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    Latest Update:  6/11/19
    Topics:Exam
    Wednesday:  Solving Physics Riddles, Mythbusters
     
     
     
     
    Update:  6/10/19
    Topics:Review
    Assignment: Complete the QUEST!  Do this if you need extra Practice:
    Tuesday:  Exam
     
     
     
     
    Update:  6/7/19
    Topics:Review
    Assignment: Complete the QUEST!  Do this if you need extra Practice:
    Monday:  Review for Final...
     
     
     
     
    Update:  6/5/19
    Topics:Test:  Waves and Sound
    Notes: 
    Assignment: enjoy the outside world!
    Thursday:  Review for Final...
     
     
     
     
    Update:  6/4/19
    Topics:Waves and Sound Review
    Notes: See Power Points above - last slides have practice from class
    Assignment: make a review Quest Waves and Sound
    Wednesday:  Test
     
     
     
     
    Update:  6/3/19
    Topics:Light Phenomena
    Notes: 
    Assignment: make a review Quest Waves and Sound
    Tuesday:  Review waves, light demo, start preparing for final exam
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/31/19
    Topics:Speed of Sound Lab
    Notes: lesson 3-5 of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound
    Assignment: Quest Sound - due Sunday night!
    Monday:  Review Sound, start light
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/30/19
    Topics:Quiz (wave basics); Sound Wave Phenomena
    Notes: lesson 3-5 of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound
    Assignment: Quest Sound; Prepare for Speed of Sound Lab (read lessons 4,5)
    Friday:  Lab:  Speed of Sound
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/29/19
    Topics:QUESTions?; Sound (pitch, volume, speed of sound)
    Notes: lesson 2, 3 of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound
    Assignment: Quest Sound #1-11; Prepare for Waves Quiz
    Thursday:  Quiz (waves); Wave Phenomena and Sound
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/28/19
    Topics:Standing Wave Speed Lab
    Notes: Power Point Above, PCR Lessons 3,4
    Assignment: Quest Waves finish it; Complete report (see last slide on PP above)
    Preview Sound
    Wednesday:  Sound 
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/24/19
    Topics:PLQ; Wave Speed; Quest; Reflection, Interference
    Notes: Power Point Above, PCR Lessons 3,4
    Assignment: Quest Waves finish it!:
    Tuesday:  Lab:  speed of wave from "standing" wave pattern 
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/23/19
    Topics:PLQ; Wave Speed; Quest; Reflection, Interference
    Notes: 
    Assignment: Quest Waves #1-17: Waves; Preview PCR Waves Lesson 3,4
    https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves
    Friday: Refraction, Diffraction, Doppler Effect, Standing Waves, Lab:  speed of wave
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/22/19
    Topics:Wave Measurements; Lab
    Notes: 
    Assignment: Quest Waves #1-3, 8-10: Waves; Re-read PCR Waves Lesson 1 & 2 a,b
    https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves
    Thursday: PLQ, Wave speed
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/21/19
    Topics:Test: W&E; Waves Introduction
    Notes: 
    Assignment: Preview Quest: Waves; Skim PCR Waves Lesson 1 & 2 a,b
    https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves
    Wednesday: Waves
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/20/19
    Topics:Lab:  Power; complete report, Water Slide
    Notes: All of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/energy
    Assignment: Lab Report (see ME PP above - last slide)
    Water Slide:  Must show ALL work to each problem (#2-9)
    Tuesday: Hand in Power Report, Water Slide; Test
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/17/19
    Topics:Quiz; ME examples examples, QUEST
    Notes: All of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/energy
    Assignment: QUEST W&E complete it by Sunday evening
    Monday: Power Lab; PA
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/15/19
    Topics:PLQ; Derive KE formula, examples; Power examples, QUEST
    Notes: Lesson 2 of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/energy
    Assignment: QUEST W&E 1-31, 67, 71
    Thursday: Mechanical Energy
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/14/19
    Topics:Review W, PE; Lab:  vf vs Wnet
    Notes: Lesson 2 of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/energy
    Assignment: QUEST W&E 1-14, 23 - 31
    Wednesday: PLQ; KE, ME
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/10/19
    Topics:Mechanical Energy - yes, we actually had class!
    Notes: Lesson 2 of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/energy
    Assignment: QUEST W&E 1-14
    Monday: Electric Cars, Yes, there is "class"
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/9/19
    Topics:Work (doing it and computing it)
    Notes: Lesson 1a,b of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/energy
    Assignment: QUEST W&E 1-14
    Friday: Start Roller Coaster design
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/7/19
    Topics:Review 2D Motion; Start Next Unit (a little)
    Notes: Lesson 2 of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/vectors
    Lessons 1-3 of: https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circles
    Assignment: QUEST Make a review Quest of Projectiles and BOTH UCM assignments
    Wednesday: Test
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/6/19
    Topics:Review Forces on car rounding level curve; Universal Gravitation, Orbital Motion
    Notes: Gravitation PP   Lesson 3 & 4 of: https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circles
    Assignment: QUEST UCM 2, Complete All (#36 is bonus)
    Tuesday: Review UCM and Projectile Motion; Start W&E if time allows
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/3/19
    Topics:Orbital Motion - Lab:  Cent. Accel vs Radial Distance from Sun
    Notes: 
    Assignment: QUEST UCM 2, thru #36
    Monday: Planetary Motion Problems; Review UCM
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/2/19
    Topics:VerticalCM and Forces
    Assignment: QUEST UCM 2, #27 thru #36
    Friday: Planetary Motion:  Data Analysis, PLQ
     
     
     
     
    Update:  5/1/19
    Topics:UCM and Forces
    Assignment: QUEST UCM 2 thru #26
    Thursday: UCM with Vertical CM
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/30/19
    Topics:Projectile Quiz; UCM PLQ
    Notes: Lesson 1, 2a of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circles
    Assignment: QUEST UCM Due Tonight
    Wedesday: More UCM
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/29/19
    Topics:Start UCM, Lab
    Notes: 
    Assignment: QUEST UCM Due Tuesday Night
    Tuesday: Quiz Projectiles; UCM PLQ
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/26/19
    Topics:  Type II Projectiles; Start UCM
    Notes: Lesson 2 of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/vectors
    Assignment: QUEST Due Sunday
    Monday: Lab:  UCM Fc vs Speed
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/25/19
    Topics:  CORE Type I Projectile Part II; Type II Projectiles
    Assignment: QUEST work on theType II probs
    Friday: Complete Type I CORE; More Type II Projectiles
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/24/19
    Topics:  CORE Type I Projectile Part I; Type II Projectiles
    Notes: 
    Assignment: QUEST (finish Type 1) Try some Type II
    Thursday: Type I CORE part 2 (launch, mark, measure, compute, compute more, launch);
    Then More Type II Projectiles
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/23/19
    Topics:  Type I Projectiles
    https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/vectors  Lesson 2 a-f)
    Assignment: QUEST (only Type 1) ESPECIALLY #35, 36
    Wednesday: Type I CORE part 1 (writing procedure - DO, MEASURE, COMPUTE);
    Then Type II Projectiles
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/22/19
    Topics:  Type I Projectiles
    https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/vectors  Lesson 2 a-f)
    Assignment: QUEST (problems on 1D Projectiles)
    Tuesday: Cannon Launch, Type I Projectiles
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/17/19
    Topics:  Test, Forms Questionaire (below)
    Notes: 
    AssignmentComplete survey (above)
    Monday: 2D Motion
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/16/19
    Topics:  Performance Assessment
    Notes: Lesson 3 of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/Newton-s-Laws 
    AssignmentPractice (especially Friction)
    Wednesday: Test
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/15/19
    Topics:  Forces on Angles
    Notes:  
    AssignmentQuest Finsh it!
    Tuesday: Review, Performance Assessment
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/12/19
    Topics:  Friction
    Notes:  See Power Point (above)
    AssignmentQuest (all)
    Monday: Forces on Angles
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/11/19
    Topics:  Newton's Laws Review Quiz; lab:  Friction, PLQ
    Notes:  
    AssignmentQuest thru #29
    Friday: more study of friction
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/10/19
    Topics:  Newton's Laws Review (below); Friction - lecture, lab, PLQ
    Notes:  
    AssignmentPrepare for NL Quiz
    Thursday: Quiz; more study of friction
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/9/19
    Topics:  More FBD's and Second Law; WS Cantaloupe
    Notes: 
    Examples:
    AssignmentQuest: Newton's Second Applications up thru #29
    Wednesday: Friction
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/8/19
    Topics:  Quiz; More FBD's and Second Law
    Examples:
    AssignmentQuest: Newton's Second Applications
    Tuesday: FBD's in 2 D
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/5/19
    Topics:  Newton's Third Law, More FBD's and Second Law
    Notes: 
    Examples:
    AssignmentQuest: Newton's Second AND Third Laws;Read PCR Newton's Laws Lessons
    Monday: Quiz:  Mass and weight; 2nd Law
     
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/4/19
    Topics:  Quiz:  1st, 2nd Laws, Mass, 2nd Law (Basic) Problems; FBD's
    Notes: PCR Newton's Laws Lessons 2c,d, 3a,b
    AssignmentQuest: Newton's Second AND Third Laws;Read PCR Newton's Laws Lessons 2c,d, 3a,b
    4th BOLCK MUST Complete 1-12 of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives/Newtons-Laws/Free-Body-Diagrams/Free-Body-Diagram-Interactive
    Friday: Newton's 3rd, More Advanced 2nd Law Problems
     
     
     
    Update:  4/3/19
    Topics:  Lab:  Fg vs m; PLQ; QUEST; Newton's 2nd Law Applications
    Notes: Weight and Mass Power Point (above)
    AssignmentQuest: Mass, Weight, Force due at end of Class; Newton's Second AND 3rd Laws
    Thursday: Quiz:  1st Law, Mass; Newton's 3rd Law 
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/2/19
    Topics:  Lab:  a vs m; PLQ; Lecture: Second Law
    Notes: Lessons 2b, 3a,b of  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/Newton-s-Laws
    AssignmentQuest: Mass, Weight, Force
    Wednesday: Lab: Lab Fg vs mass; PLQ; Quest, Using second Law
     
     
     
     
    Update:  4/1/19
    Topics:  PLQ a vs Fnet; Mass, prepare for lab
    Notes: 
    AssignmentQuest: Mass, Weight, Force
    Tuesday: Lab:  acc vs mass; PLQ; Lab Fg vs mass; PLQ
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/29/19
    Topics:  Lab:  Acceleration vs Net Force
    Notes: 
    AssignmentQuests: Newton's Laws; Mass, Weight, Force
    Monday: PLQ, Forces
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/27/19
    Topics:  Review Kinematics; Start Newton's Laws of Motion
    Notes: 
    AssignmentPractice for Test
    Thursday: Test Kinematics
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/26/19
    Topics:  Ball Drop PA in stairs completion, Jousting PA
    Notes: 
    AssignmentQuest Kinematics Review "due" tonight
    Wednesday: Review, Q&A; Newton's Laws
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/25/19
    Topics:  Ball Drop PA in stairs
    Notes: 
    AssignmentQuest Kinematics III due tonight
    Tuesday: Performance Assessment:  Jeep vs Cart
     
     
     
    Update:  3/22/19
    Topics:  Where Do they meet problems
    Notes: Power Point (above)
    AssignmentQuest Kinematics III (try to get done ALL of it - if you can't do #17, you'll let down your team on Monday...)
    Monday: Performance Assessment:  Ball drop in stairwell!
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/21/19
    Topics:  Quiz; Free Fall FORM; Free Fall Review; Reaction Duration Lab; Quest
    Notes: Power Point (above); Lesson 5 of:https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics
    AssignmentQuest Kinematics III (get done two thirds of it)
    Complete Lab Report - see last slide of FF Power Point
    Friday: Where do they meet problems
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/20/19
    Topics:  Free Fall PLQ
    Notes: Power Point (above); Lesson 5 of:https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics
    AssignmentQuest Kinematics III (get done one third of it)
    Thursday: Quiz:  Kinematics Formulas; Lab:  Reaction Duration
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/18/19
    Topics:  Using equations of constant acceleration; Free Fall
    Notes: 
    AssignmentQuest Kinematics II Complete it!!!
    Tuesday: Lab:  Free Fall, PLQ
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/15/19
    Topics:  Using equations of constant acceleration
    Notes: lesson 4, 6a,b,d of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics
    AssignmentQuest Kinematics II
    Monday: Lab:  Free Fall
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/13/19
    Topics:  Return and go over PLQ; v-t graphs; a-t graphs; equations of constant acceleration
    Notes: lesson 4, 6a,b,d of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics
    Assignmentfinish Quest Kinematics I; practice for quiz
    https://www.physicsclassroom.com/morehelp/graphs
    Thursday: Quiz, Work on Quest, Mythbusters:  Lightning strikes
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/12/19
    Topics:  PLQ:  x vs t for cart on incline; instantaneous velocity, v-t graphs
    Notes: lesson 3 of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics
    Assignment: moving man!
    Practice:  https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/moving-man
    Wednesday: acceleration
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/11/19
    Topics:  lab:  x-t for cart on incline; instantaneous velocity, x-t graphs, v-t graphs
    Notes: lesson 3 of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics
    Assignment:  
    Tuesday: PLQ; v-t graphs; acceleration
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/8/19
    Topics:  x vs t graphs
    Notes: 
    Assignment:  Quest #18-32
    Practice:  https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/moving-man
    Monday: instantaneous velocity; v-t graphs; the rate of change of velocity
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/7/19
    Topics: Lab:  x vs t for jeep; PLQ
    Notes: 
    Assignment:  Quest #8-17
    Friday: x - t graphs; instantaneous velocity; the rate of change of velocity
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/6/19
    Topics: Speed and Velocity
    Notes: PCR Kinematics Lesson 1 a-d  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics
    Assignment:  Quest #8-17
    Thursday: Lab, PLQ
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/5/19
    Topics: Kinematics
    Notes: PCR Kinematics Lesson 1 a-d  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics
    Assignment:  Quest #1-7
    Wednesday: Speed and Velocity
     
     
     
     
    Update:  3/1/19
    Topics: 2nd Block Test, 4th block Lab
    Notes:  
    Assignment:  Preview Kinematics, start word webs (8)
    Monday: New seats, Start Kinematics
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/27/19
    Topics: Core, Test Prep, Pick next unit (Form below)
    Notes:  
    Assignment:  Preview Kinematics and Waves on PCR, Complete one question Form
    Thursday: Test
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/26/19
    Topics: Core Prep, Power, Energy, Cost
    Notes:  
    Assignment:  Build a review Quest
    Wednesday: Core
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/25/19
    Topics: Review Circuits, Power, Energy, Cost
    Notes:  
    Assignment:  Quest Circuits  # 27-end
    Measurements for CORE!
    Tuesday: Core Prep
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/22/19
    Topics: Parallel Circuits
    Notes:   lesson 4d of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circuits
    Assignment:  Quest Circuits  # 18-26
    Measurements for CORE!
    Monday: Power and Energy; Review Circuits, prepare for CORE
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/21/19
    Topics: Series Circuits
    Notes:   lesson 4c of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circuits
    Assignment:  Quest Circuits  # 9-17
    Measurements for CORE!
    Friday: Parallel Circuits
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/19/19
    Topics: Ohm's LawLab with real circuit, Series Circuits
    Notes:   lesson 4c of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circuits
    Assignment:  Quest Circuits  # 9-11
    Block 4 must do the WS Front Side on this simulation:https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/circuit-construction-kit-dc
    Measurements for CORE!
    Wednesday: Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/13/19
    Topics: Ohm's Law, Resistance
    Notes:   lesson 3 a-c of:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circuits
    Assignment:  Quest Circuits  # 1-8
    Measurements for CORE!
    Tuesday: "Real" Lab, Ohms Law, Series Circuits
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/11/19
    Topics: Lab:  I vs V; PLQ
    Notes: 
    Assignment:  Preview Quest Circuits
    Tuesday: "Real" Lab, Ohms Law
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/8/19
    Topics: Quiz; Circuit Basics
    Notes: lesson 1 (all and 2(a-c) of  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circuits
    Assignment:  Preview Quest Circuits
    Monday: Lab; PLQ
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/7/19
    Topics: Review Static Electricity; Start Electric Current
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ--scjcAZ4
    all slides of Power Point (above)
    Assignment:  Complete the Quest Static Electricity II by 11pm
    Friday: Quiz:  Static Electricity; Electric Current
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/6/19
    Topics: Electric (Force) Fields and Field Lines
    Notes:  Lesson 4 of https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/estatics
    and last six slides of Power Point (above)
    Assignment:  Complete the Quest Static Electricity I by 3pm
    Complete Static Electricity II (if you can...)
    Thursday: Review Static Electricity, start Electric Current
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/5/19
    Topics: Coulomb's Law Lab Analysis and PLQ
    Notes:  See PP above
    Assignment:  Complete the Quest Static Electricity I
    Start the next one
    Wednesday: Electric Field and Field Lines
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/4/19
    Topics: Coulomb's Law Lab
    Notes:  
    Assignment:  Complete #1-17 and 26 on the Quest Assignment
    Tuesday: Analyze Data, PLQ 
     
     
     
     
    Update:  2/1/19
    Topics: Charging Methods
    Notes:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/estatics  (Lesson 2, ESPECIALLY 2b)
    Assignment:  Complete #1-17 and 26 on the Quest Assignment
    Monday: Charge Interactions, Quantatatively 
     
     
     
     
    Update:  1/31/19
    Topics: Matter, Charge
    Notes:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/estatics  (Lesson 1)
    Assignment:  Complete #1-7 and 26 on the Quest Assignment
    Friday: Methods of Charging, Charge Interactions
     
     
     
     
    Update:  1/30/19
    Topics: Matter, Charge
    Notes:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/estatics  (Lesson 1)
    Assignment:  Read Lesson 1of:   https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/estatics  
    Read Course Outline (above)  You will be expected to know and follow the expectations stated in the outline.
    Thursday: Methods of Charging
     
     
     
     
    Update:  1/29/19
    Topics: Welcome, Introductions, Start Electrostatics
    Notes:  https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/estatics  (Lesson 1)
    Assignment:  Print Word Web Templates if their explanation makes sense to you (see above)
    Wednesday: Methods of Charging, Charge Interactions