## Thursday, September 29, 2016

### September 29, 2016

Objective: Determine equations of motion for projectiles

Activities
• Check problem set HRW 3
• Where to find videos
• Video analysis with Logger Pro
• Lab requirements
• Work on lab
Friday: Test 3 on vectors

## Wednesday, September 28, 2016

### September 28, 2016

Objective: Solve 2-D displacement problems with vector operations

Activities
• Check PowerSchool, tell me about any errors
• Take Test 2 if haven't
• Return Test 2 - test corrections
• Questions sheets on my desk, all other Test 2 components in tray
• Work on problem set HRW 3 - due tomorrow

## Tuesday, September 27, 2016

### September 27, 2016

Objective:  Use vector operations to solve displacement problems

Activities
• Return packet 2
• Lecture: vector operations (complete)
• Work on problem set HRW 3
I will be here after school today.  Last day for Test 1 objective retakes.

## Monday, September 26, 2016

### September 26, 2016

Activities
• Put chapter 2 worksheets in order, staple.  Keep at your desk.
• Problem set HRW 2:  p. 31 #15, 17, 18, 20, 21
• WS 2a: Accelerated Motion Representations
• Stacks of Kinematic Curves
• WS 3: Interpreting Graphs of Accelerated Motion
• Differentiation rules & problems
• WS 1: Free-fall Kinematics
• Check packet
• Test 2 - Multiple choice questions

### September 23,2016

Test 2 - Free response questions

## Wednesday, September 21, 2016

### September 22, 2016

Objective:  Apply kinematics to measure the acceleration due to gravity

Activities
• How to study for an AP Physics test
• The physics problem solving process (yes, it counts toward your grade)
• Finish Measuring g lab
• Finish worksheets (due tomorrow - list on calendar)
After school today - last opportunity for objective Z.1 retakes

Monday - I won't be here after school due to a meeting.   Tuesday instead.

## Tuesday, September 20, 2016

### September 21, 2016

Objective:  Measure the acceleration due to gravity by three methods

Activities
• Graphing and curve fitting with Logger Pro
• Right-click > Graph options - Turn on point symbols, turn off connect points
•       Axes options - set graphing limits
• Right-click > Column options  - See point symbols to appropriate size
• Requirements for Measuring g lab
• Can't print to a printer directly.  PrntScrn copies screen to the clipboard, paste into a Word doc.
• Measuring g lab

### September 20, 2016

Objective:  Solve problems involving free-fall and uniform acceleration

Handouts:  Formula sheet for AP test and our tests, Free-fall Kinematics WS

Activities
• Warm-up:  find v(t) and a(t) from x(t)
• Challenge:  find x(t) and v(t) from a(t)
• Lecture:  equations for uniform acceleration
• Do Free-fall Kinematics WS together

## Sunday, September 18, 2016

### September 19, 2016

Objective:  Find x(t), v(t), or a(t) given one of these functions

Handouts: Differentiating polynomials, p. 31 from HRW

Starting activity:  Check PowerSchool

Activities
• Calendar and objectives
• Lecture: Differentiating polynomials
• Practice: Differentiating polynomials
Objective retakes - Mon & Thu after school (including today)
HW due Friday:  HRW p. 31 #15, 17, 18, 20, 21  (not covered on LON-CAPA)

## Thursday, September 15, 2016

### September 15, 2016

Objective:  Relate the graphs of position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time

Activities
• Discussion:  x(t), v(t), and a(t), average and instantaneous velocity and acceleration
• WS 2A
• Discuss WS 2A

## Wednesday, September 14, 2016

### September 14, 2016

Objective: Describe motion with kinematic graphs

Activities
• Whiteboard rolling wheel lab
• Discussion: graphical representations of motion.  Average and instantaneous velocity and acceleration.
HW due Friday:  Individual graphs for rolling wheel lab:
• Data table (properly labeled)
• Graphs of x vs. t, linearized x vs. t, v vs. t (properly labeled)
• Equations for x(t) and v(t) derived from graphs (with units on coefficients)

## Monday, September 12, 2016

### September 13, 2016

Objective:  Interpret motion graphs

Activities
• Take Test 1 if haven't
• Rolling wheel lab

## Saturday, September 10, 2016

### September 12, 2016

Objective: Interpret graphs of position vs. time and velocity vs. time

Activities
• LON-CAPA questions
• Test 1 - Measurement
• Read Graphical Methods (couplands.net > AP Physics > Resources > Chapter 2)
• Review calendar
• Objectives for chapter 2
• Motion Inquiry
• Prelab discussion
• Data collection

## Thursday, September 8, 2016

### September 9, 2016

Objective:  Apply concepts of measurement in physics

Activities
• Physics concept test (couplands.net > AP Physics > Resources)
• LON-CAPA
• Work on problem set 1A
HW (due Sunday):
Read Ch .  Take notes to make your own study guide for the the Ch 1 objective.
LON-CAPA 1A

## Wednesday, September 7, 2016

### September 8, 2016

Objective: Understand and apply the concept of measurement

Starting activity:  You Can Learn Anything

Activities
• 4th hour: Student interest survey
• Measurement basics
Measurement against a standard.  Significant figures.
LON-CAPA - usually use 3 or 4 sig-figs.  It will warn you if wrong.
Chain link unit conversion (unit ratio method).
Showing this explicitly is required on test questions.
• Measurement lab
• Read Ch 1 (on LON-CAPA) or work on LON-CAPA 1A
HW (due Sunday):
Read Ch .  Take notes to make your own study guide for the the Ch 1 objective.
LON-CAPA 1A

## Tuesday, September 6, 2016

### September 7, 2016

Objective: Establish norms and procedures

Activities
• Team building
• Norms
• Review syllabus, discuss standards-based grading
• Objectives for Chapter 1
• Review calendar
• Intro to LON-CAPA
• Student interest survey (Moodle)
HW (due Sunday):  Read Chapter 1.  Do LON-CAPA 1A.

## Welcome to AP Physics!

• First day test
• Warm body count
• Calculus?