Week of September 22, 2014

New week! Let’s go!

This Week in AP Physics
On Monday unit 2 homework 2 is due as is your unit 1 lab report. Be sure to hand in one hard copy of your lab report at the start of class on Monday and upload one digital copy to TurnItIn.com by 3:00. We will spend Monday and Tuesday going over the homework and finishing data collection on our projectile lab. Our unit 2 test will be Wednesday. We’ll spend the rest of the week beginning unit 3, which covers mass, force, and Newton’s Laws.

This Week in Physics
We will continue to work with the “four little monsters” known as the kinematic equations as we practice together and then work on assignment 4 in class. Be ready for a quiz as announced. Also please take notes on Podcast 9 – Introduction to Free FallPodcast 10 – Free Fall Sample Problems, and Podcast 11 – Terminal Velocity when announced. By the end of the week we will work on assignment 5 to get ready for a test early next week.

This Week in Astronomy
This week we will complete unit 1 on the celestial sphere as we explore annual changes in the night sky due to the variation between the sidereal and solar days. Podcast 4 – Seasonal Constellations and Star Magnitude covers these topics and can lend you support. We will take a test over this unit most likely on Wednesday. Then we’ll turn our attention to our daytime star, the sun! (Also remember to check last week’s blog about the unit 1 outdoor lab.)

Cool Science of the Week
Marine biology is cool. Check out this rare and very funky siphonophore captured by a deep sea camera crew.