Physics Semester Schedules
 
 
 
Physics - Fall 2011
Physics - Spring 2012
Tutoring Info
Test Make-up Info
 Lab Make-up Info
 
 
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Holt online Physics book Link
1 mm graph paper or 2 mm graph paper
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Six small graphs on one sheet
 
Texas Instruments Education
 
Safety Rules - Must score 100%
Classroom safety is not negotiated!
Safety Quiz - Aug 24/25, 2011
 
 
Physics Fall 2011 SCHEDULE
 

 
Unit
Chapter(s)
Exam, Projects, H/W Dates
Dimensional Analysis
Homework - show your work: 
     1) D. A. w/s (Bottom of D. A. page) 
     2) Sc. Notation w/s (bottom of D.A. page)
    3) Sig-figs w/s (bottom of D. A. page)
Notes
September 2011
Homework due dates:       Sept. 1/2, 2011
Homework due dates:       Sept. 8/9, 2011
Homework due dates:       Sept. 8/9, 2011
Science of Physics 
Chapter 1
 
Motion in One Dimension 
Homework - show your work: 
     1) Linear Motion - Velocity problems   
     2) Linear Motion - Acceleration problems  
   

Chapter 2
September 13/14,  2011
Velocity problems due date:                 Sept. 13/14 2011
Acceleration problems due date:          Sept. 13/14 2011
Vectors
Homework - show your work: 
      1) Vectors worksheet 1         
     2) Vectors worksheet 2     
     3) Vectors worksheet 3    
     4) Vectors worksheet 4   
     5) Vectors worksheet 5    
     6) Vectors worksheet 6    
Chapter 3 Sections 1, 2
 Vectors and Free Fall Exam October 6/7, 2011

Vector worksheets 3, 4 due date:                Oct. 6/7,  2011

Homework - show your work: 
      1) 2D worksheet 1     
       2) 2D worksheet 2    
      3) 2D worksheet 3    

Chapter 3 Sections 3, 4
October 2011
2D worksheet 1 due date:                Oct 2011
2D worksheet 2 due date:                Oct 2011
2D worksheet 3 due date:                Oct
2011
Forces and the Laws of Motion
Homework - show your work:
     1) Dynamics worksheet 1  
     2) Dynamics worksheet 2  

Circular Motion and the Law of Gravity 
Homework - show your work:
     3) Gravitational Problems  
   


Chapter 4



Chapter 7
November 3/4, 2011
Dynamic worksheet 1 due date:                 Oct. 26/27, 2011
Dynamic worksheet 2 due date:                 Oct. 26/27, 2011
   Work and Energy   
Homework - show your work: 
      1) Work Power Energy worksheet               

Chapter 5
November 29/30, 2011

Work Energy Power w/s due:                    Nov 29/30, 2011

Homework - show your work: 
      1) Momentum Problems         

Chapter 6
December 12/13, 2011

Momentum w/s due:                                   Dec 12/13, 2011
Messier Object Activity  
Research January 6, 2012
Late extra credit reports will not be accepted.
Semester Exam Review  
Review Key   
All the Above
January 9-12, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
Physics Spring 2012 SCHEDULE
 
 
Unit
Chapter(s)
Exam Dates
Vibrations and Waves   
Homework - show your work: 
      1) Simple Harmonic Motion Problems         

Chapter 12

February 2012
Electrostatic Project
Research
February 9/10, 2012
Note: Late Projects receive a grade of 50.

Electric Field and Charges
Homework - show your work:
     1) Gravitational Force Worksheet  

     2) Electric Force Worksheet     
Chapter 17
February 14/15, 2012
Electric Current
 Homework - show your work:
     1) Ohm's Law Worksheet - academic     

     2) Ohm's Law Worksheet - honors       
Lab:
     Ohm's Law Lab   
Chapter 18, 19
March 2012
Useful Stuff:
Breadboard Patterns  
BK 2703B Multimeter Instructions  


Series and Parallel Circuits 
Homework - show your work:
     1) Series/Parallel worksheet 1   

     2) Series/Parallel worksheet 2   
Chapter 20
March 2012
Series/Parallel worksheet 1 due date:                 May 2012
Series/Parallel worksheet 2 due date:                 May 2012
Electronic Circuits 
Semiconductors  
Inductors/Inductance  
Capacitors/Capacitance
Chapter 24
April 2012

Waves and Sound 
Homework - show your work:
     1) Wave and Frequency work
sheet      
Lab Activity:
     1) Bull Roarer Lab    

Chapter 13

  April 4/5,
2012

Waves and frequency worksheet due April 4/5, 2012

Magnetism and Magnetic Fields  Chapter 21
May 10/11, 2012
The Nature of Light 
Chapter 14
May 10/11, 2012
Refraction and Lenses
Chapter 15
May 2012
Optics Project  
Research
Presentations May 22,  2012
Note: Late Projects receive a grade of 50%.
Xtal Radio
Xtal Radio Project - Honors Criteria  
 Project
 May 2012
Semester Exam Review Spring 2012    
All of the above
June 2012
 
 
 
 
Laboratory make ups
Lab make ups will always be in my classroom 
DATE:  Tuesdays                            TIME: 2:40 PM
If you have class or activity at another campus, your lab make-up will be at the time you can return here. 
 
 
 
 
 
Test make ups 
   Test make ups will always be in my classroom 
DATE:  Thursdays                            TIME: 2:40 PM
If you have class or activity at another campus, your lab make-up will be at the time you can return here.  
 
 
 
 
 
Tutoring
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:40 to 4:00  PM
 
 
This schedule is not quite etched in stone and it may be changed as needed in the event of a natural disaster, an unnatural disaster, an invasion of aliens, over breeding of Bufo alvarius or the extinction of old buzzard eggs.  Please check back for any changes and/or additions to this schedule.