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:

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.