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Sunday, December 31

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    What we did in class today
    What they should be doing at home
    MomentumCircular Motion & Gravitation
    1
    Momentum & ImpulseCircular motion
    Introduced conceptsrotational equivalents of momentum, impulse J=F∙t=mΔv, impulse of bouncing.
    Read chapter, begin online HW
    Print out ______Cheatsheet______
    Bring large marshmallows!
    why police use bean bag bullets
    linear kinematics: a=αr, α=(ωf-ωi)/t, etc.
    2
    STEAM
    ______Impulse
    circular motion again
    Learned what causes circular motion: centripetal (as opposed to centrifugal) force
    & change in momentum investigation______.and ______conservation of impulse______ in collisions with marshmallows
    ____Submit sample AP momentum questions____
    acceleration. a=v²/r
    Online HW. Print out ______Circular Motion Lab______ and bring to class.

    3
    Momentum conservation
    Introduced conservation
    studied physics of momentum in elastic and inelastic collisions. Learned how to use FT diagrams
    Robert Goddard 1, NY Times 0
    level curves.
    Download __Crossfire Bank On It__

    4
    Introduced general purpose formula for elastic collisions,
    Introduced conservation
    Studied physics of momentum for rockets and other situations where mass changes. Rock on!
    XC prove Δvi vs. Δvf re elastic collisions
    XC prove F=(Δm/Δt)v
    banked curves
    See my Crossfire document!

    5
    Mock AP exam.
    prepare for quiz!
    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
    2D conservation
    Momentum & Impulse
    Studied inelastic and elastic collisions in 2 dimensions; force felt during collisions.
    open
    circular motion, gravitation
    Open
    note quiz!
    graded quiz,(re)Introduced angular momentum.
    Introduced Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, applied to circular motion
    How do gyroscopes work?does the Moon fall around the Earth?
    7
    Torque & Equilibrium
    Moment
    Score quiz. More Newton's Law of Inertia
    angular momentum
    Introduced angular momentum L=Iω, moved
    Universal Gravitation, applied to momentum unitdemonstrated conservation of angular momentum while trying not to throw up. Worked on sample AP problems, HW problems.
    Finish online HW
    download
    circular motion and orbits.
    Download __cheatsheet__
    and print cheatsheetout
    8
    workedWorked on ____Cheatsheet____
    Organize notebook and binders! Bring an AP equation sheet!
    sample AP, HW problems with gravity. Worked on cheatsheet, reviewed for test
    9
    Momentum

    circular motion & gravitation

    TEST
    10
    Scored
    Celebrate Sir Isaac Newton's birthday with family. See you next year!
    10
    score
    test
    ESSENTIAL QUESTION/
    WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
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    What we did in class today
    What they should be doing at home
    Rotational Motion
    Which way does your toilet paper roll?

    1
    Work & EnergyTorque
    STEAM
    Introduced Work, Power
    Introduced King Of The Hill Junkyard Olympics project!
    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 Work handouts __Work done change in v__, __Force change in KE PE__,and,__work done on a ramp__.__Junkyard Olympics Yoyo Madness__ event description
    2
    Energy conservationCenter of gravity
    Introduced KE, PE and ME, energy transformation. Worked on TIPER Work hand outs.
    Conservation
    Center of KE in elastic collisions, non conservation in inelastic.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 out the ____collisions & conservation lab____ Bring a camera to class, too!______Equilibrium Problems______ handout.
    ____Mobile XC project____, due by end of unit.
    Pre-school playground physics

    3
    Students investigated the motionEquilibrium
    Introduced further applications
    of net torque =0 of objects in Static Equilibrium. Worked on the ____Center____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 Mass during collisions____ - very counter-intuitive!support distances
    Soup can physics

    4
    Worked on TIPER handouts.
    Download and print out
    Moment of Inertia
    Introduced Moment of Inertia, I=mr²,
    the Machines worksheet,
    Download
    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 print out the __work donelet Nature Speak. Document on a ramp__ TIPERs.video and Explain!Donate cans to Charity when you're done!
    __le Grande Thanksgiving__

    5
    Machinestorque
    rotation kinematics
    Open note quiz!

    Introduced energy conservationangular 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 simple machines: Work in, Work out, AMA, IMA & efficiency. Students worked onMachines worksheet and__work done on a ramp__ TIPERs.while running.
    Celebrate Thanksgiving with family!

    6
    Introduced Hookes Law, energy in springs. Challenged students with sample problems.Scored quiz
    Reviewed static equilibrium problems
    Download and print out the Torque TIPER worksheets

    7
    Students finished collecting data for Collision Investigation
    XC Go to the __Edheads website__ complete __Accident Report Simulation__
    Worked on Torque TIPERs
    Download
    and drive safely!print out the Torque & Moment of Inertia PhET lab
    8
    Energy conservation
    Introduced rotational energy, took open note quiz
    Print cheatsheetand bring to class
    19
    Scored quiz. Worked on __Cheatsheet__
    Organize notebook
    Investigated torque and binders! Bring anmoment of inertia. Finished the Equilibrium handout, attempted AP equation sheet!
    21
    Energy
    static equilibrium problems.
    9
    torque
    Worked on cheatsheet, reviewed for test
    10
    Torque, Rotation & Equilibrium

    TEST
    Download and print11
    score test
    more toilet paper physics
    12
    Compared
    the Egg Bungee Drop Challenge and bringacceleration of a toilet paper roll in free fall to class
    20
    Egg bungee drop challenge!
    Complete
    a roll that is freely unrolling. Really.
    demonstrate
    the Collisions & Conservation lab report.
    22
    Scored test
    XC document
    physics of toilet paper rolls to the conservationfamily! Hours of momentum & energy while skiing or snowboarding.fun!
    Other stuff
    Asymmetrical Projectile Motion {crossfire.pdf} a must-read for all hopeful pirate gunners!
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Tuesday, December 19

Sunday, December 17

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    Caltech now has a great collection of youtube videos, including the Mechanical Universe which no longer available at PBS
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Sunday, December 3

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    What we did in class today
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    Motion
    "What does moving something mean?"
    Newton's Laws
    1
    MotionInertia, Acceleration
    STEAM
    Introduce the ideaIntroduced Newton's 1st Law of movementInertia (mass) and motion: can you describe either2nd Law of them without using the words?Acceleration F=ma. Showed how to win bets with weights and wine bottles.
    Introduced Junkyard Physics Olympics:Airplane!
    choose team mates for airplane competition
    Print Position handout
    the __Junkyard Olympics Toothpick Bridge__
    Read chapter 2
    Finish Airplane EDP #3 , due 12/16
    HW pg. 49 #2,3-27 odd due online 12/16
    Download
    and bring to classprint ______cheatsheet______
    2
    STEAM
    research of
    Acceleration
    Continued with 2nd Law: demonstrated how to win bets with toilet
    paper airplane designs and what makes a good IDP
    Evaluate airplane designs. Prepare IDP #1 as a Google doc
    spools. Introduced free-body diagrams (FBDs), and the distinction between mass and weight.
    Submit answers to ____post-project Reflection Form____ .

    Print Speed Worksheetout ____Forces Worksheet____ and bring to class!class
    3
    defining motion
    Worked
    Worked on Position handout Learned definition of motion and equation for average speed & velocity v=d/t. Worked on Speed Worksheet
    Print speed and velocity handout and bring to class
    ____Forces Worksheet____
    4
    Finished Speed handout. LearnedAction-Reaction
    Introduced Newton's 3rd Law of Action = Reaction; students learned that you cannot be touched without being touched in return. Distinguished between balanced forces and action-reaction forces.
    Show family how
    to distinguish speed and velocity. Worked on speed and velocity handout.weigh the Earth!
    5
    motion problems
    Finished speed
    STEAM
    Practiced creating
    and velocity handout,
    study for quiz!
    I feel
    editing group documents. Learned how to see the need...revision history of everyone's contribution.
    Researched design for bridge; submit IDP #1
    Submit Brige IDP #1
    Finish Forces Worksheet

    6
    ...the need for average speed!
    Went outside
    We practiced Free-body diagrams and measured Silly Walks to learn the difference between average speed and instantaneous speed. It was very silly, wasn't it?various word problems.
    7
    speed & velocity
    open
    Newton's laws
    Open
    note quiz!
    introduced

    Introduced Static and Kinetic Friction. Reviewed Newton's 2nd law and applied it
    to accelerationproblems with friction
    Download
    and flip book project (XC for movies!)
    watch animation ideas on my video links
    print ____Acceleration vs. Force Vernier Lab____, bring to class.
    8
    acceleration
    scored quiz.
    Learned definition of acceleration a=Δv/t and worked on acceleration problems vf=at+vi
    Worked on acceleration problems vf=at+vi, gravity and free fall.
    pg. 28 #10-20 even, Ex #3-8; pg. 29 #3 , due online 11/4
    Students did the ____Acceleration vs. Force Vernier Lab____
    Download and print the Free Fall handout, and Free Fall worksheet
    "I'm Free! Freefalling..."
    ____Friction worksheet____; bring to class.
    9
    Free fall
    Distance traveled while free falling (or other acceleration) d= avg. speed × time or d=½(a)t²+ vi∙t. Completed the Free Fall handout, began Free Fall
    Friction
    Graded quiz
    Students worked on ____Friction____
    worksheet
    Update IDP with building and testing progress

    HW pg. 50 #16,17,19,29,32;pg. 52 #1,3,4,6,7,9,10 due ____online____ 12/23
    Print out 2 sheets of metric-ruled graph paper; bring ~½ meter of wax paper, too.

    10
    PT graphs
    Worked
    STEAM
    Completed IDP #2: design Toothpick Bridge
    on Free Fall handout some more.
    Introduced what Distance(Position) - Time graphs are
    a 1:1 scale plan
    Finish ____online HW____
    Celebrate Newtonmas with family. See you next year!
    download
    and how to interpret them.
    Print
    print out the PT graph lab and bring to class.
    21st century tool usage
    __Friction Investigation__
    11
    visualizing motion
    Learned how to use Vernier Digital probes
    Friction
    __Friction lab__: learned what does
    and collected data for the Sonic PT lab PT graph lab. Way cool!does not affect frictional forces
    Download & print the PT graph worksheet 1 and bring to class.
    Download & print out PT worksheet 2,
    ____circular motion handout____; bring to class.
    HW pg. 28 #15,17,19, Ex #10-17; pg. 29 #4,6,7due online 11/18
    class
    12
    STEAM
    tested airplanes
    Circular Motion
    Introduced circular motion by having students chase a dune buggy. Learned about centripetal acceleration
    HW pg 101 #7,8; pg 102 #17,19,27,28,3; pg 103 #31; pg 104 #44,1-3 due online 1/13
    bring ~½ meter of wax paper, toothpicks and Elmer's glue.

    13
    Worked onPT graph worksheet 1. We worked on some more PT graph challenges. Worked on PT worksheet 2,
    HW finish PT worksheet 2, for Mon/Tues.
    Print PT
    STEAM
    Introduced class how to build toothpick bridges; students welcome to continue building after school
    Continue to build bridges
    Download
    & VT graph worksheet andprint ____gravity handout____; bring to class.
    Study for quiz!

    14
    Acceleration
    VT graphs
    Open note quiz!!
    Gravity
    Introduced what Velocity - Time graphs are and how to interpret them.
    Watched NOVA videos on velocity
    gravity & acceleration;
    Which will win: a free-falling VW Bug or a Porche 911 going flat-out?
    Continued with Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation, began work on ____gravity handout____
    Bring __MCAS equation sheet__, pencil and calculator tomorrow

    15
    Scored quiz;
    Learned derivation and other cool calculus. Began PT
    Common Core
    Retook the 1st Semester Common Assessment (Mock MCAS)
    Continued building bridges
    Download
    & VT graph worksheet.
    Print VT Moving Man investigation and
    print ____Center of Gravity worksheet____; bring to class.
    Show the Top Gear video at home!
    class
    16
    Used online PhET lab for VT Moving Man investigation;
    kept working on PT
    Center of Gravity & VT graph worksheet.
    Finish Moving Man investigation.
    Print out
    Mass
    Introduced students to Center of mass & gravity, moments,
    and bring VT graphing handoutstability. Worked on ____Center of Gravity worksheet____.
    Showed how
    to class!
    Download
    win bets challenging others to touch their toes. Demonstrated how to find COG of canes, rulers with two fingers. Showed how to find COG with plumb line. Demonstrated stability and printhow to impersonate Smeagul (not Gollum!) with my "Preciousss", how to toss hammers without breaking anything.
    Take home bridges for final assembly. EDP #3 progress report due 1/15
    Make money from family betting they can't touch their toes. Make COG toy
    out the non-accelerating pig labof a cork and two forks.
    17
    Investigated the non-accelerating pig lab
    donate matchbox cars
    Circular motion & gravity
    Open-note quiz! Continue building bridges
    Download __Gravity
    and tracksOrbits PhET lab__;
    Download and print ____cheatsheet____
    Build Mobile
    for cookie points!! = )XC, due by end of unit
    18
    Introduced differentiation and other cool calculus: how to make a VT graph from a PT graph.Scored quiz. Worked on VT graphing handout
    Finish VT graphing handout .
    Download
    ____cheatsheet problems____
    Prepare for test ! Organize notebooks
    and binders!
    Go to the MCAS website and download a______High School Introductory Physics______sample test;
    print out VT graphing #2the equation sheet at the end of the test, use the test to review.
    19
    acceleration & freefall
    Learned integration
    Newton's Laws
    TEST
    Bring plans (EDP #2)
    and other cool calculus: how to find displacement in a VT graph.
    Reviewed free fall problems, with VT graphs. Began VT graphing handout #2
    prepare for quiz!
    Finish writing up the Pig lab.
    le Grande Thanksgiving
    camera, too.
    20
    More free fall problems
    open note Quiz! Handed in Pig lab
    Gather with family for Thanksgiving!
    21
    Scored quiz. Reviewed VT graphing handouts ,
    worked on cheat sheet for test
    Print out cheat sheet, if you have not done so already.
    Go to the MCAS website and download a High School Introductory Physics sample test; print out the equation sheet at the end of the test.
    Complete IDP #2 perfect airplane performance and document
    22
    Worked on cheat sheet for test.
    23
    Linear Motion
    TEST!
    24

    Junkyard Olympics
    Test flew airplanes inBridges met the Pit!
    Second EDP due
    Complete cheat sheet! Make sure you have an equation sheet! Study for test! Prepare notebooks & binder!
    grade
    Bridgenator. Tissues available upon request.
    Final EDP, team evaluation
    21
    Scored
    test
    Write final IDP for Airplane event

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