Marc ReifInstruction begins on Monday, 14 August 2017. Our school is on A/B block. Each class meets five 90-minute sessions every two weeks. We have 80 blocks before the AP Exam. that is 7200 minutes or 120 hours or 5 complete days.There are 40 blocks in the first semester and 40 blocks in the second semester before the AP 1 and 2 Exams. Some units, as noted, do not include tests.I estimate 75 days (allowing a few days for interruptions due to state testing) of instruction before the AP 1 Exam on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. ~~~~~1111111~~~~Begin Semester 1~~~~~~1111111~~~~~~~Unit 01 - Tools (no test for this unit) [4 blocks (no test) - 36 remaining in the 1st semester] No text reference Index of Springiness Lab Pendulum Lab Unit 02 - Constant Velocity Model for Motion (no test for this unit) [3 blocks (no test) - 33 remaining in the 1st semester] Etkina Chapter 1 Blinky Buggy LabUnit 03 - Constant Acceleration Model for Motion [5 blocks (incl. test date) - 28 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 9/13 or 9/14] Etkina Chapter 1 Cart on a Ramp Lab Cart on a Ramp Lab Extension Unit 04 - Interactions 1 (The Force Concept and Balanced Forces) [6 blocks (incl. test date) - 22 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 10/3 or 10/4] Etkina Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, Section 1 Analysis of a Jump Static Forces Practicum Newton's Second Law Activity Unit 05 - Interactions 2 (Applying Newton's Second Law) [5 blocks (incl. test date) - 17 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 10/18 or 10/19] Etkina Chapter 3, excluding Section 3.5 Modified Atwood's Machine Lab Friction Lab Unit 06 - Impulse and Momentum Transfer [6 blocks (incl. test date) - 11 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 11/6 or 11/7] Etkina Chapter 5 Cart Collisions Lab Impulse Lab Unit 07 - Energy Transfer Model [8 blocks (incl. test date) - 3 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 12/5 or 12/6] Etkina Chapter 6 Hooke's Law and Energy Lab Energy Transfer Lab Unit 08 - Models for 2d Motion (Projectile motion as a review before semester exam) Etkina Section 3.5 [3 blocks (no test other than semester exam) - 0 remaining in the 1st semester] Projectile Video Analysis Lab Projectile Practicum 22222~~~~Begin Semester 2~~~~22222~~~~~~~~Unit 09 - Circular Motion (and Gravitation) [5 blocks (incl. test date) - 35 remaining before AP Exam - test on 1/22 or 1/23] Etkina Chapter 5 Dynamics of UCM Lab Flying Pig Lab Unit 10 - Oscillation [6 blocks (incl. test date) - 29 remaining before AP Exam - test on 2/7 or 2/8] Etkina Chapter 19 Period of a Mass-Spring Oscillator Lab Equations of Simple Harmonic Motion Lab Unit 11 - Wave Pulses and Traveling Waves [5 blocks (incl. test date) - 24 remaining before AP Exam - test on 2/22 or 2/23] Etkina Sections 20.1 through 20.6 Wave Race Lab Behavior of Wave Pulses observations Unit 12 - Standing Waves and Sound [6 blocks (incl. test date) - 18 remaining before AP Exam - test on 3/12 or 3/13] Etkina Sections 20.7 through 20.11 Standing Waves on a String Lab Resonance of a Tube Lab Unit 13 - Charge and Electric Force (no separate test for this unit) [2 blocks - 16 remaining before AP Exam] Etkina Sections 14.1 through 14.4 (selected topics) Sticky Tape Lab Coulomb's Law Lab Unit 14 - DC Circuits [5 blocks (incl. test date) - 11 remaining before AP Exam - test on 4/9 or 4/10] Etkina Chapter 16 Understanding PD Activity Ohm's Law Lab Unit 15 - Rotation (and a parallel review of mechanics) [7 blocks - 4 remaining before AP Exam - Mock Exam on 5/1 or 5/2] Etkina Chapter 8 Various Lab Activities without a Lab Report AP 1 Exam on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 |

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