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Aug 28 - Sep 1

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__Syllabus__- Lab Safety
__Contract__(we will not be handling chemicals and seldom work with glassware) - Both you and a parent should read the syllabus and safety contract, then acknowledge that you have done so by completing
__this form__within the first three days of school

- Read and complete exercises in
**Chapter 1: An Introduction to Physics** - Primary objective: study a mathematical model for average speed; define a vector (with its two representations) and the Cartesian coordinate system; discuss distance and displacement
- See homework in Calendar above. Note: HW is posted on the date it is due! Not the date it is assigned.

Sep 5 - Sep 8

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- 2nd pd: complete the
__Reading Guide__for Chapter 1 by Tuesday's class - 2nd pd: Quiz on Thursday over Chapter 1
*and Section 0.3 of Chapter 2* - B day: complete the
__Reading Guide__for Chapter 1 by Friday's class

- Read and complete exercises in
**Chapter 2: Kinematics** - Primary objective: differentiate among and calculate displacement, distance, velocity, speed, and acceleration; be able to explain the importance of a reference frame

Sep 11 - Sep 15

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- B day: Quiz on Tuesday over Chapter 1
*and Section 0.3 of Chapter 2* __Extra Practice Problems__for Chapter 1 and Section 0.3 of Chapter 2 (Acceleration)

__Ball Toss Lab____Data Analysis Practice____More Data Analysis Practice__- Read and complete exercises in
**Chapter 3: Free Fall and Graphing Motion** - Primary objective: practice using the motion model
**x**=_{f}**x**+_{i}**v**t + ½_{i}**a**t^{2}; discuss and measure the rate with which objects on Earth fall

Sep 18 - Sep 22

- Begin reading
**Chapter 4: Data Analysis and Projectiles** - Work on Stop Motion Video Project
- 2nd pd: Quiz on Thursday over motion graphs (B day quiz is next Tuesday)

- Practice matching motion to graphs with
__this interactive__ - Find additional instruction and help on the webpage
__Kinematics 2__, on this website - Find additional practice at dev.physicslab.org:
__page 1__,__page 2__and__page 3__ - Primary objective: create position-time and velocity-time graphs from data; gain comfort "reading" graphs and drawing the corresponding velocity-time graph for any given position-time graph

Watch this excellent video on vectors by __3Blue1Brown__.

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Watch this interesting explanation of vectors by Edward Frenkel in an episode of __Numberphile__.

Sep 25 - Sep 29

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- Work on Stop Motion Video Project
- B day: Quiz on Tuesday over motion graphs
- Unit 1 Test on Friday/Monday(the 2nd)

- Absent Wednesday or Thursday? Read this
__webpage__before the test! - Unit 1
__Test Review__(__Answer Key__) - Primary objective: create position-time and velocity-time graphs from data;
*add trend lines and properly interpret those trend lines as motion models*; complete the Stop Motion Video Project

submit your video here

(don't *share *it... copy and paste it)

or submit a YouTube link __here__

- B day: Unit 1 Test
- Review the test
- Projectile Motion
__Video Analysis Lab__- download
__this video__to analyze

- download
- Trend line interpretation
__worksheet__(homework)

- Primary objective: collect position-time data from a video of a moving object, graph that data, add trend lines, and interpret the trend lines to obtain high-level information about the object

Oct 2 - Oct 6

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Parabolas in the NFL: the __physics__ of a football punt

Oct 10 - Oct 13

- Complete
**Chapter 4: Data Analysis and Projectiles** - Projectile Motion
__Practice Problems__(with answers) - Thursday: B day: use Logger Pro to determine the acceleration of the "angry" bird in this
__video clip__(set the scale so that the bird is 0.25 m tall), showing your work in your notebook; then read Chapter 4, section 0.5, in your booklet and do the following practice problems (pages 18-21); take home and complete the Conceptual Questions (linked at right but also available in class)

- Find helpful instructional videos
__here__. (See Chapter 3.) This "video book" is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency. - Primary objective: track the position and velocity of projectiles

__Investigation__of projectile motion (using a PhET__simulation__)- Discuss relative motion
__Review__for~~test~~quizzes (__answer key__) Note: There was a typo on the Review. The formula for initial velocity had the sine and cosine switched. The Review posted here has been corrected.__Kahoot__review (in which free fall acceleration = -10 m/s/s)

- Primary objective: track the position and velocity of projectiles; discuss relative motion

Oct 16 - Oct 20

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- Unit 2
~~Test~~Quizzes - Introduction to forces; begin reading
**Chapter 5: Laws of Nature and Forces** - Newton's Second Law
__Lab__ - Incorporate Newton's 2nd Law into our
__Motion Analysis__(__answer key__) - Use Newton's Universal Law of
__Gravitation__

- Primary objective: discuss the concept of inertia and the significance of Newton's Second Law of Motion, relating force and acceleration; use Newton's model for calculating gravity

Oct 23 - Oct 27

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What is science supposed to do? What is it for? Does science bring truth? The answers to these questions changed dramatically in the 17th century.

- Quiz on Newton's 2nd Law of Motion and his Law of Gravity
- Tuesday (2nd period): following the quiz, complete this
__simulation-based lab__(link to the__simulation__); your homework is to complete this lab (if necessary) and to finish reading Chapter 5; I'll collect and grade the lab - Introduction to
__Egg Drop Project__- the__writing assignment__ - Calculating Force and Acceleration
__Worksheet__(the one with the little drawings)

- Primary objective: differentiate between mass and weight; find means of working out the electromagnetic forces on an object

Oct 30 - Nov 3

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**Did you know?**

The mass of an object is a measure of its reluctance to change motion – the extent to which it impedes acceleration.

- Begin reading
**Chapter 6: Free Body Diagrams** - Finding Forces, Finding Acceleration (
__static equilibrium__,__pushing at an angle__) -__answer keys__ - Quiz on Finding Forces, Finding Acceleration
- 2nd pd: apparent weight
__worksheet__(__answer key__)

- Primary objective: draw free body diagrams and find the unknown forces on various objects, including objects being pushed at an angle, objects on inclines, and objects in static equilibrium; differentiate between actual and apparent weight

Nov 6 - Nov 10

You Can't Touch Anything

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- Enroll in this Physics PreAP class on
**Turnitin**. Class ID's are as follows: 2nd pd - 16736926, 6th pd - 16736930, 7th pd - 16736935, 8th pd - 16736943. Get the password in class.

__Test Review__(__answer key__)__Kahoot Review__- Egg Drop Project due ( submit the written assignment through
**Turnitin**by the start of class) - Unit 3 Test

- Primary objective: discuss Newton's 3rd Law of motion; review for the unit test

Nov 13 - Nov 17

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- drop egg containers
- Circular Motion
__worksheet__(__answer key__; I use the phrase "i component" to mean "x component") - Satellite Motion
__worksheet__(A day) (__answer key__) - Absent? Need extra help understanding circular motion? Read Lesson 1 on this
__helpful website__.

- Primary objective: model how forces must act on an object to cause circular motion; define centripetal force and acceleration; equate centripetal force with gravity in a discussion of satellite motion

Nov 27 - Dec 1

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Log into **Turnitin.com **for feedback on your Egg Drop paper.

- Satellite Motion
__worksheet__(B day) -
__Review__for unit quiz (optional) (__answer key__) - Writing
__assignment__(Booklet of Student Essays on Physics) - due Jan 4/5 - Unit 4 Quiz

- Primary objective: practice proportional reasoning, then review for the unit quiz

Dec 4 - Dec 8

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- Midterm
__Review__ - Explore kinematics and forces with
**Algodoo**. [Install**Algodoo**from the Software Center on your school-issued laptop.]

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- Primary objective: review for the midterm; begin taking the midterm

Dec 11 - Dec 15

**From Newton to Einstein: Our Changing Perception of Gravity**

Warning: Somewhat advanced but insanely interesting.

**Understanding Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces**

Warning: One of these forces is fictitious!

**Vsauce: All about spinning**

Great illustrations and explanations of centripetal forces. Bonus: An explanation of gyroscopes and the Coriolis effect.

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- Midterms (periods 2 and 6)

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Dec 18 - Dec 19

- Essays are due on Turnitin.com
- Explore the definitions of and relationship between kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy
__Energy Skate Park Lab__

- Primary objective: loosely define energy, carefully define two types of energy: kinetic and gravitational potential energy, and introduce the Law of Energy Conservation

Jan 4 - Jan 5

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- Work through the Energy and Entropy booklet
__Mousetrap-Powered Car Project__(due Jan 29/30) - you can work with a partner- Energy Quiz (Fri/
~~Tues~~Thurs) __Answer Key__for pages 23-26;__Answer Key__for pages 27-29 in booklet__Answer Key__for page 31, on power

- Primary objective: practice calculating kinetic energy, gravitational energy, work, and related quantities; define and calculate power

Jan 8 - Jan 12

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Find an explanation of Elastic Potential Energy __here__. Elastic Potential Energy is the energy stored in a compressed or stretched spring.

- Energy Quiz (Thurs: B day)
- Thermodynamics
__PowerPoint__

- Primary objective: A-day -- define heat and internal energy and practice calculations using heat capacity, followed by a class discussion of entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics; B-day -- take the energy quiz and discuss power

Jan 17 - Jan 19

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submit your video here

(don't *share *it... copy and paste it)

__Review__for Unit Test (__Answer Key__from Mrs. Pickle)

- Primary objective: B-day -- define heat and internal energy and practice calculations using heat capacity, followed by a class discussion of entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics; A-day -- review for the unit test

Jan 22 - Jan 26

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- Mousetrap-Powered Cars and Videos are due Mon/Tues (turn in the videos
__here__; include your name(s) in the title of the video) - Momentum
__Practice Problems__(__answer key__) and a__handout__on impulse

- Primary objective: define momentum and impulse and use the conservation of momentum to mathematically analyze collisions

Jan 29 - Feb 2

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__Review of unit__(__answer key__), and here's a better__review__from Mrs. Pickle (and the__key__)- Quiz over momentum on Thurs/Fri

- Primary objective: review momentum conservation and impulse, then take the end-of-unit quiz

Feb 5 - Feb 9

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- Electricity Booklet,
__pages 1-7__(for homework) - Static Electricity
__Lab__ - Electric Circuit
__Lab__ __Electrostatics Review__- (__answer key__) quiz on Friday/Tuesday

- Primary objective: define static electricity and calculate the electrostatic force of attraction/repulsion between charged particles; build simple electrical circuits and analyze their features

Feb 12 - Feb 16

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- Electrostatics Quiz - Tuesday
__Electric Circuit Art Project__- due March 8/9 [You'll need to bring your own**foam board and batteries**to class next week. You'll have at least two class periods in which to work on the project. You'll probably need to do some of the project at home.] -__Grading Rubric____Electromagnetic Induction Lab__(__website__, open in Internet Explorer)

- Primary objective: use Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws to solve circuit problems; discuss electromagnetic induction

Feb 20 - Feb 23

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New Scientist Reader Question

__Read__about electricity generation and distribution- Magnetism
__PowerPoint__ - Project Work Time

- Primary objective: build series, parallel and combination circuits, as part of a project; measure current and voltage within your circuits; calculate resistance and power in your circuits

Feb 26 - Mar 2

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Oxygen is magnetic?!

Need help solving circuit problems?

(I do a combination circuit at 19:00.)

__Practice__calculating total resistance (and other stuff) for combination circuits (and the__key__) - NEW!!- Project Work Time - the project is due Thursday (B day) and Friday (A day); the actual presentation of the project and one-on-one interviews will take place Monday and Tuesday after Spring Break
__Test Review__(omit #10 & #18); simple__Quizzizz Review__; less-simple__Kahoot! Review__- Unit Test (on Electricity and Magnetism)

- Primary objective: complete the ElectricArt project and take the unit test

Mar 5 - Mar 9

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__The Earth's Magnetic Field Might Reverse__... Uh oh...

- Present ElectricArt projects during class on Mon/Tues
__Wave Basics__notes packet, to be completed by reference to__this site__- PhET simulation
__handout__(supplement to waves packet) __Slinky lab____Notes packet__, for in-class lecture on WAVES

- Primary objective: define the major characteristics of
*transverse*and*longitudinal*waves; discuss the "purpose" of waves, in terms of energy transport

Mar 19 - Mar 23

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**Check out these great overviews of Simple Harmonic Motion!**

**And discover Hooke's Law using this simulation of a spring.**

- Discussion of sound waves, wave interference,
__beats__, the__Doppler effect__, and__resonance__ - The Physics of Musical Instruments (
__chapter__from How Everything Works: Making Physics out of the Ordinary, by Louis Bloomfield)

- Primary objective: discuss the nature of sound waves and the phenomena of beats, harmonics and the Doppler Effect

Mar 26 - Mar 29

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- Online Sound Research (
__worksheet__) - Extra
__Practice Problems__involving springs - Waves and Simple Harmonic Motion
__Test Review__(Answer__Key__) - Unit Test, on Wed/Thurs
- Friday: begin unit on
**electromagnetic**waves

- Primary objective: review for and take a test on simple harmonic motion and waves

Apr 2 - Apr 6

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__research__**electromagnetic**waves__EM wave__simulation;__polarization__simulation;__refraction__simulation__refraction PhET lab__

- Primary objective: discuss the origin of electromagnetic waves, their form, their speed, and how their frequency affects how they can be used and whether they're harmful to humans; discuss polarization and how 3D movie glasses work; discuss specular and diffuse reflection of EM waves; discuss refraction (Snell's Law)

Apr 9 - Apr 13

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Old army __video__ on the workings of AM and FM radio.

- 4 practice problems on refraction (
__key__) __concave and convex lens__simulation;__optics of the human eye__simulation__packet__on Light, Refraction, and Lenses- PowerPoint
__slides__on Total Internal Reflection and Rainbows

- Primary objective: discuss how converging and diverging lenses work and practice drawing ray diagrams of light passing through lenses

Apr 16 - Apr 20

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