Friday, December 19, 2014

One more assignment...

If your grade after the final is within 1% of where you need to be, you can take advantage of the attendance incentive thing; email me or contact me after we return to school and I can enter it to bump you approximately 1%.
For a tiny bit more help, I have one additional optional assignment; it's an annotation and response one!
Annotate either a printout or a digital copy of the assignment using your google account, then respond to the questions.
Either email me your responses over break or give me a paper copy after break.  If well done, this may affect your grade by about 1%.

Friday, December 12, 2014

SM1 Final Review Recommended Stuff

Chapters 1,3,4,5,6: review vocabulary, equations, concepts, section review questions, chapter review questions (red and blue sections)

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.
Unit 4 Objectives
1. Relate an object’s gravitational potential energy to its weight (mass x gravity) and height relative to the ground.
2. Relate kinetic energy to an object’s mass and its velocity (verbally and mathematically)
3. Distinguish between examples of kinetic and potential energy
4. 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)
5. Describe the effect of work on an object’s kinetic and potential energy

6. 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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Distances in Space, our solar system to scale, HMWK for Friday

*don't forget the optional assignments I posted on Monday!*  See last post.

Today in class:  Solar System (human) scale model
Notes:  Distances in Space and practice problems with the speed of light
Scale of the Universe

HMWK (Friday)
Read p. 186-195, 
p. 189#1,3-6

Monday, December 8, 2014

New Optional Assignments

PHET Blackbody Radiation  (optional Assignment)
Due 12/9

Hour of Code optional assignment:
Email me some of the code that you have written - any level from novice to expert - along with a brief description, video, or picture of what it does, and you will earn points.
**Some entries may be featured on the district webpage, so make sure the work is yours and it's not something that you don't mind being posted online.**
Bonus: I have CODE stickers to give you.  :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 2-5, Astronomy, HMWK Due Thurs

Tuesday we'll have presentations on "The Physics of..."
notes on:   Planets and days of the week (some finish)... naked - eye visible planets
8th period: quiz.

How do we know what we know about the universe.... light that's reached us!

Demonstrations and notes: Doppler Effect

HMWK assigned: (Due Thurs)
Read p. 231-241
p. 237#1-6

Wednesday:  Shape of our solar system and galaxy -
demonstrations, notes: Earth's months, seasons, and tides.

Thursday:  Seasons and Climate NOT caused by proximity to Sun!  Lab activities involving these relationships.
HMWK assigned (Due Monday)
Friday:  How distances in space are determined, and our solar system to scale.

Next week:
Monday:  BYOD; we will be doing computer coding for Computer Science Education Week
check out resources in advance:

Tuesday: Blackbody radiation lab simulation, more notes and demonstrations about light  (what is light?)

Wednesday:  notes on our sun

Thursday:  Going beyond our planet: Missions to the Moon

Friday: Mars Missions; past, present, future?  and maybe start a video.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Astronomy! Mon,Tues HMWK

HMWK due Monday:
Come up with a way to disprove me on the following two statements... and you must use evidence that a person 100 years ago (before rockets or satellites) could have used.

1. The Earth is FLAT.

2. The Sun, Moon, planets, and stars all revolve about Earth.


HMWK due Tuesday:
Read p. 218-229, 
p.222#1-6, and p. 229#1-7

Also on Tuesday you have your chance to present your research on "The Physics of: _________" to the class - our latest optional assignment.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Week of 11/10

Monday: Notes: Thermal E (more), Food E, and Nuclear Fission/Fusion
Time to work on quiz/hmwk worksheet - due Tuesday  (see link from last week)
Discuss/help on answers to worksheet

Tuesday:  Doing work on/by a gas or air - changing temperature as a result, and ways this is manipulated (Air conditioning, refrigeration)
Here's a cool video on it  (link will work through wed I believe)

Wednesday:  Notes/Demonstrations: POWER
We'll do some hands-on measurement of work, GPE, and Power after we move through the notes.
HMWK Assigned (Due Friday)  READ p. 272-277, p.277#3-7

Thursday:  Notes: Thermodynamics
Re-do Wednesday's experiment (work = work) using a ramp or lifting a wheeled cart straight up... with Friction this time, and apply percent efficiency and thermodynamic rules to the explanation of why the work done when using a ramp is different from the work done in simply lifting an object.

New optional assignment:  The Physics Of: __________   
The next time you come up with an interesting question about how/why/if something works, research the physics behind it and present your findings to class!  If you think your idea is too wild or not related to Physics, the answer is NO!  If you're looking for a question to research; I can help give you ideas.
Presentations may be any format; more points based on the best understanding/explanation/research of the phenomena.
Present on Tuesday, Nov 25.

Friday:  Thermodynamics and populations - graphing exercise, POWER demonstrations and measurements - Fun!  Introduction to machines/demonstrations.
HMWK Assigned:  Read p. 160-165, p. 165#1-7 (Due Tuesday)

Monday: Power demonstrations/calculations, start Notes on Machines

Tuesday: Practice problems for exam (some classes)
Review materials available:
Energy Review Quiz
gpe/ke calculations
GPE - KE conversion task
Reading guide / STUDY GUIDE
E conservation problems

Wednesday: Levers Lab

Thursday: Review - Work, Energy, Thermodynamics, Machines

Friday: Test!

Monday/Tuesday before Thanksgiving:  Begin ASTRONOMY!