Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

Objective: Prepare for Cedar Point

Activities
  • Challenge: Measure height of cell phone tower
    • Measuring height with similar triangles 
    • Using Google Maps to measure horizontal distance 
    • Plan where you stand to measure height of your ride
    • Enter your calculated height into this spreadsheet: Cell Tower Height
  • Measure your stride 
  • Pick accelerometer app, download, test
    • Records g-force 
    • Allows the sampling rate to be set
    • Store file, allows file to be emailed 
    • Display graph of data 
 Trip to Cedar Point on Monday 5/21

Bring:
   1) $20 - $25 to purchase lunch and dinner individually in the park
   2) Long sleeve shirt or jacket if the forecast is for cool weather
   3) Sunscreen and a hat
   4) Paper and pencil to record measurements

7:30 am - Meet in the iCommons
8:00 am - Depart on buses for Cedar Point
9:00 pm - Return to Skyline
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 16, 2018

Objective: Plan measurements at Cedar Point

Activities
  • Discussion: AP exam
  • Final project requirements - questions?
  • Submit teams and ride choice
  • "g-force" - meaning and calculation
  • Continue gathering published information, start presentation

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 15, 2018

Objective: Pick teams and a ride to investigate for your final project

Activities
  • Read through both side of your handout
  • Pick teams of 2 or 3 (not 4 or more) for your final project - your choice
    • Sit with your new teammates
  • Each team should pick a ride at Cedar Point to research
    • Create a shared Google folder to store information
    • Search for quantitative information online about your ride that you could test with direct measurements, e.g., maximum speed, drop, angle, g-force
    • Record information and sources in your Google Doc
    • Begin designing experiments you could do on site to verify this data

Monday, May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

Objective:  Diagnostic exam for the AP Exam

Activities
  • Free response section on diagnostic exam
  • Grade your free response answers using the solutions starting on page 53 in Cracking the AP Physics C Exam.  Share a book if needed.
  • Open Practice Test 1 Diagnostic, make copy and open in your Google Drive
  • Fill in the Correct column for each MC and each part of a FR question: Y or N
  • The spreadsheet will calculate your % correct for each topic, organized by chapter in  Cracking the AP Physics C Exam.  This tells you where to focus your review efforts.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

Objective: Finish Particle Fever - documentary on modern physics research

Activities
  • Finish Particle Fever and discuss LHC findings since the movie was made

Friday, April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

Objective: Test 15 on Oscillation

Activities
  • Hand in Packet 15
    • Waves Unit 1 Worksheet 1
    • Oscillations I
    • Oscillations II
    • Physical pendulum - ruler
  • Test 15

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

Objective: Solve oscillations problems

Activities