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2014 Spring Semester

Day 1 (1/8)
Intro
Syllabus
HW: Signed Syllabus

Day 2 (1/9)
Signed Syllabus Due
Math Review:
Algebra
Right Triangle Geometry
Lab Safety

Day 3 (1/10)
The Scientific Method
How to write a lab report
Scientific Method Lab Due Monday

Day 4 (1/13)
Scientific Method Lab Due
Speed, Distance, and Time
Introduction to Photogates
Karate Chop Activity
Read/Notes Ch 1

Day 5 (1/14)
Complete Read/Notes Ch 1
Vectors and Scalars
Speed and Velocity
Acceleration
Dune Buggy Lab

Day 6 (1/15)
Reading Quiz Ch 1
Accleration (Velocity vs Time Graph)
Problem Set p44, 49
Complete Dune Buggy Lab

Day 7 (1/16)
SLO PreTest
Review/Discuss Problem Set
Kinematic Equations; Average Velocity
p47, 53

Day 8 (1/17)
Dune Buggy Lab Due
Kinematic Equations Continued
Pinewood Derby Lab

Day 9 (1/21)
Pinewood Derby Lab Due
Kinematic Equations
p55, 58
Read/Notes Ch 2

Day 10 (1/22)
Review/Discuss p55, 58
Free Fall
Ball Up/Ball Down Analysis
Reaction Time Lab (Due Friday)
Read/Notes Ch 2 (Due Thursday)

Day 11 (1/23)
Ch 2 Reading Quiz
Free Fall: Drop Ball; Throw Ball Up; Throw Ball Down
p64, 65
Reaction Time Lab Due Friday

Day 12 (1/24)
Reaction Time Lab Due
Review/Discuss p64, 65
Ticker Tape Lab To Determine 'g'
p68 #1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 25, 32, 42

Day 13 (1/27)
Review for Ch 1 and 2 Test Tuesday
Work Time
Complete Ticker Tape Lab
Complete p68 Problem Set
Return/Discuss Labs

Day 14 (1/28)
Ch 1, 2 Test
Read/Notes Ch 3

Day 15 (2/4)
Rube Goldberg Work Time
Rube Goldberg Rough Sketch Due Thursday
Review horizontal and vertical motion
Projectiles Launched Horizontally
p99 #1-4

Day 16 (2/5)
Projectiles Launched at Angles
Vector Components
p89, 92
Nerf Launcher Activity
p101 #3, 2, 4, 1

Day 17 (2/6)
Complete Nerf Launcher Activity
Projectiles Launched at Angles
p101 #3, 2, 4, 1

Day 18 (2/7)
Complete p101 #3, 2, 4, 1
Projectiles Launched at Angles
Complete Nerf Launcher Activity
Rube Goldberg Rough Sketch Due

Day 19 (2/10)
WarmUp
Complete Nerf Launcher Lab Due Tuesday
p109 #31, 32, 34, 35, 47, 48
Projectile Motion Quiz Tuesday
Work on Rube Goldberg

Day 20 (2/18)
Nerf Launcher Lab Due
Projectile Motion Quiz
Read/Notes Ch 4
Work on Rube Goldberg

Day 21 (2/19)
Nerf Launcher Lab Due
Shoot for your Grade Lab
Read/Notes Ch 4
Work on Rube Goldberg

Day 22 (2/20)
Ch 4 Reading Quiz: Forces
Forces Introduction
Newton's Laws of Motion
p124
Rube Goldberg Work Time
Complete Shoot for Grade Lab

Day 23 (2/21)
Shoot for Grade Lab Due
Free Body Diagrams
p128, 129
Work on Rube Goldberg

Day 24 (2/24)
Review p128, 129
Free Body Diagrams: Inclined Planes
p132, 134
Work on Rube Goldberg

Day 25 (2/25)
Review p132, 134
Friction
Static, Kinetic
Coefficient of Friction
Coefficient of Friction Lab (Due Friday)
Rube Goldberg Thursday

Day 26 (2/26)
Rube Goldberg Pep Talk
Complete Coefficient of Friction Lab
Complete p141 #1, 3, 4
p143 #2,3,4

Day 27 (2/27)
Rube Goldberg Day

Day 28 (2/28)
Review/Discuss p141, 143
Coefficient of Friction Lab Due
Rube Goldberg Post Talk
p145 #11, 45, 48

Day 29 (3/3)
Forces Quiz p147 #35, 36, 38
Review/Discuss Problem Set
Read/Notes p234-247

Day 30 (3/4)
Tangential Speed
Centripetal Acceleration
Centripetal Force
Centripetal Force Lab

Day 31 (3/5)
Newton's Universal Law of Gravity
Orbits and Planetary Motion
Escape Speed
Complete Centripetal Force Lab Due Thursday

Day 32 (3/6)
Centripetal Force Lab Due
Read/Notes Ch 6 Momentum
Student Surveys
Assign Road Race: Due Date April 17

Day 33 (3/7)
Fernbank!

Day 34 (3/10)
Fernbank Lab Due
Conservation of Momentum
Inelastic Collisions
Momentum Lab Part I
p214 #1-5

Day 35 (3/11)
Conservation of Momentum
Elastic Collisions
Kinetic Energy
Momentum Lab Part II
p219 #1-4

Day 36 (3/12)
Review/Discuss Problem Set
Impulse Momentum Theorem
p199, 201, 203
Momentum Lab Part III
Complete Lab Report

Day 37 (3/13)
Work and Energy
Conservation of Energy
Complete Lab Report: Due Friday
Read/Notes Ch 5 Due Monday

Day 38 (3/14)
Momentum Lab Due
Work/Power Lab
MS Excel Spreadsheet Tutorial
Read/Notes Ch 5 Due Monday
Work/Power Lab Due Tuesday

Day 39 (3/17)
Potential Energy due to Elasticity
Hooke's Law
Hooke's Law Activity
p177 #1-5
Work/Power Lab Due Tuesday

Day 40 (3/18)
Work Power Lab Due
p177 #1-5 Due
Review/Discuss p177
Ch 1-7 Test Friday
Wave Introduction
Read/Notes Ch 11

Day 41 (3/19)
Sound Waves
Read/Notes Ch 12
Ch 1-7 Test Friday

Day 42 (3/20)
Road Race Update Due
Speed of Sound Lab
Review for Test

Day 43 (3/21)
Ch 1-7 Test

Day 44 (3/24)
Sound and Light Comparison
Doppler Effect
Speed of Sound Lab Due Tuesday
p413 #107

Day 45 (3/25)
Speed of Sound Lab Due
Intensity, Relative Intensity, Volume
Sound Safety Poster

Day 46 (3/26)
Work on Sound Safety Poster
Introduce Light
Electromagnetic Radiation
p449 #1-6
p450 #1-4

Day 47 (3/27)
World of Coke Field Trip

Day 48 (3/28)
World of Coke Activity Due
Wave Theory of Light
Mirrors
Flat, Concave, and Convex
Ray Diagrams

Day 49 (3/31)
Mirror Equation
Flat, Concave, Convex Mirrors
Magnification
p462, 466

Day 50 (4/1)
Review/Discuss p462, 466
Drawing Ray Diagrams
Start Ray Diagrams Lab

Day 51 (4/2)
Review for Test Friday
Complete Ray Diagrams Lab

Day 52 (4/3)
Review for Test Friday

Day 53 (4/4)
Ch 11, 12, 13 Test
Have a great Spring Break

Day 54 (4/14)
Read/Notes Ch 14
Refraction
Snell's Law
Index of Refraction
p493
Practice A
Section Review

Day 55 (4/15)
Review/Discuss HW
Converging and Diverging Lenses
Myopia and Hyperopia
Index of Refraction Mini Lab
Read/Notes Ch 14

Day 56 (4/16)
Index of Refraction Lab Due
Converging and Diverging Lenses
Ray Diagrams
Thin Lens Equation
p501
Road Race Prep

Day 57 (4/17)
ROAD RACE

Day 58 (4/18)
SADD Assembly

































































2013 Fall Semester

Day 1 8/12
Introduction
What is Physics?
Math Review
Syllabus
AP: Summer Work Due
HW:
Signed Syllabus Due
Online Textbook: my.hrw.com

Day 2 8/13
Signed Syllabus Due
Math Review (con't)
Read/Notes Ch 1
Study for Math Quiz:
Trig Functions and Right Triangle Geometry
Graphing Lines using slope intercept form
Solving Equations for unknown variable

Day 3 (8/14)
Math Fundamentals Quiz
Scientific Method Tubes Lab
Read/Notes Ch 1

Day 4 (8/15)
Return/Discuss Math Fundamentals Quiz
Complete Scientific Method Tubes Lab; Due Monday
Read/Notes Ch 1

Day 5 (8/16)
Math Fundamentals Quiz II
Complete Scientific Method Tubes Lab; Due Monday
Read/Notes Ch 2 Due Tuesday

Day 6 (8/19)
Sci Met Tubes Lab Due
Physics SLO PreTest
Motion
Scalars, Vectors
Distance, Displacement
Speed, Velocity
Read/Notes Ch 2 Due Tuesday

Day 7 (8/20)
Reading Quiz Ch 1, 2
Return/Discuss Scientific Method Tubes Lab
Motion
Scalars, Vectors
Distance, Displacement
Speed, Velocity
Position vs Time Graphs
200m Track Activity

Day 8 (8/21)
WarmUp
Acceleration
Velocity vs Time Graphs
Photogate Activity
Problem Set 1.1, 1.2

Day 9 (8/22)
WarmUp
Review/Discuss Problem Set 1.1, 1.2
Kinematic Equations
Hot Wheels Lab
Study for Quiz Objectives 1.1-1.6

Day 10 (8/23)
Quiz Objectives 1.1 - 1.6
Complete Hot Wheels Lab Due Monday
p53, 55, 58 Extra Practice

Day 11 (8/26)
Hot Wheels Lab Due
Free Fall Lecture and Demo
Free Fall Lab
p53, 55, 58
Review/Discuss Quiz

Day 12 (8/27)
Free Fall Lab Analysis (Due Wed)
Up/Down Motion
p53, 55, 58, 59, 64, 65
Obj 1.1-1.6 Remediation Thurs AM/PM
Quiz Obj 1.7, 1.8 Friday

Day 13 (8/28)
Free Fall Lab Due
Review Up/Down Motion
Acceleration Due to Gravity with Photogates Activity
Obj 1.1-1.6 Remediation Thurs AM/PM
Quiz Obj 1.7, 1.8 Friday

Day 14 (8/29)
Free Fall with Kinematics More Practice
Reaction Time Lab
Study for Quiz Obj 1.7, 1.8

Day 15 (8/30)
Complete Reaction Time Lab Writeup
Quiz Obj 1.7, 1.8
Read/Notes Projectile Motion

Day 16 (9/3)
Reaction Time Lab Due
Projectiles Launched Horizontally
Holt p99 #1-4
AP p66 #17, 18, 20, 21, 23
Nerf Launcher Activity
Read/Notes Projectile Motion

Day 17 (9/4)
Review/Discuss HW
Vector Addition
Holt p85, 89, 92, 94
AP p66 #1-16
Nerf Launcher Activity
Read/Notes Projectile Motion

Day 18 (9/5)
Projectiles Launched at an Angle
Nerf Launcher Activity (con't)
Holt p101 #3, 4, 2, 1 Practice E
AP p66 #19, 22, 23, 21

Day 19 (9/6)
Review Projectiles Launched at Angles
Quiz Remediation 1.7, 1.8
Additional Practice with Projectile Motion

Day 20 (9/9)
Projectile Motion Quiz
Grades
WebAssign
Nerf Launcher Conclusion Due Wed
Test 1.1-1.10 Friday

Day 21 (9/10)
Return/Discuss Projectile Motion Quiz
Nerf Launcher Conclusion Due Wed
More Practice Projectile Motion
Holt p 109 #31, 32, 34, 35, 37
AP p66 #24, 26, 27, 29, 31

Day 22 (9/11)
Review Projectile Motion
Nerf Launcher Lab Due
Shoot for your grade Lab
Test 1.1-1.10 Friday

Day 23 (9/12)
Shoot for your grade Lab Due
Review for Unit 1 Test Friday

Day 24 (9/13)
Unit 1 Test
Read/Notes Ch 4

Day 25 (9/16)
WarmUp
Forces Introduction
Read/Notes Ch 4 (Due Tuesday)
AP p97 #1-14 ; Holt p124 Practice and Section Review
Return/Discuss Unit 1 Test
Open House

Day 26 (9/17)
Forces Reading Quiz
Review/Discuss HW
Assign Rube Goldberg Project
Free Body Diagrams
Holt p128,132
AP p98 #1-15

Day 27 (9/18)
WarmUp
Free Body Diagrams with Friction
Review/Discuss HW
Holt p134, 139, 143
AP p98 #16-23, 25

Day 28 (9/19)
Review/Discuss HW
Warmup: Inclined Planes
Coefficient of Friction Lab
Holt p145-147
AP p98
Study for Forces Quiz

Day 29 (9/20)
Forces Standards Quiz
Complete Coefficient of Friction Lab Due Monday

Day 30 (9/23)
Coefficient of Friction Lab Due
Return/Discuss Standards Quiz Forces
More Complicated Free Body Diagrams
Pulleys, Atwood Machine
WebAssign Forces Part III

Day 31 (9/24)
Friction Lab Due
Review/Discuss WebAssign Forces Part III
Bucket Of Fun Lab (Due Thursday)

Day 32 (9/25)
Complete Bucket Of Fun Lab (Due Thursday)
More Complex Free Body Diagrams
Rube Goldberg Work Time
Read/Notes
Holt p232-247
AP p106-115; 117-120

Day 33 (9/26)
Bucket of Fun Lab Due
More Complex Free Body Diagrams (Ramps and Pulleys)
Rube Goldberg Rough Sketch Due
Centripetal Force
Holt p238, 239
Study for Quiz Standards 2.9, 2.10

Day 34 (9/27)
Review/Discuss Homework
Centripetal Force
Loop Roller Coasters
Gravitron Ride
Standards Quiz 2.9, 2.10
Work on Rube Goldberg Project

Day 35 (9/30)
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
Derivation of Tangential Velocity
Derivation of Acceleration Due to Gravity
Holt p242, 247
AP p131 #28-36
Unit 2 Test Friday
Return/Discuss Quiz

Day 36 (10/1)
Review/Discuss HW
Centripetal Force Lab
Lab Report Due Thursday
Study for Unit 2 Test Friday
Work on Rube Goldberg Project (Photo Update Thursday)

Day 37 (10/2)
Rube Goldberg Project Photo Update Due Thursday
Centripetal Force Lab Due Thursday
WebAssign: Forces Review Set
Unit 2 Test Friday

Day 38 (10/3)
Centripetal Force Lab Due
Rube Goldberg CheckPoint
Complete WebAssign Forces Review
Study for Test

Day 39 (10/4)
Unit 2 Test
Read/Notes Ch 5 (Holt)
Read/Notes Ch 6 (AP)

Day 40 (10/7)
Work
Potential Energy
Kinetic Energy
Conservation of Energy
Elevate Lab
p162, 163, 166 (Holt)
p162 #1-10 AP

Day 41 (10/8)
Review/Discuss HW
Conservation of Energy
Pendulums
Spring Mass Systems
Hooke's Law Mini Lab
WebAssign (Work and Energy)
Complete Elevate Lab

Day 42 (10/9)
Elevate Lab Due
Pendulums (in more detail)
WebAssign (Work and Energy)
Rube Goldberg Work Time

Day 43 (10/10)
Rube Goldberg Update
Review/Discuss WebAssign (Work, Energy)
Power
Work/Power Lab
Standards Quiz Unit 3 Friday

Day 44 (10/11)
Standards Quiz Unit 3
Complete Work/Power Lab
Rube Goldberg Due Thursday
Begin Read/Notes Unit 4 Momentum

Day 45 (10/15)
Momentum Warmup
Impulse Momentum Theorem
Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
Rube Goldberg Work Time
Read/Notes
Ch 6 (Holt)
Ch 7 (AP)

Day 46 (10/16)
PSAT No Class

Day 47 (10/17)
Rube Goldberg Day
Detailed Drawing
Detailed Physics Energy Transfers

Day 48 (10/18)
Work, Power Energy Remediation Quiz Due
Work/Power Lab Due
Fernbank Introduction to Waves

Day 49 (10/21)
Work, Power, Energy Remediation Quiz Due
Turn in work
Work/Power Lab Due
Momentum Lab (Inelastic Collisions)
Read/Notes Ch 6 (Holt)
Read/Notes Ch 7 (AP)
Problem Set
Holt: p223 #11 12 22 23 28 29 39
AP: p188 #1 5 15 22 23 31 32

Day 50 (10/22)
Review/Discuss Problem Set
Momentum Lab Part B (Elastic Collisions)
Quiz: p223 #14, 22, 29, 32, 43, 44 (To Turn In)
Momentum Lab Due Thursday
Energy and Momentum Test Friday

Day 51 (10/23)
Complete Momentum Lab Due Thursday
Review/Discuss Quiz p223
Review for Test Friday

Day 52 (10/24)
Momentum Lab Due
Physics Overview
Problem Solving Strategies
Review for Test Friday
Practice Problems for Test
Ballistic Pendulum
Block on a Post
Pinball Machine

Day 53 (10/25)
Work, Energy, Power, Momentum Test
Read/Notes Ch 11

Day 54 (10/28)
Waves Introduction
Waves Demo
Read/Notes Ch 11
Ch 11 Practice Problems

Day 55 (10/29)
Review/Discuss Ch 11 Practice Problems
Sound
Doppler Effect
Intensity
Relative Intensity
Read/Notes Ch 12
Ch 12 Practice Problems

Day 56 (10/30)
Standing Waves
Harmonics
Resonance
Light Introduction
Read/Notes Ch 13 (Holt)
Read/Notes Ch 22, 23 (AP)

Day 57 (10/31)
Speed of Sound Lab
Read/Notes Ch 13 (Holt)
Read/Notes Ch 22, 23 (AP)
Complete Speed of Sound Lab
Study for Quiz Unit 5 Objectives 1-8

Day 58 (11/1)
Quiz Unit 5 Objectives 1-8
Read/Notes Light
Complete Speed of Sound Lab Due Monday

Day 59 (11/4)
Speed of Sound Lab Due
Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Light
Reflection
Holt 13.1, 13.2
AP 23.1, 23.2
WebAssign Light Intro

Day 60 (11/5)
Review WebAssign Light Intro
Ray Diagrams
Mirrors
Flat, Concave, Convex
Holt p462, 466

Day 61 (11/6)
Review/Discuss HW p462, 466
Ray Diagrams Spherical Mirrors Lab

Day 62 (11/7)
Complete Ray Diagrams Spherical Mirrors Lab
Refraction
Snell's Law
Lenses: Converging and Diverging
Thin Lens Equation

Day 63 (11/8)
Complete Ray Diagrams Spherical Mirrors and Thin Lenses
Optical Bench Lab
Study for Test Waves, Sound, Light Monday

Day 64 (11/11)
Waves, Sound, Light Test
Read/Notes
Ch 16, 17, 18 (Holt)
Ch 16, 17, 18, 19 (AP)
Field Trip Permission Form

Day 65 (11/12)
Electric Charge
Electric Force
Electric Field
p563, 566, 575
Whimshurst Machine

Day 66 (11/13)
Review/Discuss p563, 566, 575
Electrical Potential Energy
Electric Potential
p575, 579
Van der graaf Generator

Day 67 (11/14)
Review/Discuss p575, 579
Voltage, Current, Resistance
Ohm's Law
p599, 601, 609

Day 68 (11/15)
Ohm's Law
Simple Circuits with Resistors
Series and Parallel
Begin Electricity Lab

Day 69 (11/18)
Simple Series and Parallel Circuits with Resistors
Continue Electricity Lab

Day 70 (11/19)
Complex Circuits with Resistors: Combined Series and Parallel
Continue Electricity Lab
Study for Test Thursday

Day 71 (11/20)
Complete Electricity Lab (Full Report Due Friday)
Study for Test Thursday

Day 72 (11/21)
Electricity Test

Day 73 (11/22)
Challenge

Day 74 (12/2)
Review Circuits with Resistors (Series and Parallel)
Road Race Work Time
Capacitance
Holt p607
Read/Notes Holt Ch 19
Read/Notes AP Ch 20

Day 75 (12/3)
Jump Starting a Car
Changing a Flat Tire
Capacitors in Series and Parallel
Work Time

Day 76 (12/4)
World of Coke Field Trip

Day 77 (12/5)
Magnets
Domains
Magnetic Fields
Drawing Magnetic Field Lines
Electromagnetic Induction

Day 78 (12/6)
Electromagnetic Induction
AC/DC Advantages and Disadvantages
Right Hand Rule (F B I)
Motors and Generators
Transformers

Day 79 (12/9)
Road Race Prep
Nuclear Reactions
Review for Final Exam

Day 80 (12/10)
Road Race Prep
Review for Final Exam

Day 81 (12/11)
ROAD RACE

Day 82 (12/12)
Project #2 Presentations
Review for Final Exam

Day 83 (12/13)
SLO Post Test

Day 84 (12/16)
Review for Final Exam

Day 85 (12/17)
Review for Final Exam

Day 86 (12/18)
Review for Final Exam

Day 87
Final Exam Review Sheet DUE
Final Exam











































































































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