Make sure you are ALL on task today; reports to the contrary from substitutes or librarians will affect what we do in class tomorrow adversely.
1. try to complete the 20 puzzles on the "Hour of Code". Not required by any means, but try it out for a few minutes for fun at least! google search Hour of Code. The library's youtube is probably still blocked (as is the sound on those computers) so on the video windows you can click on the "notes" tab and get all the important info. from the tutorials.
My kindergartner was able to complete rounds 1-5 last night and I got through all 20 without much effort; you can too!
After finishing, you can continue with more programming exploration OR start studying for your final for my class. Objectives are listed below; some are as simple as understanding definitions / concepts and some are related to graph analysis or manipulation of equations. You can go back through your notes to see practice problems on these topics or try to describe these in context.
Below the objectives are some more concrete, traditional types of review. Try to answer each and discuss answers with your peers.
Semester 1 objectives:
Honors Physical – Earth Science 1st Quarter Objectives
1. Represent and analyze the motion of an object graphically.
2. Analyze the velocities of two objects in terms of distance and time (verbally, with diagrams, graphs, and math)
3. Measure and analyze an object’s motion in terms of speed, velocity, and acceleration (verbal, diagram, graph,math)
4. Recognize that inertia is a property of matter that can be described as an object’s tendency to resist acceleration, and is dependent on an object’s mass.
5. Determine the effect (direction and magnitude) of the sum of forces (Fnet) acting on an object.
6. Predict the path of an object when the net force on it changes.
7. Compare the momentum of two objects in terms of mass and velocity
8. Explain that the total momentum remains constant in a system (is conserved)
9. Identify and describe the forces acting on an object (type of force, direction, magnitude in Newtons) using a force diagram.
10. Describe gravity as an attractive force among all objects.
11. Compare and describe gravitational forces between two objects in terms of their masses and the distances between them.
12. Describe weight in terms of the force of a planet’s or moon’s gravity acting on a given mass.
13. Recognize all free falling bodies accelerate at the same rate due to gravity regardless of their mass (only air resistance affects them differently)
14. Using information about net force and mass, determine the effect on acceleration (Newton’s 2nd Law)
15. Identify forces acting on a falling object (weight and air resistance) and how these forces affect the rate of acceleration.
16. Analyze force pairs (action and reaction forces) when given a scenario and describe their magnitudes and directions (Newton’s 3rd Law)
17. Explain orbital motions of moons around planets, and planets around the Sun, as the result of gravitational forces between those objects.
18. Relate an object’s gravitational potential energy to its weight (mass x gravity) and height relative to the ground.
19. Relate kinetic energy to an object’s mass and its velocity (verbally and mathematically)
20. Distinguish between examples of kinetic and potential energy
21. Describe the transfer of energy that occurs as energy changes; kinetic - potential energy within a system (a car on a roller coaster track, a child on a swing, a diver jumping from a board)
22. Describe the effect of work on an object’s kinetic and potential energy
23. Classify different ways to store energy (chemical, elastic, thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic, nuclear) and describe the transfer of energy as it changes within a system; losses to thermal, total E present remains constant.
24. Differentiate between different ways that thermal E may be transferred (Heat) and the implications of density, conductivity, and temperature as heat occurs.
Some of the review activities I'd suggest besides working through explaining the above mentioned items: