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Friday, 30 January 2009

AP Physics period 2

Homework:

Work on take-home problems due Tuesday 3,26, 28, 36,43, 44, 51,55; Do online assignment for chapter 12; (#'s 6,7,8,12,14,15 only), read chapter 23 on geometric optics. 


Posted by georgecelona at 2:52 PM EST
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Thursday, 22 January 2009

 

AP Physics Period  2 or 3

Objective: learn the characteristics of sound and how they are related

Boardwork:  

 Activities:  

1.  briefly go over standing waves on strings and in tubes

2. briefly discuss beats and beat frequency; do demos

3. do demo of Doppler effect; go over active figures and discuss

4. do example problems 12-13 and 12-14

5. go over HW problems on whiteboards

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7.

Homework: Do AP practice problems and take homes (due Monday 2/2) # 3,26, 28, 36,43, 44, 51,55; Do online assignment for chapter 12; test next Thursday


Posted by georgecelona at 2:45 PM EST
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Applied Physics Period 1

Homework:  Study for Final Exam Friday

 

AP Physics Period 3

Homework:  Finish Online HW for chapter 8; study for test and exam on Monday

 

General Physics Period 4

Homework:  Study for Final Exam Monday


Posted by georgecelona at 2:49 PM EST
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Thursday, 15 January 2009

 

Lesson Plans

Thursday, January, 15, 2009

Applied Physics Period 1

Objective: be able to solve problems involving simple circuits

Boardwork:

Activities:

1.  give back quizzes and check HW

2. go over HW problems @ board

3.  do back side of same worksheet in groups; go over answers

4.  have students try to build circuits in groups

5.  give out qualifying work, allow students to work on it or MC practice

6.

7. 

 

Homework: study for test tomorrow; do qual. work ________________________________________________________________

AP Physics Period  2 or 3

Objective: learn the characteristics of sound and how they are related

Boardwork:  

 Activities:

1.  do chapter 12 powerpoint

2. discuss lab procedure

3. do mathematics of music lab and have students save a graph in the L drive

4. discuss lab and graphs

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7.

Homework: finish lab report (group) due Sunday night; take homes chapter 11 #'s 6, 13,14(skip d), 21, 29, 31,51,53; due Thursday in class

General Physics Period 4

Objective: be able to solve problems involving simple circuits

Boardwork:

Activities:

1.  give back quizzes and check HW

2. go over HW problems @ board

3.  discuss complex circuits

4.  have students try to build circuits in groups

5.  give out qualifying work, allow students to work on it or MC practice

6.

7. 

 

Homework: study for test tomorrow; do qual. work


Posted by georgecelona at 2:42 PM EST
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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

 

Lesson Plans

Wednesday, January, 14, 2009

Applied Physics Period 1

Objective: be able to solve problems involving simple circuits

Boardwork:

Activities:

1. collect corrections

2. review the characteristics of simple circuits; go over in detail

3.  discuss Ohm's law and power; do examples

4.  do problems pg 11 & 12 in groups; go over answers

5.  quickly go over finding total resistance; do examples

6. show how to use PIRV chart to solve simple circuits

7.  begin working on "series and parallel DC circuits" packet pg

 

Homework: finish worksheet for HW

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AP Physics Period  2 or 3

Objective: be able to solve problems involving conservation of energy

Boardwork:  

 Activities:

1.  go over U curve problems @ board

2. give out Chapter 7 & 8 take-home problem set

3. work on take-home problem set

4. go over answers

5.

6.

7.

Homework: Test Friday Chapters 7 & 8; study.  Do take-home problems due Wednesday and Online HW due Wednesday

General Physics Period 4

Objective: be able to solve problems involving simple circuits

Boardwork:

Activities:

1. collect corrections

2. review the characteristics of simple circuits; go over in detail

3.  discuss Ohm's law and power; do examples

4.  do problems pg 11 & 12 in groups; go over answers

5.  quickly go over finding total resistance; do examples

6. show how to use PIRV chart to solve simple circuits

7.  begin working on "series and parallel DC circuits" packet pg

 

Homework: finish worksheet for HW


Posted by georgecelona at 2:56 PM EST
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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

 

esson Plans

Tuesday, January, 13, 2009

Applied Physics Period 1

Objective: identify and be able to build the different types of simple circuits; discuss ohm's law

Boardwork:

Activities:

1. give back quizzes and quickly go over

2. again review the idea that charge flows when there are changes in potential

3.  discuss resistivity, current, voltage, and resistance, and how they relate

4.  show symbols for simple circuit, then build a demo circuit and short circuit

5.  have students attempt to build simple series and parallel circuits, then discuss

6. discuss how to calculate total resistance in series and parallel circuits

7. 

 

Homework: do quiz corrections

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AP Physics Period  2 or 3

Objective: be able to solve problems involving conservation of energy

Boardwork:  

 Activities:

1.  quickly go over HW problems @ board

2. do problems 6, 8, 10, 14 in groups; go over answers

3. discuss wave motion and velocity, reflection of waves

4. do chapters 11 & 12 powerpoint

5.

6.

7.

Homework: do problem 21 pg 343; bring musical instruments for Thursday; check out www.springfieldhsphysics.com/activefigures.zip  to see animations of important topics

General Physics Period 4

Objective: discuss how voltage differences can cause charges to move; discuss simple circuits

Boardwork:

 Activities:

1. give back quizzes and briefly go over

2. quickly review resistivity and resistance; discuss ohm's law

3. build a few simple circuits and show symbols, then have students attempt

4. discuss observations and how they relate to resistivity

5. go over characteristics of simple series and parallel circuits

6.

7. 

Homework: do quiz corrections


Posted by georgecelona at 2:37 PM EST
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Monday, 12 January 2009

 

Lesson Plans

Monday, January, 12, 2009

Applied Physics Period 1

Objective: discuss voltage and how it applies to circuits and charge flow

Boardwork:

Activities:

1. briefly go over any questions students have about electrostatics

2. take quiz on electrostatics

3.  begin discussing voltage and how it is similar to height in a grav. field

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5. 

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7. 

 

Homework: fill out appliance worksheet

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AP Physics Period  2 or 3

Objective: be able to solve problems involving conservation of energy

Boardwork:  

 Activities:

1. go over HW problems @ board

2. discuss potential energy curves, forces, and equilibria

3. do problem 40 as example

4. do problems 41, 45 in groups; go over answers

5. work on AP problem

6.

7.

Homework: finish AP problems from handout; study for test Friday

General Physics Period 4

Objective: discuss how voltage differences can cause charges to move; discuss simple circuits

Boardwork:

 Activities:

1. briefly review electrostatics

2. take quiz on electrostatics

3. go over how voltage determines charge flow; do demo w/ light bulb

4. discuss resistivity and how it relates to resistance

5. discuss how to draw and form simple circuits; demonstrate with bulbs

6.  have students try to build simple series and parallel circuits

7.  discuss appliance worksheet

Homework: Formal labs due Monday night; fill out appliance worksheet


Posted by georgecelona at 3:08 PM EST
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Friday, 9 January 2009

 

Lesson Plans

Thursday, January, 8, 2009

Applied Physics Period 1

Objective:

Boardwork:

 Activities:

Activities:

1. collect labs, then briefly describe Coulomb's law and go over eq

2. read 2 paragraphs from pgs 517 and 518; discuss

3.  discuss how to map different electric fields; look at diagrams in text pg 519

4.  discuss applications of electric fields like CRT

5.  notes on electric potential and electric PE

6.

7. 

 

Homework: read pgs 523 to 525 and do pgs 9 & 10 packet ; quiz monday

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AP Physics Period  2 or 3

Objective: be able to solve problems involving conservation of energy

Boardwork:  

 Activities:

1. go over HW problems on whiteboards

2. do AP problem in pairs; go over

3. briefly review sections 11-1 through 11-3 on springs

4. discuss SHM as it applies to the simple pendulum

5. go over example 11-8

6.

7.

Homework: do problems 28,29,31 chapter 11; read pgs 321 to 340 text for Tuesday;

General Physics Period 4

Objective:

Boardwork:

 Activities:

1. do quick quiz on electric potential and PE

2. briefly review electric fields, then discuss how potential relates to them

3. go over how voltage determines charge flow; do demo w/ light bulb

4. discuss solving problems involving voltage in electric fields; do example

5. do problems pg 12

6.

7. 

Homework: study for quiz Monday

                      Formal labs due Monday night


Posted by georgecelona at 2:42 PM EST
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Thursday, 8 January 2009

 

Lesson Plans

Thursday, January, 8, 2009

Applied Physics Period 1

Objective:

Boardwork:

 Activities:

1. go over ball jumping demo

2. discuss procedure for electric forces lab

3. do electric forces lab

4. discuss results of lab

5.  briefly discuss Coulomb's law, then do demos of electric field

6. do example problems from packet pg 6

7.  begin working on problems pg 7 packet

Homework: do pg 7 packet

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AP Physics Period  2 or 3

Objective: be able to solve problems involving conservation of energy

Boardwork:  

 Activities:

1. do examples 8-5 and 8-6; go over active figures

2. go over HW problems on whiteboards

3. briefly discuss non-conservative forces and relation to law of cons. of energy

4. do examples 8-8 through 8-10

5. do problems from Giancoli 

6. go over answers

7.

Homework: do problems 18, 24,31,33,35

General Physics Period 4

Objective:

Boardwork:

 Activities:

1. go over HW problems @ board

2. begin discussing electric field; go over notes and do demos

3.  discuss how to map different electric fields; look at diagrams in text

4.  discuss applications of electric fields

5.  go over example problems pg 6 & 7 packet

6. do problems pgs 7 & 8 packet in groups; go over answers

7. 

Homework: read handout sections on electric potential energy and electric potential.  Take notes and be prepared to answer questions on the topic in class tomorrow.  Formal labs are due Monday night to www.turnitin.com


Posted by georgecelona at 2:32 PM EST
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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

 

Lesson Plans

Wednesday, January, 7, 2009

Applied Physics Period 1

Objective:

Boardwork:

 Activities:

1. collect research papers

2. notes on charges and electrostatics; discuss notes

3.  go to www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/#estatics and watch animations

4.  do pg 2 packet after watching animations

5.  do jumping ball demo and discuss charge transfer

6. discuss how lightning is a product of induction

7. 

Homework:

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AP Physics Period  2 or 3

Objective: begin discussing potential energy

Boardwork:  

 Activities:

1. briefly discuss results of lab and flotation

2. go over questions from AP take-home assignment, then collect

3. do example problems on Bernoulli, flow rate, and archimedes

4. do problems 22,24,35,39,

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6.

7.

Homework: work on lab report due Friday night; do problems 22,24,35,40

General Physics Period 4

Objective:

Boardwork:

 Activities:

1. go over details of electric forces lab

2. review facts about charge; go over slide 46

3.  read slide 47; begin discussing Coulomb's law

4.  do example problems pg 4 packet

5.  do problems pg 5 and 8 packet in groups; go over answers

6.

7. 

Homework: work on lab reports for electric forces labs, due Thursday in class; do problems 1 & 7, chapter 16


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