AP PHYSICS 1
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College Board Course description AP test dates AP 1 exam samples and solutions
My course description: AP Physics 1 short sheet

Summer work and instructions can be found in my summer powerpoint. Register at www.PearsonSchool.com/Access ; you should then have access to www.masteringphysics.com; my course is AP1MACUK2018; you must use the registration code I provided to subscribe! You are responsible for the material in chapters 1 & 2, and should be looking ahead in chapter 3.
IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS GOOGLE CLASSROOM the following summer packets are due the first class day of school

If you have MicroSoft Excel but are unfamiliar with how to make charts with it, you should also attempt to the best of your ability.

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COLOR KEY: material we have covered or are about to cover old material that is tentatively, or has not been, scheduled ㊙ notes to myself about material for next year


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
DAY
TOPIC IN CLASS
What we did in class today
What they should be doing at home
Circular Motion & Gravitation
1
Circular motion
Introduced rotational equivalents of linear kinematics: a=αr, α=(ωf-ωi)/t, etc.


2
circular motion again
Learned what causes circular motion: centripetal (as opposed to centrifugal) force & acceleration. a=v²/r
Online HW. Print out ______Circular Motion Lab______ and bring to class.

3

studied physics of level curves.
Download __Crossfire Bank On It__

4

Studied physics of banked curves
See my Crossfire document!

5

Investigated variables involved in ____Circular Motion Lab____
Complete circular motion lab write up; see __modeled circular motion__ lab data in excel
How much does the Earth weigh in an apple's gravity?
6
circular motion, gravitation
Open note quiz! Introduced Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, applied to circular motion

How does the Moon fall around the Earth?
7

Score quiz. More Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, applied to circular motion and orbits.
Download __cheatsheet__ and print out

8

Worked on sample AP, HW problems with gravity. Worked on cheatsheet, reviewed for test


9
circular motion & gravitation
TEST
Celebrate Sir Isaac Newton's birthday with family. See you next year!

10

score test


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
DAY
TOPIC IN CLASS
What we did in class today
What they should be doing at home
Rotational Motion
Which way does your toilet paper roll?
1
Torque


STEAM
Introduced torque, the rotational analog of force τ = F×r; showed how to win bets with a spool of string.
Began the __Applying Torque__ handout
Introduce the __Yoyo Ma-dness__ project
Download ____cheatsheet____; online HW from chapters 7 & 8
Download & print out __Applying Torque__ handout and bring to class.

Download & print out the __Junkyard Olympics Yoyo Madness__ event description

2
Center of gravity
Introduced Center of gravity/Center of mass, an application of balanced moments; students investigated and derived equation for COG. Wrap up __Applying Torque__ handout

Introduced the____Mobile XC project____!
Print ______Equilibrium Problems______ handout.

____Mobile XC project____, due by end of unit.
Pre-school playground physics
3
Equilibrium
Introduced further applications of net torque =0 of objects in Static Equilibrium. Worked on the ____Equilibrium Problems____ worksheet.
XC proof: when a plank is supported by two or more fulcrums,the ratio of normal forces is proportional to ratio of support distances
Soup can physics
4
Moment of Inertia
Introduced Moment of Inertia, I=mr², the rotational analog of mass, [and rotational equivalents of linear kinematics: a=αr, α=(ωf-ωi)/t, α=τ/I
XC investigation:Which will win: a can of broth or a can of cream of mushroom soup (or something similar) rolling down a ramp? Race and let Nature Speak. Document on video and Explain!Donate cans to Charity when you're done!
__le Grande Thanksgiving__
5
torque
rotation kinematics
Open note quiz!
Introduced angular acceleration,α, the rotational analog of linear acceleration, and Newt's 2nd law as torque: τ = Iα . Learned why we learned to tuck our legs in while running.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with family!

6

Scored quiz
Reviewed static equilibrium problems
Download and print out the Torque TIPER worksheets

7

Worked on Torque TIPERs
Download and print out the Torque & Moment of Inertia PhET lab

8

Investigated torque and moment of inertia. Finished the Equilibrium handout, attempted AP static equilibrium problems.


9
torque
Worked on cheatsheet, reviewed for test


10
Torque, Rotation & Equilibrium
TEST


11

score test

more toilet paper physics
12

Compared the acceleration of a toilet paper roll in free fall to a roll that is freely unrolling. Really.
demonstrate the physics of toilet paper rolls to the family! Hours of fun!


Other stuff
Asymmetrical Projectile Motion a must-read for all hopeful pirate gunners!

Banked Curves Teach's most-requested document by other physics teachers!