Physics Homework and Notes page
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Classwork and Homework: 

Graph Paper             1 cm blocks Graph Paper  (this is a Microsoft Word file)
                                  1/2 cm blocks Graph Paper  (this is a Microsoft Word file)
                        Note:  You can get any type of graph paper that you might want from this site:

YouTube video that we will watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAtPHANEfQo

Take home test is here Semester 2 final 2016-2017 with angles.pdf
Due Tuesday May 23 at the start of class.

May 23
Notes are here P170523fGeneratorEffect.pdf

May 18
Notes are here P170518eParallel.pdf

May 17
Start Circuits Notes are here P170517eStartCircuits.pdf

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

May 15
Notes are here P170515fMotorEffect.pdf


May 12
Notes are here P170512eElectromagnets2.pdf

May 10
Notes are here P170510eElectromagnets.pdf
We made electromagnets and did some other activities that are not listed in the notes.

May 9
Notes from today are here P170509fFirstRtHandRule.pdf

May 8
Static electricity with the Van de Graff Generator

May 5
Notes are here P170505fMagnets.pdf

May 3
Start of Electricity Unit, notes are here P170503fStaticElectricity.pdf


May 1
Review notes are here P170501fReview.pdf
Answers to the earlier review are here Physics LightTest Review Answers 64 points possible.pdf


April 28
Next review is here Physics LightTest 2015-2016.pdf
Due Monday

April 27
Notes are here P170428efGoOverFirstReview.pdf

April 24
Notes are here P170424fCriticalAngleRainbows.pdf
Review for the Light Test is here Physics light test .pdf


April 21
Notes are here P170421fLensDiagrams.pdf

April 20
Notes from our lab are here P170420fRefractionActivity.pdf

April 19
Pg. 400 #1-4
Pg. 410 # 19, 31, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 46

April 18
Notes are here P170418fIndexOfRefraction.pdf

April 14
Notes are here P170414fRefractionDiagrams.pdf
Homework is here refraction Diagrams Worksheet.pdf

April 13

Notes are here P170413eReflectionAndMirrors.pdf

April 12
Notes are here P170412fMirrors.pdf

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

Spring Break

March 30
Notes are here P170330fPolarization.pdf

March 29
Notes are here P170329fColorStartFlorescence.pdf
The Mysterious Glowing Ball can be purchased here https://www.teachersource.com/product/mysterious-glowing-ball/light-color


March 20
Answer key is here Sound and Waves Review Answers 2016-2017.pdf


March 17
We went over most of the review.

March 16
Review for next week's test is here Sound and Waves Review 2016-2017.pdf

March 15
Notes are here P170315fGoOverHwk.pdf

March 14
Classwork/homework is here Sound Problems Worksheet.pdf
The animation about beats is here https://faraday.physics.utoronto.ca/PVB/Harrison/Flash/ClassMechanics/Beats/Beats.html
The video that is the basis for question 6 "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?" is here 


March 13
Notes are here P170313eStandingWavesResonance.pdf
We did a resonance lab where students calculated the speed of sound in the room


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

March 7
Notes are here P170307fDopplerAndMach.pdf
Homework is here Doppler Worksheet revised by dan.pdf

March 6
We did a series of activities having to do with sound intensity. No notes.


March 1
Classwork/Homework due tomorrow:

Page 346  # 33, 35, 36, 37b, 38, 40, 42

Page 370 # 24-27, 29, 30, 32, 38*

* I am looking forward to seeing how you approach #38 in the second set.

Feb. 28
Notes are here P170228fSpeedAndHearing.pdf

Our Internet service has been terrible for the last two weeks, which prevented the posting of items on NeatScience.  I will attempt to get all of the missed notes


I have lost the content of the physics classwork page due to glitches during our Internet outages.  I am going to try to find a copy and put it back up but am not optimistic.



Note: If you do not have the PowerSchool login information please let the office know so that they can get a copy of that to you.  It is important that your child's grades be checked at home at least weekly since PowerSchool has taken the place of progress reports.  


Textbook - your child will have a Physics textbook book which should be left at home.  We have a class set of extra books for use in class.  This way, your child has a book wherever it is needed without having to carry around an extra book.  It saves wear and tear on the books as well.

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.

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

Double Chocolate Dream Cookies