Friday, October 20, 2017

Unit 4 : Balanced Forces Newton's 1st law

Unit 4 - Balanced Forces (Newton's 1st Law)

Thursday October 17

Thursday October 19

  • Trig Bell work
  • SAGE Benchmarks

Tuesday October 24

Thursday October 26

Monday October 30

Wednesday November 3

Friday November 3
  • Paul Hewitt Review Video             

Tuesday November 7

Thursday November 9

Monday November 13
  • TEST
  • Nature of Force if time

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unit 3 - Constant Acceleration

Unit 3 - Constant Acceleration



Link to video about using the kinematic equations.

Link to video about graphing kinematic equations.

Link about how the kinematic equations were derived.
(You do not need to know this until AP physics, but some of you want to know how)




Science Benchmark
The motion of an object can be described by measurements of its position at different times. Velocity is a measure of the rate of change of position of an object.  Acceleration is a measure of the rate of change of velocity of an object.  This change in velocity may be a change in speed and/or direction.  Motion is defined relative to the frame of reference from which it is observed. An object's sate of motion will remain constant unless unbalanced forces act upon the object.  This is Newton's first law of motion.


Standard 1:  Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration.
  • Calculate the average velocity of a moving object using data obtained from measurements of position of the object at two or more times.
  • Determine and compare the average and instantaneous velocity of an object from data showing its position at given times.
  • Collect, graph, and interpret data for position vs. time to describe the motion of an object and  compare this motion to the motion of another object.

Wed September 26

  • Reviewed Velocity TEST
  • Reviewed Velocity
  • Introduction to Acceleration  Notes

Friday September 28
  • Discussed XvsT, VvsT, and AvsT graphs
  • Watch the video about graphing kinematic equations
  • Practice making VvsT and AvsT graphs from XvsT graphs
  • Assignment 1 will be due on Tuesday
  • We will work more on this in class on tuesday

Tuesday-Thursday October 3 and 5
  • Worked more on Graphs  Assignment 2 done in class on Tuesday
  • Kinematic Equations
  • Video to help
  • Book Problems page 72  #23-27
  • Assignment 5 (yes I know we didn't do 3 or 4) will be due on Monday October 9 

Monday October 9
  • Review

Wednesday October 11

  • Frame of Reference


  • Friday October 13
    • TEST on Constant Acceleration    

    END OF QUARTER 1

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Unit 2 - Constant Velocity 2017-18

    Unit 2 - Constant Velocity
    Science Benchmark
    The motion of an object can be described by measurements of its position at different times. Velocity is a measure of the rate of change of position of an object.  Acceleration is a measure of the rate of change of velocity of an object.  This change in velocity may be a change in speed and/or direction.  Motion is defined relative to the frame of reference from which it is observed. An object's state of motion will remain constant unless unbalanced forces act upon the object.  This is Newton's first law of motion.


    Standard 1:  Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration.
    • Calculate the average velocity of a moving object using data obtained from measurements of position of the object at two or more times.
    • Determine and compare the average and instantaneous velocity of an object from data showing its position at given times.
    • Collect, graph, and interpret data for position vs. time to describe the motion of an object and  compare this motion to the motion of another object.

    • Notes  These will be updated as we do more in class


    Tuesday 9/5/17

    • Vector and Scalar
    • Position, Distance and Displacement
    • Worksheet  Due: Thursday 9/7

    Thursday 9/7/17

    Monday 9/11/17


    Wed 9/13/17
    • Finish Velocity Lab


    Friday 9/15/17
    • Position vs. Time Graphs           Click on the Notes and scroll about 1/2 through the slides
    • Unit 2:  Assignment 1 (both part 1 and 2)
    • Extra Powerpoint that can answer questions if needed


    Tuesday 9/19/17


    Thursday 9/21/17
    • Review    (Online Copy in progress.....)


    Monday 9/25/17

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Unit 0: Introduction to Physics 2017-18 Daily work from 8/17-labor day

    Welcome to Physics 2017-18



    Course Disclosure


    Class Procedures


    August 17, 2017
    • First day of school
      • Name Tags
      • Get to know you game
      • Course Disclosure
      • Went over procedures
      • Safety Contract sent home
    • Disclosure and Safety Contract are due on 8/19

    August 19, 2017
    • Disclosure and safety contract are due
    • handed out Hall Passes
    • PB Sandwich Intro and Groups, we wrote the procedure for making a PB sandwich
    • Went over how to do a Lab Write-up
    • Lab Write-up example         and     a rubric

    August 21, 2017
      August 23, 2017

      • PB Day
      • Lab Write-up due 8/25

      August 25, 2017
      • PB Lab Write up Due
      • Finished Bill Nye 100 Greatest Discoveries
      • Significant Figure Review
      • Sig Fig Reading handout given
      • Sig Fig Assignment
      • Due:  Aug 29, 2017

      August 29, 2017

      • Video Guide for 100 Greatest Discoveries due
      • Sig Fig Assignment Due
      • Scientific Notation
      • Conversion Factors
      • Dimensional Analysis

      August 31, 2017
      • Metric System
      • What is measurement?
      • Measurement lab - Due Sept. 5
      • Take Home TEST - Due Sept. 5

      Have a Great Weekend!  

      Wednesday, November 11, 2015

      Unit 4 - Balanced Forces (Newton's 1st Law)

      Unit 4 - Balanced Forces (Newton's 1st Law)

      Thursday October 17

      Thursday October 19

      • Trig Bell work
      • SAGE Benchmarks

      Tuesday October 24

      Thursday October 26

      Monday October 30
      • Finishing Notes from Friday
      • Force Diagrams  (Assignment in class)
      • Newton's 1st Law Experiment Diving Egg Demo's - Class Participation
      • Begin Solving Balanced Forces
      • Problem Set #3

      Wednesday November 3

      Friday November 3

      Tuesday November 7



      Thursday November 9
      • Review

      Monday November 13
      • TEST
      • Nature of Force if time