Week of November 7, 2016

There are only two weeks and two days until Thanksgiving break…Can you believe it???

This Week in Physics
For Monday please take notes on Unit 3 Podcast 1: Net External Force, Weight, and Normal Force. We will go over these in class and then do assignment 1 followed by a quiz on the day after we finish that assignment. When announced, please take notes on Unit 3 Podcast 2: Friction. We will go over these in class and then do assignment  2 followed by a quiz on the day after we finish that assignment. This will prep us for our Friction Lab, which will lead us to a formal lab report.
Speaking of formal lab reports: Your formal lab report for the unit 2 projectiles lab is due for 1st period and 4th period classes on Thursday, November 10. The 8th and 11th period classes have this lab due on Monday, November 14. Remember these key requirements:
** You and your writing partner must each write under your own Google account using a shared document.
** You must also share this document with me as an editor, not a viewer at burgessm@alstudent.org. (Note that this is a new email address.)
** You must upload your finished lab report to TurnItIn.com by 3:00 on the due date.
** Be sure to follow all instructions given in class regarding lab report content and format.

Cool Science of the Week
This past week we discussed the behavior of orbiting objects as projectile motion. We also discussed what happens if the horizontal velocity component is too small to create an orbit. Here’s a “fun” simulator from Purdue University to play with to see what would happen if asteroids of various densities, sizes, velocities, and impact angles were to hit Earth. Given that this is what scientists are confident caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, this adds up to one interesting website!
Impact Earth