Week of December 12, 2016

This Week in Physics
For Monday please take notes on unit 4 Podcast 1: Introduction to Mechanical Energy. We will go over this in class and will do unit 4 assignment 1 together. On the day after we finish that assignment we will quiz over learning goal set 1. Also due on that day are the notes from Podcast 2: Work-Energy TheoremWe will go over this in class and will do unit 4 assignment  2 together.

Sad Science of the Week
This past Thursday, December 8, America & Ohio lost one of our great heroes when John Glenn passed away at the age of 95. Senator Glenn served in the U.S. Senate for twenty-four years (1974-1998) but first rose to prominence as a pioneer in space exploration in the 1960s. At 9:47 a.m. on February 20, 1962 Mr. Glenn launched into outer space and orbited Earth three times, making him the first American to orbit the globe. On October 29, 1998 Mr. Glenn boarded the space shuttle Discovery at the age of 77, making him the oldest person to explore outer space. Before his time as an astronaut and public servant, he flew combat missions in the Pacific during WWII. Through it all his associates noted his humble and generous nature. America has lost a true hero. Let’s remember him.

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Senator Glenn in 1998