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IB PHYSICS HL1 Weekly Agenda and Notes: 201516
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AP PHYSICS 1 EXAM: Noon Tuesday, 3 May 2016 at Shir Tikvah
ADVICE FROM LAST YEAR'S HL1 CLASS
6  10 June 2016
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
Sam Keen
"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."
Calvin (Bill Watterson)
“A perfect day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.”
James Dent
DAY
(click for Notes)

ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 6th
(no notes: no class)

BLOCK SCHEDULE
Periods: Advisory, 2, 4, 6
NO CLASS 


Tuesday, 7th 
BLOCK SCHEDULE
Periods: 1, 3, 5, 7
Final Project Presentations
Catharsis

 present some memetastic physics!


Wednesday, 8th 
SCHOOL'S OUT!
FOR THE SUMMER!!



Thursday, 9th 



Friday, 10th 



30 May  3 June 2016
"Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times."
Napoleon Hill
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thomas Alva Edison
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 30th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL! 


Tuesday, 31st 
continue work on final project 


Wednesday, 1st 
L&D: Special & General Relativity 


Thursday, 2nd
(no notes: sub)

continue work on final project 


Friday, 3rd 
Presentations of final project

 amaze my peers with physics!

DUE: Final Project

23  27 May 2016
"And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here."
Neil Gaiman
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 23rd 
continue work on final project 


Tuesday, 24th 
continue work on final project 


Wednesday, 25th 
continue work on final project
PEP FEST



Thursday, 26th 
continue work on final project 


Friday, 27th 
Senior final project presentations
Seniors' Last Day!

 Wow my peers with Science!


16  20 May 2016
"I don't want to learn in a classroom anymore...School has stolen my passion for the things I'm interested in, and I hate it for that."
Anonymous
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 16th
(sub: no notes)

Valleyfair Field Trip
be @ 49th St 8:05ish
w/ student ID
continue work on final project



Tuesday, 17th 
video: "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?" 
 summarize and evaluate scientific arguments

video sheet (due Thursday) 
Wednesday, 18th 
video: "Mythbusters: Moon Myths" 

video sheet (due Thursday) 
Thursday, 19th 
Fishbowl on Moon Landings 
 effectively communicate and defend scientific conclusions

DUE: two video sheets 
Friday, 20th 
3D printing demo (thanks to Sonja's dad!) 


9  13 May 2016
"One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."
Albert Einstein
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 9th 
choose and begin work on final project 

Final Project (due 27 May for seniors, and 6 June for juniors) 
Tuesday, 10th 
continue work on final project 


Wednesday, 11th 
continue work on final project 


Thursday, 12th
(no notes)

continue work on final project 


Friday, 13th 
continue work on final project 


2  6 May 2016
"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day."
John Archibald Wheeler
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 2nd 
Review of Final Exam 


Tuesday, 3rd
(no notes: no class)

AP PHYSICS 1 EXAM
NOON  3:30ish
Shir Tikvah
bring pencils or
dark blue/black pen

 remember all the things!
 get $1855 worth of college credit for only $40!!

Coffee @ Bull Run
8:30  10:00
Brunch @ Curran's
10:00  11:30ish

Wednesday, 4th 
write advice for next year's students



Thursday, 5th 
textbook return
solar panel "field trip"



Friday, 6th
(no notes)

independent experimentation



25  29 April 2016
"A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms."
George Wald
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 25th 
MC QUIZ (part of 3rd practice exam) 
 ensure the happiness of my future self


Tuesday, 26th 
FR QUIZ (part of 3rd practice exam) 


Wednesday, 27th 
Review cont'd 


Thursday, 28th 
FINAL EXAM: MC
90 min: 50 questions
Eq'n Sheet provided
your own calculator


DUE: MC 3rd practice exam 
morning
Friday, 29th

FINAL EXAM: FR
90 min: 5 questions
Eq'n Sheet provided
your own calculator


DUE: FR 3rd practice exam 
18  22 April 2016
"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."
Mark Twain
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 18th 
Review of DC Circuits (Chaps 19 and 22) 

DUE: 1st practice AP Exam 
Tuesday, 19th 
L&D: Structure of AP Physics 1 Exam and AP problem types 

2nd practice AP Exam (due Friday) 
Wednesday, 20th 
class time to work on 2nd practice exam 


Thursday, 21st 
class time to work on 2nd practice exam
(key with explanations & scoring guidelines given at end of class)



Friday, 22nd 
class time to work on 2nd practice exam 

DUE: 2nd practice AP Physics 1 Exam
DUE: VF permission slip and $$ (no extensions)

11  15 April 2016
“Twinkle, twinkle little star
I don’t wonder what you are
For by the spectroscopic ken
I know you are hydrogen.”
Lewis Fry Richardson
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 11th 
The Reading of the Learning Objectives
receive 1st practice AP Exam


1st practice AP Exam (due Monday) 
Tuesday, 12th
(sub: no notes)

class time to work on 1st practice AP exam 


Wednesday, 13th 
Review of Translational & Rotational Kinematics & Dynamics (Chaps 2,4,5,6,10,11) and MC practice 


Thursday, 14th 
Review of Gravity, Energy, & Momentum (Chaps 7,8,9,12) and MC practice 


Friday, 15th 
Review of SHM & Waves (Chaps 13 & 14) and MC practice 


4  8 April 2016
"You can always become better."
Tiger Woods
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 4th 
L&D: Diffraction & Interference
online lesson: Interference and Diffraction
miniLab: Squinting

 Describing the effect of slit width on the diffraction pattern
 Determining the position of first interference minimum
 Qualitatively describing singleslit diffraction patterns produced from white light and from a range of monochromatic light frequencies
 Qualitatively describing twoslit interference patterns, including modulation by oneslit diffraction effect
 Investigating Young’s doubleslit experimentally
 Sketching and interpreting intensity graphs of doubleslit interference patterns
 Solving problems involving the diffraction grating equation

Read 281 to 286 (3, 5)
MP (due Friday)

Tuesday, 5th 
LAB: Investigating diffraction patters qualitatively 


Wednesday, 6th 
class time for MP 


Thursday, 7th 
LAB: Investigating Young's doubleslit 


Friday, 8th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz
Take home Test


DUE: MP
Takehome Test (due Monday when you walk into class, no exceptions)

beginning of 4th quarter
SPRING BREAK!! WOOHOO!!
end of 3rd quarter
21  25 March 2016
"So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You'd better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can't rearrange the universe."
Isaac Asimov (thanks for this quote Annie)
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 21st 
L&D: Sound Effects
online lessons: Standing Waves, Doppler Shift, Interference and Diffraction

6.D.1.1: Use representations of individual pulses and construct representations to model the interaction of two wave pulses to analyze the superposition of two pulses.
6.D.2.1: Analyze data or observations or evaluate evidence of the interaction of two or more traveling waves in one or two dimensions (i.e., circular wave fronts) to evaluate the variations in resultant amplitudes.
6.D.3.2: Predict properties of standing waves that result from the addition of incident and reflected waves that are confined to a region and have nodes and antinodes.
6.D.3.4: Describe representations and models of situations in which standing waves result from the addition of incident and reflected waves confined to a region.
6.D.4.1: Challenge with evidence the claim that the wavelengths of standing waves are determined by the frequency of the source regardless of the size of the region.
6.D.4.2: Calculate wavelengths and frequencies (if given wave speed) of standing waves based on boundary conditions and length of region within which the wave is confined, and calculate numerical values of wavelengths and frequencies. Examples should include musical instruments.
6.D.5.1: Use a visual representation to explain how waves of slightly different frequency give rise to the phenomenon of beats.


Tuesday, 22nd 
finishing L&D...
class time for MP



Wednesday, 23rd 
miniLAB: estimate speed of sound in air
class time for MP



Thursday, 24th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 146 to 149 
Friday, 25th 
NO SCHOOL! 


"We do not see the lens through which we look."
Ruth Benedict
14  18 March 2016
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 14th 
finishing L&D
class time for MP



Tuesday, 15th

ACT/PLAN testing day
Juniors: main gym by 8:15 a.m.
Bring #2 pencils and a calculator
class time for MP



Wednesday, 16th 
LAB: Waves (gizmo) 

DUE: Gizmo sheet 
Thursday, 17th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 141 to 145 (143) 
Friday, 18th 
LAB: Doppler Shift (Gizmo) 
6.B.5.1 Create or use a wave front diagram to demonstrate or interpret qualitatively the observed frequency of a wave, dependent upon relative motions of source and observer 
DUE: Gizmo packet
Read 146 to 149
MP (due Wednesday)

7  11 March 2016
"Magnetism is one of the Six Fundamental Forces of the Universe, with the other five being Gravity, Duct Tape, Whining, Remote Control, and the Force That Pulls Dogs To The Groins Of Strangers."
Dave Barry
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 7th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 231 to 235 
Tuesday, 8th 
Review for Test 


Wednesday, 9th 
Review for Test 


morning review
Thursday, 10th

TEST: Electromagnetism
Chaps 22 & 23
3" x 5" notecard
AP eq'n sheet with supplement
your own calculator



Friday, 11th 
L&D: Intro to Waves
online lessons: Wave Basics, Traveling Waves

6.A.1.1 Use a visual representation to construct an explanation of the distinction between transverse and longitudinal waves by focusing on the vibration that generates the wave
6.A.1.2 Describe representations of transverse and longitudinal waves
6.A.2.1 Describe sound in terms of transfer of energy and momentum in a medium and relate the concepts to everyday examples
6.A.3.1 Use graphical representation of a periodic mechanical wave to determine the amplitude of the wave
6.A.4.1 Explain and/or predict qualitatively how the energy carried by a sound wave relates to the amplitude of the wave, and/or apply this concept to a realworld example
6.B.1.1 Use a graphical representation of a periodic mechanical wave (position versus time) to determine the period and frequency of the wave and describe how a change in the frequency would modify features of the representation
6.B.2.1 Use a visual representation of a periodic mechanical wave to determine wavelength of the wave
6.B.4.1 Design an experiment to determine the relationship between periodic wave speed, wavelength, and frequency and relate these concepts to everyday examples

Read 141 to 145
(skip 3)
MP (due Thursday)

29 February  4 March 2016
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 29th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz



Tuesday, 1st 
L&D: "So, current causes Bfields...what about the other way around?"
online lesson: Electromagnetic Induction (skip section 4)

 Understand emf, magnetic flux, magnetic flux linkage, Faraday’s law of induction, & Lenz’s law
 Describe the production of an induced emf by achanging magnetic flux and within a uniform magnetic field
 Solve problems involving magnetic flux, magnetic flux linkage and Faraday’s law
 Explain Lenz’s law through the conservation of energy

Read 231 to 235, MP (due Friday Monday) 
Wednesday, 2nd 
finish L&D 


Thursday, 3rd
(no notes)

LAB: Superconductors and low temperature lactose 


Friday, 4th 
class time for MP 


22  26 February 2016
"Nnoooo...not the magnet!"
Bender
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 22nd
(sub: no notes)

class time for MP and/or Lab Report

 Determine the direction of force on a charge moving in a magnetic field
 Determine the direction of force on a currentcarrying conductor in a magnetic field
 Sketch and interpret magnetic field patterns
 Determine the direction of the magnetic field based on current direction
 Solve problems involving magnetic forces, fields, current and charges

Read 221 to 224, 226,
MP (due Friday Monday)

Tuesday, 23rd
(sub: no notes)

class time for MP and/or Lab Report


DUE: gizmo sheet 
Wednesday, 24th 
L&D: Magnetic Fields, pff...
online lessons: Forces on Moving Charges,
Forces on Currentcarrying Wires,
Fields of Long Wires


DUE: Formal Lab Report on Light Bulb Resistance (Turnitin.com) 
Thursday, 25th 
L&D cont'd
class time for MP



Friday, 26th 
class time for MP & structured play



15  19 February 2016
"Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do, but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it."
Albert Einstein
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 15th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL! 


Tuesday, 16th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 214 to 216 
Wednesday, 17th 
miniLAB: Resistivity of conductive playdoh
miniLAB: Verification of Kirchoff's rules


DUE: Kirchoff lab sheet 
Thursday, 18th 
Review for Test 


morning review
Friday, 19th

TEST: Electrostatics and Circuits (Chaps 19 & 21)
3" x 5" notecard
AP eq'n sheet
your own calculator



8  12 February 2016
"But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."
Stephen Hawking
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 8th 
cont;d L&D: How to deal with more than one resistor in a circuit
miniLAB: Determining resistivity of a material

1.B.1.2 Make predictions, using the conservation of electric charge, about the sign and relative quantity of net charge of objects or systems after various charging processes, including conservation of charge in simple circuits. 1.E.2.1 Choose and justify the selection of data needed to determine resistivity for a given material. 5.B.9.1 Construct or interpret a graph of the energy changes within an electrical circuit with only a single battery and resistors in series and/or in, at most, one parallel branch as an application of the conservation of energy (Kirchhoff's loop rule). 5.B.9.2 Apply conservation of energy concepts to the design of an experiment that will demonstrate the validity of Kirchhoff's loop rule in a circuit with only a battery and resistors either in series or in, at most, one pair of parallel branches. 5.B.9.3 Apply conservation of energy (Kirchhoff's loop rule) in calculations involving the total electric potential difference for complete circuit loops with only a single battery and resistors in series and/or in, at most, one parallel branch. 5.C.3.1 Apply conservation of electric charge (Kirchhoff's junction rule) to the comparison of electric current in various segments of an electrical circuit with a single battery and resistors in series and in, at most, one parallel branch and predict how those values would change if configurations of the circuit are changed. 5.C.3.2 Design an investigation of an electrical circuit with one or more resistors in which evidence of conservation of electric charge can be collected and analyzed. 5.C.3.3 Use a description or schematic diagram of an electrical circuit to calculate unknown values of current in various segments or branches of the circuit.


Tuesday, 9th 
brief L&D: Kirchoff's loop rule
class time for MP



Wednesday, 10th 
LAB: Resistance of a Light Bulb 

Formal Lab Report (due Friday, 19 Feb Tuesday, 23 Feb) 
Thursday, 11th 
brief L&D: Internal Resistance of a Battery
class time for MP
ParentTeacher Conferences
4:30  8:00 p.m.



Friday, 12th
(no notes)

ParentTeacher Conferences
8:00 a.m.  Noon
NO SCHOOL!



1  5 February 2016
"There are three kinds of men. The one who learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence by themselves."
Will Rogers
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 1st 
L&D: Practical everyday electricity, or at least closer to it...
online lesson: Current, Resistance and Power, sections 2 & 5 are "for fun" :)

1.B.1.2 Make predictions, using the conservation of electric charge, about the sign and relative quantity of net charge of objects or systems after various charging processes, including conservation of charge in simple circuits.
5.C.3.2 Design an investigation of an electrical circuit with one or more resistors in which evidence of conservation of electric charge can be collected and analyzed. 5.C.3.3 Use a description or schematic diagram of an electrical circuit to calculate unknown values of current in various segments or branches of the circuit.

Read 211 to 213, MP (due Thursday)

Tuesday, 2nd 
brief L&D: Power corrupts...
class time for MP



Wednesday, 3rd 
miniLab: determining resistivity of playdoh
class time for MP

1.E.2.1 Choose and justify the selection of data needed to determine resistivity for a given material. 

Thursday, 4th 
Qs on MP?
HW QUIZ


DUE: MP 
Friday, 5th 
L&D: How to deal with more than one resistor in a circuit
online lesson: Circuits w/ Batteries and Resistors (skip section 6) and Capacitors in Circuits (skip sections 2 & 3)


Read 214 to 216, MP (due Tuesday, 16 Feb)

25  29 January 2016
"The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible."
Alan Rickman
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 25th 
L&D: "What holds our world together?"
online lesson: Electric Charges and Coulomb's Law

1.B.1.1 Make claims about natural phenomena based on conservation of electric charge. 1.B.2.1 Construct an explanation of the twocharge model of electric charge based on evidence produced through scientific practices. 1.B.3.1 Challenge the claim that an electric charge smaller than the elementary charge has been isolated. 3.A.2.1 Represent forces in diagrams or mathematically using appropriately labeled vectors with magnitude, direction, and units during the analysis of a situation. 3.C.2.1 Use Coulomb's law qualitatively and quantitatively to make predictions about the interaction between two electric point charges (interactions between collections of electric point charges are not covered in Physics 1 and instead are restricted to Physics 2). 3.C.2.2 Connect the concepts of gravitational force and electric force to compare similarities and differences between the forces. 5.A.2.1 Define open and closed systems for everyday situations and apply conservation concepts for energy, charge, and linear momentum to those situations. 
Read 191 to 193,
MP (due Thursday)

Tuesday, 26th 
miniLAB: Sticky Interactions
brief L&D: Materials



Wednesday, 27th 
class time for MP



Thursday, 28th 
brief L&D: Adding vectors
LAB: Pith Ball (gizmo)


lab sheet (due at end of class)

Friday, 29th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 191 to 193 
18  22 January 2016
"Well begun is half done."
Aristotle
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 18th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL! 


Tuesday, 19th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!! 


Wednesday, 20th 
Review for Test on Rot. Mech. 


Thursday, 21st 
Review for Test on Rot. Mech.



Friday, 22nd
morning review

TEST on Chaps 10 & 11
Rotational Mechanics
3" x 5" notecard
AP Eq'n sheet
your own calculator



beginning of 3rd quarter
end of 2nd quarter
11  15 January 2016
"I've heard a rumour from Ground Control. Oh no, don't say it's true."
David Bowie
DAY
(click for Notes)

ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 11th 
class time for MP and Lab Report 


Tuesday, 12th 
class time for MP and Lab Report 


Wednesday, 13th
(no notes)

NO CLASS! 


Thursday, 14th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 115 to 118, and Lab Report 
Friday, 15th 
NO SCHOOL! 


4  8 January 2016
"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better [person]."
Benjamin Franklin
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 4th 
L&D: From whence comes alpha?(Torque)
online lesson:
Torque and Rotational Statics


Read 111 to 113, MP (due Thursday) 
Tuesday, 5th 
LAB 


Wednesday, 6th 
class time for MP 


Thursday, 7th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 111 to 113 
Friday, 8th 
L&D: Angular acceleration and momentum
online lesson: Ang. Mom.

3.F.2.1 Make predictions about the change in the angular velocity about an axis for an object when forces exerted on the object cause a torque about that axis.
3.F.3.1 Predict the behavior of rotational collision situations by the same processes that are used to analyze linear collision situations using an analogy between impulse and change
of linear momentum and angular impulse and change of angular momentum.
3.F.3.2 In an unfamiliar context or using representations beyond equations, justify the selection of a mathematical routine to solve for the change in angular momentum of an object caused by torques exerted on the object.
4.D.1.1 Describe a representation and use it to analyze a situation in which several forces exerted on a rotating system of rigidly connected objects change the angular velocity and angular momentum of the system.
4.D.2.1 Describe a model of a rotational system and use that model to analyze a situation in which angular momentum changes due to interaction with other objects or systems.
4.D.3.1 Use appropriate mathematical routines to calculate values for initial or final angular momentum, or change in angular momentum of a system, or average torque or time during
which the torque is exerted in analyzing a situation involving torque and angular momentum.
5.E.1.1 Make qualitative predictions about the angular momentum of a system for a situation in which there is no net external torque.
5.E.1.2 Make calculations of quantities related to the angular momentum of a system when the net external torque on the system is zero.
5.E.2.1 Describe or calculate the angular momentum and rotational inertia of a system in terms of the locations and velocities of objects that make up the system. Do qualitative reasoning with compound objects. Do calculations with a fixed set of extended objects and point masses.

Read 115 to 118, MP (due Wednesday, 13 Jan) 
14  18 December 2015
"With luck, it might even snow for us."
Haruki Murakami
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 14th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 101 to 104 
Tuesday, 15th 
L&D: "A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish" (Oliver Herford) 
 explain the origin of the concept of rotational inertia
 apply and analyze the rotational inertia of an object
 analyze the motion of rolling without slipping by applying conservation of energy

Read 105 to 106, MP (due Friday) 
Wednesday, 16th 
LAB: Moment of Inertia (Gizmo) 


Thursday, 17th 
class time for MP 


Friday, 18th

Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 105 to 106 
7  11 December 2015
"Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave."
Baron Henry Peter Brougham
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 7th 
Review for Test 


Tuesday, 8th 
TEST: Gravity and SHM
Chapters 12 & 13
3" x 5" notecard
AP eq'n sheet
your own calculator



Wednesday, 9th 
L&D: Spinny Things (Rotational Kinematics) 
 connect rotational variables to linear variables
 compare and contrast rotational motion with linear motion
 analyze rolling motion

Read 101 to 104, MP (due Monday) 
Thursday, 10th 
brief L&D: Relating linear and angular quantities
LAB: Direct Measurement Videos
Falling Disk
Falling Hoop
Falling Bicycle Wheel



Friday, 11th 
LAB cont'd
class time for MP



30 November  4 December 2015
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
Carl Sagan
23  27 November 2015
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"
Albert Einstein
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 23rd 
Qs on MP?
HW QUIZ


DUE: MP 123 to 125 
Tuesday, 24th 
LAB: Bouncy things (video analysis) 
3.B.3.1 Predict which properties determine the motion of a simple harmonic oscillator and what the dependence of the motion is on those properties.
3.B.3.2 Design a plan and collect data in order to ascertain the characteristics of the motion of a system undergoing oscillatory motion caused by a restoring force.
3.B.3.3 Analyze data to identify qualitative or quantitative relationships between given values and variables (i.e., force, displacement, acceleration, velocity, period of motion, frequency, spring constant, string length, mass) associated with objects in oscillatory motion to use that data to determine the value of an unknown.
3.B.3.4 Construct a qualitative and/or a quantitative explanation of oscillatory behavior given evidence of a restoring force.

Read 131 to 136 (skip the last half of 6, "the physical pendulum")
MP (due Thursday)

Wednesday, 25th 
NO SCHOOL! 


Thursday, 26th 
NO SCHOOL!! 


Friday, 27th 
NO SCHOOL!!! 


16  20 November 2015
"I can calculate the motion of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."
Isaac Newton (Solar System)
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 16th 
AP practice problem 

AP practice problem (due at end of class) 
Tuesday, 17th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 121 to 122 
Wednesday, 18th 
L&D: Kepler's Laws
online lesson: Orbits of Planets and Satellites,
(just smile & nod at the derivations, focus on Kepler's Laws, Ug, and orbital velocity)

3.C.1.2 Use Newton's law of gravitation to calculate the gravitational force between two objects and use that force in contexts involving orbital motion (for circular orbital motion only in Physics 1). 
Read 123 to 125, MP (due Monday) 
Thursday, 19th 
L&D continued
class time for MP



Friday, 20th 
LAB: Kepler's Laws


lab sheet (due at end of class)

9  13 November 2015
"Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level."
Enrico Fermi
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 9th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 95 to 96 
Tuesday, 10th 
Review for Test 


morning review
Wednesday, 11th

TEST: Chaps 7, 8, & 9 


Thursday, 12th 
L&D: "Gravity with a BIG G!"
online lesson: Newton's Law of Gravity

2.B.2.1 Apply g=G M/r^2 to calculate the gravitational field due to an object with mass M, where the field is a vector directed toward the center of the object of mass M.
2.B.2.2 Approximate a numerical value of the gravitational field (g) near the surface of an object from its radius and mass relative to those of the Earth or other reference objects.
3.C.1.1 Use Newton's law of gravitation to calculate the gravitational force the two objects exert on each other and use that force in contexts other than orbital motion.

Read 121 to 122, MP (due Tuesday) 
Friday, 13th 
class time for MP 


2  6 November 2015
"The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction, when it could be turned into momentum."
Frances Willard
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 2nd 
preLab: Crash! 


Tuesday, 3rd 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 91 to 94 
Wednesday, 4th 
LAB: Crash!
online lesson:
Collisions

5.D.1.3 Apply mathematical routines appropriately to problems involving elastic collisions in one dimension and justify the selection of those mathematical routines based on conservation of momentum and restoration of kinetic energy.
5.D.1.5 Classify a given collision situation as elastic orinelastic, justify the selection of conservation of linear momentum and restoration of kinetic energy as the appropriate principles for analyzing an elastic collision, solve for missing variables, and calculate their values.
5.D.2.1 Qualitatively predict, in terms of linear momentum and kinetic energy, how the outcome of a collision between two objects changes depending on whether the collision is elastic or inelastic.
5.D.2.5 Classify a given collision situation as elastic or inelastic, justify the selection of conservation of linear momentum as the appropriate solution method for an inelastic collision, recognize that there is a common final velocity for the colliding objects in the totally inelastic case, solve for missing variables, and calculate their values.

Read 95 to 96, MP (due Monday) 
Thursday, 5th 
LAB: Crash! (continued) 


Friday, 6th 
class time for MP 

DUE: Crash! lab packet 
beginning of 2nd quarter
end of 1st quarter
26  30 October 2015
"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
Werner Heisenberg
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 26th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 81 to 84 
Tuesday, 27th 
L&D: "It's a fisheatfish world"
online lessons: Momentum & Impulse

3.D.1.1 Justify the selection of data needed to determine the relationship between the direction of the force acting on an object and the change in momentumcaused by that force.
3.D.2.1 Justify the selection of routines for the calculation of the relationships between changes in momentum of an object, average force, impulse, and time of interaction.
3.D.2.2 Predict the change in momentum of an object from the average force exerted on the object and the interval of time during which the force is exerted.
3.D.2.3 Analyze data to characterize the change in momentum of an object from the average force exerted on the object and the interval of time during which the force is exerted.
4.B.2.1 Apply mathematical routines to calculate the change in momentum of a system by analyzing the average force exerted over a certain time on the system.
4.B.2.2 Perform analysis on data presented as a forcetime graph and predict the change in momentum of a system.

Read 91 to 94
MP 91 to 94 (due Tuesday)

Wednesday, 28th 
egg toss
class time for MP
LAST DAY OF 1st QUARTER



Thursday, 29th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL! 


Friday, 30th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!! 


19  23 October 2015
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
Carl Sagan
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 19th 
LAB: How does ______ affect Work done by Air Resistance?
Projectile Motion


partial formal lab report (due Friday) 
Tuesday, 20th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 71 to 74 
Wednesday, 21st 
L&D: "Liberal and Conservative Forces"
online lessons:
Conservative Forces and Potential Energy,
Conservation of Energy

4.C.1.1 Calculate the total energy of a system and justify the mathematical routines used in the calculation of component types of energy within the system whose sum is the total energy.
4.C.1.2 Predict changes in the total energy of a system due to changes in position and speed of objects or frictional interactions within the system.
4.C.2.2 Apply the concepts of Conservation of Energy and the WorkEnergy theorem to determine qualitatively and/or quantitatively that work done on a twoobject system in linear motion will change the kinetic energy of the center of mass of the system, the potential energy of the systems, and/or the internal energy of the system.
5.A.2.1 Define open and closed systems for everyday situations and apply conservation concepts for energy [...] to those situations.
5.B.1.2 Translate between a representation of a single object, which can only have kinetic energy, and a system that includes the object, which may have both kinetic and potential energies.
5.B.3.1 Describe and make qualitative and/or quantitative predictions about everyday examples of systems with internal potential energy.
5.B.3.2 Make quantitative calculations of the internal potential energy of a system from a description or diagram of that system.
5.B.3.3 Apply mathematical reasoning to create a description of the internal potential energy of a system from a description or diagram of the objects and interactions in that system.
5.B.4.1 Describe and make predictions about the internal energy of systems.

Read 81 to 84,
MP (due Monday)

Thursday, 22nd 
class time for MP & Lab Report 


Friday, 23rd
(no notes)

class time for MP & Lab Report 

DUE: partial formal lab report 
12  16 October 2015
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
Wernher von Braun
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 12th 
L&D: "Power tends to corrupt"
online lessons: Work and WorkEnergy Theorem & Power

3.E.1.1 Make predictions about the changes in kinetic energy of an object based on considerations of the direction of the net force on the object as the object moves.
3.E.1.2 Use net force and velocity vectors to determine qualitatively whether kinetic energy of an object would increase, decrease, or remain unchanged.
3.E.1.4 Apply mathematical routines to determine the change in kinetic energy of an object given the forces on the object and the displacement of the object.
5.B.5.3 Predict and calculate from graphical data the energy transfer to or work done on an object or system from information about a force exerted on the object or system through a distance.
5.B.5.5 Predict and calculate the energy transfer to (i.e., the work done on) an object or system from information about a force exerted on the object or system through a distance.

Read 71 to 74, MP (due Tuesday, 20 Oct) 
Tuesday, 13th 
LAB: Effect of Air Resistance on Motion
ParentTeacher Conferences
4:30  8:00 p.m.
Main Gym
No appt. necessary



Wednesday, 14th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!
ParentTeacher Conferences
8:00  Noon in classrooms
No appt. necessary



Thursday, 15th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!! 


Friday, 16th
(no notes)

NO SCHOOL!!! 


5  9 October 2015
"The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life."
Ernest Renan
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 5th 
class time for MP 


Tuesday, 6th 
LAB: Tension in Toy Aircraft String 
 design and perform an experiment
 clearly communicate experimental results

Partial & informal lab writeup (due Wed.) 
Wednesday, 7th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 63 to 65 
Thursday, 8th 
Review for Test 


Friday, 9th 
TEST: Chaps 5 & 6
3"x5" card & calculator
AP Eq'n sheet provided



28 September  2 October 2015
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is."
Yogi Berra (misattributed?)
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 28th 
L&D: Newton's Nemesis (Friction), and Strings & Springs (online lesson: Apps of Newton's Laws) 
3.B.1.1 Predict the motion of an object subject to forces exerted by several objects using an application of Newton's second law in a variety of physical situations with acceleration in one dimension.
3.B.1.3 Reexpress a freebody diagram representation into a mathematical representation and solve the mathematical representation for the acceleration of the object. 3.B.2.1 Create and use freebody diagrams to analyze physical situations to solve problems with motion qualitatively and quantitatively.
3.C.4.1 Make claims about various contact forces between objects based on the microscopic cause of those forces. 3.C.4.2 Explain contact forces (tension, friction, normal, buoyant, spring) as arising from interatomic electric forces and that they therefore have certain directions. 4.A.2.2 Evaluate using given data whether all the forces on a system or whether all the parts of a system have been identified. 4.A.3.1 Apply Newton's second law to systems to calculate the change in the centerofmass velocity when an external force is exerted on the system. 4.A.3.2 Use visual or mathematical representations of the forces between objects in a system to predict whether or not there will be a change in the centerofmass velocity of that system.

Read 61 to 62, MP (due Thursday) 
Tuesday, 29th 
class time for MP 


Wednesday, 30th 
LAB: Find µ_{s} of a brick on wood, and find k of a spring 

DUE: partial & informal lab writeup 
Thursday, 1st 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 61 to 62 
Friday, 2nd 
L&D: Strings & ramps and circular motion
(online lesson: Uniform Circular Motion)


Read 63 to 65, MP (due Wednesday) 
21  25 September 2015
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
Isaac Newton
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 21st 
L&D: So...what causes acceleration??
Online lessons: 1st Law,
2nd Law, 3rd Law

3.A.2.1 represent forces in diagrams or mathematically using appropriately labeled vectors with magnitude, direction, and units during the analysis of a situation. 3.A.3.1 Analyze a scenario and make claims (develop arguments, justify assertions) about the forces exerted on an object by other objects for different types of forces or components of forces. 3.A.3.2 Challenge a claim that an object can exert a force on itself. 3.A.3.3 Describe a force as an interaction between two objects and identify both objects for any force. 3.A.4.1 Construct explanations of physical situations involving the interaction of bodies using Newton's third law and the representation of actionreaction pairs of forces. 3.A.4.2 Use Newton's third law to make claims and predictions about the actionreaction pairs of forces when two objects interact. 3.A.4.3 Analyze situations involving interactions among several objects by using freebody diagrams that include the application of Newton's third law to identify forces. 
Read 51 to 57, MP (due Friday) 
Tuesday, 22nd 
Physics theatre (3rd Law)
FBD practice
class time for MP



Wednesday, 23rd 
miniLab: field trip to the elevator
class time for MP



Thursday, 24th 
miniLab: 3rd Law
class time for MP


DUE: FBD sheet 
Friday, 25th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 51 to 57, and FBD sheet 
14  18 September
"I like physics. I think it is the best science out of all three of them, because generally it's more useful. You learn about speed and velocity and time, and that's all clever stuff."
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 14th 
LAB: Projectile motion (video analysis) 
 analyze the effect of air resistance on projectile motion

lab sheet (due Wednesday) 
Tuesday, 15th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 41 to 45 
Wednesday, 16th 
Review for Test: Problem Solving, FR practice 

DUE: Projectile motion lab sheet 
Thursday, 17th
(sub: no notes)

Review for Test: Vocab, Equations, MC practice 


Friday, 18th 
TEST: Chaps 2 & 4 (Kinematics)
15 Multiple Choice (MC), 15 pts
2 Free Response (FR), 20 pts



7  11 September 2015
"You don't use science to show that you're right, you use science to become right."
Randall Munroe
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 7th 
NO SCHOOL! 


Tuesday, 8th 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 24 to 27 
Wednesday, 9th 
L&D: "How to win at Bowman"
(online lesson: Motion in 2D)

 Determine components of a vector along two specified, mutually perpendicular axes.
 Write down expressions for the horizontal and vertical components of velocity and position as functions of time, and sketch or identify graphs of these components.
 Use these expressions in analyzing the motion of a projectile that is projected with an arbitrary initial velocity.

Read 41 to 45, MP (due Tuesday) 
Thursday, 10th 
class time for MP 


Friday, 11th 
Bowman Tournament 

DUE: Bowman sheet 
31 August  4 September 2015
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
Albert Einstein
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 31st 
Qs on MP?
HW Quiz


DUE: MP 21 to 23 
Tuesday, 1st 
L&D: Intro to the EMUAs 
4.A.2.1 Make predictions about the motion of a system based on the fact that acceleration is equal to the change in velocity per unit time, and velocity is equal to the change in position per unit time.
4.A.2.3 Create mathematical models and analyze graphical relationships for acceleration, velocity, and position of the center of mass of a system and calculate properties of the motion of the center of mass of a system.

Read 24 to 27, MP (due Monday) 
Wednesday, 2nd 
LAB: EMUA verification



Thursday, 3rd 
class time for MP 

EMUA lab sheet (due at end of class) 
Friday, 4th 
LAB: Estimating g (video analysis) 

DUE: lab sheet 
24  28 August 2015
"In Science, there is only Physics, all the rest is stamp collecting."
Ernest Rutherford (who, btw, won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
DAY
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ACTIVITIES 
TOPIC/TARGET
(I can...)

ASSIGNMENTS 
Monday, 24th 
L&D: Intro to AP Physics, syllabus and safety
CW: student survey (due today), check out physical textbook (bring your student ID)


get safety contract signed (due Wednesday)
get a scientific calculator w/ your name on it (due Wednesday)
MP intro (due Wednesday midnight)
Read 21 to 23, MP (due next Monday)

Tuesday, 25th 
L&D: "Are you moving right now? If so, to where and how fast?"
CW: make a MasteringPhysics (MP) account: click here to begin
online lesson: Motion in One Dimension

3.A.1.1 Express the motion of an object using narrative, mathematical, and graphical representations. 3.A.1.2 Design an experimental investigation of the motion of an object. 3.A.1.3 Analyze experimental data describing the motion of an object and express the results of the analysis using narrative, mathematical, and graphical representations.


Wednesday, 26th 
LAB: Intro to Motion Detector


DUE: MP Intro, lab sheet, signed safety contract 
Thursday, 27th 
CW: class time for MP 


Friday, 28th 
LAB: DistanceTime and VelocityTime Graphs (virtual) 

DUE: lab sheet, scientific calculator 
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