AP PHYSICS 1
AP LINKS
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.

Attendance: for more information on my tardiness policy, see the FAQ page Missed Classwork/Labs for more information on my makeup policy, see the FAQ pageClasswork and Labs are worth 40% of your grade! Missed Quizzes/Tests for more information on my makeup policy, see the FAQ page Quizzes and Tests together are worth 50% of your grade!
If you have an excused absence, make sure you note this on any work you hand in after its due date, or it will be assumed to be late work! Unexcused absences (no parent call in or other reason listed on the portal)will result in a zero for missed work or assessments!



REMEMBER TO SAVE ORIGINAL WORK IN YOUR OWN STUDENT FOLDER! REMEMBER TO CHANGE THE SHARED SETTINGS ON ANY ASSIGNMENT YOU PUT IN MY INBOX!
Documents in my Outbox are MS-Word documents: to print correctly, DO NOT print as a Google doc!



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

1
Introductions and adminitrivia
Shortsheet, opening notes & procedures.
class shortsheet, read chaps 1 & 2, online HW.
Print out in MS Word the Terminal Velocity lab . Cookie points for either bringing in DD coffee filters, or printing at least three extra copies of the lab!
What does "modeling" mean in Physics?
2
Modeling Systems
Dropped coffee filters while investigating different models of air resistance in the Terminal Velocity lab.
Wrapping up loose ends from summer work

3

Mock AP exam
Wrapping up loose ends from summer work
Download the ______2D motion cheatsheet______
Linear Motion in 2D
"No matter where you go - there you are"

2 D motion & Vectors
Reviewed definitions of vectors and basic vector addition.
Read Ch. 3, vectors and vector components, begin online HW.

Ask student to demonstrate misconceptions about FN. Download and print out ____Inclined plane lab____ ; print 3 or more copies and earn a cookie point.

4
2D motion & inclined planes
Introduced to 2D motion on inclined planes; learned what the normal force FN is, and what it isn't.
Learned how gravity accelerates you down triple-black diamond slopes. ____Inclined plane lab____ to duplicate Galileo's work on gravity (with modern equipment).
Download and print ______Force table lab______ ; print 3 or more copies and get a cookie point! Remember, its an MS-Word document!

5
Free body & Vector diagrams
Introduced free body diagrams. Students did ____Force table lab____ , to learn how to distinguish between free-body and vector diagrams.
online HW, complete Force table lab report.
Prepare for quiz!

6
2 D motion & vectors
STEAM
Took first open note QUIZ!
Introduced the Junkyard Olympics Boomilever Faceoff
Get pirate costume materials. Arrrr!
International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Cannonball trajectories and otherrr Projectiles
7
2D motion & projectiles
Earrrrned cookie points by arrriving to class wearrring eye patches, Patrrriot hats, parrrots, etc. Peg legs optional. Practiced Piratese! Aye!
Introduced the notion of orthogonal motion components and gravity works - down! Solved sample projectile motion problems.
Showed students ____awesome crosswind landings____ to demonstrate relevance to real life.
Read Ch. 3, projectile motion.
Continue to watch ____crosswind landing videos____; watch the ____Mythbusters drop a bullet____
Download perrrrsonal copy of __Crossfire__. Arrrrr!

8
2D & Projectile Motion
Worked on ____Projectile motion TIPERs____ worksheet
Learned the formulas for Range and Height of projectiles.
Monkey & the Hunter explained (no demo: perhaps someone will build it?)
XC range and height proof
Download and print ____Golf Ball Challenge____ lab; print 3 or more copies and earn a cookie point!

9

____Golf Ball Challenge____ lab: who can score a hole in one? (donate golf balls for cookie points)


10

Sample projectile motion problems from ____worksheet 1____ and ____worksheet 2____
Complete handouts.

11

open note quiz!
Projectile motion AP sample question treasure hunt HW: find sample AP questions and their solutions online, post in the __AP Physics 1 Inbox__
online HW due
Research sample MC and FR questions with solutions, drop into __AP Physics 1 Inbox__;

11
components of projectile motion
Scored quiz.
Analyzed frames of basketball shot to verify how horizontal motion doesn't affect vertical and vice versa: learn Michael Jordan's secrets.
Download and print ____worksheet 1____ and ____worksheet 2____




Download the ____PhET Projectile Motion____ lab

13

We began the PhET projectile motion investigation
Complete the ____PhET Projectile Motion____ lab; due on Tues!
Download and print __Projectiles at an Angle__ and __E projectile motion__ worksheets

14
projectile motion at an angle
Students were challenged by ____various devious________projectile motion problems____


15

Were challenged by ____more devious________projectile motion problems____
Download and print ____cheat sheet____; print 3 or more extra copies and earn a cookie point!

16

We worked on the ____cheatsheet____
Projectile motion AP sample question treasure hunt HW: find sample AP questions and their solutions online, post in the ____Sample AP Problems folder____ of the Outbox.
prepare for test and notebook check!
Research sample MC and FR questions with solutions, drop into ____Sample AP Problems folder____; due 10/23

17
2D & Projectile Motion
Test! Be the scholar that scholars admire!
Read ahead Ch. 4 & 5

18

grade test
begin Ch 4&5 online HW

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

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