Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday 9/24 - Mass is irrelevant

A very important day in Physics today!
We did a run through of a cart rolling down an inclined plane and we filled out the handout attached to this post (also stored in file number 15. Yellow handout).
Our prelude was to finish your orange handout that relates distance and velocity/acceleration. This was passed out on Wednesday.

9/23 - Wednesday

Today we finished up the green handout that relates velocity to acceleration. Handout is in file number 13. There is also a prelude on speed and using the formula relating distance and acceleration that is located in file #14.

Monday, September 21, 2009

9/21: Monday

Today: working on the relationship between velocity, acceleration, distance, and time.
  • Prelude: In file number 13
  • Green handout (do problems 1-5) in file # 13 as well.

Friday, September 18, 2009

9/17 Thursday

Today we finished "kinematic graphs" (attached in last post) and we had a prelude in file #12.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

9/16 - Kinematic Graphs

Kinematics means linear motion. So we did graphs on Velocity vs. Time and Acceleration vs. Time.
It was soooooo coooooool.
It's attached below and in file # 11.


9/16 - Finishing up "Linear Inertia"

Today we took some notes on speed, acceleration, and velocity. We finished up the handout "Linear Inertia". It was awesome.
And we did a prelude. (attached below and in file #10)
and it was good.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 6: May the force be with you.

Today we did
  1. a prelude (file # 9) ...
  2. ...then we started the 2 page handout "Forces-Spring Scale Lab" (also in file # 9)...
  3. ... and then we did a lab called "Linear Inertia" (also in file # 9)
It was so much fun!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day 5: The madness continues... 9/8/09

Students got their progress reports for physics today. There were a few tears, but also a few celebrations (mostly celebrations). The reflection questions below the grades needs to be filled out.
We spent the rest of the period taking notes on forces, Newtons, and vectors. Get those from a friend if you don't have them.
Finally we worked on the two page handout I gave you to read. Have that done by the end of the week!
Yours truly,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Day 4: Why accurate measurement and dimensional analysis are important

Two important labs today:
  1. Accurate measurement: EVERYTHING in physics must be measured accurately. You will find this handout in file #6.
  2. Dimensional analysis: how do we convert from one unit to the next? Like, how can we convert 23 feet to meters? You will find this handout in file #5