Week of September 18, 2017

This Wednesday we have a late start, and classes will begin at 8:45. In addition, please be certain to check the schedule of Princeton Review pull-out sessions, which begin on Wednesday.

This Week in Physics
On Monday we will continue to experiment with acceleration in order to examine its effects on motion. This will include graph analysis and analysis of signs. We will then complete assignment 2 together in class followed by a quiz, as announced. By the end of the week you may be asked to take notes on Podcast 4: Kinematic Equations and Free Fall.

Cool Science of the Week
Twenty years ago NASA sent the Cassini space probe on a mission to Saturn. After visiting Saturn’s moons, flying through its rings multiple times, and taking atmospheric data, NASA today sent Cassini plummeting down into Saturn’s gaseous body where Cassini would be crushed to oblivion. On its way dowm it sent back to us information about Saturn’s surface and gravitational forces. Pretty amazing!