• Musical Instrument stuff

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 3/23/2015 7:00:00 AM
    Use this FREE online book in PDF form (so you can download it to your phone) to do some research on sound and musical instruments! One of these links should work
    Or just google "Physics of Music and Musical Instruments" and it should be the first result 
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  • Magnet and Fridge

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 11/26/2014 11:00:00 AM
    Here is the solution to #8 on WS 2, the magnet and fridge problem.
     Magnet and Fridge F Diagram
    If you spot a mistake or have questions about this, feel free to e-mail me. I may not answer between Thurs-Sat as I will be in the middle of nowhere with no internet.
    Have a great Thanksgiving! 
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  • Uniform Acceleration Exam RETAKE assignment!

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 11/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

    Uniform Acceleration Re-take assignment

    Study this (1D Kinematics Lessons 1-6): http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/1-D-Kinematics

    Do all “Check your understanding” and practice problems on paper and TURN THEM IN as your ticket to take the retake! (if you just copy the solutions, you aren’t going to get any better…)

    THEN you can do retake for up to 80% on the exam (70% for AP). 

    Due Date:  This retake assignment must be done no later than Monday Nov 24 and you must take the retake before Thanksgiving! (You, of course, may do it sooner. I recommend completing this ASAP)
    Talk to me if you don't have access to a computer to access the Physics Classroom lessons. 
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  • Midterm Review!

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 10/15/2014 9:00:00 AM
    If you want to study, here's a study guide! Click the link below:
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  • Research Topics!

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 9/16/2014 10:00:00 AM
    For those of you always wondering where to find scientific sources, our library has kindly provided many resources for you! Check them out here: https://www.phoenixunion.org/Page/4002
    Ebsco  is a really great one the school pays for. So use it!
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  • (AP students ONLY) Tips for the Kinetic Homework Assignment

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 9/5/2014 12:00:00 PM
    So only one of you has completed the online book assignment so far and I figured I should give you a little reminder as well as some tips. 
    1. To reference the book, you need to download the book to your home computer! Directions for doing so can be found here (the very last page) or in the blog post titled "All the Accounts!" 
    2. Many of the questions require answers in scientific notation. You need to format your answers using "e" instead of "*10^". for example, type 2e4 NOT 2*10^4 
    3. There are a few really tricky problems. That's to differentiate who gets an A on the assignment. You don't fail if you don't do all the problems, you just may not get an A. This is an AP class and these problems are meant to be AP level, they shouldn't be easy and they should require some time. You can come in after school if you'd like help with the tricky problems. 
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  • Buggy lab and wrap up

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 8/28/2014 10:00:00 AM
    In AP (and regular to a lesser extent) physics today we discussed out buggy lab results and got some homework! The homework AP needed to copy is posted below. 
    Slope= VELOCITY
    y-intercept= Starting position
    Generic Math model: X=v*t+Xi
    X= position
    Sign (+/-)= direction (NOT slowing down or speeding up!)
    Straight line= constant velocity!!!! 
    See below for an example description: 
    From 0-3s, the object is moving in the positive direction at a CONSTANT velocity of about 10m/s. From 3s-6s, the object is still (constant position). From 6s-9s, the object is moving in the negative direction at a CONSTANT velocity of about 15m/s (faster than in the beginning! just opposite direction!). 
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  • All the Accounts!

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 8/24/2014 4:00:00 PM
    I am just going to start this off by saying MAKE PASSWORDS YOU CAN REMEMBER! Or keep a note somewhere in your phone or notebook with all your passwords written down. Use the same password for all your school accounts or something so you can remember it. Do whatever you need to remember your passwords!
    Turnitin.com should have sent an e-mail to the gmail you put into the Google form on the blog the first week of school or so. Use that e-mail to either create a turnitin.com account or add my class to your account if you already have a turnitin.com account. Directions should be in the e-mail.
    **Make sure the e-mail attached to your turnitin.com account is one you check regularly. I will sometimes use it to send mass e-mails. I will send the e-mail to download LoggerPro at home through these e-mails. 
     Follow the directions in the document here and make an account for your online textbook and homework.
    The textbook can be a great resource for extra information. There are helpful animations and demos throughout. The homework is rigorous and at an AP difficulty level. When I assign homework, you will have more than one opportunity to answer the question. The program will tell you if the question is wrong so you can attempt the problem multiple times. 
    The image below has a list of log ins. Use the password given (they are case sensitive) and then change your password after logging in. The password you create needs to have at least one lower case letter, one capital letter and one number. 
    AP Kinetic log ins  
    This link details how to submit homework assignments. 
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  • NRG Inro

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 8/21/2014 11:00:00 AM
    This week, we took notes on NRG and then represented some situations using LOL diagrams. We will finish off the week by sharing our representations with each other and making sure we understand NRG transfer and storage. Ask lots of questions if you need! Sometimes you just need help thinking things through.
    The powerpoint and assignment requirements are all on Canvas . READ the instructions. Most of your questions can be answered by simply reading the instructions.
    Progress report grades are due FRIDAY 8/22 at 4p! Get caught up on your work! 
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  • Logger Pro Tutorial

    Posted by Olivia Benson on 8/19/2014 4:00:00 PM
    Mr. Chapman at MetroTech High School has made a nifty video on how to use logger pro! You can find it at the link below:
    (I will be sending an e-mail with a link to download logger pro at home soon) 
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