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Classwork and Homework: 

QIA - Question in Answer - make a new statement that includes both the question and answer.  
            This is how all homework questions should be answered

             (this is not an assignment - just a guideline)
Sound And Wave PS Review 2016-2017.pdf
Sound And Wave PS Review Key Ans 2016-2017.pdf

Light Unit review Condensed .pdf
PS Light Review With Answers.pdf

New http://www.neatscience.com/Ch11NuclearReview2014-2015.pdf

Radiation Test is here Chapter 11 Test nuclear radiation 2016-2017.pdf

Answers to electricity review ElectricityTestReviewKey.pdf

May 30
Notes are here PS170530bKWHR.pdf

May 23
Notes are here 170523bComboCircuits.pdf

May 16
Soldering day today. Notes are here SolderingDay.pdf

May 15
Notes are here PS170515aElectroMag2.pdf

May 5
New unit
Notes are here PS170505aStartElectricity.pdf

May 1
Answers to the review paper are here PS Light Review With Answers.pdf


April 28
Handout for in-class work is here Light Unit review Condensed .pdf

April 27
Notes are here PS170427bEye.pdf

April 24
Notes are here PS170424aLensDiagrams.pdf


April 21
Notes are here PS170421aLensLab.pdf

April 20
Notes are here PS170420bStartLenses.pdf

April 18

Notes are here PS170418aRefraction.pdf

Water Marbles can be purchased here https://www.teachersource.com/product/growing-spheres/chemistry

April 14
Notes are here PS170414bReflectionAndMirrors.pdf

April 11-13  SAT, PSAT, and Work Keys Test Fest Week

Spring Break

March 30
Notes are here PS170330bPolarization.pdf

March 29
Notes are here PS170329bColor.pdf
The Mysterious Glowing Ball can be purchased here https://www.teachersource.com/product/mysterious-glowing-ball/light-color

March 28
Notes are here PS170328bSpectrum.pdf
Handout is here Electromagnetic spectrum to print_docx.pdf


March 20
Notes from today are here PS170320bReview.pdf
Answer key to the review is here Sound And Wave PS Review Key Ans 2016-2017.pdf


March 17
Review for our test is here Sound And Wave PS Review 2016-2017.pdf

March 16
Notes are here PS170316aStrings.pdf

March 15
Notes are here PS170315bBeatsSonar.pdf

March 14
Notes are here PS170314aResonance.pdf

Youtube video on Tacoma Narrows Bridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVc7oBKzq9U

March 13
Read and take notes in these three sections: Pg. 623-625,  626-629,  630-633
Also, do the questions and answers on these pages 625, 629, 633


March 8
No notes today - we did activities with resonance in large tubes.

March 7
Notes are here PS170307bMach.pdf

March 6
Notes are here PS170306bSoundIntensityHearing.pdf


March 2
Today there are no notes.  We did quite a few activities and demonstrations on sound, with the focus on pitch and how records are played.

March 1
Classwork/homework due tomorrow:
Read and take notes pages 614-623
Write questions and answers for the regular questions in these sections.

Feb. 28
Notes are here PS170228aFreqPitch.pdf

Progress Reports - Parents and Students should look for updates on grades in PowerSchool.  
I will usually post grades in the classroom every week or two, by student number rather than name for privacy.  
PowerSchool - log in here

Late Work Policy 

I will be giving all students two Tiger Passes which will allow students to turn in an assignment late without penalty for up to five days.  If the passes are not used then they can be turned in for extra credit at the end of the trimester.  
Details are below:

Assignment Due Date Policy

1.  Assignments are due the next day--unless stated otherwise.

2.  Late work is accepted only for the following reasons:

Extra Credit - 5 or 10 points added to the total number of points in a grading period.  It is like adding 5 or 10 points to a test that has normal weighting.  For example, if you made 15 points on a 28 point test you could bring it up to 25 points.  Extra credit is designed to help students who have all of their work turned in and is usually pretty demanding and time consuming.  Consider how few points you will get when you commit to doing extra credit.

All extra credit must be approved by me before starting the work.  I will tell you up front what the likely number of points will be.  The intention is that the student will learn more about some aspect of Physics while helping other students to understand as well.  Extra credit work will almost always be something that gets constructed for classroom use or display.

There is now a form required that has a section that has to have a description and diagram of the work to be done and that needs to be signed by me before starting.  When turned in, the form requires the student to submit a scientific explanation to go along with the verbal explanation.  The written report will not be "read aloud" but will be turned in before the demonstration.

Below are sites where you can find some ideas.  They are not affiliated with me or my course and most of what you find on them will not be valid for extra credit but there are worthy ideas among the ones that are not useful.

I have many ideas for projects that would get immediate approval.  Limit of two extra credit projects per year and only one for any semester. 

Toys made from junk (in India)

Huge Site with lots of links where you can build cool stuff for science


Links (external):

Virtual TI-83Plus Calculator to keep on your computer (nice!)  Note: you will need to have the ROM code from your own TI-83Plus calculator to enable this program.  Press 2nd, Mem, 1 to get it.


Talking Tapes

Electronics Tutorials at www.electronics-tutorials.ws

Science Toys you can make

Inventor's Handbook

The Secret Life of Machines Homepage

Invisible Inks

Bad Movie Physics

How everyday things are made

Earth Science Links

Edible Science


http://www.martindalecenter.com/      This is the reference site for just about EVERYTHING

Bad Science

Rube Goldberg

Ripcord's Trebuchet Stuff

Trebuchet Challenge Game

Science Toys you can make

Audio and 3-D Sound


Gauss Rifle

Home-made Van De Graff


Pop Pop Boats

Nuclear Power Plant Simulation

Science Supplies and Cool Toys to Buy

Archie McFee - Strange Toys and gags

Educational Innovations - A great science and science toy source

Arbor Scientific - one of my favorite science supply sites

Edmund Scientifics - a great,older company with lots of optics and new lines of stuff

I have not purchased from these sellers but they look interesting.

Smoke Ring "Mighty Blaster"

Explore4fun  Science Toy catalog

Geek Toys - for home and office

Electromagnetic Toys

Hewitt Conceptual Physics Online Textbook and ancillary materials


user name: southwest physics

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