#### This Week in Physics

• Week of March 19 - 23, 2012  Monday 3/191) Classwork: Momentum Flip Movie Parameters and Conceptual Physics Wkskt2)  Homework:  Conceptual Physics WksktTuesday 3/201) Classwork: Marshmallow Lung Cannons and Group Concept Application Analysis with Word Bankage2) Homework:  Momentum Wrap-up, Test Study Guide and PracticeThursday 3/221)  Classwork:  Kinetic and Potential Energy Demos and Interpretation 2)  Homework:  Conceptual Physics Worksheet on Potential and Kinetic EnergyFriday 3/231)  Classwork:  Kinetic and Potential Energy Wksht Check; Momentum and Energy Test2)  Energy Calculations Worksheet
Posted Mar 18, 2012, 10:50 PM by maafi.gueye@neaclc.org
• Week of January 23 - 27  Monday 1/23:Classwork:  Galileo Reasoned WHAT?  Homework:  Galileo ArtifactTuesday 1/24:  Classwork: Representing Galileo's WorkHomework:  State your case worksheet outlineThursday 1/26Classwork:  Cornerstone Display ReadinessHomework:  Cornerstone PresentationFriday 1/27No Class
Posted Jan 23, 2012, 3:11 AM by maafi.gueye@neaclc.org
• Week of Jan 9 - Jan 13  Monday Jan 9Classwork:  Finish Cat Trot to Gallup Conversions to Meters; Model and Practice Calculations for Velocity and AccelerationHomework:  Complete Calculations for Velocity and Acceleration in Notebook, pages 26 and 27.Tuesday Jan 10Classwork:  Check and verify calculations for Velocity and Acceleration.  Cut-and-Paste cats to appropriate cards.Homework:  Galileo Part B...egads!...Type up, but Due Tuesday Jan 16th.  See directives for details.Thursday Jan 12Classwork:  "Numbers" training; learners to create three data graphs for Cat Trot-to-Gallup due in File folder by end of day Friday.Homework:  Cat Trot-to-Gallop "Numbers" graphing.Friday Jan 13Classwork:  Galileo work in context of Cornerstone.Homework:  Galileo continued...directives distributed in class and published to this website Friday eve.
Posted Jan 9, 2012, 12:12 AM by maafi.gueye@neaclc.org
• Week of 12/12 - 12/18  Monday 12/12Classwork:  Data Table C and D and Group Data A and B; Cat Trot to Gallop Cards Set-upHomework:  Egg Drop Project...1 meter Drop Tuesday, 12/13Tuesday 12/13Classwork:  1 meter Drop; Distance and Speed calculations for Egg DropHomework:  Practice Page...Drop from a Cliff; Cat Trot to Gallup Cut and PasteThursday:  12/15Classwork:  Breezeway Drop; Practice Page Check; Cat Cards CheckHomework:  Cat Trot to Gallop Data tablesFriday: 12/16Classwork:  Final Drop; Cat Trot to Gallop Check-inHomework: Cat Trot to Gallop project.
Posted Dec 11, 2011, 9:58 PM by maafi.gueye@neaclc.org
• Week of 12/5 - 12/9
•  Monday 12/05Classwork:  Data Collection for Galileo Part B; Class Data Part AHomework:  Galileo Draft Write Up Part B; Cat Trot to Gallop Start (all due 12/06)Tuesday 12/06Classwork:  Class Data for Galileo Part B; Class Data Part B:  Check Cat Trot to Gallop StartHomework:  Type Galileo Write Up Part B; Cat Trot to Gallop Step 2Thursday 12/08Classwork:  Graphing with NUMBERS; Data Tables B and CHomework:  Quiz Readiness practice on Falling objects...Quiz Friday, 12/09;  Cat Trop to Gallop Data TablesFriday 12/09Classwork:  Quiz on Falling ObjectsHomework:  Cat Trot to Gallop Flip Book
Posted Dec 5, 2011, 7:22 AM by maafi.gueye@neaclc.org
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#### Welcome to Physics 2011-2012

Physics CP and HP Seminar

Seminar Meetings:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with Friday Labs

Period 3 in Room 18

Course Syllabus

Course Overview:

Physics is about the nature of basic things, such as motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound light and the composition of atoms.  Because the ideas of physics are fundamental to both chemistry and biology, it is considered to be the most basic science.  Because we live in a physical world in which our interactions follow the laws of physics, learning physics will affirm quantitatively what we know intuitively (with our intuition) or somatically (with our bodies).  We will use mathematics to express our findings and to prove or disprove ideas that may be ambiguous.  We will us the scientific method and the act of scientific inquiry through investigations and experiments to assimilate key concepts, as outlined in the California Content Standards for Physics.

Texts (Resources): Honors (HP), College Prep (CP)

HP

Physics:  Algebra/Trig

by Eugene Hecht

Second Edition

Brooke/Cole Publishing Company

HP and CP

The Project Physics Course

F. James Rutherford, Gerald Holton, Fletcher G. Watson

Harvard University

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

CP

Conceptual Physics

Paul G. Hewitt

Pearson

Online Resource Highlights

Learner Materials

Daily learner materials include the regulation, quadrille-ruled notebook, a scientific calculator, sharpened standard and color pencils, the Nea planner and two highlighters of different colors.

Late Work Policy

Nea 6-11 Village has adopted a uniform late work policy.  Please familiarize yourself with its parameters and ask a question if something is not clear, as it will be adhered to without exception.

A learner will be evaluated using a variety of modalities and a grade appropriated based on the following percentage scale using weighted categories:

Projects                        30%

Laboratory                     25%

Assessments                30%

Exercises/notebook       15%

100%

Grading Policy for Honors Distinction in Physics

As an honors course, performance in Honors Physics will be rigorously assessed.  Is expected the honors students exhibit superior understanding and work that is consistently represents the highest level of achievement.  In general, work will be assessed in the following manner:

A = 5.0 Grade Points: Work shows exceptional scholarship, exploration and application of concepts, thoughtful assimilation of ideas from outside research and sources, and work goes “above and beyond”.  Work is handed in on time, seriously addresses the assignment and is highly original and inspired in nature.

B =  4.0 Grade Points:  Work shows strong scholarship, exploration and application of concepts, thoughtful assimilation of ideas from outside research and sources, but does not go “above and beyond”.  Work is handed in on time, seriously addresses the assignment and is highly original and inspired in nature.

C = 3.0 Grade Points:  Learners earning a C in honors will be counseled to return to college prep physics.  Work is average, showing basic scholarship, moderate to minimal exploration and application of concepts, inconsistent ability or effort to assimilate outside research and sources, and shows that the learner may just want to “get by.  Work is handed in frequently late and learner may not take assignments seriously and sometimes relies too heavily on others input to create a product.

D/F = Learners earning a D or F will be exited from Honors Physics.

89.5% - 100% = A

79.5% – 89.4% = B

69.5% - 79.4% = C

59.5% - 69.4% = D

59.4% and below = F

Course Website

For a comprehensive course overview, outline and curriculum, please visit the Course Document section on this  webpage.

Contacting MaMaafi

MaMaafi can be reached via Nea email from the website, or by calling 510-748-4008 x 130.

 Date Activity Standards Page 9/12 Metric Measure and Prefixes 6b, 6c (experimental measure and error) 1 9/22 Math of Physics Practice Problems Set 1.1 wksht 6b (measurement) 2 9/22 Problem Set 1.1 work same as above 3 9/26 Physics Lab 4A 6b, 6c 4,5,6 9/26 Vernier and Micrometer Photos 6a 7 or 8 9/27ish Graph of Penny Data 6a, 6b 8 or 7 9/27 Tri- and Quad- Beam Balances 6a 9,10 9/29 Representing Motion PPT Notes 1a, 1b 11– 15 9/30 Practice What You Know 1a, 1b 16 10/4 More Practice What You Know 1a, 1b 17 10/6 (NB √ 10/11) Forces Are Balanced Class Notes 1b, 1c 18

• *NEW*
The "Word of the Week" post chronicles an interesting word that comes up in the context of seminar.  The word of the week and its relevant definition (which the learner must find) must be added to the APPENDIX COLLECTION.  Start on the last page of your notebook appendix and work toward the front.  Write "Word of the Week" at the top of the page, and then, "Week of  _____________:"  then write the word and the definition related to Physics!
Week of September 6th 2011:  SCIENTIFIC NOTATION.
Week of September 12th 2011:  SIGNIFICANT FIGURES.
Week of Sept 19th:  PRECISION
Week of Sept 26th:  ACCURACY
Week of October 3rd:  VECTOR
Week of October 10th:  SCALAR
Week of October 17th:  WATER CLOCK
Week of October 24th:  NEWTON (the man and the unit of measure)
Week of October 31st:  SIGMA (summation)
Week of November 7th: FORCE
Week of November 14th: RESISTANCE
Week of December 5th: NEWTON'S FIRST LAW
Week of December 12th: NEWTON'S SECOND LAW
Week of January 2nd: NEWTON'S THIRD LAW
Week of January 9th: GALILEO

#### Puzzles and Riddles

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