Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Schedule Update 12-22-09

Both classes have done the Momentum LAB (hands-on). We will also be doing a computer based momentum lab after the break.

Make sure you check Engrade and see if you are missing any work. If you are, make sure you bring it in after the break.

Your homework is to finish the Momentum LAB (analysis and questions).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Homework reminder

Remember - both classes - homework is to finish the Momentum Packet (#4) - problems 7 - 14. We will go over the homework Friday and then start the Momentum Lab.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Schedule Update 12-14-09


Both classes need to do the Momentum homework - Packet #4, Problems #1-6

Slides and homework packet are available HERE.

Homework is due Tuesday, 12-15-09 and then we will continue on with the lecture/discussion.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Schedule Update 12-09-09

Review homework packet #3 (Forces), the Forces Supplemental problems from this week, and your class notes (examples).

Period 1 - Quiz - Forces and Friction - Thursday, 12-10-09
Period 2 - Quiz - Forces and Friction - Friday, 12-11-09

Friday, December 4, 2009

Schedule Update

1. Lab write-ups are due Monday if you didn't already turn them in.
2. Forces problems are also due Monday. You can download another copy HERE.
3. Forces QUIZ on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 1st 2009

Both classes must finish the Forces LAB that we were working on on Monday, and then start (and hopefully finish) the Forces-Friction LAB.

LAB 1 (Forces) can be downloaded HERE if you lost your sheet.

LAB 2 (Friction) can be downloaded HERE. Paper copies will be handed out on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Schedule Update 11-25-09

Period 1 - don't forget to hand in your assignments (summary of forces computer work). You can even email them to me (dandrade@bridgeportedu.net). We will start Forces Lab 1 on Monday.

Period 2 - started Forces Lab 1 today - will finish on Monday, 11-30-09. Students who were absent today (Wed) will have to do the make up work.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday, Novermber 20th assignment

Today, you will be doing an online investigation into forces. Next week we will start the 1st of 2 hands-on labs for Forces.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SparkNotes for Physics

SparkNotes is a great site for students to use. It is like CliffNotes, but most of it is free.

This is the page that has Physics information and study guides on it. It's a good resource to use when you need help with a physics topic.


Both Period 1 and Period 2:

Homework - Forces Packet (4) - do problems 12-21 (finish the packet).

We will go over the homework next class and then start the Forces Labs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Period 1 Physics Update

Reminder for Period 1, homework due Friday, 11/13 - Forces Packet, #7-11

Monday, November 9, 2009

Schedule Update

We went over the Projectile Motion review problems today. Tomorrow we will continue on with the Forces lecture. If you are absent on Tuesday, make sure you check with a classmate or look here to see what you missed.

Remember that the slides for the Forces lecture are available HERE.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I think there may have been some information missing from number 4 on the homework. I don't have it home with me, so I can't double check. If you can't solve #4, don't panic.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Schedule Update

Today, we went over the Projectile Motion quizzes and then both classes were assigned a Projectile Motion worksheet as review. Worksheet is due on Monday and then we will go over it.

We will then continue on with Forces.

You can download a copy of the Projectile Motion worksheet (Physics - wksht - projectile motion.doc) HERE.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Today, Monday November 2nd, we went over the first part of the Forces lesson.

Homework assignment for both classes is Packet #3 (Forces), Problems 1-6, due next class.

You can find the homework packet in class if you were absent, or download it from the class website HERE. The slides are also available there.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Schedule Update

We will finish the student presentations on Newton's Laws on Friday and then move onto using Newton's laws to solve problems and we will explore Newton's laws more in depth.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Newton's Laws Project

You will be completing research about Newton's Laws. At the completion of this project, you will present your findings to the rest of the class.

You will team up in groups of 3 or 4. One person should be an expert for each of Newton's three laws and then if there is a 4th person they will be the team coordinator and editor.

You will create a multimedia presentation (PowerPoint, Google Presentation, web page, or video) about each of Newton's laws and what they mean. Your presentation should be done so that someone with no physics knowledge could understand the 3 laws after viewing the presentation.

Below are some links to sites to get you started.

And, of course, you should use the class web site as a resource.

The rubric for PowerPoint presentations is found here:

You will have some time to work on this in class, but you must also work on it at home.

PowerPoint Help:

5 - 10 minute presentation/video (can use PowerPoint, other presentation software, or a web site)
Need to explain all three laws of motion
Give examples of them to explain them
All group members must have a part in the presentation

REMEMBER TO SITE ALL OF YOUR SOURCES!!! You can list them at the end of your presentation. MLA format is fine.

Period 1 - you will be presenting your projects to the rest of the class on Thursday, Oct 29th
Period 2 - you will be presenting your projects to the rest of the class on Wednesday, Oct 28th

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Phone Number Reminder for Students

Remember, starting November 14th, you must dial the area code for EVERY number you call, including local ones. This is because they had to add two more area codes in CT.

For more information, go to the State's Site on this.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Schedule Update

Both Periods - QUIZ on FRIDAY (10/16)!!

Just on projectile motion. The work you have been doing for your labs will prep you for it. You should also review the projectile motion homework.
Here is a great resource to review the topic also: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/vectors/u3l2a.cfm

Period 1 - balloon lab calculations due Friday.

Period 2 - Lab Report due Friday. Balloon lab calculations due next Tuesday.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Schedule Update 10-08-09

Both classes should be working on their LAB REPORTS for the projectile motion lab.

Period 2 will have some time on Tuesday for any groups that need to finish the lab.

Lab Reports are due next week.

If you forgot the lab report format, you can find it HERE.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tips and Advice for High School Students

These two sites have some great tips and advice for high school students.

Schedule Update

Both Periods - two extra problems on Projectile Motion are due tomorrow. We will go over them and then do a hands on lab on projectile motion.

Learning Strategies

Here are two great web sites with tips and strategies to help you improve your learning and performance in school.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Period 2 Physics

Homework is to do problems 10-16 in Packet 2 (Projectile Motion). Due Friday.

If you lost your packet, you can download a new one HERE.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Schedule Update

Next week we will continue with 2D motion / projectile motion. There are two labs with this unit.

You should be reviewing your notes so far, and looking at the problems in the second half of the packet. We will finish going over problem solving next week and then do those problems.

Have a great long weekend.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Tomorrow, Tuesday, both classes start 2 Dimensional Motion. This includes vectors, trigonometry, and Projectile Motion.

You should check out the following web sites as a preview and good overview of the topic:

Read over these pages, and the sub-sections.

Thursday, September 17, 2009



Monday both classes will have a short quiz on 1D motion. You should review scientific notation as well as Packet 1.

We will have a quick review tomorrow, Friday, and you can ask questions before the quiz on Monday.

Email me with any questions over the weekend. (or ask your classmates :-) )

Email notice

Make sure you send all emails and extra credit work to dandrade@bridgeportedu.net

Do not send emails or extra credit through the blog or to my Gmail account.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Period 1 - Homework, Packet #1, Problems #9-14 due Thursday. I will then assign another practice worksheet for homework and we will start the LAB.


Period 2 - Homework, Packet #1, Problems #9-14 due Tuesday. We will also explore some simulations at: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/kinema/index.cfm

Go through each simulation listed (there are 13 of them) and make sure you understand the concepts. Please ask for help if you are confused or uncertain.

HOMEWORK: 1D review worksheet (5 problems) due Wed. You can find a copy of the worksheet HERE.

We will start the LAB Wed. also.

For a great review of 1D kinematics, go here: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/1DKin/

Monday, September 14, 2009

1D motion/free fall slides and packet posted

The slides for the 1D motion and free fall lesson are posted on the class website, as is a copy of your homework packet for those topics (#1).

You can find them HERE.

Friday, September 11, 2009

2 Great Physics Sites to check out

These two web sites are great resources to explore physics in a way that makes it easy to understand.

Check them out.

Have a great weekend. We will finish the 9-11 WTC Collapse video on Monday.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Engrade Access

Engrade Access Instructions for Mr. Andrade's Students

enter you Access Code, and choose a username/password combination. Students can then use their username and password to log in anytime and see their up-to-the-minute classroom information on Engrade.

Your access code is the following:

engrade-mrandrade-_______ Your student ID number goes in the blank space.

Do not enter any extra numbers in front of your student ID.

You now have access to your grades and assignment scores.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Period 1 Physics

We finished the first part of 1D kinematics today.
Your homework, due Friday, is to do Problems 1-8 in packet #1.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Period 2 Physics

We finished the first part of 1D kinematics today. Your homework, due Friday, is to do Problems 1-8 in packet #1.

Email me, or stop by, if you have any questions.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Welcome to Next Years Class

Welcome to next year's Physics class (2009-2010 school year).

I hope you are ready for a fun, rewarding, but demanding, class.

Please read the following web pages and files in order to get an idea about what this class is about.

You should also look through the links on the right side of this post and get an idea of what we will be studying this year.

Get ready to learn about how everything around you works.

(ignore the posts below this one - they are from last year)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday, June 9th

Period 1 - had their Final Exam today. The 4 students that were absent must see me to make up the exam. It must be made up by Friday at noon. No exceptions!

Period 2 - rocket launch scrubbed due to weather. Watched "October Sky", a movie about 4 high school students in the 50's who designed and built their own rockets. A great story, based on a true story.

Monday, June 1, 2009

End of year schedule

Physics end of the year schedule
Monday, 6/1
Per 1 and 2 - Rockets Webquest

Tuesday, 6/2
Per 1 and 2 - Rockets - start construction

Wednesday, 6/3
Per 2 - Rockets - continue construction

Thursday, 6/4
I am out of the building at a training session today

Friday, 6/5
Per 1 and 2 - finish rocket construction

Monday, 6/8
Per 1 and 2 - finish rockets and make up work

Tuesday, 6/9
Per 2 - Launch Rockets

Wednesday, 6/10
Seniors will clean out their lockers before dismissal.

Thursday, 6/11
Per 1 - Launch Rockets

Friday, 6/12
Per 1 and 2 - Class wrap ups, grades, books
Senior Grades close. No makeups after today.

Monday, 6/15
Per 1 and 2 - class wrap ups, grades, books

Tuesday, 6/16

Wednesday, 6/16 - Friday, 6/18
Graduation Rehearsal, 0845 - Auditorium
Seniors must attend all rehearsals.

Monday, 6/22
Graduation, 1pm, Arena at Harbor Yard
Seniors arrive no later than 12:00pm. Don't be late!!!

Congratulations and good luck to all of my Seniors!!

Monday, June 1st

Today we start the Rockets project.

Your webquest assignment is shown below. Follow the directions carefully. We start construction of the rockets tomorrow.

Rockets WebQuest

Mr. Andrade Central High School www.physicsmedic.org

This WebQuest will help students gain an understanding of rockets and rocket flight, how physics fundamentals are related to rockets, and how we will use model rockets.

  1. go to http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/index.html and read the page.

(alternate site:http://exploration.grc.nasa.gov/education/rocket/bgmr.html )

  1. click on “Guided Tours” on this page

  1. on the “Guided Tours” page (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/guided.htm ) go down the page to the “Rockets” section. You need to go through each section:
    1. Forces on a Rocket (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/rktfor.html )
    2. Types of Rockets (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/rktstomp.html )
    3. Rocket Systems (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/rockpart.html )
    4. Rocket Flight (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/bmotion.html )

After you read each page, click on the NEXT button.

Make sure you click on the NEXT button next to the topic you are on. For example, when in “Rocket Flight”, multiple sections appear at the bottom of the page. Make sure you click on the one next to “Rocket Flight”.

  1. http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/TRC/Rockets/history_of_rockets.html read, take notes
  2. http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/programs/g-scouts/history.htmlread, take notes
  3. http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/factsheet.htm read, take notes
  4. http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/ read, take notes

Take notes on each page you visit. Your notes will be graded as the first part of the Rockets Unit. Pay particular attention to the “Model Rocket” section of “Types of Rockets.”

Friday, May 29, 2009


Many of you are missing multiple assignments. If you were absent, you must do the makeup work. Look at the posts below for each day and see what you need to do to get caught up. All work must be in to me by Friday, June 5th.

You may submit work to me via email, as a comment on this blog, or on paper.

Friday, May 29th

Both classes watched "Understanding Magnetism" and completed the discussion questions.

Students who were absent must complete the questions below on their own. They should use the resource sites on the right menu as a starting point.

Understanding Magnetism

Name: ________________________

Discussion Questions

1. Discuss the idea of a magnetic reversal. Should we be monitoring the possibility of one more closely, or is it safe to assume that since the Earth has gone through reversals before that we will successfully survive another one?

2. Discuss the idea of integrating different disciplinary areas of science toward a common goal. Does this seem like a reasonable idea? Why might scientists not want to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines or even with colleagues from their same area of discipline?

3. Discuss why studying bacteria and animals who use magnetic field lines for navigation is useful. Can you point out advantages to being able to navigate using magnetic field lines?

4. Discuss in depth the impact Michael Faraday has had on our society with his inventions of the electric motor and the electric generator. Why don't more people know who he is if his contributions have been so revolutionary?

5. Discuss whether more money should be designated for building a bigger particle accelerator. If you think the money should be spent, what or who should be the source of the money?

6. Discuss the idea of limitless, extremely cheap and clean power. Do you believe a source of power can truly be limitless? Why might some people not want to spend money for research on fusion? Who would not benefit from widespread use of fusion?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wednesday, May 27

I will be out on a field trip to Sikorsky Aircraft with the CPEP group.

All Physics students must turn in their review packet in my mailbox in the main office.

Tuesday, May 26th

Both classes are watching "Understanding Electricity". The questions for the video are below.

Each class was also given the review packet for the final exam. These are due TOMORROW. Even if we don't have class (period 1) you must get the packet to me (either in my room or in my mailbox or even via email or as a comment to this blog).

Students absent today must answer the questions below and submit them to me by Wednesday.

Understanding Electricity

Discussion Questions

1. How does the lightning rocket work?

2. What is electric current?

3. On what principle was the space shuttle experiment based?

4. What is a power grid?

5. How is water used to produce electricity?

6. How does a light bulb work?

7. What makes a heart beat?

8. How does the Utah Arm work?

9. How does a solar panel work?

10. What is geothermal energy, and how is it produced?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Friday, May 22

Per 1 - start review packet - due next Wednesday.
Students who were absent today must get a review packet on Tuesday and finish it for Wednesday.

Per 2 - Light, Optics, Electricity video. start review packet - due next Wednesday.
The video worksheet is below. Students who were absent can research the material and get the answers on their own.

Students who were absent today must also get a review packet on Tuesday and finish it for Wednesday.

Light-Optics-Electricity Video Worksheet

Name ____________________


Directions: Fill in the blank with the appropriate term from the list below.
concave frequency light-year reflection
conductor gamma microwave refraction
convex insulator optics television
electromagnetic lens photons telescope
focus light radio visible

1. The point at which light rays intersect when they are reflected off a concave mirror is called the ____________.

2. The ____________ spectrum consists of bands of waves that have different wavelengths and frequencies.

3. Radar uses electromagnetic waves called ___________________.

4. The distance light travels in one year is called a ____________.

True or False
Directions: Fill in the blank with True or False. If the statement is false, change it to make the statement
true. Rewrite the true statement in the space provided.

5. __________ Lenses can only converge light.

6. __________ The electromagnetic spectrum can never be used for telecommunications.

7. __________ The study of optics deals with light and vision.

8. __________ Radio and gamma waves are the same.

9. __________ Conductors stop the flow of electricity.

Essay Section

Directions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Use the back of this page or a separate sheet of paper if you need more space to complete your answer.

10. Explain why objects appear to be broken at the boundary where two mediums meet.

11. Describe how modern physics explains light.

12. Why did Einstein believe that the speed of light was one of the fundamentals of the universe?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wednesday and Thursday, May 20 and 21st

Wednesday, May 20th - Period 2 - Finish Color Lab, then "Waves, Sound, Electromagnetic Waves" Video

Thursday, May 21st - Period 1 - Finish Color Lab, then "Waves, Sound, Electromagnetic Waves" Video and "Light-Optics-Electricity" video (this worksheet is shown above in Per 2's information for Friday).

If you are absent either of these days, you must finish the Color Lab on your own and get the worksheet for the video. You will have to find the answers for the worksheet on your own.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tuesday May 19th

Today you will finish up the lab from Monday and complete the lab on Color Vision.

Work efficiently, you must finish the Color lab today!

All students must hand in their own sheets for Monday and Tuesday's labs.

Here is the link for Tuesday's lab on Color Vision: http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=Color_Vision

Color Vision (or Seeing Colors)

Objective:  Differentiate between color addition and color subtraction.


Ever wonder how all the colors of the rainbow come from normal sunlight?  After all, your elementary school art teacher told you that if you mix all of the colors of the rainbow you end up with a dark, muddy brown mess.  Which is right?  Which is wrong?  Or are rainbows and paints following different rules?

General:  Play with the simulation for a few minutes.  (Not more than 5.)

1)      What do you think the moving, colored dots represent?

2)      What do you think the colored cloud above the man’s head represents?

Color addition:

3)      What color does the man perceive when the red light is turned up to full intensity?

4)      What color does the man perceive if the light is turned up to just ¼ of full intensity?

5)      Form a hypothesis to explain these two results:

6)      Attempt to confirm your idea.  Explain how you attempted this:

7)      Return the red to full intensity.  Based on what you know from elementary school art, what color would you expect if you were to add green at full intensity?

8)      What color is actually seen when green is added at full intensity?

9)      Form a hypothesis to explain the results from the previous two questions:

10)  What color is perceived when red and blue are viewed at full intensity?

11)  What color is perceived when green and blue are viewed at full intensity?

12)  Pause for a moment.  Based on the results so far, what color would you expect when red, green, and blue are all viewed at the same time?

13)  Now try the experiment at full intensity?

14)  Do these last few experiments have more to do with rainbows or paints?  Why?

Red, green, and blue are commonly referred to as the primary additive colors and are used in TV screens and computer monitors.  Addition of varying amounts of these primary additive colors generate the enormous variety of colors that can be displayed.  You can see these primary colors by placing small lenses on the screen.

15)  Approximately how much of each color should be mixed to generate brown?
red ________              green ________                       blue ________

16)  Approximately how much of each color should be mixed to generate purple?
red ________              green ________                       blue ________

17)  Approximately how much of each color should be mixed to generate orange?
red ________              green ________                       blue ________

18)  What is different between these results and what you learned in art about color mixing? 

In elementary school art you learned about mixing pigments.  The primary subtractive colors are cyan, magenta, and yellow.  These are exactly the colors you found by mixing any two primary additive colors at full intensity (Questions 8, 10, & 11).  These colors still do not quite match your elementary school education; however, how many 1st graders know cyan and magenta?  You are, nevertheless, quite familiar with these colors as they are used as pigments in every color ink jet printer to produce photo quality color images.  Pigments produce colors by removing select wavelengths of light from the incident beam.

Color subtraction:

19)  Select the single bulb tab from the top and change your beam from photons to a solid beam.  What color is the incident light?

20)  What color does the man perceive with a yellow filter?

21)  Turn your beam into photons.  Explain why the man perceives yellow using the words absorb and transmit.

22)  Before making any further adjustments hypothesize what color the man will see using any color filter.

23)   Test your hypothesis.  Is it accurate?  If not, revise.

24)  Return your filter to yellow, make your beam solid, and select a monochromatic bulb type of yellow.  What color does the man perceive?

25)  Change your beam to photons and explain why this is the case.

26)  Before making any more changes, hypothesize what might happen if the filter is changed to red.

27)  Do the experiment.  Is your hypothesis confirmed?  If not, revise your hypothesis.

28)  Return both your light and filter to yellow.  Hypothesize what might happen if the light is changed to blue.

29)  Do the experiment.  Is your hypothesis confirmed?  If not, revise your hypothesis.

30)  Return both the light and filter to yellow.  Hypothesize what might happen if the filter is changed to light orange.

31)  Do the experiment.  Is your hypothesis confirmed?  If not, revise your hypothesis.

32)  Generalize your hypothesis.  In other words, what will happens when the filter and bulb colors are nearly the same?  What will happen when the bulb colors are very different?

33)  Play with the program to test your hypothesis.  Revise if necessary.

34)  After experimenting with the program, what insightful question would you have future students answer?  (Be sure to provide your answer as well as the question!)

Monday, May 18th

Today we did an online optics lab. Any students who were absent must do the lab at home. The instructions are below. For Part 2, you will have to come and see me and do part 2.1 and 2.2 in class. If you have a magnifying glass at home, you can complete it on your own.

Geometric Optics Lab

1. Go to http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=Geometric_Optics, where you will find the Geometric Optics activity. Click “RUN NOW”. Take the pencil and raise it so that the eraser is sitting on the principal axis.  Click on the “principal rays” button.

(you will need Adobe Flash on your computer. You can get it here.

1.1  Draw the ray diagram.  Describe the three special principal rays: how do they enter the lens, and how do they exit the lens? 

1.2  There are several properties of the lens you can change in this simulation.  For each one below, PREDICT what you think the effect will be on the image (its size, location, and brightness), then give the actual answer:

            a) Radius of curvature of the lens

            b) Refractive index

            c) Diameter

1.3  You can change the location of your object (the pencil).  Drag the pencil so that it is farther away from the lens.  Explain the result. 

1.4  Drag the pencil so the eraser is right on top of the focus.  Draw the ray diagram.  

A) What happens to the two principal rays that enter the lens?  B) Will they ever form an image?

2. Get a magnifying lens and use it to look at this paper.

2.1  How do you use the lens to make the words appear larger?  Find the spot where the magnification is highest and explain in terms of the focal length of the lens.

2.2  Sketch a ray diagram of how you think the magnifying lens might work.

2.3  Now back to the sim: drag the pencil so it is inside the focus.  Draw the ray diagram. 

A) Will the rays ever form an image, and if so, where?  Click on “virtual image” to check your answer.

B) Imagine that you are looking through the lens from the righthand side.  What would you see?  Use your answer, and your drawing, to explain how a magnifying lens works.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Your final exam will contain questions from the following topics:

Circular Motion
Matter (Stress, Liquids, Gases, Solids)
Waves (sound and light)

You should review your notes; homework pack #'s 6, 7, 9, 10 ; class assignments; and the following websites:

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/waves/  Lesson 2 - Properties of a wave, especially d) Speed of a wave, and e) Wave Equation

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/index.cfm - all the topics listed above.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/FHSST_Physics is an online physics textbook that you can use for information and review.

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/physics/index2.php - this site has online review quizzes that you can use for review and for extra credit if you submit it to my email address (dandrade@bridgeportedu.net

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Friday May 15th

Today we will be watching a video on light and doing some work with it. Next week, we will be doing light labs.

Anyone who is absent today must do the following for their makeup work:

Go through Lesson 1 (How do we know light is a wave) and Lesson 2 (Color and vision) . Write a short summary of what you learned and submit it to me. It should be at least 2 pages long.

You may submit it on paper, or you may submit it as a comment to this post. Select "comment as name/url" and enter your name. You do not need to enter anything under "url". 

A REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS! - the material in these videos and assignments may be on your final exam. You must pay attention to these topics.

Makeup Work

For students who were absent on Monday and missed the video and work, your make up assignment is:

Go to http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/waves/

Read through all the lessons on waves and turn in a two page summary.

Students who were absent on Tuesday:
Read through the page, answer any questions that are in the "lecture" part and summarize the content. Turn in the answers and summary next class.

If you would like, you can do your work in Word, or another text editor, and then cut and paste it into the comments section. Select "Name/URL" for posting the comment, and then enter the names of the people in your group. You do not have to enter anything where it says "URL". I will then review it and grade it online.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vibrations and Waves Assignment - May 12-14, 2009

Multimedia Science School
- Physics
--- Oscillations and Waves
------ Oscillations - Lesson
------ Wave Behavior - Lesson 
------ Combining Waves - Lesson

Go through all three lessons, answering the questions on a sheet of paper. One sheet per group. Make sure ALL group members actually work on it. I will be deducting points for students who are not participating.

Students who were absent on Tuesday:
Read through the page, answer any questions that are in the "lecture" part and summarize the content. Turn in the answers and summary next class.

If you would like, you can do your work in Word, or another text editor, and then cut and paste it into the comments section. Select "Name/URL" for posting the comment, and then enter the names of the people in your group. I will then review it and grade it online.