Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 30th work

Did Chapter 20 (Magnetism) today. Homework: Chapter 20: Problems: # 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 27, 29, 49

Today's class assignment: Investigating Magnetism:

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Magnetic Fields and Forces
Magnetic Forces on Moving Charges

Monday, March 29, 2010

Great educational web resources

This web site has some great resources for students and teachers, including test prep, study skills, organization, grammar and writing, and career planning. Everything broken down by topic and is listed on one page, so it is easy to find things.

Scholarship Opportunity

Samsung Techwin America's Electronic Imaging Division today announced that it is offering an opportunity for seven high school students to each earn $1,000 scholarships.

Students interested in participating should submit up to a 300 word essay answering the question "Is technology a good investment for schools? Why or why not?" The papers will be judged on original thinking, relevance to the real world, and writing quality. The deadline is midnight PST, May 28, 2010 and the awards will be announced June 30, 2010.

Visit www.samsungscholarship.com to submit an essay.

See me if you want to do this and need some help. Here are some links to help you:



Monday, March 22, 2010

AP Physics - Monday 3-22-10

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DC Electricity
»Current and Resistors, Electromotive Force and Kirchoff’s, Resistors

»Capacitors in Circuits, Charging and Discharging Capacitors

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AP Physics - Tuesday 3-16-2010

Today we went over the Chp 17 homework and did the lecture for Chp 18. Make sure you read the chapter too. Don't forget to use the resources (links to the right of this page) for more help.

Homework: Chp 18 Problems: # 5, 7, 11, 13, 27, 33, 43 due Thursday, March 18th.

Notes for Chp 18 are available HERE.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Class update - Friday, March 12th, 2010

Today we went over the Chp 16 homework and did the lecture for Chp 17. Make sure you read the chapter too. Don't forget to use the resources (links to the right of this page) for more help.

Homework: Chp 17 Problems: # 3, 5, 15, 21, 35, 37, 43, 47 due Tuesday, March 16th.

Notes for Chp 17 are available HERE.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tips on solving problems in Electricity and Magnetism

This site has some great tips on solving problems in Electricity and Magnetism:

Check it out.


There are a lot of summer enrichment programs out there for high school students. Here is a list. Make sure you check costs, financial aid, and what age/grade is accepted.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

(this is where I went for my engineering degree)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Preface Program (engineering/tech): http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=87

University of Connecticut (UCONN)
BRIDGE program (for students interested in engineering) - http://www.engr.uconn.edu/bridgepreparestudents.php

Check these out - see if there is something that you are interested in. These programs can help you prepare for college.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Uploaded Resources

I just uploaded some new study guides (topic review, examples, and problems, with solutions) for electric fields and forces, DC circuits, and magnetic fields and forces.

There are some others on the site also. These are great for review before a test and for the AP Exam.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday, March 8th 2010 Assignment

Today, you will be exploring a new topic, Electrostatics (electric fields and electric charges).

Go to http://www.lpscience.fatcow.com/mgagnon/electrostatics.html and hit play and then push the right arrow key and go through the whole lesson/demo's.

and go to #18 and then click on "Simulations" and run through the simulation.
18:Electric Forces and Electric Fields
spacer.gif - 813 Bytessimulationsproblem

If you still have time, go through the following lesson: (if you run out of time, do this on your own at home or you can come into my room during your free period today or tomorrow).

On Thursday, we will go through the lecture materials for Chp 16 (quickly) as an overview and review and then we will do the problems.

Here is a good site for self study or review on this topic: http://www.learnapphysics.com/apphysicsb/electrostatics.php

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 assignment

Change volume, E, and molecules and observe what happens

Run simulation, change variables and observe what happens
Read directions and do all 7 experiments

Monday, March 1, 2010

Class update

You should have the homework done (Chapter 15, #51, 53, 55) for tomorrow (Tuesday, March 2nd) (especially since it was due Friday). We will go over the homework and then you will have some online labs to do.

On Thursday, March 4th, you will have an open note quiz on Chapters 13-15. Make sure you review the chapters, your notes, and the homework.

I would start the review Tuesday night so you can find me Wednesday and ask questions.