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 For the week of  5/27-5/31

Mon Memorial Day

Tues Rube Goldberg Project

Wed  Rube Goldberg Project

Thurs Rube Goldberg Project

Fri Rube Goldberg Project

Rube Goldberg Machines


You will have to construct a machine to pop a balloon, with at least 6 movements or operations.  Each of these operations should relate to one of the units covered during the year, and you can’t use an operation for more than 1 unit.  (Mechanics, 2-D motion, Energy, Heat, Waves, and Electricity and Magnetism)


You must submit a poster for your machine.  It should have a sketch and have each movement labeled with the appropriate unit of study and an explanation of how it relates to that unit.


At the end of the project you will present your machine to the class.  It should run correctly and you should be prepared to answer questions about the machine, and explain how the movements relate to the six units.

Scoring


Completed machine (0-7)     ___________

one movement for each unit:(0-1)

Mechanics ___________

2 Dimensional Motion ___________

Energy ___________

Heat ___________

Waves                                   ___________

Electricity and Magnetism ___________

Working Machine (0-9) ___________


Completed Sketch (0-10) ___________

one label for each unit:(0-1)

Mechanics ___________

2 Dimensional Motion ___________

Energy ___________

Heat ___________

Waves                                    ___________

Electricity and Magnetism ___________

one explanation for each unit:(0-2)

Mechanics ___________

2 Dimensional Motion ___________

Energy ___________

Heat ___________

Waves                                   ___________

Electricity and Magnetism ___________




Welcome to the wonderful world of physics.  In this class we will explore the reasons behind the things we experience in our everyday lives. 

Here are the things you need to know about our class this year.

T – Take responsibility
Be on time and prepared for class everyday.

H – Have respect
Use proper language
Respect other people and yourself

S – Strive for excellence
Always do your best.

Supplies:
Notebook
Calculator (Scientific)
Pens or Pencils

Absentee Policy/Make-Up work:
It is the student’s responsibility to make up the missed work within one week of an absence.  Homework should be completed on time. I give class time to finish the work so that I can guide the students through the problems.  Please do not copy homework in the long run you are hurting yourself on the exams.


Extra Help:
I will try to be available for help after school on Tuesdays.

Quarterly Grading:
40% Tests/Projects
20% Homework/ Classwork / quizzes
20% Labs
20% Participation

Course Outline:
Unit 1: Mechanics
Unit 2: Two Dimensional Motion
Unit 3: Energy
Unit 4: Heat
Unit 5: Waves
Unit 6: Electricity

scoring rubric
2 points (diagram)
2 points (givens and unknown)
2 points (equation)
2 points (substitute values)
2 points (answer and unit)
10 points possible

I am here to help you learn. Do not hesitate to ask me questions or find time to see me if you need help. The hardest part of physics is putting in the practice, and setting the problems up the correct way. If you put in the effort you will be surprised what you can do. You get out what you put in. I am looking forward to having a fun and productive year. If you have any questions or concerns I may be reached at the science department phone #448-9669 or by email mchamberlain@pittsfield.net
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Matthew Chamberlain,
Sep 4, 2015, 7:12 AM
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