  

     

    Homework: Assignment #5  

     
    Friday 9/8

     •  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 8/28

     •  Seating charts

     •  Distribute textbooks, discuss homework assignments

     •  Course policies

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

     •  Optics demos

       - “Modulated Laser”

       - "Image Walk"

       - “Reversed Eye Chart”

     Homework: Assignment #1

     

     Tuesday 8/29

     •  Reflection & Mirrors powerpoint (slides 1-2)

       - Plane mirror lab conclusions

       - Virtual images

     •  Optics demos

       - “Minimum Length of a Mirror”

       - “Do Plane Mirrors Reverse Images?”

    Homework: Assignment #2

     

    Block Day 8/30 & 8/31

    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 9/1

     •  LAB: Curved Mirrors, part B

       - data collection and analysis for virtual images

     
     
    WEEK 1
     
    Wednesday 8/23
     
    •  Redwood Giants Kickoff Day

       - no academics today

    Thursday 8/24

    •  Student information sheets

    •  Physics Lab Books

    •  LAB: Plane Mirrors, Part A

       - data collection and analysis

    HOMEWORK: Complete Student Info Sheet

    Friday 8/25 

    •  demo: "Parallax"

    •  LAB: Plane Mirrors, Part B

       - data collection and analysis

     HOMEWORK: Read Course Syllabus and Policies