EXAM ONE REMINDER - Exam one will be held on Friday, 3 November 2017. The topics of note will are listed below. Tools at your disposal for studying include: (1) all worksheets, (2) your class notes, (3) all project/challenge work, and (4) all simulations and videos. Topic list for the exam is: Scientific & engineering method Hypothesis (measurable, directional & general), question, & purpose writing Data graphing and statistics Linear motion (velocity, speed, acceleration) Momentum & impulse Conservation of momentum (mv before = mv after) Collisions (elastic & inelastic formulas)
Friday, 27 October 2017 - Classwork/Homework. Today we will begin the Lunar Lander Challenge. You will be introduced to the requirements and get to apply our previous work on concept sketches, scientific research, and knowledge of the change of momentum through maximizing impulse of the collision. Each student's research log should be detailed in a professional and organized fashion and ALL SKETCHES must be done on graph paper, no exceptions.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Classwork Due to the substitute by the end of class. Each student completes the work individually. You will have to work efficiently to meet the deadline of the end of class. Hand work from sections (1), (3), and (4) to the substitute. Work to be completed in class: (1) Watch the following video of Bob Thirsk, an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) that summarizes the conservation of momentum and collisions. This is a really helpful perspective so everyone understands a little bit more about collisions and how momentum is conserved during one. Have a note set on this 4 minute video to staple to the parts (2) and (3) of the classwork.
(2) Read the great responses made to this question on a physics forum that a reader posted, "I guess an astronaut wouldn't be able to push in the empty space with his hands or legs to move himself, but with a rocket engine it's possible. How?" Right click and "go to" the link at the below. No work for this, just read, you'll be asked about parts of it on the exam next week.
(3) Can you make a soccer ball that is shot out of the back of an air cannon simply drop straight to the ground from the back of a moving pick up truk?? Talk to a classmate about whether or not you think this can actually happen. Once you've made your argument, the Mythbusters can help you to answer the question! Write your prediction beneath your notes for part (1) of today's work.
(4) Complete the 8 question problem set on lined paper and hand it into the substitute along with your notes for part (1) of today's work.
HONORS PROJECT INFORMATION AND PRODUCTS - The honors project and it's products, rubric, and modules are in the attachments. There are 4 modules that total 85 points, then the fifth which is the combination of the report and earthquake warning poster, and will make up the final 100 points of the project for a total of 185 points.
Friday, 20 October 2017 - CLASSWORK/HOMEWORK - The work packet below is what we began in class and should be completed. Use the internet as a tool, in addition to the notes you took in class and the notes on the front of the worksheets to help you through. Due on Monday, 23 November 2017.
Momentum, Collisions, & Conservation of Momentum Practice Problems
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - REMINDER - Linear Motion Challenge Project Due Date is TOMORROW, Friday, 20 October 2017. Below is a list of the products that are due in a stapled packet for this project on Friday, 20 October 2017. At the very bottom, you will find the reflection questions copied from section VIII of the intro packet for the activity.
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - CLASSWORK. Due Friday, 20 October 2017 The classwork questions are practice for the introduction to impulse (aka the change in momentum) and the following activity of momentum in the collision of objects.
(1) You will be responsible for watching and having a full set of notes on the 5 video clips below. Complete the note set in your notebook, write your name on your paper and hand it in to the homework bin or give to the substitute (period 2) or put in homework bin (period 1). 5 videos are below and the notes should be completed individually. If the videos don't play from weebly, then you can type the title of the video directly into youtube to find it.
(2) Use the notes you have in your notebooks already to make sure you are rock stars in solving speed, velocity, and acceleration in your notebooks. This should be completed by the end of class and turned in with your note set. You will need to be super focused to get this all done by the end of class so have your A-game working. See you all tomorrow! Cheers, Mr. F.
Friday, 6 October 2017 - Weekend Homework. There are two assignments this weekend. (1) You should have an engineering sketch practiced for Tuesday, ready to either use or discuss with your partners. Make sure this is using proper dimensions (metric) and follows the rules of the challenge (Rules section of the packet). (2) Answer the following questions in your notebook about Bernoulli's Principle. a. What does Bernoulli's Principle say about the air speed on each side of a sail? b. Describe the pressure difference on each side of a sail (use "fore" and "aft" to say whether you're talking about the "front" or "rear" of the sail. c. From question "b", what is the cause of this pressure difference? d. The ability of a plane wing to allow a plane to "rise" in the air, or for a sail to allow a boat to be "pushed" through the water is called what?
Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - Homework. Please complete the 10 acceleration problem set in your notebooks and hand in once you arrive in class tomorrow. Late submissions will still be reviewed and feedback given, but they will not receive credit.
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - Homework. (1) Acceleration problem set. Please answer the problem set in your notebook with the title of the worksheet at the top. Questions 1-6 are short answer and 7-16 are calculations so you will need to show your work AND come to an answer with the correct units. Your class notes will be your best and only resource for this. (2) Be sure to read through the Linear Motion Challenge in the posting below this one so you are fully aware of what we will be doing in the coming days.
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - Linear Motion Project Introduction. Below is the packet for the challenge we will be engaging in for the coming week. Project work will be due on Friday, 20 October 2017 during class in the form of a paper packet stapled together.
Monday, 25 September 2017 - Homework. Complete the worksheet handed out in class today and put in HW bin when you get to class on Tuesday, 26 September. For those absent, or having lost their copy, an electronic copy can be found below.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - Classwork/Homework - Below is the file that we will practice analyzing data with Microsoft Excel. You will also find the file that introduces the major statistics we will use in class this semester to analyze data.
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - Worksheet picked up in class should be completed tonight and put in the HW bin Friday morning.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - Metric Mania Worksheet is practice based on the basic measuring we did in the measurement lab earlier this week. Complete and put in the HW bin when you get to class. Due on Thursday, 14 September 2017.
Thursday, 7 September 2017 - Complete remainder of the 5 "station worksheets" that you were unable to complete in class. Due in class tomorrow, Friday 8 September 2017. Put in HW bin when you get to class.
Tuesday Homework - 5 September 2017 Complete the Magical Mystery Tube "What is Science" worksheet. Due in class on Wednesday, 6 September 2017.
Final Exam Study Materials - Posted 18 January Final Exam Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 Time: 7:55 - 9:55 a.m. (you will need most of this time to complete the exam) Format: 20 multiple choice questions (2 points each) and what will average (20) three point questions to make a 100 point final exam.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - HOMEWORK. Review packet on work and power due tomorrow upon entering class.
Exam #5 Reminder - Exam five will be on Friday, 13 January 2017. See exam posting below and answer keys for major problem sets for this unit as study material. Suggestion: practice as many problems as you can WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE ANSWERS. Do this in addition to the review packet handed out on Tuesday.
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - Science Fair Presentation Boards Due -Research papers have been submitted before break and the presentation boards are due. Extra help on board set-up will be available after school should students let me know. Please see the diagram in the attachment below that we covered in class on Wednesday.
Monday, 19 December 2016 - The Great Roller Coaster Challenge Guide. Tonight's homework is to become knowledgeable on the steps needed to assemble each type of roller coaster part (knowing which lines to cut and which to simply fold). The use of a ballpoint pen and ruler to fortify any folds is an important technique to be aware of.
Tuesday 13 December 2016 - Energy, Work & Power Introduction Homework - There are 3 worksheets you've received in class today. Of these, the following are due on Wednesday (14 December): (1) Energy, Work & Power and (2) Conservation of energy. We will start Thursday's class with practice problems before you get back to your Energy Consortium Project. On Thursday, the Potential & Kinetic Energy worksheet is due. Electronic copies can be found below.
Monday, 12 December 2016 - The Energy Consortium Project. In this unit introduction project, we will investigate 5 of the 7 major energy types through a different, and very fun interactive "world". Below are introductions to the roles you will assume in your companies (chosen randomly). The remainder of the details come during our first class!
2Thursday, 8 December 2016 - Circular Motion Alternative Assignment Read the chapter and complete questions 1-14, 20-25, and 27-31 in your notebooks. Once finished, check your answers versus those in the margins; HOWEVER, any answers that are exact (or close to exact) copies of those answers in the margins will not be counted and receive no points. Write an "X" or a checkmark next to your answer after you've checked them. If incorrect, then write the correct answer in the margin of your paper. 2 points per question correct, 1 for incorrect.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - CIRCULAR MOTION LAB PRE-LAB QUESTIONS - The pre-lab questions on page two of the document below MUST be completed BEFORE you come to class on Thursday. Your goal is to not only understand ALL steps you need to take for the lab, but also to answer the pre-lab questions. Do these questions out on a piece of notebook paper and have the questions out, ready to be checked once you've entered the class.
Monday, 5 December 2016 - Classwork & Circular Motion Presentation Today's practice work with angular (aka rotational) speed will be investigated using the following link: http://www.thephysicsaviary.com/Physics/Programs/Labs/CircularMotionLab/index.html Homework - 2 assignments handed out today in class. Due tomorrow at the beginning of class. Have the work out on your desk.
EXAM REMINDER - for the class' voting today, exam 4 will be on Friday, 9 December 2016. Details below. Remember to know your formulas and how to solve for all variables in them.
Friday, 2 December 2016 - Lunar Lander Challenge Safety Poster Part 1 - Due: Sunday on or before 11:59 p.m. Lunar Lander Safety Poster - follow guidelines in the project packet (also attached below this post)
Part 2 - Due: Monday at the beginning of class 1. group sketch of your LLV 2. each student's budget sheet including the questions below it answered 3. Data collection sheet (1/2 sheet you completed after the launch)
Additional details: the average times (in seconds) for each LLV's landing is in the data below (THANKS SEAN & the chronology assessment technicicans!!) AND, remember everyone to change the grams you measured your LLV in to kilograms for all your data sheet calculations.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 - Classwork - Below is the simulation for which the handout is to be used. Complete in class after the lesson on momentum and hand in. An electronic copy of the document is at the bottom of this posting. Due Wednesday, 23 November.
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - Results from Newton's Rocket Challenge - The calculated heights of all student rockets are below. Please use the data in your presentations. Below the data are the videos of our rocket launch. The first top three are courtesy of Bukhtawar, and the 4th and 5th are courtesy of Kenny W! Thanks Buk & Kenny!!
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - Homework - Clinometer and height problem set - Use the previous material you have received on clinometers, as well as the homework from the weekend to solve the three problems in the file below. We will begin class tomorrow with these three examples. Have a good night everyone! Don't forget to do a little more work on your science fair project.
Weekend Homework, Friday, 11 November 2016 - Clinometer Research. All students are to produce a one page, hand-written document on how a clinometer can be used to determine your rocket's peak height. You should include the following: 1. a drawing of what a clinometer should look like 2. the procedure of how to build one as well as how to use it. 3. the mathematical formula you use 4. an example calculation of your own choosing NOTE: you need to be able to perform one of these calculations during our practice launches on Monday, 14 November, but also during your final launches to get the information necessary for your rocket presentations.
Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - Newton's Rocket Challenge Student Packet
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - Classwork: I'll be absent today. Part One: The worksheet on Newton's three laws is due BEFORE THE END OF CLASS. This will be a graded assignment, so complete independently and hand into the substitute. (25-30 minutes) A copy is below the directions just in case... Part Two: Hand in your pre-planning worksheet to the substitute along with your class worksheet. Part Three: this class is an EXCELLENT opportunity to collaborate with your group members on your science fair project. With your pre-planning worksheet done, you can start working on the next step. If this is designing your experiment, write the brainstorming down (sketches, notes...etc) in your science fair logbook. Your logbooks will be checked and given points to show me the work you've done thus far, when I'm back tomorrow. USE THIS TIME WISELY (45 minutes). HW - study for Friday's exam and science fair background research.
Friday, 28 October 2016 - Classwork - Newton's 2nd Law of Motion (F = ma)
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Answers to Classwork - Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - Newton's First Law Scenarios
Classwork - Monday, 24 October 2016 - 20 Things you Didn't Know About Gravity
Homework - Monday - 24 October 2016 - The reading below is for Newton's three laws. It's a great background on what we will be getting into for our next unit. Tonight, you will read through the first law; Wednesday, the third law; and Thursday, the second law's material. ANY NOTES THAT YOU MISSED FROM THE CLASS LECTURES, YOU CAN ADD NOTES FROM THIS TEXT BOOK MATERIAL. It is a great practice to supplement your class notes with what you get from your text book readings.
Homework - 18 October 2016 - Free fall problem set - Complete the practice problems in your notebook, and check your answer vs. the answers provided. Be sure to consult with your group if you have a question, and/or ask me for help. See pdf below.
Homework - 17 October 2016 - Free fall problem set - all students picked up a packet in class today to complete at home, and is due Tuesday, 18 October 2016. In case it has been misplaced, a copy is below.
Homework - 14 - 16 October 2016 - Free Fall & Acceleration Due to Gravity
Part One: Complete the gravitational force worksheet from Thursday's class using the simulation from the 13 October posting below. Hand this in on Monday, 17 October. If you need another copy of the worksheet, you can find it below.
Part Two: Read over the Introduction to Free Fall sections (Introduction to Free Fall, Acceleration of Gravity, Representing Free Fall by Graphs, How Fast? And How Far?, The Big Misconception) and in your notebooks, record the most important terms and meanings, formulas, and examples for use on Monday. Have these notes out on your desk to be checked once you enter class. The link for the material is found below with the worksheets, copy and paste it into your browser.
Part Three: Complete the "Motion in One Dimension" worksheet in your notebooks. This will be the first material we start with on Monday and it will be checked with the notes from part two.
Exam Two - Study Guide - exam date: 14 October 2016
Introduction to Gravity Classwork - 13 October 2016
Homework Reminder - 7 - 10 October 2016 - Sail Car Report is due before 11:59 p.m. Sunday night, 9 October. Remember to use the checklist from the back of the packet as well as the sail car data we collected on Thursday. Below is the checklist of items from the packet to resolve any confusion.
Homework - 5 October 2016 - Graphing Motion (d/t, v/t, a/t graphs) - A simple motion graph worksheet was given out in class today, that is your primary focus (electronic copy is below in case you misplace the paper copy). Below, are great little lessons on graphing motion that simplify things. Remember: KINEMATICS means motion. We'll get more into this material on Friday after the sail car test day. Watch and take notes on two/three videos each night to prepare for Friday's lesson on motion graphing!
Weekend Homework - 30 Sept - 3 Oct 2016 - Graphing Motion Lesson (This is what is a flipped class, and you will see more of these as we go through the semester).
Part One: Go to the link (http://www.mathwarehouse.com/graphs/distance-time-graph-activity.php) and scroll down until you get to the interactive lesson. It is very simple but it will help you to understand how we graph motion by seeing your space shuttle navigate to the mother ship, then see it on the motion graph. Do this a few times and click on different parts of the motion line to see where your shuttle was on the X/Y coordinate system. Your goal is to be able to understand a motion graph ONLY in terms of your reference point and how that is translated to a graph.
Part Two: Watch the video below on how to interpret and graph motion, then complete the worksheet files below in your 3-ring notebooks. Label problem sets exactly as the files are labeled below. The worksheet answers are due on Tuesday when you come back after the long weekend.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - Blank worksheet from today's introduction to speed (left), and the answer Key for that work (right). Click on the four arrows to see an expanded view.
REMINDER: Bridge assessment report and research log from bridge challenge is due to google drive on or by 11:59 p.m. Your surveys are due in class today.
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 HOMEWORK - Experimental Design Lesson
HOMEWORK - Homework for Wednesday evening. Download the file below to your computer and complete it. This will be the first file I have you upload to your google drive folders which you will create tomorrow. Once complete, I want you to watch the podcast below on experimental design & variables in preparation for the pending bridge building challenge. Record information, terms, and definitions for the terms below.
Terms from the podcast (32 minutes) you will be responsible for: variable, independent variable, dependent variable, control variable, constant, and experimental design. Record their meanings and where/how we use them in a scientific experiment.
Friday, 9 September 2016
Homework - Complete the worksheet below and save it to the "Applied Fluids" folder on your Google drive. Save to your Google Applied Fluids folder on or before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, 11 Sept.
Video below is for those of you who want a good "how to" on finishing the air skimmer for Monday's test. Please have your skimmers structure complete. Don't worry about the launching pin. We'll do that Monday!
CHALLENGE TO APPLIED PHYSICS STUDENTS.... Below is Mr. F's "Screamin' Demon".... Can you all beat the demon skimmer???
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - HOMEWORK - Two assignments.
Assignment One - Complete the 9 reflection questions from the air skimmer activity. You will need to use MS Excel to add the graph(s) to the sheet. When complete, save to the Finished Work folder on your Google Drive on or by 11:59 p.m. tonight. If not saved properly, the assignment will receive a zero.
Assignment Two - Graphing practice. Finish the "tasks" outlined to analyze the data in the MS Excel spreadsheet below. Use your notes from today and any internet resources to assist you. When complete, save to the Finished Work folder on your Google Drive on or by 11:59 p.m. tonight. If not saved properly, the assignment will receive a zero.
16 September 2016 - WEEKEND HOMEWORK - Scientific Method Complete the worksheet below. Read all three scenarios, then choose two to complete your analysis for. Complete and upload to your Applied Fluids folder on your google drive on or before 11:59 p.m. Sunday 18 September 2016.
REMINDER: Exam One is on Friday, 23 September 2016
September - Class Introduction: Scroll over the syllabus & guidelines on the Intro to Fluid Mechanics link and click on the file for syllabus to see the course organization and grading policies. IMPORTANT: Be sure to set up a Google Drive folder called APPLIED FLUID MECHANICS and share it with Mr. F (LFatsy625@gmail.com). This is where you will save all electronic work to be graded as well as most of your project components.