Week of October 10, 2016

This week is only THREE DAYS LONG for students! I’m sorry you’ll have to miss so much school! Please remind your parents that parent-teacher conferences are this week. They can drop-in without an appointment on Wednesday evening or schedule an appointment for Thursday’s daytime conferences.

This Week in Physics
1st and 4th: For Monday please take notes on Unit 2 PODCAST 1: Introduction to Projectiles. We will discuss this podcast and then do some practice problems and assignments 1 & 2. There will be a quiz over goal set 1 on the day after we finish those assignments. This will likely take us well into next week.
8th and 11th periods: Due to field trip, assembly, and testing disruptions, if you are in 8th or 11th period, your unit 1 test is on Monday. Use your learning goals as your study guide. Please be sure to complete your learning goal packets to turn in on the day of the test. Then For Tuesday please take notes on Unit 2 PODCAST 1: Introduction to Projectiles. We will discuss this podcast and then do some practice problems and assignment 1 & 2. There will be a quiz over goal set 1 on the day after we finish those assignments. This will likely take us well into next week.

Cool Science of the Week
OK, admittedly this is cool MATH of the week, but we love analytical skills in physics, and Cleveland loves a champion, so we’re going with it! You may have heard of the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog. This website uses complex statistical algorithms to make predictions about everything from sports to elections, and this blog is famous for being spooky right with its predictions. Math works! With the Indians in the playoffs, I’m open to any encouragement I can get, and right now FirveThirtyEight predicts that Cleveland will beat Boston. Yes, please!