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Policy for Late Work (under
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
extra credit at the end of the quarter.
Details are below:
Assignments are due the
Late work is accepted only
for the following
absence on the day of the
assignment or on the due-date extends the due-date by one day.
- Tiger Passes that are filled out and turned in
with the late assignment extend the due-date up to five school days for
100% of the earned grade.
- Unused Tiger
Passes are worth 2 points each at the end of the quarter.
- Tiger Passes may be used in combination with an
If you do not get a progress
is probably because the email address that I have on record through
the office is out of date. Please send me your current email
address to email@example.com
5 or 10 points
added to the total number of points in a grading period. It
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
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
get when you commit to doing extra credit.
All extra credit must
be approved by me before starting the work. I will tell
front what the likely number of points will be. The intention
that the student will learn more about some aspect of Physics while
helping other students to understand as well. Extra credit
will almost always be something that gets constructed for classroom use
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.
of two extra credit projects per year and only one for any semester.
are sites where you can find some ideas. They are not my sites, I
have only provided links to them. Most of what you find on them
will not be
valid for extra credit but there are worthy ideas as well as lousy
My suggestion is to e-mail me the links to five or six things to see
what I will accept.
Toys made from junk
Huge Site with
lots of links where you can build cool stuff for science
UCLA site with tons of resources for teachers and students. It
has videos, simulations, lab manuals, demonstrations, and much more.
Files you will need:
SmoothBoard can be found here
Fear of Physics
Physics Classroom Physics Tutorials
A good site for help in physics
of Sound Calculator
Physics and Math
Applets - many!
The Physics Hypertextbook
1501 (college intro website)
Videos for instruction
Mr. Wayne's Class
Mr. Wayne's Class's Physics
Teacher's Resource Pages
Mechanical Universe Video Series is here http://www.learner.org/resources/series42.html
A cool site submitted by Paul in Washington State on Newton's
Laws. You can find it here.
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
Solver Works well and resides on your computer
The Grand Illusion
This is a great site with lots of stuff to do and also stuff to buy.
Electronics Tutorials at www.electronics-tutorials.ws
Links to The
you can make
Secret Life of Machines Homepage
everyday things are made
This is the reference site for just
you can make
and 3-D Sound
Van De Graff
- Great place to design custom T-shirts
and useful links about all things electrical can be found through one
of our suppliers
and it is here http://www.elexp.com/links.htm
Supplies and Cool Toys to Buy
- Strange Toys and gags
Innovations - A great science and science toy source
- one of my favorite science supply sites
Scientifics - a great,older company with lots of optics and
new lines of stuff
I have not purchased from these sellers but they look
Ring "Mighty Blaster"
Science Toy catalog
- for home and office