Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

Objective: Determine equations of motion for projectiles

Activities
  • Check problem set HRW 3
  • Basketball toss lab
    • 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
  • Return graded work
  • 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
    • Ensure you can login
    • Read Chapter 1 and/or
    • 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.

Monday, September 5, 2016

September 6, 2016

Welcome to AP Physics!

  • First day test
  • Warm body count
  • Calculus?
  • couplands.net - username & password for Resources
  • Syllabus, calendar
HW: Read syllabus, bring questions tomorrow