Week of March 6, 2017

This week you have no classes on Thursday and Friday due to parent-teacher conferences. (See below under the Cool Science of the Week.)

This Week in Physics
On Monday we will take our test over the momentum unit.  For Tuesday please take notes on PODCAST 1: Circular Motion part 1 AND PODCAST 2: Circular Motion part 2. These podcasts are longer than usual (about thirty minutes in total), but they comprise almost all of the material for this unit, which is very short. We will go over this material on Tuesday and will then do assignment 1, followed by a quiz on the day after we complete the assignment. Since this is a short week with a lot of material, it is possible we may not take the quiz until next week. 

Cool Science of the Week
Cool twin study time! From March 27, 2015 through March 2, 2016 astronaut Scott Kelly and Cosmonaut  Mikhail Korniyenko spent a year living in space aboard the International Space Station. The purpose was to see how well the human body could handle possible future travel to other places, such as Mars. In a twist of super-convenient fate, Scott Kelly has a TWIN! His brother, Mark Kelly, is a retired astronaut, and NASA has released information about how their bodies compared after Scott’s year in space. Among many differences: Scott’s GENES changed while in space! Scott became TALLER than his brother! And many, many more…wild! Video link

Conferences: Avon Lake High School will be hosting parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, March 8th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, March 9th all day. You do not need to make an appointment for conferences on March 8th. Feel free to stop in anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to see your child’s teacher. However, if you will be joining us on March 9th, you will need to make an appointment by clicking THIS LINK.  If you’re having trouble signing up, please give us a call here in the office and ask for Mrs. Wetzig. Just a reminder, there is no school for students on March 9th or March 10th.