Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chapter 14 - Heat - slides are posted

Homework for Friday: Read Chapter 14 - Heat, in your textbook.

I have already posted the lecture notes so you can review them ahead of time.
AP Physics - Chp 14 - Heat.pdf

Class assignment - Thursday 1/26/2012

Finish Online Labs and turn in and then

Multimedia Science School (software)

Molecules, Atoms, Nuclei
Kinetic Theory of Matter
Kinetic Model of Gases

Summary and answer any questions and solve any problems. 

Each student must turn in a separate paper.


If you are having trouble with the software and getting a license error, go here:
Do Lesson 1, parts A, B, C, D

Summary and answer any questions and solve any problems. 

Each student must turn in a separate paper.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chapter 13 homework

The Homework for Chapter 13 is problems # 1, 5, 9, 13, 33, 43, 51

In class today (Tuesday) we did two online labs on Temperature and Kinetic Theory.

The instructions and sheets are posted here:

Chp 13 - 1st simulation sheet.doc
Chp 13 - 2nd simulation sheet.doc

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chp 13 - Temp and Kinetic Theory

Today, Friday, January 20th, 2012, we started Chapter 13 - Temperature and Kinetic Theory.

We will continue this on Monday. Make sure you read Chapter 13 in the textbook this weekend.

We will be doing some virtual labs and investigations on this material next week also.

Lecture notes are posted here:
AP Physics - Chp 13 - Temperature-Kinetic Theory.pdf

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Google Science Fair - enter and win big prizes

The second annual Google Science Fair is open. Google started the science fair last year and it was a huge success. Students enter their projects and can win some really great prizes. The projects from last year were pretty impressive too.

Students simply register online, get parental consent, do their project site online and then submit the project.

The site has great tips and resources for students and educators. There are three age categories 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 and prizes in each category. The one grand prize includes a trip to the Galapagos, a $50,000 scholarship, and a hands on experience at either Lego, CERN or Google. Other prizes include $25,000 scholarships, Chromebooks and Chromebook kits for their classroom, intern experiences and much more.

This is a great way for students to work through a science project and have it viewed internationally and have the chance to win some great prizes.

For more information or to get started, go to the Google Science Fair site. 

Doodle 4 Google Contest - win a scholarship

Doodle 4 Google

Google is once again hosting a Doodle 4 Google contest for K-12 students in the US. Students create a doodle of the Google logo based on this years topic "If I could travel in time, I'd visit...". The winner gets their design on the Google homepage and gets a $30,000 college scholarship along with a $50,000 technology grant for their school.

The theme, "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..." could mean visiting past, present, or future setting. Last year's contest had over 100,000 entries, so competition is fierce. There will be one winner per state and then from those 50 State winners, the 5 National Finalists and the National winner will be chosen.

This year the winning Doodle will also appear on a special edition Crayola 64 crayon box!!

To enter, you just need to submit your artwork by March 20th with a signed and completed entry form. 

There will be some celebrity judges along with the Google employee judges. They will determine the State finalists. On May 2nd, the State finalists will be up for public vote.

Being a finalist is pretty cool and all 50 state finalists will get flown to New York city for the national awards ceremony on May 17th. The winning Doodle will appear on May 18th and all of the 50 state winning doodles will be displayed at the New York Public Library.

Complete rules, prizes, and registration information is available at the Doodle 4 Google site.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rotational motion quiz solutions posted

The full solutions for the Rotational motion quiz are now posted so that you can use it to review for the midterm.
AP Physics - Test - Rotational-Equil-8-9 - ANSWERS 2011-2012.pdf

Don't forget to start reviewing now and ask any questions before the midterm.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday 1-5 - Chapter 12 - Sound

Today, Thursday Jan 5th, we are exploring Sound (Chapter 12 in textbook).

Class notes are here:
"AP Physics - Chp 12 - Sound.pdf"

Homework is Chp 12 Problems: # 7, 17, 21, 33, 37, 43, 55, 63

We will go over the homework on Monday.

Unfortunately, due to the early dismissal next Wednesday, Monday will be the only time our class meets. 

You should be reviewing for your midterm this weekend. You may come and see me anytime next week or the week after before your exam to ask questions and get help. 

I do not have a class period 2 and during period 5 I will probably be on hall duty near my room. 

I will also be here until at least 2:30pm every day during exams, so you can come for help after your other exams.