Week of March 27, 2017

It’s the start of FOURTH QUARTER! That’s amazing!

This Week in Physics
We will spend Monday and Tuesday reviewing for the “end-of-course” exam, which will take place on Wednesday. This exam covers all material from all six units we’ve explored thus far this year. As much as I’d like to have you take notes on the first podcast from unit 7 for Thursday, I do not want you to have any more homework this week after the exam, so we will cover the material from unit 7 PODCAST 1: Introduction to Electrostatics, Conductors, Insulators, and Methods of Charging (Friction, Conduction, Induction, and Polarization) in class on Thursday and Friday. By the time we toss in a few mini-experiments, that should fill up our time for this week.

Cool Science of the Week
Baby sloths make the CUTEST sounds. Like, seriously. They’re basically squeak toys. Check out this sweet video from the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, which focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and research of sloths as well as conserving their rainforest habitat.

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