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May 7 - Castle Learning - Modern and Nuclear....a great way to get ready for the multiple choice portion of the test!!!
April 23 - Go to Castle Learning and attempt the Waves and Sound assignment. Also, work through the other speaker question and check yourself with the College Board site.

April 24 is National Physics Day!!!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated Wednesday, April 24, as the second annual National Physics Day, to be celebrated as part of National Science and Technology Week.

April 18 - Begin browsing Chapters 14 and 15 about waves and sound. We are skipping a few labs that normally go in conjunction with the unit (like Pendulae) to save time and introduce/cover broader topics.

April 10 - Castle Learning - Electromagnetism...based on participation, not correctness.

Mar. 26 - Review for your test tomorrow!!! It covers everything from Mechanics to Fluids to Thermo to Circuits!
I am the Physax and I speak for the Science.
Mar. 21-22- Castle Learning...Circuit Basics...due for Friday. Also, I relaized the capacitance thing I said and what I wrote didn't match..Q=CV is what I said, but wrote C=QV which doesn't match my "milk" analogy..sorry about that...I blame the magnet! And in your spare time...
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/49096 , http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48721

Mar. 19 - Attemp the first two AP problems from the Circuit Packet I gave you today....WITHOUT LOOKING THEM UP!!! Cough, couhg, Ankur, cough, cough!

Mar. 15 - Use the following instructions to recreate your real lab with the resistor values you determined as R1, R2, and R3...you can probably skip steps 1-8 (but try to color match the lines form your resistors)
Mar. 14 - Let's try more Castle Learning...Ohm's Law 1 and 2
Mar. 13 - Castle Learning - Electrostatics
Mar. 12 - Review Electric Fields from Ch. 16, Sections 1-6

Your next TEST will be on Thursday!!! - NO ELECTROSTATICS OR CIRCUITS - Free-Response ONLY!

Mar. 2 - Use the applet to model the questions I gave you towards the end of class today. You can plug in numbers for the 2006 one, but simply model the other three...you do not have to write anything, just look at E fields (orange dots) and voltages (electric potential).

Mar. 1 - Look at Chapter 16, Sections 1-6...use the applet from today to model the situations shown in the pictures...relate the arrows to the lines

RETEST for the Free-Response will be Tuesday afternoon promptly at 2:30!!!
boromir.jpgFeb. 24 - Okay, so Will and I found it takes 72 g to remain neutrally buoyant with 2 ping pong balls, so scaling it with the movie would take about 1/9 the volume of one ping pong ball for 4 g to be neutrally buoyant. Scaling up to real world would require multiplying by 512,000....the average volume of a ping pong ball is 33510 cubic mm...magic happens...it would take 1.9 cubic meters of air to float the Audi. Could that much air possibly have come form the pressurized tires?

Feb. 22 - What questions do you have about Nuclear Engineering or nuclear power in general? Bring them with you tomorrow!

Feb. 17 - the long weekend gives you plenty of time to a little reading....Ch. 10.1-10.3...it's about the "peeing" tubes.

Feb. 16 - Read 9.4-9.7 in your textbook and go to the College Board site to get the remaining solutions for the problem set.

Feb. 10 - Read the Chapter Summary of Chapters 11 and 13 as an overview of what we have discussed this week. Also, go to the College Board site and get the answers for the remaining problems (6 in all: 2 PV diagrams and 4 pistons). Thridly...what!!!...yes, thirdly...Castle Learning - Gas Laws and Thermodynamics
Feb. 2 - between now and Monday, read through 11.4-11.6, 12.1-12.2, and 13.1-13.8...it is all of what we have seen and done over the past three days

Jan. 25 - Castle Learning - Energy 1 & 2. I fyou actually checked this tonight e-mail me at my school address or send me a Facebook message.

Jan. 10 - Begin reading through Ch. 5 - all on Work and Energy...also, to prepare for the mid-term...Castle Learning Physics Pretest
Jan. 5 - Castle Learning - Impulse-Momentum 1&2...and check out the Physics Classroom if you have not done so already...it'll help!
Jan. 3 - Read Ch. 6.1-6.2, also try the bumper car problem from 2008
Dec. 15 - Read Ch. 6 Sections 1 and 5...do not read 6.2-6.4!!!!!
Dec. 7 - Make sure you have read through the torque lab instructions COMPLETELY!!!
Dec. 2 - In-class instructions -
1. complete your investigation of force required to maintain circular motion...you should be ready to check how changing the mas affects the force (you must keep the radius and time between crests constant) and how changing the radius affects the force (mass is the same, but in order to keep v the same the time between crests must be proportional to the new radius, i.e. doubling the radius means the time between crests has to double; keep a large mass at the end of the string as it make it easier, like 5-6 rubber stoppers). Please put the SPARK systems away neatly :-)
2. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/circles/ Lesson 1 on individual laptops
3. Castle Learning Centripetal Force 1 and 2

Nov. 30 - Study your free-response questions and lab notebook for the test tomorrow. I have put 6 Castle Learning assignments up to help review multiple choice...there are a lot of them...don't feel feel pressured to do them all
Nov. 21 - Finish reading through Ch. 4...there are a couple of sections we have not read
Nov. 14 - begin thinking about the questions you are answering with the Unbalanced Forces Lab and what the parameters for each investigation (especially those that are constant)
Nov. 9 - Read pp.91-93 (but stop at example 4.7...don't read it)
Nov. 8 - Castle Learning - Forces 1-3
Nov. 7 - Read Ch 4.1-4.3 and pages 82-87; pp. 99 - 100/# 15 - 19
Nov. 2 - You should be putting the finishing touches on your argumentative essay and read
Nov. 1 - I am sure your essay is coming along...
Oct. 31 - You should be working on your argumentative essay!!!
Oct. 25 - research great lies in scientific experimentation to use as evidence in your essay regarding Galileo's experiment
Oct. 21 - Decorate your test folder with things that are meaningful to you. Also reread
...you will be writing an argumentative essay based on it...YAY!!!
Oct. 20 - TEST 2 tomorrow!!! New topics: vectors and projectile motion
Oct. 19 - Castle Learning Projectile Motion 1 & 2; bring your tests with you so we can review for your test on Friday!
Oct. 18 - Castle Learning 2-Dimensional Motion
Oct. 17 - Read Ch. 3.5-3.6 and pp. 70-72/ 17-19, 21-22, 25-28, 42, 51 (OMG, this one is hard!)
Oct. 11 - complete the projectiles lab from phet.colorado.edu; graph x vs v and x vs theta
Oct. 6 - Read Ch. 3.4
Oct. 5 - Prepare a x vs t graph and determine the velocities while the ball is on the incline. Then make a x vs v graph based on the displacement from the table edge.
Oct. 4 - Read Ch. 3 Sections 1-3, pp. 69-70 # 2, 5-9, 11-13, 15
Oct. 3 - You should have already completed it before you left, but make sure you have found the displacement for both field trips today.
Sept. 27-28 - Prepare for your test!!! There is a Castle Learning assignment to help with multiple choice...sorry for the late addition.
Sept. 26 - FYS Unit II A4, C4c. TEST IS ON WEDNESDAY!

Sept. 22 - Try the remaing problems from
Sept. 21 - Super Ultimate Graphing Challenge play for fun and glory!
Sept. 20 - sign up for Castle Learning (if you haven't already). Castle Learning ... your id
should be something like cms-"your school id number"...it should look like cms-1234567. It will take you directly to my class. Use your birthday as the password, like when you login to the computers in the library. Do the assignments listed under "Student Assignments"...Kinematics Review 1-2

Ramp n' Roll
Sept. 19 - Unit II A2-3, C4b...from you syllabus obviously (fyso)

Sept. 16 - and the reading that was promised...
Sept. 15 - Using the data you collected today for the ball on the incline, generate a position versus time graph. Here is some sample data for you to practice with...
Time (s)
X1 (cm)
X2 (cm)
X3 (cm)
Sept. 14 - Begin writing a "formal" lab report for your Buggy Lab...this one is just a guide and should not be consider as an example of perfection..
Sept. 13 - a little of the same...

Sept. 12 - From your syllabus...Unit II A1, C4a

Sept. 9 - Begin making a prettier copy of your buggy lab and re-evaluate the data as a postion vs time graph. Oh, this is cool...supernova

Sept. 8 - Review your data for the Buggy Lab. Make sure you have a graph that reflects your data collection and a mathematical model for your buggy. Review

Sept. 7 - Make sure to read the linked articles from Sept. 6 and think of a good design for the Buggy Lab...we will start promptly after the warm-up.

Sept. 6 - From your syllabus read A1-2 (Ch. 1.1-1.9) and attempt pp. 19-20 / 3, 5, 11, 12, 32, 33, 37-40 ...that's 10 problems! Also, **http://mobilelink.caranddriver.com/features/10q1/effects_of_upsized_wheels_and_tires_tested-tech_dept** and **http://childhoodreading.com/?p=3** What can you infer from the chart in the magazine article?