- NOTES: Scientific notation & unit conversions
- NOTES: Metric estimation & order of magnitude
- LAB: Metric Estimation
- LAB: Metronome Ball & Ramp
- NOTES: Distance vs displacement
- NOTES: average speed v=d/t
- HW: Create three constant speed problems
- CW: Distance displacement speed velocity
- CHECKUP: Week 1 - average speed
- NOTES: Sue graph constant speed
- QUIZ - Quiz on distance vs displacement, speed vs velocity, and being able to use v=d/t
- NOTES: Acceleration 5 examples
- LAB: Accelerating fan cart
- CW: Car tree deer sun sheet
- NOTES: Bob graphing acceleration
- HW: Kinematics first practice sheet
- CW: Car tree deer sun graphing sheet
- CW: Motion Graphs 12Q
- CHECKUP: Week 2 - acceleration
- QUIZ - Quiz on acceleration including motion graphs and acceleration equations (no freefall included)
- LAB: Freefall lab
- NOTES: Freefall graphs
- NOTES: 5 examples on freefall
- CW: Video freefall analysis
- CW: 10Q freefall practice
- HW: Reaction time article and questions
- LAB: Measuring reaction time
- CW: Reaction time while driving
- CW: Freefall graphs
- TEST - Test on distance vs displacement, speed vs velocity, average speed equation, acceleration equations, graphs of motion (including meaning of slope and area under line), freefall, and labs done during the unit. Includes 4 possible bonus points.
- NOTES: Vector components - concept development 5-1
- NOTES: Numerical vector addition
- CW: Vector XY sheet 6 examples
- HW: Vector components
- NOTES: Boat crossing river
- NOTES: Case 1 PJM
- NOTES: Concept development 5-1 (pages 1&2)
- LAB: Case 1 table height lab
- HW: Case 1 packet
- Practice quiz on vectors
- QUIZ - Quiz on resolving a vector into perpendicular horizontal and vertical components, calculating the resultant vector sum of two vectors at right angles, and calculating the angle a vector makes with a given axis.
- NOTES: Concept development practice 5-1 (page 3)
- NOTES: 3 practice Case 2 problems
- HW: Case 2 packet with football question
- HW: PJM Squares double sided sheet
- QUIZ - Quiz on projectile motion, boat crossing river, case 1 horizontally launched, and case 2 launched at an angle. Includes calculating the horizontal and vertical components of vectors given an angle and tie hypotenuse, also includes using Pythagorean's theorem to calculate the resultant given perpendicular components.
- LAB: Gravitational field lab
- CW: Weight worksheet
- NOTES: Newton's 1st law and equilibrium
- NOTES: Newton's 2nd law and resultant force
- NOTES: Newton's 3rd Law
- 4 FBD problems
- HW: Newton's 2nd Law Worksheet
- CW: Newton's Laws prequiz
- QUIZ - Quiz on Newton's three laws of motion, the fnet=ma equation, finding the resultant force, and the force of weight vs mass.
- LAB: Friction exploration lab
- NOTES: Force of friction and its coefficient
- CW Coefficient of Friction 11Q
- ICP: Friction 3 problems - (key)
- HW: Hand-drawn friction HW
- Practice quiz on coefficient of friction - (key)
- QUIZ - Quiz on the coefficient of friction, includes force of weight, normal force, and knowing the difference between static and kinetic coefficients of friction.
- LAB: Hooke's law (virtual data here)
- NOTES: Springs and Hooke's law
- HW: Hooke's Law 10Q
- QUIZ - Mini-in class quiz on Hooke's law for force on a spring.
- NOTES: Universal gravitation
- CW: Universal gravitation 104-115
- HW: Universal gravitation
- Class practice examples on universal gravitation
- YOUTUBE HELP (John Glenn's weight above Earth's surface)
- YOUTUBE HELP (Gravitational force of attraction between two objects (humans))
- NOTES: Centripetal motion
ONLINE REMOTE CURRICULUM
- calculate the force of gravitational attraction between the Earth and its's moon. Use values for your reference packet as needed. Write your response on a blank sheet of paper, being sure to show all your work including equation used, substitution with units, and final answer with units. Photograph your work and email directly to me.
- WKSHT: Calculate the centripetal force acting on the moon as it orbits the Earth. Photograph your work and email directly to me
- NOTES: Double this, 4 questions as notes)
- LAB: Centripetal motion in horizontal circle (lab directions) (virtual lab to accompany PDF)
- Use the virtual lab which represents swinging a rubber stopper around in a horizontal circle, balanced by a handing weight below it. You can change the weight of the hanging weight by clicking them to add more washers, you can adjust the radius of the rope, and you can adjust the mass of the rubber stopper using the arrow.
- Play around with the variables and see how changing each on impacts the speed of rotation.
- To do the lab, reset back to default values. You will let the stopper swing for 10 rotations and record the time. Repeat two times. Then fill out the lab.
- On a separate sheet of paper include the data table filled in and the mass of hanging weights below it. Then number and show work for the rest of the problems. Re-draw the six blank graphs at the end and draw in the line/curve as appropriate. Photograph your work and email directly to me
- Centripetal motion ICP 11Q Photograph your work and email directly to me
- youtube video going over the basics of circles
- CW: Graded circles check Photograph your work and email directly to me
- CW: Circles graded packet Email me your answers electronically, including the question numbers with your responses, no work needed. NOTE: if you printed the worksheet then you may photograph it and email directly to me if that is easier.
- Forces exam study guide (just a self-check, optional. Email me if you are lost on any of these items and I will respond with words of wisdom and soy-sauce.)
WEDNESDAY 3/18/2020 skipping the exam
- TEST - Unit exam on forces, Newton's laws of motion, weight and mass, the force of friction and its coefficient, force on a spring, universal gravitation, and centripetal motion. Be familiar with graphs regarding acceleration vs net force applied to a constant mass, acceleration vs mass of object for a constant net force, force of weight vs mass, force of friction vs normal force, force on a spring vs elongation, gravitational attraction vs separation distance, gravitational attraction vs mass of objects, centripetal acceleration vs mass, centripetal acceleration vs radius, centripetal acceleration vs speed, centripetal force vs mass, & centripetal force vs speed. (SKIPPING... Focus on new material as of Thursday)
- What is momentum? (youtube intro clip 1:51min)
- NOTES: Momentum quantity
- Instructional video "What is momentum"
- CW: Momentum quantity (Turn in via Castle Learning)
- NOTES: Momentum of a system
- Instructional video "What is a system of objects?"
- CW: Momentum of systems (Turn in via Castle Learning)
- NOTES: Change in momentum
- Instructional video "How do you calculate change in momentum?"
- LAB: Measuring momentum (looking for substitute activity...)
- NOTES: Impulse and graphs
- Instructional video "How do you calculate impulse"
- HW: Hand out airbag article (article and questions) (questions only DOCX file) (Email types response or edit and email DOCX file)
- Regarding question (8),I am looking for you to say something about momentum or impulse. One of the notes I posted (on changing momentum maybe?) has an example of a ball being hit with a tennis racket and changing direction, that is key for this question. Viewing notes and videos on impulse will be helpful. Consider what would happen if the airbag didn't deflate? Here is a link to someone doing a demo that I usually give... it might give you some insight. (bouncing vs not bouncing).
- LAB: Impulse changes momentum (looking for substitute activity...)
- NOTES: 4 examples of impulse
- CW: Impulse and graphs (Turn in via Castle Learning)
- HW: Impulse graph practice (Photograph work and email directly, draw an approximation of the graph)
- NOTES: Conservation of momentum
- Instructional video "What is the law of conservation of momentum?"
- HW: Carts colliding worksheet (Photograph and email directly to submit your answers)
- Use this online applet which models the interactions of these carts to check your work (online applet).
- NOTES: 4 examples of conservation of momentum examples
- CW: Conservation of momentum (Photograph and email directly to submit your answers)
- EXTRA CREDIT: Constructing a graphic organizer (extra credit only)
- Writing prompts practice - optional - (emailed to you, respond via email if you want me to check it)
QUIZ - Quiz on momentum and impulse done via writing prompts and T/F questions. (This will be distributed and collected via email any day when you are ready just ask for it.)
- Intro to work and power
- Youtube: Energy, work, and power (link)
- Conceptual physics reading: Intro, work, & power (link)
- Review book reading work and power (link)
- Youtube 3 cases for finding work (link)
- Youtube finding work when force is at an angle (link)
- Need more practice? Check yourself with more online examples (link)
- Graded work: Review questions 1-25 (link) - (type an email with your answers) multiple attempts allowed
- Video response to selected questions (youtube link)
- LAB: Work lifting vs pulling up ramp (looking for online substitute...)
- LAB: Power pushing contest (
- No new update... waiting for the class to all get caught up, no worries if you are running behind!
- No new update... waiting for the class to all get caught up, no worries if you are running behind!
- WATCH YOUTUBE (Forms of potential energy)
- FROM THE TEXT BOOK (Mechanical energy, potential gravitational energy)
- READ ABOUT MECHANICAL ENERGY HERE (link)
- FROM BLUE REVIEW BOOK (Read about forms of energy and gravitational potential energy and 1 sample problem)
- READ ABOUT GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL ENERGY HERE (link) - stop at elastic energy, that's later
- READ ABOUT MECHANICAL ENERGY HERE (link)
- READ ABOUT DIFFERENT PATHS HERE (link)
- GRADED WORK: (Review questions 26-38) (email your answers typed responses)
- WATCH YOUTUBE - Stored elastic energy (youtube)
- WATCH YOUTUBE - Using equations to calculate energy stored in a spring (15 min sorry) (youtube)
- FROM THE TEXT BOOK
(uh... not in the text book actually)
- LOOK THROUGH PPT NOTES HERE (link)
- FROM BLUE REVIEW BOOK - (Read about elastic potential energy and 1 sample problem)
- READ ABOUT ELASTIC ENERGY HERE (link) starts part way down the page
- GRADED WORK: Review questions 39-56 (email your answers typed responses)
- WATCH YOUTUBE (What is kinetic energy) 4min
- FROM THE TEXT BOOK (Read about kinetic energy)
- FROM BLUE REVIEW BOOK (Read about kinetic energy and 1 sample problem)
- READ ABOUT KINETIC ENERGY HERE (link) 4 check yourself examples
- WATCH KE GRAPH (youtube) 3min
- WATCH SOLVING KE PROBLEMS (youtube) - optional if you need more help 12 min
- GRADED WORK: (Review questions 57-66) (email your answers typed responses)
- (Animation about about energy on frictionless incline)
- Copy these questions into an email, answer them in the email (subject the email your lastname - animation incline please)
- Does the normal force do any work on the cart?
- Does friction do any work on the cart?
- Does gravity do any work on the cart?
- What do you notice about PE and KE when the cart is halfway down the ramp?
- What do you notice about the total mechanical energy of the cart during the entire trip?
- (Animation about energy on frictionless hill with friction at the bottom)
- Copy these questions into an email, answer them in the email (subject the email your lastname - animation sledding hill please)
- What do you notice about the total mechanical energy of the cart during as it moves down the hill?
- What do you notice about the total mechanical energy of the cart as it moves along the horizontal surface at the bottom of the hill?
- What force acts on the cart at the bottom of the hill to reduce it's kinetic energy?
- School offices closed today, take the day off (or keep working on owed work)
- Read from the text book about work energy theorem (link)
- Read from the blue review book on work energy theorem (link)
- Look at diagram of work energy transformation process example (diagram)
- Watch pendulum video (link) and answer questions (documet link) (email question responses for submission)
- Oops! I forgot to post today's assignment, I will post it for Wednesday instead.
- HW: Graphing energy photograph your work, approximate graphs no printer available
- Read from the textbook about conservation of energy
- Watch youtube video on energy of freefalls, springs, and pendulums (link)
- Castle Learning: Energy conversion concepts (turn in via castle learning website)
- Watch youtube video on total mechanical energy (youtube link)
- Read about energy conservation of a projectile (a dart) (link here)
- From the blue review book read about energy conservation
- HW: Pendulum GPE graded check (photograph and email for submission)
- No new work, keep working on assignment
- Pleas email me if you would like your castle learning reset
- So... check out this video clip, just the first 25 seconds or so...
- See, in the game you can uses "stasis" which locks an object in place.
- Link then hits the object several times with his sword, applying a force for some time (giving the log impulse)
- However, the log is "locked" and cannot move... once the "stasis" effect wears off then all impulse is resolved (the object's momentum changes)
- Another way to look at is is "Link stored potential energy in the log", then when the "stasis" effect wears off the stored PE is transformed into KE.
- The physics of video games sure has changed a lot since their first creation!
- Watch instructional video clip on how to apply the Law of Conservation of Mechanical Energy (youtube link)
- Work on Review Questions 67-76 (turn in via email, either type numerical answers or photograph the sheet)
- Watch this short video clip on the energy involved in car crashes (youtube clip) - no assignment for it 3:09 min
- Complete this worksheet on roller coasters, using the three videos from youtube as you go(email your responses)
- Supplemental video, good review of content so far, dealing with momentum and energy of car crashes (youtube clip) - no assignment for it 22:26 min
- Read over conservation of mechanical energy for roller coasters here (website link)
- Watch animation regarding forms of energy on a roller coaster (link) - note that the size of the colored squares indicate the relative amount of energy for each form.
- Worksheet: Energy of roller coaster (Email typed responses or photograph of assignment)
- CW: Review questions 77-86 (Email typed responses or photograph of assignment)
- Continue to focus on corrections and getting work in, you are doing great!
- No new work for today, I will be posting the last few items on Energy later tonight and you can work through them at your own pace this week. The culminating activity for this unit is an essay on conservation of energy.
- Read about stopping distance at this website (website link)
- Watch this brief demonstration video clip (youtube clip)
- Complete this worksheet about tracking energy of a ball rolling down ramp into a bottle (Email your typed responses or a photograph)
- Complete castle learning "energy losses" assignment (Turned in via castle learning)
- CW: Review questions 87-97 (Email typed responses or photograph of assignment)
- CW: Review questions 98-104 (Email typed responses or photograph of assignment)
- Here are the requirements for your final unit essay (directions)
- If you could, over the weekend, email me a rough outline... what activity did you pick, what transformations will you discuss, and what energy losses will you discuss. That way I can make sure you are on the right track. The goal is to turn this essay in next week, I will be starting new unit (static electricity) middle of next week.
- Here are some suggestions for your essay topic, but you can pick anything you want really:
- Activities which involve throwing / lifting objects
- throwing a football
- kicking soccer ball
- Activities which involve throwing / lifting yourself
- rock climbing
- jumping in basketball
- Activities which involve horizontally moving objects
- mowing the grass
- pushing wheelbarrows of dirt
- Activities which involve moving yourself
- Long-distance running
- football running
- running from Zombies
- Random activities which involve things and stuff going places
- Lifting and moving chess pieces on a board
- Throwing a remote at the TV when getting frustrated at video games
- Shopping in the store putting things in and out of the cart
- Activities which involve throwing / lifting objects
- Work on your essay outline please
- Continue your essay
- Rough draft of essay hopefully!
- Tell me what you know about the topic sent via email...
- Read about the electron (webpage link)
- Learn about parts of the Atom and take self-check assessment (webpage) - no formal assignment
- Read about what an electron is (webpage link) then answer these questions (get answers to me anyway you want)
- Watch this instructional video about "conservation of charge" (youtube link)
- Watch this video on how to convert from Coulombs to Elementary Charges (khanacademy link link)
- Watch this video on how to quantify charge and a quick intro to Coulomb's law (youtube link)
- Watch this video on how to use Coulomb's Law (youtube link)
- Play around with this applet on Coulomb's Law (click on atomic scale)
- The forces between charges works just like the force of gravity between masses... double the distance apart, 1/4 the force. Triple the distance apart, 1/9 the force. Double the charge on one object, double the force. Triple the charge on one object, 3x the force.
- Read from the review book on charges and Coulomb's law. Try review questions 1-17 (email me your answers for questions 1-17)
- I made a video on how to draw electric field lines, but it is too long to upload to YouTube... I'm working on splitting it up into two separate halves.
- Until then... watch this video clip that gives a good summary of drawing electric field lines (youtube video)
- If you have 47 minutes, I HIGHLY recommend this video, it covers several demonstrations which I would normally do during class. You will like it! (youtube video) - This professor is AMAZING!
- Watch both parts of these videos on Drawing Electric Field Lines (no formal assignment today)
- Today is James' birthday, happy Birthday Jimmy James! Next year we will have to celebrate twice for you!
- Tomorrow we start current flow and electricity
- No formal assignment today, just a few video clips to watch about magnets...
- View this document about the basics of electricity, in it are two links and a series of questions for you to work through. The math of these concepts comes tomorrow, today is just getting down some terms. (email me your answers however you can)
- Play around with this online applet that demonstrates Ohm's Law... email me the answer to the following two questions below - (access applet here)
- What happens to the current flow (I) as you increase the voltage applied (V)?
- What happens to the current flow (I) as you increase the resistance of the wire conductor (R)?
- Please write an email back answering the above two questions.
- The two concepts shown about Ohm's law are always true, they will never fail you, and will always be helpful when analysing circuits. Commit the results to memory!
- I am putting together a virtual lab hopefully that you can work through on Thursday.
- Watch this short video clip from Youtube talking about amps (youtube link)
- Look over 4 example problems from notes here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iK-_1JD8eTLtorHcfhbsrCdKQQUaFhew/view?usp=sharing|notes PDF)
- Ohm's law is the fundamental relationship between voltage, current, and resistance
- Ohm's law is given in the reference packet at I = V/R
- The amount of current that flows depends on voltage applied to the circuit and the resistance of the circuit
- Many people like to write Ohm's law in one line like this: V=IR. This works if you don't like fractions... however this is not a 'functional' definition... when written this way, it looks like if you increase I or R then you get more V voltage... that is NOT true. The voltage is determined by the generator or battery supply... so keep that in mind!
- Watch this video clip showing a demonstration of Ohm's law (youtube clip)
- Look over the example note on Ohm's law (notes PDF)
- Optional, if you are having a hard time using Ohm's law to solve equations you can watch this 7 minute youtube video that goes over some more example problems using Ohm's law (youtube link)
- Formal assignment... do these 10 questions and email me photographs of your work please.
- Keep working on your assignments.
- Read this article on electric concrete and answer these questions about it. Get me your work however you can.
- Get out there and convert some of the Sun's solar energy into warming up those outer layers of your epidermis!
- Go build up some momentum running around in the yard!
- Happy Memorial Day!
- I will return previously submitted work on circuits later this afternoon... but in the meantime...
- Look through the notes on resistance vs resistivity (PPTX file)
- Look over the answer key to the examples in the notes (link to PDF file)
- Play around with this applet on resistance (link to applet)
- Do the Castle Learning on Current Flow
- Online Ohm's Law Lab coming...
- No new assignment for today
- Look over the notes on electrical power and work (notes PPTX)
- Fill out and submit the "Using power equations" sheet and return any way you can
- This chart might help you keep various electrical quantities and their unit clear, it is a good summary so far
- Fill out and submit the "Using work equations" sheet and return any way you can
- Today we're going to estimate how much water must flow over Niagara Falls at the power station to power an Xbox One for an hour a day... not including the TV used to view it... (that would be about double the amount)...
- I am NOT GRADING this assignment, it is really optional, but fin to figure out!
- OKAY scrap this... I've tried all day yesterday and this morning to come up with a good way to teach you circuits, it is just too complicated to do online at this point.... so we're pivoting to something different today.
- Watch this video on what is a sound wave
- Watch this video on sound wave basics
- Watch this brief video on how to so speed of sound calculations involving echoes.
- Assignment: Use Google Maps to get a satellite view of the football field at school. Use the scale on the map to help you figure out the time it would take for sound to travel from the visitor bleachers to the home bleachers. Use 340m/s for the speed of sound. (NOTE: there is no echo in this problem). Email me your answer along with the distance you estimated between stands.
- Assignment: Use Google Maps to get a satellite view of the walkway between the middle and high school. Use the scale on the map to help you estimate the time it would take for your should to travel from the middle school exit, reflect off the Art Foyer wall of the high school, and then travel back to you. Email me your answer along with the distance you estimate between Middle school and Art Foyer (just the distance, not down and back distance).
- Do these six questions regarding the speed of light email me your answers
- Read about the wave equation and speed of light notes (notes here)
- Do these 9 questions and email me your answers
- Your final assignment! See the included diagram about athletes running around a track, email your response back.
- Please fill out and return this Course evaluation - THANKS!
- Get any last minute work done!