Weeks of March 21 and April 4, 2016

The end of third quarter is upon us! Before relaxing into spring break, please be sure to check PowerSchool for any missing or absent assignments. To receive credit on any outstanding work, you must turn it in by Tuesday, March 22 at 3:00. (Those who are currently absent may have more flexibility.)

This blog covers the few days we have before spring break (remembering that we have a reduced bell schedule on Wednesday for the spirit assembly and no school on Thursday and Friday) and the week we return from break. Have a healthy and safe one!

These Weeks in AP Physics
For Monday, March 21 please complete the final book problems for our electric circuits unit. On that day and beyond we will work on magnetism, covering four short topics and culminating in a combined unit 11/unit 12 test. Additional important note: Our SLO post-test will be Thursday, April 7. If you know you will be absent on that date, please make arrangements with me to take the test beforehand. If you are absent on the 7th, please be ready to take the test on the same day that you get back. I will give you class time to do so.

These Weeks in Physics
Our electrostatics unit test will be on Tuesday, March 22. Our next unit will be electric circuits. For the Tuesday after break, please take notes on Podcast 1 – Circuits and CurrentPodcast 2 – Resistance and Ohm’s LawPodcast 3 – Series Circuits, and Podcast 4 – Series Circuits Sample Problem. We will go over these, do an online activity, and do assignment 1 followed by a quiz on the day after we finish the assignment. When assigned, please take notes on Podcast 5 – Parallel Circuits and Podcast 6 – Parallel Circuits Sample Problem. Again, we will do an online activity and will then do assignment 2.

Cool Science of the Week
Going somewhere tropical over spring break? Alternately, want to feel passive aggressive satisfaction regarding those going somewhere tropical? Either way, you might find this Global Shark Tracker website fun and informative!

Shark Tracker