Tuesday, November 30, 2010
You can access it here: https://sites.google.com/site/dandradeedusite/Home/scientific-calculator
This is a great resource if you don't have your own calculator but can get to a computer.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 24th. If your class doesn't meet that day, you must turn the lab report in to me anyway.
You can bring it to me in the room, put it in my mailbox in the main office, or email it to me. email@example.com
Monday, November 22, 2010
Roller Coaster Physics Online Project
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Each student must write their own lab report. Do not copy from your partners. Any labs that appear copied will share the full grade (in other words, if 3 people copy from each other, the highest grade any of them can get is a 33/100).
Here are the lab report guidelines (which were also handed out during class)
Monday, November 15, 2010
Today we are continuing Work and Energy.
So far, you have already learned and are able to:
§ calculate work done by a force, kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy;
§ explain that work done against friction is dissipated to the surroundings;
§ describe energy conversions and the conservation of energy.
Having completed this lesson, students should be able to:
- calculate the work done by a constant force in situations including those where the force is not in the same direction as the displacement;
- explain how the work done by a force is related to energy conversions and energy conservation;
- apply the principle of conservation of energy to simple examples (e.g. the motion of a load on a slope and the motion of a roller coaster car);
- use the equation for kinetic energy: KE = ½mv2;
- use the equation for gravitational potential energy changes: PEg = mgΔh.
Method: you will go to the computers as a group.
Log in and go to
Select the following:
Work and Energy
As you go through the lesson, make sure you pay attention to each part of the lesson and take notes. Write down any questions (and answers) and information from each page in your notes that you think is helpful for future reference. I will be checking your notes at the end of the lesson. Do not write everything down.
Take notes of important and helpful information.
Try each simulation multiple times with different variables so you can truly see what is happening.
As you work through the lessons, perform the calculations for yourselves before selecting the final row in the ‘Calculate work’ table, to check your answers.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thursday, November 4th:
Period 3 - finish the Forces-Friction LAB
Period 6 - Forces-Friction LAB
Friday, November 5th:
(we will NOT have the Quiz today due to many students being absent for The Challenge).
We will finish up Forces by discussing the lab and then seeing a short video as a review.
On Monday, November 8th we will start the next unit, which is Momentum. Momentum is closely related to Inertia. For some advance information on Momentum, check out this website: