March24

This week we will finish up Rotational Dynamics and start studying Kinetic Theory. The spring semester is flying by! Make sure you are planning with me how to makeup your assignments when you are out of school. You are still expected to be ready with your assignments when you return unless we have made arrangements. We will finish up this week with the Mousetrap Lab Challenge. You will be designing and building a mousetrap car to go the distance!

****DUE MONDAY Rotational Dynamics Review from last FRIDAY!**

Extra Problems for the test this week will be after the Easter holiday, so I can get them graded and you can have a chance to come in and look over your test.

Monday: Rotational Dynamics

Activities: Q&A: Rotational Dynamics Review

Mini Challenge: The Science of Bottle Flipping

HW: prepare for test Rotational Dynamics

Tuesday: Rotational Dynamics

Activities: Test Ch 8

HW: Complete Section 1 of notes on Kinetic Theory and watch playlist (first 4 videos)

Kinetic Theory Notes

Kinetic Theory Reading

Kinetic Theory Playlist

DUE Wednesday

Wednesday: Topics: Kinetic Theory

Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Kinetic Theory

Guided Practice: Temperature conversions

HW: Book PG 305 #1-5

Complete Section 2 of Notes and specific heat video on playlist (#6-8) due Thursday

Thursday: Rotational Dynamics

Activities: Introduce: Lab Challenge: MOUSETRAP CARS

HW: Work on Mousetrap project

Watch “Kelvin- Sixty Symbols” video on playlist and take notes over it

Friday: Holiday

March15

This week we will begin to wrap up our study of Rotational Dynamics. We will test over the material next Tuesday 3/27. Your lab analysis for the Challenge this week will be due Friday, if you are going to be gone Friday, you need to submit it to me before you go. Either bring it to school on Thursday or drop if off to me before you leave on Friday. Assignments turned after your scheduled class period will be counted late.

Monday: Work Day

Tuesday: Rotational Dynamics

Activities: Lab Challenge Hollow vs. Solid

HW: Post lab analysis

Wednesday: Rotational Dynamics

Activities: Lab Challenge Hollow vs. Solid

HW: Lab analysis Due Thursday

Thursday: UIL Day

Friday: Rotational Dynamics

Mini Challenge: Another Brick in the Wall

Q&A: Angular Momentum/Moment of Inertia #7-13 and Center of Gravity Questions

HW: Rotational Dynamics review

February16

This week we will look at circular motion some more and work on the problems. Last week you did well with the labs! IF you are going to be gone let me know at the start of the week, so you can stay up with us while you are gone. It is your responsible to find out when your meets, games, and matches are so you can plan ahead.

If you missed Thursday or Friday and need to either make up Part 3 of the lab or take the lab quiz come see me during Enrichment Tuesday.

******Make sure you have completed Problem SET 2 for Tuesday. This was the homework from last Friday 2/16

**This week I have duty in the gym if you are looking for me before school.**

Monday: HOLIDAY!!!!

Tuesday: Unit: Circular Motion

Activities: Q&A: previous problems Set 2

Think Tank: Circular Motion Problems Set 1

HW: unfinished problems

Wednesday: Topic: Circular Motion

Activities; Q&A Problem Set 1

Small Group Collaboration: Circular Motion Summary

HW: Review for Comp Quiz over terms, symbols, and equations

Thursday: Topic: Circular Motion

Activities: Science Appetizer: Vocabulary Card Sort

Comprehension Quiz over terms, symbols, equations for Circular Motion

Small Group Collaboration Circular Motion Summary

HW: Individual Practice: MOPS: Circular Motion and Inertia

HW:

Friday: Topic: Circular Motion

Guided Practice: Mathematics of Circular Motion:#1a-d, 2, 4,5, 6

MOPS: The Centripetal Force Requirement

HW: unfinished problems

December8

We will wrap up our study of Newton’s Laws this week. We will have one more mini-lab challenge on Monday with the balloon rockets, and review on Tuesday. The final test of the semester will be Wednesday!!!!! You have done really well getting things completed and being ready for class. Finish Strong! On Thursday and Friday we will complete a challenge that requires innovation, imagination, and incorporating concepts we have learned. Hopefully this will be a fun activity to end the semester on and STRESS free for the most part!

Extra Problems will be Friday morning at 7:40AM

Monday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: LAB: Balloon Rockets

HW: Lab questions to Going Nuts and Balloon Rockets section. THINK Carefully about the laws here!!! There are only a few questions, so give me well-thought out answers!

Tuesday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Q&A: Inertia and 2nd/3rd laws handouts

Partner Review: Laws Card Sort

HW: prepare for test

Wednesday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Test Newton’s Laws

HW: Read over The Grinch Steals Christmas

Thursday: Topics: Forces and Kinematic Motion

Activities: Lab: The Grinch Steals Christmas

HW: Answer post lab questions and submit to me before 8AM Friday!!!

Friday: Topics: Forces and Kinematic Motion

Activities: Lab: The Grinch Steals Christmas

HW: NONE!

December1

Alright Alright Physics! Last week we learned about Newton’s Laws of Motion, types of forces, and some interesting facts about Sir Issac Newton. Remember his parents probably didn’t want him to play with matches! This week we will complete two labs and work some more problems together. Next week we will test over Newton’s Laws on Wednesday and then try and survive a Zombie Apocalypse later in the week.

Monday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Lab: Constant Mass and Changing Force

HW: Post lab analysis and graphs due Tuesday

Tuesday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Science Appetizer: Q&A Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Problem Solving Session: MOPS: Newton’s Second Problem Solving

HW: unfinished problems

Wednesday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Q&A: Newton’s Second Law Problem-Solving

Lab: Exploring Newton’s Laws: Going Nuts

HW: none!

Thursday: Topics: Forces and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Complete Inertia Review worksheet

HW: unfinished problems

Friday: Topics: Forces and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Complete Newtons’ 2nd/3rd laws Review worksheet

HW: unfinished problems

November22

This week we will begin our study of Sir Issac Newton and his laws of motion. The past several weeks we have been using kinematic equations in both one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion. Now, we will look at a more conceptual approach to physics with balanced and unbalanced forces. There will still be some “plug and chung” but some of you will find the math to be simple compared to what we have been doing. We have a final push to finish the semester. Stay focused and finish strong. Some of you have worked really hard, but there is still time to catch up.

I recommend watching the videos on the playlist as a supplement to our class discussions. Good info and Good review material. Newton’s Laws Playlist

EXTRA Problems for Projectile Motion will be Wednesday, 11/29 at 7:40 in my room. You can come by before school or during enrichment to look at your test.

Monday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Science Appetizer: Issac Newton Mini Bio

Lecture/Discussion: Newton’s Laws

Guided Practice: MOPS: Recognizing Forces

Forces Help Sheet **Complete the evens ONLY

HW: unfinished problems

Tuesday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Science Appetizer: Newton’s Laws Top 10

Q&A: MOPS: Recognizing Forces

Discussion: Newton’s Second and Third Laws

HW: Look ahead to Thrusday’s assignment and complete a Pre-lab write up. Directions: read through the lab and write in your own words the purpose of the lab, hypothesize what you think will occur in the lab and explain why, and a brief summary of procedure. Lastly, include the table and a title to save yourself some time.

Wednesday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Guided Practice: MOPS: Newton’s Second Law of Motion and Newton’s Second Law

HW: unfinished problems

Thursday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: Lab: Constant Force and Changing Mass

HW: Unfinished portions of the lab ****Turn it into the sub on Friday at the beginning of class**

Friday: Topics: Force and Newton’s Laws

Activities: MOPS: Inertia and Mass and Balanced and unbalanced Forces

HW: Read lab and complete pre-lab setup: Directions: read through the lab and write in your own words the purpose of the lab, hypothesize what you think will occur in the lab and explain why, and a brief summary of procedure.

November9

We will continue our discussion of projectile motion this week. We will be combining horizontal motion and vertical motion to describe and predict them motion of an object. This is major life hack material. Now, you will have a better appreciation of the realism of stunts in action movies, think Taken and Fast and Furious, and of course you will be able to jump creeks and launch potatoes with more accuracy. Turkey Day is almost here! Gobble Gobble

Monday: Topics: Projectile Motion

Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Projectile Motion

Guided Practice: Projectile Motion Worksheet #1

HW:complete unfinished problems

Tuesday: Topics: Projectile Motion

Activities: Science Appetizer: Q&A Worksheet 1

Guided Practice: Projectile Motion Worksheet #2 #11-17

HW: unfinished problems

Wednesday: Topics: Projectile Motion

Activities: Q&A: Problems from Worksheet 2

Group Practice: PG 101 #1, 3 and PG 113 #31, 33

HW: Complete Question #1-10 on Worksheet #2 (this is the one we worked together on Tuesday)

Thursday: Topics: Projectile Motion

Activities: Review Game: MOPS: Projectile Motion: #1-8 and #11, 12, 13, 14 (if you want to print, you only need to print the first 3 pages)

HW: prepare for test

Friday: Projectile Motion

Activities: test: Projectile Motion

HW: Have a great holiday

November3

We will start the week with a Vector Treasure Hunt. This is a fun lab assignment. Make sure you pay attention to details when completing the lab assignment. We will also begin investigating projectile motion. Things are going to be AIRBORNE now! we will finish up this unit just in time for a nice Thanksgiving break.

**Projectile Motion Notes are due on Wednesday 11/8! Get this DONE

Notes Projectile Motion: Textbook pages 95-102 Projectile Motion Playlist

**Make sure you title each section of your notes with the textbook section and each video title

**EXTRA PROBLEMS FOR VECTORS TEST ARE ON TUESDAY 7:40 IN MY ROOM. COME BY MY ROOM TO LOOK OVER YOUR TEST**

Monday: Topic: Projectile Motion/Vectors

Activities: Lab: Vector Treasure Hunt Destination Location

HW:

Tuesday: Topic: Projectile Motion/Vectors

Activities: Lab: Treasure Hunt: Treasure Location

HW: Lab questions and map are due Thursday, 11/9 beginning of your class period

Wednesday: Topics: Topics: Projectile Motion

Activities: Science Appetizer: Video clip: Ron’s Slip and Slide Extravaganza

Investigating Projectile Motion

Wrap up Discussion

HW: Read the lab for tomorrow **Vector Treasure Hunt Lab due Thursday

Thursday: Topics: Projectile Motion

Activities: Lab: Analysis of Projectile Motion (Setup and data collection)

HW: complete lab questions

Friday: Topics: Projectile Motion

Activities: Projectile Motion and Sport

HW: unfinished problems

October27

We are moving on to Vectors and Projectile Motion. It is important you look over the pages in your textbook from 82-92. Normally, you have looked over the topic before we discuss it in class. It is REALLY important you watch the first video in the Vectors Playlist(Title 2D motion). You only need to watch the first 4 minutes of the video and take notes! If you feel like you want to be better prepared, so you don’t have to write as much during our discussion, take some notes over the pages in the textbook.

We will take our Comprehension Quiz over Universal Gravitation on Wednesday. If you are in 6th or 7th period you will need to come in Wednesday morning at 7:30 to take the quiz. We will not have class on this day, but with all of the activities this semester we are quickly losing days in class and we need to do this quiz in this manner, so we are not scrambling for days at the end of the semester.

Monday: Activities: Lecture/Discussion Vectors

Guided Practice: PG 89 #1-3 and PG 92 #1-4

HW: unfinished problems

Tuesday: Activities: Q/A: Vectors Textbook Questions

Individual Practice: Vector Set #2

HW: unfinished problems

Wednesday: Activities: Comprehension Quiz: Universal Gravitation

HW: Make sure Vector Set #2 completed

Thursday: Activities: Q&A over Vectors Set #2

Practice Problems: Vector Review

HW: Unfinished problems

Friday: Activities: Test: vectors

HW: Notes Projectile Motion: Textbook pages 95-102 Projectile Motion Playlist

**Make sure you title each section of your notes with the textbook section and each video title

October20

We will begin our discussion of Sir Issac Newton and his Law of Universal Gravitation. Your goal by Wednesday is to have the Playlist notes completed and the Say, Mean, Matter reading handout completed. We will begin our discussion of these concepts on Wednesday, so you want a background of the concepts before we begin added in the math. The semester is going fast. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, but first lets indulge in a little Halloween candy. Candy Now! Pie later!

If you want to look at your Free Fall test, come by before school or during enrichment to check out your test.

Monday: Unit: Activities: Complete Notes Universal Gravitation (Book and playlist notes) (DUE Wednesday 10/25) **Look back to last Thursday for the links

HW:

Tuesday: Activities: Individual Practice: Fall Apples and Measuring Acceleration Say Mean Matter

(passed out in class and DUE Wednesday 10/25)

HW: unfinished problems

Wednesday: Activities: Discussion: Law of Universal Gravitation

Guided Practice: Universal Gravitation Set 1

Thursday: Activities: MOPS: Inverse Square Law and Gravitation Complete #1-11, #12 first 3, #14 all

HW: Unfinished problems

Friday: Activities: Universal Gravitation Problem Set 2

HW: complete unfinished problems/Prepare for Universal Gravitation Daily Quiz