Friday, March 16, 2018


Unit:  Waves

Sound and light transfer energy from one location to another as waves. Characteristics of waves include wavelength, amplitude, and frequency. Waves can combine with one another, bend around corners, reflect off surfaces, be absorbed by materials they enter, and change direction when entering a new material. All these effects vary with wavelength. Observable waves include mechanical and electromagnetic waves. Mechanical waves transport energy through a medium. Electromagnetic radiation is differentiated by wavelength or frequency, and includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays. These wavelengths vary from radio waves (the longest) to gamma rays (the shortest). In empty space all electromagnetic waves move at the same speed, the “speed of light.”



  • Sound Waves - Notes
  • Assignment on Decibals.  
  • Homework Assignment 

  • Mrs. Bailey is gone
  • Quiz
  • REVIEW (Come to my classroom to get materials)



  • TEST
Things you may use on the WAVES test...
     1 - ALL review materials (3 different papers or packets, pink, purple and white)
     2 - SAGE reference sheet
     3 - Calculator
     4 - Scratch paper

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Unit 8: Energy

Unit 8:  Energy!!!!
           Short Writing for the Unit (Like a chapter from a book)              
The total energy of the universe is constant; however, the total amount of energy available for useful transformation is almost always decreasing.  Energy can be converted from one form to another and move from one system to another.  Transformation of energy usually produces heat that spreads to cooler places by radiation, convection, or conduction.  Energy can be classified as potential or kinetic energy.  Potential energy is stored energy and includes chemical, gravitational, electrostatic, elastic and nuclear.  Kinetic energy is the energy of motion.  

Objective 1:  Determine kinetic and potential energy in a system.
Objective 2:  Describe conservation of energy in terms of systems.
Objective 3:  Describe common energy transformation and the effect on availability of energy.

Thursday Feb 1, 2018

Monday Feb 5, 2018 . (CCR Week)

Wed Feb 7, 2018 . (CCR Week)

Friday Feb 9, 2018 . (CCR Week)
  • Work on Energy Presentation as a group  
  • This is the only day you will have in class to prepare the presentation

Tuesday Feb 13, 2018

Thursday Feb 15, 2018
  • Group Presentations done in class

Tuesday Feb 20, 2018 and Thursday Feb 22, 2018

Monday Feb 26, 2018 .       MRS. BAILEY WAS GONE
  • Heat Transfer
  • Bill Nye Video
  • Video Guide
  • Begin Review for Energy TEST (see Wednesday Feb 28)

Wednesday February 28, 2018 

Friday March 2, 2018

Tuesday March 6, 2018  (Last class day of quarter 3)
  • Energy Test

Monday, January 22, 2018

Unit 7: Momentum

Unit 7:  Momentum and Impulse

    • Momentum = Mass x Velocity
      • p = mv 
    • Impulse = change in Momentum = Force x time = mass x (change in velocity)
      • J =Ft = m(v-v.)
    • Conservation of Momentum:  Initial System Momentum = Final System Momentum
      • Pi = Pf
      • (initial)m1v1+m2v2=(final)m1v1+m2v2

Monday January 22, 2018

Wednesday January 24, 2018

  • Momentum and Impulse Notes finished
  • Momentum and Impulse Assignment
  • Momentum Bashing LAB 

Friday January 26, 2018

Tuesday January 30, 2018
  • EGG Crash!
  • Begin Paul Hewitt video

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Unit 6: Projectile Motion

Unit 6:  Projectile Motion

d = vt                          Constant Velocity Only
v=v. + at                     Don't need d
d = 1/2 (v + v.)t          Don't need a
d = v. t + 1/2 a t^2      Don't need v
v^2 = v.^2 +2 ad        Don't need t

Wednesday       January 3

    Friday                January 5

    Tuesday             January 9

    Thursday           January 11

    Tuesday        January 16

    Thursday              January 18
    • TEST

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Unit 5: Unbalanced Forces (2nd Law emphasize)

    Here is a reading on this chapter.  Use it like it is a book!

    November 15, 2017
    November 17, 2017
    • I was gone!
    • GPB Video on Newtons 3rd Law
    November 21, 2017
    November 28, 2017

    • Watch this short video before doing problem set 1
    • Go over Problem set 1
    • Quick Introduction to Problem Set 2 because many students will be gone Thursday

    November 30, 2017 (MANY STUDENTS GONE THIS DAY) 
    • 10 minute Video Notes on Kinematic Equations and Force
    • Problem Set 2 - Kinematic Equations and Force
    • Paul Newtons 2nd Law Video   
      • IF YOU WERE ABSENT WATCH THIS VIDEO                                

    December 4, 2017 
    • Mass vs. Weight:  Powerpoint
    •                               Note sheet is with the first day material
    • Force and Weight WS
    • Playing with Toys Lab

    December 6, 2017  (Wed)
    • Friction:     Powerpoint
    •                   Note sheet is with Nov. 21 material
    • Mr. B:        Video Notes
    • Friction Problems   Due:  Tuesday

      December 8, 2017  
      • Unbalanced Ramp Problems Video Notes
      • Set 5 Questions - Handout 
      December 12, 2016
      December 14, 2017
      • Test
      December 18, 2017 
      • Work on Balloon Rocket Cars
      December 20, 2017
      • Balloon Rocket Cars

      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

      Wednesday October 11

      • Frame of Reference

      • Friday October 13
        • TEST on Constant Acceleration    

        END OF QUARTER 1