Happy President’s Day! This week marks our halfway point for third quarter…wow! Be aware that we will not get as much done this week as usual because it is a four-day week, I have meetings all day on Tuesday, and on Thursday/Friday we will be discussing course recommendations for next year, which requires time for me to meet with each of you individually.
This Week in AP Physics
Please look at the ALHS Program of Study 2014-2015. Science course descriptions begin on page 51. Please come to class on Thursday prepared with ideas and questions regarding your science options for next year. For Tuesday please do homework 3 and your thermodynamics processes graphic organizer. You will go over this and then will do an experiment on Tuesday into Wednesday. We will quiz over the First Law of Thermodynamics and PV diagrams on Thursday. Homework 4 will likely be due Thursday or Friday, and we will hopefully test this unit next Monday.
This Week in Physics
Please look at the ALHS Program of Study 2014-2015. Science course descriptions begin on page 51. Please come to class on Thursday prepared with ideas and questions regarding your science options for next year. Your momentum unit test will be on Wednesday. For Thursday please take notes on Podcast 1 – Introduction to Circular Motion, Podcast 2 – Circular Motion Formulas, and Podcast 3 – Formulas for Thursday. For Friday please take notes on Podcast 4 – Centripetal Force if announced.
This Week in Astronomy
On Wednesday we will continue to examine the northern sky and the circumpolar stars. We will quiz over this topic on Thursday or Friday, and Podcast 3 – Circumpolar Stars will help you study. At the end of the week we turn our attention from how the sky changes as you travel north/south and will instead start examining how they sky changes throughout the year. Anticipate a test over the celestial sphere unit some time next week.
Cool Science of the Week
Sad about the demise of Flappy Bird? Fear not…I’ve got some cool physics game apps for you that are not only fun but will help you with your science awesomeness. (Not on this list is Cat Physics, which has both cats and physics. It’s like cake and ice cream!)
(Disclaimer: I am not endorsing spending money on products.)